Julia Young is a co-founder of Facilitate.com, developer of web meeting software whose signature product, FacilitatePro, offers collaboration tools for innovative thinking and decision making. Julia has over 20 years of experience as a facilitator and process consultant, the last fifteen of which have been focused on the integration of collaboration technology into group processes. Combining the logical mind of an engineer and a facilitator's attention to group dynamics, Julia seeks to explore how technology can augment the effectiveness of work teams. Contact her at Julia.Young@facilitate.com.
Danuta Charwat McCall is a senior member of the Facilitate.com team, responsible for services delivery and client satisfaction. She has experience working at all levels in organizations, including senior managers and executives, facilitating collaboration, problem solving and innovation across organizational boundaries. Prior to joining Facilitate.com, Danuta spent 17 years at IBM in various sales and consulting management positions. She received formal training as a marine biologist at UC Berkeley. She has lived and worked extensively in Europe. Danuta received an MBA from UCLA.
The Editor's role is to manage Facilitate Proceedings, a blog/newsletter dedicated to supporting and enhancing group collaboration in all its diverse forms.
Mike co-founded Facilitate.com in 1992. Responsible for product architecture and development, Mike incorporates innovative features, based on client input, into the company’s web-based group decision support product, FacilitatePro. Mike has 25 years of experience facilitating group collaboration, problem solving and innovation across organizational boundaries. He blends this experience with an expertise in technology enablement to deliver sophisticated software tools to clients that enhance communication and collaboration and boost team productivity.
Nancy Settle-Murphy is a regular columnist for Facilitate Proceedings and the founder and president of Guided Insights. In her role as principal consultant, Nancy serves as a facilitator, workshop designer and instructor, cross-cultural trainer, communications strategist and organizational development consultant. Her passion and ability to help organizations have the in-depth conversations they need to achieve their goals leads her to become an invaluable strategic partner to her global clients. Nancy’s clients, who include executives at organizations such as United Technologies, Pfizer, Monster.com, and Hewlett-Packard, appreciate her ability to hit the ground running, grasping complex concepts easily and absorbing new information quickly. Contact her at Nancy@guidedinsights.com.
Mark is a brand architect with NewMarque Group, a strategic consulting firm that provides professional services to help clients establish market leadership, create ideas for new products and services, and implement promotional programs. Mark is fueled by insatiable curiosity and a perpetual search to create innovative solutions to solve the organizational and marketing problems faced by clients. Lately he has been focused on the practical side of how new technologies can enhance the collaboration process, from inception to completion, for the development of marketing materials, such as web sites, brochures, corporate identity and other collateral.
Hector Rodriguez lives in León Guanajuato MEX and holds a doctoral degree in Organization Change from Pepperdine University. He consults, trains, facilitates and coaches for both private and public organizations and is also professor of Organizational Development at the University of Guanajuato and University of Monterrey. He also is the director of the Encuentro de Equipos de Trabajo WorkTeams Conference held every year since 1966 in Guanajuato Mexico.
Sridhar is an Innovation Coach and runs IDEAS-RS (www.ideasrs.com) a professional consulting firm.(irrespective of what he says, it is a one man band.) He enjoys designing and facilitating creative problem solving workshops for clients. His clients include Unilever, Pepsi International, Reckitt Benckiser, Intel, Microsoft and many blue chip organizations in India. Clients like his work because he brings ‘simplicity, clarity, rigour and enjoyment’ to the thinking process. Sridhar was trained at Synectics, Boston and subsequently completed a programme on Innovation Creativity & Change at the Open University Business School, UK. Sridhar constantly experiments with new products and currently offers a unique online Creative Block Busting Tool Kit. You can also download a free cricket based brainstorming game from his site. Two years ago he collaborated with two leading musicians from India and presented a Business Innovation Workshop (Museum Reitberg in Zurich hosted this workshop in February 2009). His latest source of satisfaction – an e-book called Uninvited Coach. According to him several people who have read it recommend it highly instead of Valium, as it is safer and acts faster. You can download this too from his site.
Dan is a principal with Lord & Hogan LLC. With 25 years as a performance consultant, facilitator, trainer and development coach, Dan strongly advocates that organizations recognize that human interactions are as important as work processes. He has been instrumental in advancing the practice of behavioral change management by creating new tools like the Choice Model and Action Agreement process and new organizational strategies like Teams That Work – an enterprise-wide solution for implementing an organization’s strategic plan.
Ron has been producing major corporate and association meetings and events for over 20 years. Ron specifically works with clients to develop the key message takeaways they desire for their audiences. From theme creation, video and multi-media productions, to business theatre, speech writing and coaching Ron helps organizations such as AC Nielsen, DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company, OshKosh B’Gosh, Rand McNally, Siemens and Sun Healthcare Group make their complex communications, simple. Contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Donna McAlister Kizzier is currently a senior professor at Morehead State University. She previously served as a senior professor, administrator, and research fellow at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has led many innovative academic programs and initiatives on all three campuses and also at state, national and international levels. In addition to her innovative leadership activities, Dr. McAlister Kizzier is an active author and researcher, with over 100 publications, including many books and scholarly journal articles and proceedings published under her name. She serves on several editorial boards for journals in the field of information systems and business and speaks frequently nationally and worldwide. Dr. Kizzier has been awarded multiple prestigious teaching, research and writing awards. She enjoys disseminating the results of her work to people who can apply her research in practical ways in business and education. Her blogs in FacilitateProceedings enable her to help businesses enhance decision making and productivity in the workplace by applying new technologies wisely.
Gurpreet is a Staff Development Officer in the Centre for Staff and Educational Development at the University of East Anglia. She works as a facilitator with groups of staff and research postgraduates from across the university. She is also involved in the provision of personal and professional development activities, including coaching, creative problem solving and equality and diversity awareness.
Susan Peryam, is the President of Peryam and Associates and a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and CPF Assessor with the International Association of Facilitators. Susan’s background includes experience working with all levels of personnel in financial services, manufacturing, entertainment, government, and nonprofit organizations. She has twelve years experience leading, directing and implementing quality management and organizational excellence practices, as well as ten years management and cost accounting experience. Susan has facilitated multi-level strategic planning sessions, cross division-multi function business process design sessions, team chartering, problem solving, decision making, and visioning and values sessions. She has taught, led and coached facilitation teams and individuals. Susan is passionate about promoting the profession of facilitation and raising the awareness that professional certification in facilitation exists. Contact Susan at Susan@peryamassociates.com or visit her website www.peryamassociates.com.
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