Facilitating & Speaking

Leadership is not a position or a title, it is an action and example. –unknown

My favorite body of work is serving as a bridge between technology and actual, real life people. I empower people to become leaders, using technology as one of many tools. I help people develop self confidence and agency, I help them understand that open is an attitude and that it’s ok to make mistakes in the world. I design leadership programs and agendas, facilitate workshops,  and speak based on the people in the room and the goals of the organization I’m working with.

Leadership Development

photo by Doug Belshaw. Developing leadership and encouraging professional growth involves the teaching of self confidence, trust and agency. I've learned that modelling behaviors, embodying courage and reflection are secrets to teaching leadership.

Developing leadership involves the teaching of self confidence, trust and agency. I’ve learned that modelling behaviors, embodying courage and reflection are secrets to professional development. Get in touch for help designing your leadership programs.

Participatory Events

photo by Creative Commons. I design and facilitate agendas for participatory experiences. From engaging 1500+ people at the Mozilla Festival to individual workshops, I have tons of experience shifting perspectives on learning.

I design and facilitate agendas for participatory experiences. From engaging people at the Mozilla Festival to individual workshops, I have tons of experience shifting perspectives on learning. I can help you achieve your workshop goals using participatory methods. Contact me!

Speaking at People

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I also put slides together and speak about this work. I usually try to get the audience involved in some way, and my talks view the web as a knowledge ecosystem. I talk about leadership, participation and learning, and help people commit to authenticity in the 21st century. Most of my slides are here.

Related Posts (Leadership Development)

  • Using listening to show courage and break silos In our biweekly call last week, we reminded ourselves that courage is incredibly personal and individual. We briefly discussed how the context a person is in determines the definition of courage and then started talking about intellectual courage specifically. For intellectual courage, we talked a bit about continuing on your path, even when met with ...
  • “Open leaves too many questions” In our team meeting today (notes here), we talked about some feedback that we’ve received from people within Greenpeace. Some of our friends have commented that they don’t feel our updates have been relevant to them. That we aren’t really explaining how to get involved. That we are sharing too early. Bear with us! Such confusion ...
  • We’re turning a big ship One of my favorite things about working with Greenpeace is how easy it is to use ship or boat related puns. It’s super fun to throw the phrase “Well, we’re trying to turn a rather large ship” or something similar into a video conference and watch all my GP peers do a little smile or ...
  • Kicking off a courage conversation Through the results of a recent survey, I learned that Greenpeace staff don’t feel engaged. They don’t feel informed, listened to, or empowered. Greenpeace is working to become a more open organization and to address this problem. The organization is writing a framework to guide it for the next ten years. In it, Greenpeacers wrote: “The ...
  • From Dogmatic Defender to Champion of the Impossible The 7th Shift Greenpeace is trying to make in it’s ongoing effort to become a more open organization is to go from being a Dogmatic Defender to becoming a Champion of the Impossible. The storytellers, engagers and wholehearted activists inside of Greenpeace recently discussed what this shift means in our biweekly community call. We spent a ...

Related Posts (Participation)

  • “We’re not ready to be open yet.” Recently I drove to the Netherlands for a day to hang out with about half the people who work at Greenpeace International. The meet-up actually lasted an entire week, but I only attended on Thursday, a day on which  newly formed teams gathered to do some bonding and understand each other’s work. We talked about ...
  • Where the Talent Goes Last week I read an article on OpenSource.com that had me thinking about personality traits that we in open source share. There are certain kinds of people who are attracted to open management structures. I’ve explored this through other lenses, and I keep coming back to the idea that many of these traits are traits ...
  • Disconnecting to Reconnect You might have noticed my Internet avoidance lately? I’ve been taking some time. I’ve been trying to figure out who I am now versus who I was last year or five years ago. I’ve been doing that “what does it all mean?” thing. That “What’s really important to me?” thing. I’ve been avoiding you folks ...
  • On the Archive Yesterday I got to hangout with the #DMLCommons folks in the blog garage (complete with tools) to talk about our views on blogging. In that conversation, we talked a little bit about control and how driving your own online space, and caring for your online presence is so important to your career (and life) pathway. I ...
  • Love the Lurkers A couple days ago I had a BIG conversation with Bill Mills, the Community Manager for Mozilla Science Lab, about open learning, designing for participation, online engagement, collaboration, inspiration and a bunch of other metaphysical ideas that I often create practical implementations for. During our conversation, Bill asked if I had any advice for designing ...