In a previous blog post, I wrote about my growing interest in serving collaborative change initiatives in Southern California. Since then, I wrote an article published by OD Practitioner based on my research of collaborative change initiatives. As an organization development practitioner, the focus of my consultant practice serves collaborative initiatives, which include the following:
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!Continue reading
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
For 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.
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
The 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
During the summer of 2006, I bike toured down the mighty Pacific Coast, from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, California. Along the way, I connected with friends, family and a network of local leaders creating sustainable communities. It was a transformative time for me as I transitioned from living in New York City back to where I grew up in Southern California. An unforgettable ride!