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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods.

One technique that I often employ is called “Dot Voting”  or “Visual the Vote.” This is a simple process for getting participants to prioritize ideas or decisions.… Read More

Icebreakers for Online Meetings That Introverts Will Love

In my work as a trainer and facilitator, I make workshops and master classes as interactive as possible, incorporating peer discussion, movement, and creativity. I feel this makes a better learning experience. The same goes for in-person meetings.

However, these days so many of my meetings take place online, typically on Zoom, and interactivity can be a challenge.… Read More

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

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

Single Most Important Way That Nonprofit Leaders Make Personal Resilience A Habit

This week I was honored to facilitate a mini-workshop, “The Happy Healthy Woman Leader, at the Women Funded 2019 conference in San Francisco. The session was based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and covered the topics of recognizing burnout and stress, creating a self-care plan, and implementing new personal resilience habits.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

CoAct Detroit

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosted by Co-Act, a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of a series of workshops on resilience.… Read More