Joy is the Measure (1996)

From the very beginning of my ownership involvement in Global Learning Partners, Inc. it has always been a collective, a community thing. I remember Dialogue Educators coming to Toronto, Raleigh, Montpelier, New Orleans, Shelter Harbor, Boston, and other locations to share what we were learning about how to connect, manage and grow a company that […]

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Jane Rocks the Rebellion

We gathered in Avila Retreat Center’s courtyard, six rebels. No more Kurt Lewin – we’d had enough of his 12 Principles. We didn’t see how using these principles was going to help us in any way. Each of us had already completed the Introduction to Popular Education and Advanced Learning Design courses, we had applied […]

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Thanks to the GLP Community, Past and Present

When I think of GLP in this 25th anniversary year, I envision all the people I have had the honor and joy to work with.       I remember company owners – their determination, creative spirit, and vision for a better world… PAST: Connie Kuipers, Darlene Goetzman, Karen Ridout, Marian Darlington-Hope, Peter Perkins; and, PRESENT: Peter Noteboom, Rebecca Kerin, Valerie Uccellani (and me).      I remember our Board of Directors – their deep wisdom […]

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Celebrating a Life

In her recent book The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker impels us to prepare well for our gatherings. She reminds us to probe with questions such as: Who is this event for? What do they most want to get from it? Whether preparing for an executive leadership retreat, a 90th birthday party, or a virtual […]

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I Am Grateful

Because of Dialogue Education, I am more aware of everything from the introvert/extrovert scale, to adjusting the timing and delivery of content based on “real time” student response. I am grateful. Chris Fiorito, Trainer, MissionPREP

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I haven’t stopped using the approach.

I had the privilege of learning with one of GLP’s finest facilitators, Michael Culliton, in the course, “Foundations of Dialogue Education” in 2017. He is actually the one that sparked my interest in working more closely with GLP, and I haven’t stopped using the approach ever since. Those 4-days of learning remain fresh in my […]

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The Power of Choice

Before there was an “Introduction to Dialogue Education” course or even an “Introduction to Popular Education” course, I sat in amazement watching Jane and her sister, Joan Vella. They were leading a strategic planning session for Literacy Volunteers of America, New York State. I was split, one part of me a-buzz, like the room, with […]

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Making a Difference During the Pandemic

Because of Dialogue Education and the training and experience I gained through MissionPREP, when my organization was developing training to respond to COVID-19, I signed up for a Dialogue Education (DE) course on curriculum design for online training. I used that to help design aspects of our course called, “A Gospel-based Response to Covid” that is […]

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