"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
A Certified Dialogue Education (DE) Teacher, Bert has been practicing DE since 2001.She is a Vice President with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), and uses DE extensively to design and facilitate both in-person and online trainings and meetings for animal welfare agencies throughout the U.S. A strong advocate for raising all voices in organizations, Bert has both led and facilitated successful long-range planning for individual organizations and large collaborations. Prior to joining animal welfare in the early 90’s, Bert worked for ten years as a clinical social worker with children and families.
Bert has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut and post-graduate certificates in Psychotherapy, Family Therapy and Nonprofit Management. She is particularly interested in the intersections of DE, Appreciative Inquiry and Learning Organizations.