Serving Collaborative Change

Screen Shot 2013-05-23 at 9.59.38 PMIn a previous blog post, I wrote about my growing interest in serving collaborative change initiatives. Since then, I wrote an article published by OD Practitioner based on my research of collaborative change initiatives. As an organization development practitioner, my consulting practice focuses on serving collaborative change initiatives, which has included the following:

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Understanding and Challenging Systemic Racism: Readings and Practices

After the murder of George Floyd, one way in which I responded was by writing blog post, and what follows is another post sharing readings, insights and practices from my own learning journey to better understand something that by design has been made invisible to me for most of my life– white supremacy culture.

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The Funders Network

It’s been awhile since I posted a blog, and that’s partly because I’ve been working on a long-term consulting project serving The Funders Network, directing Smart Growth California. In that work, I’ve had the opportunity to build relationships with funders, advocates and policy makers, and facilitate engaging spaces for learning, alignment and collaboration. Below are links to 15 blog posts I’ve either written, or co-written to give you a sense for the broad set of issues and geographies I’m working on these days (click on the blog title to read the post). I’m grateful to work on a set of intersecting issues I’m passionate about, with a set of leaders I deeply respect!

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Collaborative Leadership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

I recently completed a year-long training process supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Collaborative Leadership program. With DPH taking a lead in designing the overall training framework that consisted of two cohorts with 76 participants, my role was to develop and administer an assessment, design and lead four trainings and provide customized technical assistance to 18 DPH teams. Continue reading

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Smart Growth California

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-11-23-21-amFor the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, I continue coordinating the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative. I wrote a blog post sharing updates on the passage of four ballot measures moving Los Angles towards becoming a healthier, equitable and sustainable place. For more information, check out the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative and Smart Growth California’s funder convening, which I’m also helping plan and facilitate.

 

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My 150th Client: Southern California Grantmakers

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Park needs assessment map developed by GreenInfo Network

I’m thrilled to support my 150th client, Southern California Grantmakers. Like my work with the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, I’m helping out with SCG’s environmental funders group, another collaborative endeavor working on a complimentary set of issues in a larger geographic footprint.  I’m planning and facilitating quarterly learning convenings, which have included Mapping the Environment to Identify Community Needs, Air Quality/Environmental Justice, the Impacts of the New Federal Administration and one on Green infrastructure & water sustainability. For each, anywhere from 20 to 40 funders have attended to learn more about the issues and deepen the impact of their philanthropy. Continue reading

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37 Pacific Coast Collaboratives

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 2.06.51 PMThe Pacific Coast Collaborative serves as “a formal basis for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and information sharing, and a common voice on issues facing Pacific North America” that includes Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington. Numerous social sector, multi-partner collaboratives are working together on issues related to climate change, health, equity and sustainability. Continue reading

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