"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella
Margaret has designed and taught in the U.S., Brazil, France, Russia, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Canada, the Philippines, Bangladesh, New Caledonia, and India. She has facilitated dialogue education in remote villages, in corporate settings and as asynchronous online courses. She designed and taught two graduate school courses in the U.S. and in France. She has lived in five countries in Europe, Oceania and Africa and is fluent in French. Margaret currently owns and operators her own consulting business. Until 2017, Margaret was responsible for the design and content of 7-Eleven’s operations training for the U.S. and Canada. She also designed training for leadership, employees, and national conferences. Previously, Margaret worked for 29 years with SIL International, a global linguistics and minority language development organization. There, she co-founded Learning that LASTS, a grass-roots train-the-trainer workshop spawned and blessed by Jane Vella. For nine years she was International Coordinator, teacher, and coach for the Learning that LASTS community, which grew to include thousands of alumni, translation into 10 languages, and certified teachers from many countries. It is still alive and growing today. Margaret has enjoyed awards for her thesis on training Melanesian translators, and the Brandon Hall Best Learning Team gold award for building and developing a cross-functional team to collaborate and consult in developing, implementing and continuously improving 7-Eleven’s operations training program. Margaret enjoys table games, biohacking, the arts, involvement with international students, and hanging out with her two young adult children – Jonathan and Libbie. She has also been an Airbnb superhost since 2011!