See the event descriptions below of upcoming opportunities for consultation, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, and training
(and) a list of services I have offered in the past.

Contact me to discuss service possibilities to meet your needs:
Phone:  (651) – 983-8159;  Email:


Cultural Diversity Workshop:

Increasing Our Understanding of (and) Improving Care for LGBTQ Clients
February 9, 2018
9:30 am – 3:30 pm 
New Beginnings, Waverly, MN
Cost: $25
CEUs:  6
For More Information & Registration:

I am available to provide meeting facilitation and strategic planning for your organization, team, boards of directors, staff, and volunteer teams.  In my work, I set the stage for meaningful team growth and work and create a tone and space for people to be their best-delves and bring their best thinking to the table.

Recent Client/Organization: Paws for Learning – February 2017
Event:  Board Meeting Facilitation & Strategic Planning/Phase II

Recent Clients/Organization:  Paws for Learning – January 21, 2016
Event:  Strategic Planning Facilitation/Phase I

Recent Clients/Organization:  Academic Arts Charter School – May 26, 2016
Event:  Meeting Facilitation – Assessing current status, issues and next steps to improve efforts in addressing transgender issues in their school community and better meeting the unique needs of transgender students.

I am available to provide training in a variety of focus areas for your organization, team, boards of directors, staff, and volunteer teams.  In my work, I set the stage for meaningful team growth and work and create a tone and space for people to open themselves to learning and growth in critical areas of practice. The following list provides brief  training descriptions for trainings I have developed and offered.

Increasing Understanding Improving Care for LGBTQ Youth: Training presented to mental health providers, Greater MN Family Services, Willmar, MN.  February 2017  *(Offered again at New Beginnings in February 2018)

Beyond Binary: Understanding Difference & Fluidity of Gender/Sexuality: Training presented for youth-serving staff members of Volunteers of America MN/WI Residential Treatment Facilities for Youth, Blaine, MN. (Co-Presented with Dr. Shawn Lee). August 2016.

Navigating Ethical Challenges in Group Work Practice: Training presented for the Group Work Institute of the School of Social Work at St. Catherine University/ The University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN. March 2016.

Increasing Understanding of & Improving Care for LGBTQ Clients: Training presented for New Beginnings staff. February 26, 2016

Educational Stability of Children/Youth in Foster Care: Training presented for social service professionals at the Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  March 2014

The Road to Revolutions: Women, Creativity & Leadership: In partnership with Laura LaBlanc @ FullThought. Four Thurs – May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 2010.

Spoken Word Poetry: Innovative Ways to Work with Urban Youth: Training presented at Sexuality Educators Conference, Saint Paul, MN. April 2003

Training for Educators/Social Service Providers: Learn to use Writing Circles, Poetry & Spoken Word Performance as Innovative Tools to Empower Urban Youth. Ongoing opportunities 2003 – 2009.

Facilitator’s Follow-up Support/Consultation Circle: This training & consultation circle was specifically designed for those who attended the first Facilitator’s Training called,Writing Circles, Poetry & Spoken Word as Innovative Tools to Empower Urban Youth” and/or for those who had been utilizing the circle and writing, poetry, & spoken word in their work with youth.

In this post-training conversation, we:

  • We shared resources with others doing this work
  • We explored creative writing & poetry as a healing tool
  • We reflected on our work in a supportive place
  • We considered new prompts for the circle
  • We practiced & Experienced new tools for groups