Strategic Facilitation and Training   

Laurie Dougherty, CAE ToP Qualified Trainer, Certified Facilitator, and Florida ToP Methods Registrar, understands non profits and government agencies. She currently serves as Executive Director of a non profit 501c3 and has over 24 years of experience working with non profit organizations, volunteers and boards.

She is the founder and president of Dougherty, Inc. a firm based in Homestead, Florida offering virtual and in person facilitation and strategic planning and training. Laurie earned her Certified Association Executive designation in 2013 and is a Technology of Participation (ToP) ® Methods Trainer and Facilitator.

While most people dread meetings, Laurie's passion for a well run meeting is only matched by her "out of the box" thinking. She is able to retool and re-energize committees and organizations. Laurie's current knowledge of methods, trends and technology are an asset to her facilitating skills in getting participants to think out of their comfort zone. Participants are pleased and surprised with the work that can be accomplished in a meeting when Laurie is facilitating. She is able to keep the group on track and have a lively discussion capturing the essence of the goal of the meeting and bringing the discussions to a conclusion.

Laurie has served as a member of two other non profit boards, tourism coordinator for a small community obtaining them "Main Street" status, was the recipient of the first national Jack Hoffbuhr Award for outstanding Executive Director, Illinois Section AWWA Fuller Awardee. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Association of Boards of Certification.

She has coordinated many events from strategic planning sessions for non profits, large and small grant funded community events, and has assisted with national conference planning. She is a trained professional facilitator for both in-person and virtual meetings using a variety of tools.

Education and Certifications
Certified Association Executive (CAE)
ToP Facilitation Methods, Strategic Planning, Environmental Scanning, Virtual Facilitation
ToP Qualified Trainer
ToP Certified Facilitator
FoCuSed Facilitation

Florida Society of Association Executives
American Society of Association Executives
Illinois Society of Executive Directors
Meeting Professionals International
American Water Works Association
Mid-Atlantic Association of Facilitators
International Association of Facilitators
ToP Network

Dougherty, Inc.
2388 SE 17th Terr., Homestead, Fl  33035
Phone:  888-400-1029  Email:

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