Tag Archives: Board Development

Collaborative Retreat: ARC + STAR

Why host a retreat for one organization when you can share it with two? This is exactly what we did for a retreat I facilitated for two organizations working to improve the lives of people with diabilities: The ARC and … Continue reading

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Everyone Walks in LA: LA Walks Retreat

I’m a big believer in the mission of Los Angeles Walks and am pleased to report  after a fun, engaging two-day retreat, their board decided goals for what it wants to accomplish, both in 2013 and over the long-term. They … Continue reading

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2012 Annual Report

In 2012, my seventh year of consulting, I’m pleased to report: I served 29 organizations (14 returning clients and 15 new clients…see below for the full list). This brings the total number of clients I have served to over 80. … Continue reading

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Retreat Success: Los Feliz Improvement Association

“The activities Ron planned worked great and I was delighted at how fully the board members threw themselves into the skits and other things on the agenda.  I was also impressed at how well Ron kept to the time frames, … 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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10 Tips for Dealing with People Who Dominate Your Meetings

At some point, you have participated in a meeting where one person clearly dominates the discussion. That person may have even been you. While folks who tend to dominate meetings are usually smart and passionate, their domination often negatively impacts … Continue reading

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Celebrating Seven Years of Consulting

In May of 2005, I launched my consulting practice. This month, I celebrate seven years consulting (having now served 76 organizations!). I launched my career in 1997 and its wild for me to think I now have 15 years of … Continue reading

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