Carolyn speaking at faciliting retreat

What do facilitators do?

Facilitators bring an impartial perspective to your meeting to help guide conversations and make sure everyone is heard. Tap into my experience to help make your board the best it can be. Let’s work together to look forward, have fun and keep everyone accountable in this important volunteer role.


FacilitatingCarolyn has been our Chapter’s facilitator over the last 3 fiscal years. We were a chapter in the “needs improvement” category at our first retreat with her. With her guidance, suggestions and encouragement we went into our mid-year retreat that winter on track to meet all of our goals set forth in our Business Plan. Carolyn took the time to listen and understand what we needed to move in a positive direction. She continued to challenge us and help us gain a new mindset to succeed. By the end of our second year with Carolyn, we were named a top performing chapter and after our third year earned the Chapter of Excellence award. Instead of telling us what to do, she helped us figure out what was best for our chapter and our members within the global guidelines. We can’t thank her enough for her guidance and encouragement – you will always be an honorary member of the New Mexico Chapter.

— Debra Stottlemeyer, 2019-2020 President, MPI New Mexico Chapter

FacilitatingYour exceptional leadership and facilitation skills were instrumental in your ability to establish instant credibility and respect among the Board of Directors. Additionally, your expertise in holding everyone accountable to the tasks at hand and creating interaction fostered a stronger bond within the team. I have participated in numerous senior executive meetings where diversity, indifference and challenge is the climate going into the event and you clearly were able to pick apart, sort out and realign the board to work towards a common goal.

— Gerald F. Longo, CMP, 2011-2012, President, MPI WestField Chapter

FacilitatingI would like to personally recommend Carolyn Browning as an outstanding facilitator. She did a wonderful job of helping us think strategically about our chapter and how we could raise the bar for our members. Our road to success can be contributed to the perfect balance of structure, strategic thinking and vision that Carolyn brought to our Retreat.

— Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE, 2014-2015 President, MPI Carolinas Chapter