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325 locations -- including Dili, Timor-Leste -- plotted on a world map.  Created with eSpatial. 

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.