Clients

Here are some of the groups and purposes I’ve supported over the last 20+ years.
See Stories for some favorite (short) case stories.

Business Engagement, Performance and Learning

• Discover Financial Services, cross-functional innovation
• Ace Hardware, agile coaching and consultation
• ADM Investor Services, agile coaching and consultation
• Allstate Insurance, scrum master, agile software development
• Follett, organization assessment
• CDW, annual team planning
• Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., strategic planning and training
• Willis Towers Watson, specialist for engagement and involvement (contractor)
• Willis Towers Watson, all associates meetings, Chicago Office
• United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Indonesia, strategic planning
• Liberty Mutual, President’s Award Conference, agent-to-agent learning and improvement
• Ocean Leadership, Deep Earth Academy, NSF-funded, pilot programs planning
• Hostelling International USA, national operators’ learning and improvement
• Wayne State University, School of Social Work, curriculum revision and planning
• Agile Alliance, Board of Directors, board planning retreats
• South African Breweries, Ltd., senior executives’ strategy forum, Johannesburg SA
• United Airlines, IT infrastructure division, objectives-setting and leadership process development
• Young Presidents Organization, annual planning meetings
• ISR (now Towers Watson), strategic business development summit, London UK
• Schlumberger, InterChange global managers leadership conference, Guadalahara, Mexico
• Abbott Diagnostics Division, management renewal
• DVI-Business Credit, organization development assessment and consultation
• International Agri-Trade Council, program and process development, strategic planning
• BP/Amoco, division-wide business planning summit
• Lansing Community College, strategic planning
• University of Minnesota Medical Center, strategic reorganization, with Zeman & Company

Community Engagement, Performance and Learning

• United Methodist Church, General Commission on Race and Religion, national summit meeting
• City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, community meetings for economic development initiative(s)
• Drug-Free Action Alliance, Columbus, Ohio, grant evaluators summit
• City of Buffalo, New York, Department of Economic Development, “Inviting Buffalo” community leadership initiative
• City of Peoria, Illinois, Impact Zones, community redevelopment summit meetings
• Robertson Scholars Program, Duke and UNC, North Carolina, candidates community cafe
• City of Ramsey, Minnesota, Community Input into 10-year Comprehensive Municipal Plan
• Central Ohio Collaborative for “No Child Left INSIDE”, Summit and Community Website
• City of Aspen, Colorado, Community Summit on Transportation and (Highway) Entrance to Aspen
• Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Racial Justice Training Summit
• Recent Changes Camp, National Community Technology Summit
• Rockford and Four Rivers Community Food Security Summit
• The Jewish Week, national summit on the Future of Jewish in America in the 21st Century
• Business Alliance for Local Living Economy, establishing British Columbia network
• Prevention First, transformation of Human Services system in Illinois
• Imagine Nepal formational meeting, Capital College, Kathmandu, Nepal
• Milwaukee Makes Places (Public Art Projects), MKE Dept of City Development
• Mission Year Program, Alumni Reunion Conference and Retreat
• Peoria Public School District #150, Future of Education in Peoria, Community Summit
• Chicago Community Trust, Illinois Food Security Summit
• Non-Profit Services Corporation, St. Louis, Growing a Civil Society, Community Conference
• Crossroads Church, Kansas City, Annual Direction-setting Retreats
• Morton High School District, Berwyn and Cicero, Community Summit
• The Giving Conference, national meeting of philanthropists, activists, webloggers and facilitators
• Imagine Chicago, Future of Global Imagination, International Conference
• Fairbanks Alaska, Becoming a Peacemaker, Youth/Adult Mediators Conference
• The Johnson Foundation, Youth Action for Sustainable Racine Conference
• Village of Hoffman Estates, Annual Youth and Government Conference, three years
• Crossroads Center for Faith and Work, financial, database and website infrastructure development

Professional Conference Design, Facilitation, Presentation

• Agile Alliance, Agile2016 Conference, distributed/remote teamwork sessions (volunteer, co-facilitator)
• Business Agility Boston, learning conference on Agile transformation across the enterprise (volunteer, co-designer)
• Scrum Alliance, “Scrum Gathering” practitioners conference event
• Agile Software Alliance and Extreme Programmers Universe, Annual Conference
• Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, 2nd Int’l Conference Keynoter
• IQPC Public Sector Innovation Conference, Singapore (twice)
• Association for Integrity in Health Care Documentation, annual conference
• Feldenkrais Guild of North America, annual conference
• Open Space on Opening Space in the USA, first annual US practitioners conference
• American Montessori Society, Regional Conference in Open Space
• Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association, Annual Conference
• Illinois Experiential Educators, Annual Conference
• First Annual Midwest Open Space on Open Space Conference
• 7th Annual Open Space on Open Space, Worldwide Practitioner’s Conference
• Midwest Facilitators’ Network, Quarterly Conference

Experiential Training and Development

• Open Space training workshops run with local organizaers in Ireland, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, and United States, including Fairbanks Alaska Public Schools District, Peoria Area Labor Management Council, Buffalo, Albuquerque, and Chicago
• Practice of Peace, Advanced Open Space Training Program with Harrison Owen, Chicago
• Open Space Training, with Harrison Owen, annual workshops, Chicago
• Loyola University, Chicago, Graduate Program in Organization Development, guest presenter
• Arthur Andersen, professional development center, teams training programs
• New York City Outward Bound, leaderships development and teambuilding contractor
• University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Wharton School of Business, as teambuilding contractor with the Proudman Group

Coaching and Mentoring

• Facilitators, organizers, planning teams, project funders and other leaders, working around the world.