Category Archives: Facilitation

LA (Neighborhood Land Trust Retreat) Story

One way in which I know my work makes a positive difference is when clients I previously served ask to me help them out again. After last year’s very successful retreat with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, I’m thrilled … Continue reading

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LA County Active Transportation Coalition Retreat

These days, I’m working in partnership with my Affiliates to serve collaborations change initiatives. The latest example: Jill Sourial and I recently facilitated a two-retreat for a the LA County Active Transportation Coalition, a project between the Safe Routes to … Continue reading

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Trevor Project Advance

I recently facilitated an incredible two-day Advance (another name for a retreat) for the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. As an organization, Trevor Project … Continue reading

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15 Process Tools for Collaboration: Building Healthy Communities Long Beach

Over the course of eight months, I served Building Healthy Communities Long Beach (BHCLB). BHCLB is a collaborative of a diverse group of partners supported by the California Endowment working together to create sustainable and positive health outcomes in the … Continue reading

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10 Books on Facilitation (with 11 Quotes)

Here are my top 11 recommendations on books related to facilitation: Great meetings!: How to facilitate like a pro. Kelsey, D., & Plumb, P. (1997). A good intro. “The facilitator impacts and guides the process but does not give input on … Continue reading

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Retreat Success: Youth Speak! Collective

Every nonprofit needs a strong, dynamic team in order to accomplish their work. When an organization grows the size of its staff and its programs, convening the staff once a year for a retreat is a great way to build … Continue reading

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Retreat Success: Bicycle Kitchen

Soon after launching my consulting practice, my good friend Jimmy Lizama asked if I could facilitate the upcoming retreat for the Bicycle Kitchen, a community bike repair space he and a group of other folks launched a few years earlier. … Continue reading

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