Diane Gibeault &
Consultation, Facilitation and Training ...in Support of Transformation
Diane Gibeault is a Certified Professional Facilitator TM with IAF - International Association of Facilitators.
Co-author of the first French Book on Open Space Technology: Livre blanc sur le Forum Ouvert
(Transforming your Organization with Heart and Vitality), prefaced by Harrison Owen author of Open Space
Technology – a collaboration of seasoned facilitators from nine countries.
A bilingual consultant, she specializes in participatory methods for facilitating meetings, conferences, change
processes and training. She provides clients with innovative and effective approaches that enhance
communication and create enthusiasm and commitment for a successful implementation of desired results.
Diane has more than 25 years of experience in group facilitation, organizational transformation, training and
management. She has trained with international leaders in the field of large group interventions and
organizational change, notably with Harrison Owen, author of the Open Space Technology (OST) approach
and with Dannemiller – Tyson, leaders of the Whole Scale Change approach.
Her clients include private and public sectors and associations, for example: Desjardins Quebec banking coop
Federation, Adobe Systems Inc., France Telecom, Brazil National School of Public Administration, HEFTSwitzerland,
Bank of Canada, Canadian government including the Governor General, the Privy Council Office,
Treasury Board, Space Agency, Canada School of Public Service, federal epartments such as Transport,
Environment, National Defense, Fisheries and Oceans, Ontario Ministries of Education and of Health, School
Boards; in Quebec, the Labour Ministry, Hydro-Quebec; with associations such as PD-Forum, an international
participation and development network and AFO, the Ontario provincial francophone umbrella organization.
Since 1996, Diane has led several Open Space Technology training programs in Canada and internationally,
has also co-facilitated OST training with colleagues including Harrison Owen and Larry Peterson. She
published several articles on the subject in national and international magazines. She is among the active
leaders in international OST English and French networks. She also offers individual coaching to facilitators
and organizers of Open Space events.
The Open Space approach is a participative method particularly powerful for developing leadership in
everyone, supporting organizational transformation, for accelerating projects and for engaging people in a
spirit of collaboration and creativity. This process offers a different and simple structure and a cordial
atmosphere where people feel motivated to get involved.
Diane Gibeault also develops customized processes to meet client needs and integrates various recognized
facilitation methods such as Appreciative Inquiry, Strategies of Consent, and others for team building,
leadership development and strategic planning. She has trained many senior executives and middle
managers on leadership practices that lead to healthy and agile organizations.
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