There is a better way. Together we can usher it in. Zero-sum thinking will no longer serve. Solutions to today’s challenges, and tomorrow’s innovation, cannot be discovered with yesterday’s attitudes and actions. There is a better way. Diverse communities collaborating, healing, and engaging in respectful dialogue is where it is at. Since 1991, we have been introducing the principles and process of effective collaboration to organizations and individuals across countless industries. We have witnessed the positive change first-hand. Join us. Be the change.
We offer quality facilitation to design and deliver meetings that allow you to focus on getting things done by making effective use of your time and building the strengths of the team. As long as we need to depend on others and collaborate to get the work done, the meetings aren’t going away. BGCG can help make them efficient and transformational. Read More
Our skills discovery sessions provide an opportunity to strengthen the relationships in groups through the development of a common understanding of the themes of "collaboration" "partnership", and "respect". Through common experience and dialogue during the course of our sessions, groups find their trust in one another improved and their commitment to common purpose reinforced. Oh, and there’s often a lot of laughter involved. Read More
Barber & Gonzales employs a host of assessment instruments to better understand your team and the organization as a whole. Our research team can design and deploy relevant survey instruments to get you the information you need to make decisions. We perform social capital and communications audits so you can better understand the software running your organization. If it is data and information you seek, we know how to find it. Read More
BGCG conducts training and facilitation grounded in the principles and process of interest-based negotiations. Our founder Steve Barber, mentored by the late Roger Fisher, co-author of the seminal book Getting to Yes, developed the curriculum that was the first of its kind to introduce this negotiations philosophy to public sector labor-management relationships. The success of this program in California became a model that was replicated throughout the US. Read More