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Perry Pockros


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Facilis LLC, Facilitation and Management Consulting
District of Columbia

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Summary of Experience
I actively listen and seek to understand the organizational, performance, or strategic challenges or uncertainty faced by organizational leaders and design a structured, results-oriented, and participatory facilitative event to air divergent perspectives, distill insight from information, and coalesce the group around the next right steps. I seek to build on what’s working well, and identify actionable steps for forward movement. I apply a range of participatory methods to instructional approaches depending on the session’s purpose, objectives, and participants.
Facilitator Expertise
  • Board of Directors and Focus Groups
  • Conflict Management / Issue Resolution
  • Government Services
  • Intellectual Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Design
  • Organized Labor
  • Other
  • Partnering
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Virtual Facilitation
Results focused management executive who specializes in helping government and nonprofit organizations and professional service firms resolve issues and problems and execute the next right steps through data-driven facilitated decision-making, strategic and performance planning, organizational development, instructional training, and business process analytics. Leadership positions with premier management and technology consulting firms solving complex and visible public sector problems. Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) with creative and analytic problem solving aptitude, informed judgment, and robust interpersonal and communications skills.
Project Descriptions
Department of Defense, Family Advocacy Program. Design and facilitate in-person and virtual strategic planning workshops.

Department of State, Bureau for Education and Cultural Affairs. Designed and facilitated virtual facilitated group discussions with 50 bureau program managers to identify barriers to program collaboration and ideas to foster creative collaboration.

District of Columbia, Corrections Information Council. Designed and facilitated situational assessment, vision, goal, and key performance indicator virtual workshops using Zoom and Google Drive platforms.

Ethiopian Community Development Council. Developed and facilitated 2-day training workshop on effective team management behaviors and skills integrating experiential activities on Program goals and case management process

American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Design, moderate, and facilitate 2-day 50 person workshop attended by animal health science industry leaders, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, and academic researchers to identify ways to improve canine drug studies and opportunities to use non-canine replacement models.

National Endowment for Democracy, Latin America and the Caribbean Team Retreat. Design and facilitated 1-day retreat strengthen team dynamics - communication, feedback, decision-making, psychological safety, and accountability.

Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary. Facilitated one-day workshop with 24-person leadership team to define 2020 aspirational goals

Design and facilitate U.S. Agency for International Development / Ethiopia, Guatemala, Tanzania, Egypt Country Development Cooperation Strategy – Results Framework Workshops (in-person and virtual)

Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP). Design and facilitate board retreat to revisit strategic direction, reflect on what’s working well and what needs refocus; weigh options in addressing membership expansion growing pains; clarify Officers’ term, responsibilities and election; and consider strategies for financial and organizational sustainability.

International Association of Fire Chiefs, Medical Exam Certification Working Group. Identify approaches and action steps to enable fire departments to engage qualified medical providers to conduct firefighter physical examinations.
Level of Education
  • Graduate
Academic Degrees (new)
Masters of Arts (Honors), Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1986.
BA, Science in Society and Government, Wesleyan University, 1981.
Formal Facilitator Training
  • Leadership Strategies Training
Certifications – Credentials – Assessments
  • Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) by IAF
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  • Compensated work
Sectors you work with
  • For Profit
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Government
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