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Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement


Last week, in addition to giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab for the Arts Brain Trust at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference,  I was a participant in a pre conference convening expertly facilitated by Jennifer Edwards who is an organizational development consultant, dancer, and teacher.    … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in Kiev, Ukraine where I got to facilitate a training for women’s organizations organized by Wake, an amazing start up founded by two respected colleagues Trish Tierney and Heather Ramsey.  They  started WAKE after working together for 15 years designing and leading global programs at the intersection of technology, civil society and women’s empowerment.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

Last week, I participated in the “Funders Learning Lab: Investing in Networks and Network Leadership.”  The participants included both funders and practitioners with expertise in networks, leadership development, philanthropy and social justice.   The goal was to add to our collective understanding about investing in network leadership and networks.  … Read More

Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine



A branch of my family tree is from the Ukraine.   At the age of 13, my grandfather left his country and ended up as a refugee in America.    Despite harsh conditions, he made a new life in a new country, but never forgot his homeland.… Read More

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013.  Yesterday,  I facilitated the first webinar in a series hosted by the Knight Foundation on taking the practice of Giving Days to the next level.… Read More