Building Blocks for Multicultural Coalitions

  I’m at the tail end of a project in which I’m facilitating an organizational development process for an asset building coalition to determine what its permanent organizational structure should be.  (In this case, asset building involves advocating for policies … Continued

A Strength-Based Approach to Looking at the Achievement Gap

In my years as a consultant, I’ve developed relationships with a number of fellow consultants with whom I work on a regular basis.  These are people who share similar perspectives on client relationships, quality of work, integrity, and a number … Continued

Teaming Up for Role Clarification

I recently conducted a series of team building sessions with a government agency’s training and outreach teams. These sessions were designed based on a needs assessment I conducted with leadership and their employees. The supervisor believed, and the needs assessment … Continued

Accentuating the Positive in the Midst of Racial Inequities

Some colleagues and I submitted a proposal this week to work with an organization to create and facilitate a training process to address structural and racial health inequities. Health inequities, as you probably know, are disparities in health “that are … Continued

Communications Planning: If You Build It, They May Not Come

Last week I met with my evaluation colleague and our client. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss next steps in our project to convert a paper-based quality improvement tool to an online format.  As I mentioned in a … Continued