|Complex problems can benefit from a|
30,000 foot perspective
|This is a question we asked the girls when we met with them on the streets|
- After being contacted by an organization working with the 62,000 children living, working and sleeping on the streets of Accra, the capital city of Ghana, West Africa for help as they were closing their doors, laying off staff and turning away pregnant teen mothers, three different teams that I assembled, trained and led worked in Ghana and were able to increase the capacity of the organization, help articulate their need and secure the required support and funding locally to expand their programming, hire new staff and increase advocacy and programming responding to the children’s’ needs. As a direct result, the methodology developed by the teams and the work accomplished both on the ground in Ghana and in the United States received international acclaim and was featured in a 12 page article in The Rotarian Magazine in August, 2014. Additional recognition was widespread but none more gratifying that the words of the girls themselves as they describe their step by step accomplishments in the workshops in which they are now participating, the newsletter stories published and the book that will lift their successes to a level of inspiration for others living and working in untenable situations.
- Shortly after a local supervised visitation center was closed, law enforcement domestic violence response calls related to custody and visitation increased 36% placing significant demand on highly charged situations. The increased cost related to the calls created a burden on law enforcement budget and there were many other community impacts directly related to the closing. I was hired to create, facilitate and manage a community consortium to respond to the crisis. The ensuing methodology of the collaboration and the accomplishments of the collaborative have resulted in reduced court time, an elimination of the domestic response calls related to custody and visitation, and the complete rehabilitation of ¼ of an abandoned city block into a state of the art building employing highly trained professionals delivering thousands of hours of safety for children and domestic violence victims who otherwise were in jeopardy of losing their lives.
|Block after collaborative|
|City block before rehab|
These are a few examples of my work. If you want to know how I can help you and your organization solve your complex issues and problems - contact me...let's see what we can do together.