My primary institutional affiliation is with Antioch University Seattle, where I work with mid-career adult learners pursing individualized degrees related to leadership, organizational change, community development and activism. As a designer and facilitator of collaborative processes (at all scales) I believe in emergent change that grows messily but creatively out of the dynamic integration of learning with reflective practice. My interests span democratic dialog & decision-making, narrative change, nature's design metaphors, and mapping. Im especially passionate about the role that heartfelt and honest stories play in transformative organizational and community-based change. I'm also an active member of the Group Pattern Language Project, publisher of the GroupWorks card deck and welcome communication about this work!
I participated in the fall 2010 regional conference in Portland, OR and scan the main list serve regularly (I value and learn from it, just not one to contribute in this mode.) I'm just getting involved in planning for the Fall 2012 Seattle conference.
About My Work
Antioch University Seattle
Title / Position
Core Faculty, B.A. Liberal Studies Program
Antioch University is founded on principles of a rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and habits of reflection to act as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose. Antioch University Seattle offers degree programs in Education, Psychology, Community & Environment, Management, Whole Systems Design, Strategic Communications and Liberal Studies.
This group is for anyone involved in higher education. Faculty, students, administrators, staff, scholars... all are welcome to join this group to discuss D&D successes and challenges in higher education (or just to network!).