Past Programs

The quality of BFR programs keeps members coming back year after year. Take a look at our topics just in the past few years: 20202019; 2018;  201720162015201420132012201120102009. All programs are chock-full of content. We have posted several program summaries - see the bolded links below.

  1. Dealing With Difficult People? Sure!, Lee Bolman
  2. Team Leadership: Teaching Leaders How To Better Bring Their Teams Along; Liz O'Connor and Strategy Matters Team
  3. Guiding Groups To Achieve Consensus, Nancy Settle Murphy
  4. New Rules For Wome, Anne Litwin
  5. Designing for Collaboration And Engagement In Virtual Programs, Abby Yanow
  6. Staying Connected, Abby Yanow
  7. Developing Leadership Development Programs, Gabriella LaMonica, Vicki Tardino, Laurie Dermody
  8. Entering the New Normal, Sheree Galpert and Abby Yanow
  9. Keys To Navigating Change Post-Pandemic, Sue Harvey
  10. Virtual Improv: Bring Engagement & Interactivity into Your Online Meetings, Izzy Gesell
  11. Designing Engagement In Virtual Programs Using Adobe Connect, Abby Yanow
  12. Integrated Experience Design, Gary David
  13. Leadership Amplified, Mary Lippitt
  14. Reframing Organizations, Lee Bolman
  15. Using Improv to Promote DEI, Sheree Galpert
  16. Experience Based leadership Development, Vicki Tardino
  1. Jan:  Inspired Teams, Steve Wolff
  2. Feb.:  System Centered Training, Alida Zweidler McKay
  3. March: Masterful Facilitation: Discover the strengths of your unique style, Moe Poirier
  4. April: Strategy Matters Model For Coaching A Client From Strategic Planning To Implementation, Liz O’Connor and Strategy Matters staff
  5. May: Collaborative Coaching with Executive Directors, Facilitator: Abby Yanow
  6. June: Adult Development, Chris Wahl
  7. October:  Somatic Presence: The Body As Portal To Transformation, Judy Cohen
  8. Nov: The System as Client: How To Help Teams Create Better Working Relationships, Beth Shapiro and Lina Foster
  9. Dec: Identifying Your Unique Value, Facilitator: Abby Yanow
  10. Dec: Holiday Party!
  • The Heart of Team Coaching,  Daphe Woolfolk.  Jan. virtual program.
  • OD in Action, Martha Miser and Anna Tansi, Feb.
  • Change Leadership Effectiveness:  Achieving the benefits of strategic initiatives, Kimberlee Williams, March webinar.
  • Revealing Blindspots: Using InSight Mapping to Uncover What’s Hidden, Allison Whitmire, April
  • Collaborative Coaching with directors of the May Institute, May
  • LMAP,  Leadership Multi-rater Assessment of Personality, Ron Warren, June.
  • Resonant Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence: Inspiring Us to Be Our Best, Richard Boyatzis, Sept.
  • Coaching in Organizations, Peter Bregman, Sept. virtual program.
  • Fast Track to Getting the Results you Want, Jeb Bates and Carol Salloway, Oct.
  • Consulting Skills in a Changing World, Martha Miser and Anna Tansi, Nov.
  • Pearls of Learning and Structured Networking, Dec.

  • Using Storytelling in Coaching, Steve Ober, Jan.
  • Shift Your Point of View, Kim Dakin Neale, Feb. 
  • Women Working Together,  Anne Litwin about her book, Feb. webinar. 
  • Applying Aikido Principles to Conflict Resolution, Judy Ringer, April
  • Public Narrative, Deb Ullman,  May 
  • Change Management, panel with Jay Spitulnik, Mary Ellen McCourt and Laurel Martino. June.
  • Facilitating Cliffhanger Moments, Perry Carrison, Rick Lent. August.
  • Getting to “Now What?”, Dorothy Strachan, Sept. webinar.
  • Building Stakeholder Engagement Through Your Meetings, Rick Lent, Oct.
  • Clear Leadership, Carol Salloway and Janet Britcher.  Dec.


