My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “Leading Systems Change.” The book describes a new approach to leadership and community engagement in the Central Valley, that has empowered local leaders to tackle a host of issues facing the community in an entirely new way–from designing education programs and services for immigrant communities to law enforcement reform, and boosting entrepreneurship in the region.… Read More
Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox? This is the focus of a session called “The Big Bang Theory: Creative Facilitation and Training Techniques,” that I’m co-facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen.… Read More
Keynote, Conference Sessions, Master Classes, Workshops, and Webinars
Here is a sampling of speaking and workshop engagements that I did in 2018. If you are interested in having me speak or lead a workshop, please contact me and we can set up a call.… Read More
Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question: How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach? I answered yes to all, but more importantly I think these two methods helped me the most:
- Carve out time for reflection after each training and do an after-action review with yourself.
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Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute. I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training. … Read More