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Geoff Ball

Geoff Ball -- Master Facilitator, Trainer and Conflict Manager. Geoff Ball works in a variety of settings with a wide range of clients in situations that are often complex and involve varying numbers of people from small working groups to large conferences and public meetings.

Geoff coined the phrase 'Group Memory' and was an integral part in the development of "Group Graphics," a technique that uses large wall charts to enable people to see the big picture and relationships among diverse elements. Group graphics has also been proven to be very powerful in that it allows people to feel heard and validated as the thought/ idea is being translated to the "charts."

He uses a computer in conjunction with a technographer to enhance the capabilities of groups working together to produce high quality results in a condensed period of time. Geoff is a certified test administrator and interpretor of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment tool which has proven to be powerful in team building.

Prior to working as a facilitator, he worked with pattern recognition and data analysis, while at the Stanford Research Institute Geoff developed one of the first interactive data analysis computer systems.

Geoff received his formal education at Harvard University (B.A.) and Stanford University (M.S. and Ph.D.). He has taught Cybernetics Systems at San Jose State University, and Communications/Management Skills at the University of San Francisco. He is published in technical and professional journals, and is on the board of Aikido West.

"There is method and, yet, NO magic- except the magic of a group of people seeing they can accomplish more by working together than they can achieve alone."