  • Webinar: Larry Dressler, "Standing in the Fire" (Jan 11, 2013)
  • Webinar: Gervase Bushe: Clear Leadership (Jan 18, 2013)
  • Developing Your Unique Value (Jan 30, 2013)
  • The High-Velocity Edge (Feb 1, 2013)
  • BFR Storytelling Lab (Feb 27, 2013)
  • Handling Difficult-to-Discuss Conversations: Understanding our Frames as OD Consultant, w/ Mike Halperin (Mar 1, 2013)
  • Merging Cultures: Part 2, w/ Anne Litwin (Apr 5, 2013)
  • Mt. Everest Simulation, w/ Deborah Soule & Michael Roberto (May 3, 2013)
  • Larry Dressler Workshop: Standing in the Fire (May 15, 2013)
  • When Conflict Happens to Good Work, w/ Eben Weizman (Jun 7, 2013)
  • Team Coaching,w/  Alexander Caillet (Sep 13, 2013)
  • Consultation with Non-Profit Directors (Oct 4, 2013)
  • Inspiration from the best of TED talks! , w/ Michael Madera (Oct 29, 2013)
  • Practiced Spontaneity: Improv’s Gifts to Facilitation, w/ Izzy Gessell (Nov 8, 2013)
  • Collaborative Decision Making in the Virtual Environment/ Loomio (Dec 6, 2013)

  • Peer Learning cohorts: Org. Culture Change, Facilitating School Systems, Leadership Development, Network Analysis
  • Theory into Action (Feb 3, 2012)
  • Using NVC to Stay Present w/ Scott Loring and Carol Salloway (Mar 2, 2012)
  • Team Coaching w/ Alexander Caillet (Apr 6, 2012)
  • Know What You Don’t Know: How can leaders become effective problem-finders? w/ Michael Roberto
  • Changing the Discourse (Jun 8, 2012)
  • Merging Cultures: Part I, w/ Anne Litwin (Sep 7, 2012)
  • Webinar: Paul Levy: Goal Play, Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field (Sep 21, 2012)
  • Consultation with Non-Profits (Oct 12, 2012)
  • Graphic Facilitation, w/ Debra Vinci (Nov 2, 2012)
  • Unleash your Inner Storyteller (Dec 14, 2012)
  • Turning Autopilot Off: Decision Making as Science and Art (Feb 4, 2011)
  • Metaphors: Facilitators’ Power Tool  w/ Janet Britcher and Perry Carrison (Apr 1, 2011)
  • Team Coaching w/ Alexander Caillet (May 6, 2011)
  • The “Knowledge Jam” w/Kate Pugh (Jun 3, 2011)
  • Advanced Facilitation Peer Learning series (Aug 3, 2011)
  • The Bigger Game (Aug 5, 2011)
  • Discover Your Unique Value (Sep 23, 2011)
  • How Resistance Can be the Consultant’s Best Friend w/ Sonia Nevis (Nov 4, 2011)
  • Social and Value Network Analysis (Dec 2, 2011)


  • “Facilitation Gone Bad”: Turning Challenges into Gifts of Learning (Feb 5, 2010)
  • The Courage to Break Through: Creative Practices in Facilitation (Apr 2, 2010)
  • Running Virtual Meetings, Nancy Settle Murphy (May 7, 2010)
  • Conflict Management, Jan Williams and Chuck Phillips (Jun 4, 2010)
  • Facilitating Meetings from Hell: Using SAVI to Understand and Transform Dysfunctional Communication (Aug 6, 2010)
  • Personal Branding, Alesia Latson (Oct 1, 2010)
  • You Get What you Measure (Nov 5, 2010)
  • High Stakes Conversations (Dec 3, 2010)
  • Developing YOU! (Aug 7, 2009)
  • The Organization Workshop w/ Sophie Parker and Anne Litwin(Oct 2, 2009)
  • Fun Day at the BFR!  Janet Britcher, Nina Coil, Alan Niebanck & Perry Carrison (Nov 6, 2009)
  • Play the Blues/ Facilitation w/Rob Fletcher(Dec 4, 2009)