I started this page to share bits of the work I do with my clients, who are advocates for justice and makers of change. I am hired for short-term gigs, which are generally convenings of one sort or another; or long-term gigs, which tend to be program development or program evaluation projects. (I'd love to hear about your next project. Email me.) In both cases, I develop materials to facilitate, communicate, educate, explicate...
So, let's say I develop a one-day Training/Workshop for a client on community change frameworks, or I design and facilitate a two-day Leadership Summit on incorporating the public health model into prevention education. No matter how well these one-shot-deals go, they're pretty much over when they're over. All the slidedecks or hand-outs just sit, then, on my computer. The longer term gigs result in Dropbox folders and subfolders full of webinars, logic models, data collection tools, data share-back reports, spreadsheets, transcripts, and all kinds of practice-based evidence that might drive innovation in the field. It seems like such a waste not to share. With the permission of the clients that contracted me to create them, I am posting some of these resources on this blog.
I was inspired, in part, from the almost-daily emails from academia.edu. I get a note whenever somebody views a research paper with my name on it. The email includes where the viewer found the work: Cebu City, the Philippines -- or New Plymouth, New Zealand -- or Ahmedabad, India -- names of places I've never heard before. The map above shows locations of viewers of my scholarly work on academia.edu from January through December 2016. It is a humbling and awesome feeling to know that my old ideas are being read in unknown-to-me parts of the world.
This blog may not have quite that reach, or the credibility of science, but it will have my newest ideas. I'm hoping that a few of you, wherever you are, find something of use.