Facilitator, trainer, former community organizer, experienced nonprofit professional and heck of a good writer!
I connect people and ideas, one conversation at a time. You can reach me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org - 202-427-5294
WRITING & PROJECT SAMPLES
Pesticide Education Package
Articles and Newsletters
April Fools Fun!
Resources for Working with Volunteers
A Fun Training Exercise!
Click to download the team-building exercise published by the American Society
for Training and Development in the ASTD Team Organization Development Sourcebook.
EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Community Organizer in Detroit: Organized a new neighborhood group by canvassing the community, identifying key issues, recruiting leaders, planning meetings and facilitating events leading to improved city services.
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums: Managed initiative to restore trust between the association and its Commercial Members. Conducted telephone interviews, facilitated focus group and wrote recommendations report.
Eurasia Foundation: Facilitated a series of retreats that garnered critical staff support for their new strategic plan which resulted in a major change in organizational philosophy and staffing.
World Bank Institute: Facilitated staff retreat enabling the sharing of best practices from the field.
City of Fairfax Police Department: Facilitated leadership training for the, in conjunction with Bob Foxworthy, developer of Trust-Based Leadership™. Outcomes included ability to resolve problems quickly, greater willingness to assume individual leadership roles and communication protocols that improved collaborative performance.
Department of the Navy/Office of Civilian Human Resources’ Leadership Conference: Designed and led, Grassroots Leadership: Making a Difference Where You Work.
The American Chiropractic Association: Designed and facilitated a collaborative-skills workshop that taught volunteer liaisons techniques for improved partnerships with their state Blue Cross/Blue Shield associations.
Team-Building Exercises: Created team-building exercises published by the American Society for Training and Development in the ASTD Organizational Development & Leadership Sourcebook and the ASTD Team & Organizational Development Sourcebook.
The American Alliance of Museums: Planned and implemented marketing program for the AAM’s Museum Assessment Program. Result: a dramatic increased in participation that ensured continued government funding from the Institute of Museum Services. Wrote brochures, direct mail letters and articles.
The Innovation University Program: Participated in program that visited innovative organizations around the United States (e.g., Coca Cola, Interface Global, One Workplace) as well as a visit to several organizations in Lima, Peru.
The American Society of Association Executives • The ASAE Foundation • The World Bank Institute/Human Development Division • Create Plenty • The Eurasia Foundation • The Fairfax Police Department • The National Society of Hispanic MBAs • The Association of Zoos & Aquariums • The Audubon Naturalist Society • The Cornell Migrant Programs • The American Chiropractic Association • The Pan American Health Organization • The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association • The Center for American Nurses • The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association • The National Business Incubation Association • The American Geophysical Union • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America • The American Institute of Architects • The American Society for Microbiology • The Intelligent Transportation Society of America • The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America • Volunteers of America • The Council for Chemical Research • The Association Foundation Group • The Association of College & University Housing Officers International • The Independent Insurance Agents of America • The Urban Land Institute • The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association • The American Health Information Management Association • The American Alliance of Museums
JUST FOR FUN!
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