Episode 304: Fertile Ground – Facilitation + Leadership with Andres Marquez-Lara

As a long-time facilitator, improv actor, therapist and social entrepreneur, Andres Marquez-Lara, is in the business of healing. He channels this passion as Founder and CEO of UFacilitate where he helps purpose-driven leaders create spaces for deep connection, collaboration and transformation. In this episode, Andres and Tyler explore some of the key points of effective […]

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Episode 303: The Circle of Trust with Parker J. Palmer

Parker J. Palmer is a celebrated author, activist, and Founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal. Parker created the Circle of Trust® approach after a decade of living and learning at Pendle Hill, a Quaker community and retreat center. The approach is a social technology of time-tested principles and practices to create a safe […]

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Episode 302: Building Equity through Restorative Approaches with Troi Bechet

Troi Bechet founded the Center for Restorative Approaches in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For Troi, a restorative approach offered an alternative to the culture of punitive justice systems – a way to resolve conflict and build equity through dialogue. Through their creativity, innovation, and a vision of peace at the center, restorative circles and […]

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Episode 301: The Power of Strategic Storytelling with Bill Baker

Bill Baker, Founder and Principal of BB&Co Strategic Storytelling, knows the value of a good story. Whether you’re garnering support in your organization for a new strategic plan or teaching parents about child healthcare, stories help people make meaning that sticks. In this episode, Bill shares key insights on how to pick and tell the […]

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BONUS Episode 212: Revolutionizing Learning at a Medical University in Chile

At the end of the violent dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in 1990, Chileans united for a newfound democracy. The short interview you are about to hear picks up at this historic time, when primary care doctors at Chile’s leading medical school called for a revolutionary approach to their own learning, and that of the communities […]

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Episode 210: Who’s on the line? Reflecting on Inclusion – Featuring Andrea Van Liew

 With the recent rise in remote work, many of us are faced with the challenge of designing and facilitating engaging and inclusive meetings while in a virtual setting. Today we’re joined by Andrea Van Liew – GLP Consultant and leader of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team – to talk about how we can […]

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Episode 209: Embracing Blended Learning – Featuring Claudia Quinonez

 Over the last year, as more and more learning is moving to an online or virtual setting, we have begun fully embracing the importance of “blended learning” within GLP. Today we are going to talk to GLP Consultant Claudia Quinonez about what we mean by “blended learning” and why we think this should be […]

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Episode 208: Building Bridges Between Sessions – Featuring First 5 Alameda County

First 5 Alameda County funds innovative programs and advocates for policies that produce better futures for children up to age 5. Beth Hoch from First 5 Alameda and Shawn Bryant from the Teaching Excellence Center talk about adapting “Mind in the Making”, an impactful training on children’s brain development, to a virtual setting. GLP consultant […]

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Episode 207: Stepping Back to Light the Way – Featuring New Moms

New Moms positioned themselves as a leader in the field of workforce development through their science-informed social enterprise, Bright Endeavors. In 2019 GLP had the opportunity to document insights from their work through a learning-centered case study. These insights were later incorporated in a toolkit for other organizations involved in workforce development and employment social enterprise. Gabrielle Caverl-McNeal and Dana Emanuel from New Moms join us to share the impact of the case study one year later – within New Moms and in the broader […]

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Episode 206: Resistance is Not Futile – Featuring Tonjala Eaton

 Sometimes our learning designs go off without a hitch… and sometimes, they don’t! We’ve all been there – you’ve thoughtfully planned out your learning tasks and facilitation techniques, but when you get in the room it’s just not working for one (or more) of your learners – the resistance is palpable! GLP Consultant Tonjala […]

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