Clients

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

Business

• Ansira, training and coaching new agile teams
• Abbott, innovation and agility
• Discover Financial Services, cross-functional innovation
• PL$, training and coaching new agile teams
• Ace Hardware, agile coaching and consultation
• ADM Investor Services, agile training and coaching
• Allstate Insurance, scrum master, agile software development
• Follett, organization agility assessment
• South African Breweries, Ltd., senior executives’ strategy summit, Johannesburg SA
• CDW, annual team planning
• Willis Towers Watson, specialist for engagement and agility (contractor)
• Willis Towers Watson, all associates meetings, Chicago Office
• Liberty Mutual, President’s Award conference, agent-to-agent learning and improvement
• United Airlines, IT infrastructure division, objectives-setting and leadership process development
• ISR (now Willis 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
• Mid-America International Agri-Trade Council, interim program management, work process digitization, strategic planning
• BP/Amoco, division-wide business planning
• University of Minnesota Medical Center, strategic reorganization

Government

• USAID/Indonesia, United States Agency for International Development, country-wide strategic partnerships planning process
• City of Albuquerque, community engagement in transit and zoning initiatives
• City of Albuquerque, Economic Development, training and coaching new agile teams
• Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., strategic planning and training
• City of Buffalo, New York, Department of Economic Development, “Inviting Buffalo” community leadership initiative
• City of Peoria, Illinois, Impact Zones, community engagement in redevelopment initiatives
• US Departments of Labor and Transportation, Skilled Workforce for the 21st Century, apprenticeship program development
• City of Ramsey, Minnesota, community engagement in 10-year comprehensive plan process
• City of Aspen, Colorado, community summit on transportation and (highway) entrance to Aspen
• Milwaukee Makes Places (Public Art Projects), Milwaukee Dept of City Development
• IQPC Public Sector Innovation Conference, Singapore, invited speaker (twice)

Education

• Peoria Public School District #150, Future of Education in Peoria, community summit
• Education Queensland (Australia), state department of education, the future of education in Queensland
• Imagine Chicago, Future of Global Imagination, international anniversary conference
• Imagine Nepal, partnerships planning and training, Capital College, Kathmandu, Nepal
• Ocean Leadership, Deep Earth Academy, NSF-funded, pilot programs planning, future of ship-to-shore education
• Fairbanks Alaska, Becoming Peacemakers, youth/adult mediators conference and training
• The Johnson Foundation, Youth Action for Sustainable Racine, founding conference
• Wayne State University, School of Social Work, curriculum revision and planning
• Lansing Community College, annual strategic planning
• Central Ohio Collaborative for “No Child Left INSIDE”, summit event and community website
• Robertson Scholars Program, Duke and UNC, North Carolina, candidates community cafe program
• Village of Hoffman Estates, annual youth and government conferences
• Morton High School District, community engagement summit
• American Montessori Society, annual regional conference
• Illinois Experiential Educators, annual conference

Social Transformation

• NGO Federation of Nepal, Future of Peaceful Development, support and training for community-based initiatives during 9-year civil war
• The Giving Conference, convener of national gathering of philanthropists, activists, bloggers and facilitators
• Recent Changes Camp, national community technology summit series
• Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, 2nd Int’l Conference Keynoter

Food Security

• Chicago Community Trust, statewide Illinois Food Security Summits, including Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council formation
• Rockford and Four Rivers, community food security summits
• Routes to Farm Alliances, direct market farmers summit

Faith-based

• United Methodist Church, General Commission on Race and Religion, national summit and virtual events
• The Jewish Week, national summits on the Future of Jewish in America in the 21st Century
• Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, annual pastors’ summits
• Crossroads Baptist Church, Kansas City, annual direction-setting retreats and training
• Mission Year Program, alumni reunion conference and retreat
• Crossroads Center for Faith and Work at Old St. Patrick’s Church, management and communications infrastructure development, programs support and facilitation

Associations, Alliances, Coalitions

• Young Presidents Organization, annual all-staff planning
• Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, racial justice learning summit and statewide conference on violence prevention
• Prevention First, transformation of human services system in Illinois
• Drug-Free Action Alliance, Columbus, Ohio, grant evaluators summit
• Non-Profit Services Corporation, St. Louis, Growing a Civil Society, community conference
• Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association, annual members conference
• Hostelling International USA, national operators’ learning and improvement conference
• Association for Integrity in Health Care Documentation, annual conference
• Feldenkrais Guild of North America, annual conference
• Business Alliance for Local Living Economy, BC Canada network chapter formation

Agile Community

• Agile Alliance, Board of Directors, board planning retreats
• Agile Alliance, Agile2016 Conference, distributed/remote teamwork sessions
• Business Agility Boston, learning conference on Agile transformation across the enterprise
• Scrum Alliance, “Scrum Gathering” practitioners conference – event | impact
• Agile/XP Universe, Software Alliance and Extreme Programming Annual Conference

Open Space

• Virtual Open Space on Open Space, organized first-ever worldwide 4-day video practice conference
• Open Space training workshops run with local organizers 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 Chicago workshops
• Open Space on Opening Space in the USA, first annual US practitioners conference
• First Annual Midwest Open Space on Open Space Conference
• 7th Annual Open Space on Open Space, Worldwide Practitioner’s Conference
• Coaching and mentoring of individual facilitators, organizers, planning teams, project funders and other leaders, working around the world.

Experiential Training and Leadership Development

• Arthur Andersen, professional development center, teams training programs
• New York City Outward Bound, leaderships development and teambuilding contractor
• Loyola University, Chicago, Graduate Program in Organization Development, guest presenter
• University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
• Wharton School of Business
• Yale School of Management