Maggie Chumbley

Hi there!

I'm Maggie and I’ll be your facilitator.

I can also help you lead groups better. 

I'm a high energy facilitation geek who loves to talk about "pedagogical choices". I explore how design functions in groups and meetings, and the role of the "facili-trainer" in our leading and learning spaces. 

I am a facilitator, instructional designer, and consultant on leadership, organization learning and inquiry based instruction.  I use a lot of Liberating Structuresneuroscience research, and growth mindset in my approach to leading, training and facilitation.

I especially LOVE asking,

"How is participation distributed here?"

"What can we STOP doing to make room for innovation?"   


What I Do.

Tri-Association Annual Educators Conference- Bogota, Colombia 2015

Tri-Association Annual Educators Conference- Bogota, Colombia 2015

Facilitation, instructional design, board retreats, strategic planning, facilitator training and consulting for individuals, organizations and communities. 

Work with me to:

...create strong and enduring initiatives

…facilitate important decision making

...learn to design and facilitate powerful meetings and trainings yourself

...reinvigorate workplace learning culture powerful large and small group learning events and meetings

United World College- Global Leadership Forum

United World College- Global Leadership Forum

How I Do It.

Brain Based: I incorporate the latest neuroscience research into meeting and learning designs

Liberating Structures: I often uses these structures and am guided by these principles

Design Thinking: The Stanford model of Design Thinking greatly influences my thinking. I can teach and apply these methods.

Adult Learning: I know and apply the core principles of adult  orientations towards learning and help to develop metacognitive  and growth mindset awareness in everybody I work with. 

Inquiry and Coaching: Using the power of a well-timed, open-ended question to help guide your thinking, I support your best thinking.


Maggie has helped me conceptualize and execute a daunting task while teaching me a set of skills that I can use for years to come. Maggie is not only a fantastic meeting facilitator, but she is also incredibly organized, responsive, and insightful
— Elizabeth K. , Public Health - Seattle & King County
Maggie put everyone’s voices at an equal volume. She created a space that allowed new thoughts and ideas to come to the surface. She said something that really hit me, ‘Too often, our capacity to be heard depends on how quickly we can think on our feet or how loud our voice is.’ As a quieter person, I never realized how true that was. Maggie’s facilitation allowed for the people who rarely speak up to be heard
— Lily P. - Student, University of Washington.
Maggie developed a series of workshops for me and my management team to develop our strategic goals for the year. Maggie really listened to what we wanted to accomplish and worked collaboratively to develop a series of exercises to get us there. Her leadership and facilitation of the workshop was highly engaging and elicited reactions from my team such as ‘Best training ever!’ and ‘The most useful thing I’ve learned in a long time.’
— Jim L. City of Seattle Director of Digital Engagement

Crosscut Community Idea Lab- Seattle, WA

Crosscut Community Idea Lab- Seattle, WA


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