The following sample projects highlight the diversity of ways in which my clients use my services; they range from one-time events to long-term contracts. In each case, my role involved helping them to keep the pieces of a project together and flowing smoothly.
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Common Good Vermont:
Curriculum Development (online)
When the 2020 Pandemic made in-person learning impossible, Common Good Vermont needed to translate their in-person Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program into an online format. They hired me to create and manage the online platform for their course (using Teachable) and to co-facilitate weekly sessions of this professional development program using Zoom conference features. I am continuing to work with Common Good Vermont on their Fundraising & Development Program in Spring 2021.
Facilitation & Planning
I worked with this collective impact initiative, designed to increase post-college degree and credential attainment in Vermont, from 2017-2019. My roles included: facilitating meetings of diverse constituents during the course of a year-long policy planning initiative; planning and facilitating a statewide convening; and planning a curriculum revision initiative.
Rock Point Center:
The Rock Point Center is a non-profit, religiously-affiliated conference and retreat center located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT; I worked with them from 2018-2020. As a Consultant, I identified opportunities to improve their systems, services, and organizational structures. I helped to update Rock Point’s marketing strategies, identify and implement a new event management software program, create a new summer rental program that offered income-generating potential, and supported the creation and implementation of their first-ever annual fundraising campaign.
I have been delivering workshops at the bi-annual SerVermont AmeriCorps Conferences for many years. Some of the workshops I have offered include: Introduction to Mindfulness; Managing Stress in the Workplace; Head, Heart, & Hustle (purposeful career exploration); and Working for Yourself: A Panel on Self-Employment as a Career Option.
The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economy Collaborative (VOREC):
Meeting Planning & Facilitation
In June, 2017, Vermont’s Governor (Phil Scott) signed an executive order identifying outdoor recreation as a key economic opportunity for the state and creating the “Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economy Collaborative (VOREC).” A committee was formed to guide VOREC’s initiatives, but input from those in the field and from the public was also essential. I was hired to help plan and facilitate a 2-day “Grafton Conference” at the Grafton Inn, sponsored by the Windham Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, and the High Meadows Fund.
Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE):
The VWHE conference brings over 100 women together to advance their leadership and reflective learning. In 2018 & 2019, I served as the Conference Committee Chairperson (pro bono). My role was to ensure that this conference met and exceeded attendees’ expectations. I handled all venue selection and logistics, and collaborated with the committee to request workshop proposals and plan the agenda. We took new approaches to speakers, networking events, and professional development in order to make the conference more meaningful for attendees.
College of Saint Joseph:
Curriculum Development & Evaluation
The College of Saint Joseph created a multi-tiered recruitment and retention program to attract underrepresented students to their campus. As a consultant, I was hired (through my previous organization) to help a team of faculty design the first-year course in which all students in the program would enroll. I facilitated multiple faculty team meetings, documented plans and visions, helped shape the syllabus, and supported evaluation efforts over a two-year period through a grant funded by the Davis Educational Foundation.