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Laurie Dougherty

Homestead, Florida, USA

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Laurie Dougherty, CAE, CTF  ToP  Trainer, Facilitator,  and Florida ToP Methods Registrar, understands non profits and government agencies.  She 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 Qualified Trainer and Certified 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  Trainer

FoCuSed Facilitation


Florida Society of Association Executives

American Society of Association Executives

American Water Works Association

Mid-Atlantic Association of Facilitators

International Association of Facilitators

ToP Network

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