Gillian Ferwerda

gferwerda@crcna.org Gillian Ferwerda serves with Raise Up Global Ministries as Content Coordinator and Trainer Care Coordinator. In this role, she has the privilege of designing content for audiences around the globe. Raise Up Global works predominantly in English, Spanish, and French, but some of their material has been translated into 43 languages. Materials range from […]

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Claire Schouten

cschouten@internationalbudget.org Claire works with state institutions, civil society actors, international organizations, investors and development partners around the world to advance budget transparency, participation, credibility and accountability norms and practices. Claire is a specialist in social accountability, action learning, capacity development, and policy guidance. Claire has held positions in the Canadian government, United Nations and non-governmental […]

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Erika Rice

erice@alzon.ca Erika Rice (she/her) has been working with non-profit health organizations for over 20 years.  Since 2013, Erika has been an educator with the Alzheimer Society in Ontario.  The Alzheimer Society is committed to providing education designed using the Dialogue Education™ framework, including U-First!®, First Link® Learning Series and Taking Control of our Lives.  As […]

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Krista Belcher

krista@pebblesconsulting.com Krista lives in UK, in coastal Cornwall with her family and too many animals (according to her husband). Krista is an experienced facilitator, designing and delivering highly interactive, thought provoking and fun workshops with key customers and colleagues. Krista has a passion for people and loves seeing the impact of an Intentionally Designed workshop […]

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Where Restorative Practice and Dialogue Education Meet

“Remember that your authority over other human beings is an artificial construct.” [1]  I’ve been asking people about their core values and characteristics when they are at their best for over 20 years. I was introduced to this practice through the field of restorative justice. I witnessed mentors help groups identify their core values in […]

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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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Breakout Rooms to Connect

Breakout groups – where small groups talk within the larger group – can help all learners participate more fully, engage with each other and connect to the content in a deeper way. In a virtual setting, breakout rooms help learners get that in-person feel, and can be used effectively to enable personal meaning-making.  When to […]

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