Services

 

What would most help you?

 

• Experiential Training:

lively training sessions that build staff capacity in creative teaching, communication, & conflict resolution 

• Program Development:

designing and implementing structural innovations and improvements

• Parent Coaching/Education:

demystifying the parenting of adolescents and building parenting skills through 1:1 sessions  & classes

• Organizational Change, Evaluation & Improvement:

facilitating assessment, planning and restructuring efforts to improve agency effectiveness 

• Workgroup Effectiveness:

providing process facilitation to improve workplace culture and relationships

• Teacher Professional Development:

training and coaching to help teachers better engage students and improve student performance

 

Rather than deliver “stock” services, we customize each contract to serve the individual client.  Please contact us to discuss your needs and we will prepare a proposal specifically to address them.  Initial consultations are always free!

Idling in Isolation — or Incubating Change?

Idling in Isolation — or Incubating Change?

The world looks far different today than what most people could have imagined just two months ago.  The normally crowded Red Square at the local university sits vacant. The spread of the pandemic, the extent of the lockdowns, and the enormity of the economic...

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A Worldwide Teachable Moment

A Worldwide Teachable Moment

The world is eerily quiet. Car traffic, jet travel, institutions of all types, and commerce in general are all in uncharacteristic repose.  Much of the machinery of the world has ground to a halt, while our medical systems are in overdrive.  For those...

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Impeach Facebook!

Impeach Facebook!

For years the transgressions have been piling up.  Privacy breaches.  Data mining exposés.  Obvious violations of trust.  Denial used as a battle weapon.  Hollow apologies. Despite all this, most Facebook users have...

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Icarus & the Family Vacation

Icarus & the Family Vacation

The author, right, with his brother Pete I just got off an airplane from a trip back east to visit family.  I’ve made this trip nearly every summer of my life, which pretty much defines it as a tradition. It’s a wonderful recurrence of love, connection...

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A Call to Action

A Call to Action

Absent development, the Yintah represents some of the world's most beautiful land. Sometimes, out of the vast swamp of issues that vie for our attention, something rises up and calls us to immediate action.  A travesty taking place right now in the...

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The Voices of Youth

The Voices of Youth

I was struck yesterday by this news item: An 11-year old youngster in Florida was arrested by police in his middle school, following his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  The youth, an unnamed African American, has refused to stand for the pledge this...

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A Crisis in the Yintah

A Crisis in the Yintah

It has been a dramatic month in the snowy woodlands of northern British Columbia. In a remote area known to its Indigenous population as the Yintah, or sacred territory, construction of a three-story healing center is nearly complete.  This off-grid facility is a...

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A Post-Election Hangover

A Post-Election Hangover

As a kid, I clearly recall the feelings swirling around the day after an election.  My father had a penchant for fighting losing campaigns, which always made the day afterward -- following months of rallies, doorbelling, and meetings --  feel empty and pointless. ...

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Halloween: The Climate Scare

Halloween: The Climate Scare

After extensive work canvassing for Washington’s Initiative 1631, the carbon reduction legislation that is now being voted upon, I have retreated to a tiny cabin in the islands to regroup and reconnoiter. It’s Halloween. Originally called Samhain, today is the ancient...

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Washington Must Vote YES on Initiative 1631!

Washington Must Vote YES on Initiative 1631!

Educational Design Associates, LLC is making its first ever election endorsement, in support of Washington State Initiative 1631. EDA is a small business, expressly nonpartisan and mostly nonpolitical.  We work with schools, youth programs, faith organizations, Native...

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