My 2014 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 8.57.14 PMIn 2014, my 9th year of consulting, I’m pleased to report I served 31 clients (11 returning organizations or collaborations & 20 new ones…see below for details). To date, I have now served 133 clients! In 2014, facilitated 42 retreats or meetings and led 6 trainings attended by over 235 people.

Some highlights for me this year:

Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 8.56.02 PMIn support of my consulting practice, I wrote a thesis on managing collaborative change and graduated from my masters program in Organization Development.

Throughout this process, I worked to develop my own collaborative leadership. If you’re interested to learn more about this field, here are my top book recommendations.

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.30.34 AMI continue to tweet about my work and retweet the work of others I find inspiring. I added a few more places for an organization to host a retreat in Southern California (now over 55 sites!). I also partnered with my Affiliates and Associates to serve clients. Here’s a blog from one of my Associates Kelly Martin who shared about her experiences serving a client.

For more photos of my work, check out the photos I’ve posted on Twitter.

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.22.27 AMOutside of my consulting practice, my wife and I are raising two boys. As I wrote last year, “being a father gives me a whole new perspective on life and only reaffirms my work to transform Southern California into a sustainable region”. I’m learning about the art of leadership in complex environments. Experiencing the wonder of watching them grow up and change provides me with inspiration daily! We enjoyed riding together in the South LA CicLAvia and seeing so many other families out that day.

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.29.19 AMMy goal for 2015 is to complete the transition of my consulting practice and serve collaborative change initiatives in a deeper, more sustained way. If you know of issues that multiple organizations are working on together, please contact me and I will reach out to them. Thanks and happy new year!

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.29.08 AMRetreats or conversations I facilitated: 

California Housing Partnership Corporation
Circle of Friends
City of Paramount
Culture Shock Dance
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
ETC Theater Company
First 5 LA
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Hollywood Arts Council
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
LA County Animal Care Foundation
LA Más
LA Neighborhood Land Trust
Liberty Hill Foundation
Little Tokyo Service Center
Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
Newport Bay Conservancy
Rebuilding Together
Safe Routes to School Partnership
San Gabriel Mountains Forever Campaign
Streetsblog LA
Theater League
Trevor Project
YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.26.40 AMOrganizations I led trainings for:

Alliance for Biking and Walking
Gogian Foundation
Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership
XPRIZE

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 8.22.47 AMLinks to my previous annual reports: 201320122011

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About Ron Milam

I work to build the capacity of organizations and collaborative change initiatives in Southern California through facilitation, training and coaching. I specialize in the areas of organization development, collaboration, strategic planning, team building, board development and fundraising. Since 2005, I have served over 145 organizations.
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