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Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube, GE Digital and IRC, to provide training for women’s rights and girls empowerment NGOs in developing countries and here in the United States.… Read More

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House  Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

As a long-time trainer, professor, and teacher,  I feel strongly that interactive learning activities – going beyond the death by Powerpoint Lecture – is the key to retention and application for participants.    … Read More

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Last week I was honored to be a counselor at Museum Camp, an annual professional development event hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Each year they bring together diverse, passionate people for a sleep-away camp for adults where they  learn together through active, creative workshops and activities.  … Read More

Experiential Leadership Development

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I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “Reality Storytellers” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation.  I was honored to travel around the country with 40 of the brightest and inspiring creative leaders, from  screenwriters to speechwriters, publicists to producers, authors to filmmakers and more.     … Read More

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

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Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals.   Instructional design is knowing how to organize your content and shape exercises based on brain and learning research.  … Read More