I'm a high energy facilitation geek who loves to use phrases like, "pedagogical choices". I explore how instructional design functions, and the role of the "facili-trainer" in our learning spaces.
I am a facilitator, instructional designer, and consultant on organization learning and inquiry based instruction. I use a lot of Liberating Structures, neuroscience research, and growth mindset in my approach to training and facilitation.
I especially LOVE asking, "How is participation distributed?" and, "What can we STOP doing to make room for innovation?" :-) .
What I Do.
Facilitation, instructional design, board retreats, facilitator training and consulting for individuals, organizations and communities.
...create strong and enduring initiatives
...teach you how to design and facilitate powerful meetings and trainings yourself
...reinvigorate workplace learning culture
...design powerful large and small group learning events and meetings
How I Do It.
Brain Based: I incorporate the latest neuroscience research into meeting and learning designs
Design Thinking: The Stanford model of Design Thinking greatly influences my thinking. I can teach and apply these methods.
Adult Learning: I know and apply the core principles of adult orientations towards learning and help to develop metacognitive and growth mindset awareness in everybody I work with.
Clients and Projects
Public Health Seattle and King County is building a learning network to support a group of about 80 people involved in prescribing healthy food for patients in King County who are experiencing food insecurity. The network is a a mix of healthcare providers, insurers, food banks, farmers markets, small retailers, patients, social service providers and evaluators. Maggie designed and facilitated the large public meeting to kickoff the learning Network and is consulting on convening for the core working group.
Maggie developed a series of workshops for the City of Seattle Digital Engagement Division management team to support them to learn and apply Liberating Structures tools in order to develop our strategic goals for the year, and a more cross-functional and innovative work plan. The workshops were guided by two questions: How can we amplify the impacts of the 2018 work and start to get positioned for more innovative work for 2019-2020? And, How can we involve and engage the staff of the division in these developments?
King County Executive’s Local Food Initiative is a project working to connect local farms to consumers, increase access to healthy, affordable foods in underserved areas, support our farmers, and create a farm-to-plate pipeline that is more resilient to the effects of climate change. Working with the Local Food Economy Manager, Maggie is designed and facilitated a series of extended meetings and work sessions for the high level stake holders and experts who advise the initiative, The Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet group, facilitated by Maggie, is reimagining a robust and re-focused Kitchen Cabinet asking questions like, "what needs a fresh approach?" and "what are our new priorities?"