October, 2018 Teaching Team:
Steve Davis, Darin Harris, Kathleen Paris, Mark Stevens
January, 2019 Teaching Team:
Steve Davis, Darin Harris, Barb Bickford, Todd Brennan
Steven M. Davis, M.S., M.A. is the founder of FacilitatorU.com, a virtual university offering training, tools, and resources to group facilitators, trainers, consultants, coaches, and leaders. Steve works with his clients to overcome their fear of presenting themselves, to resolve barriers to their creativity, to empower their under-performing teams, to enhance their facilitation skills, and to build their businesses online and offline. He also publishes a weekly ezine for facilitators, the Master Facilitator Journal, to over 5,000 readers in nearly 100 countries. He offers a unique and diverse skill set encompassing management, business and life coaching, group facilitation, training design and delivery, e-commerce, marketing, writing, and engineering. With his technical background as a former engineer, coupled with his passion and experience in personal development and group leadership, he’s well equipped to help individuals and teams get pragmatic results. Recent work includes delivery of live and virtual seminars in facilitation, coaching, collaboration, sustainable leadership, communication, change, and life management skills. He just completed a book to empower group participants called, “12 Courageous Acts of Leadership for Participants to Change Meetings for Good.” To learn more about Steve, visit his website at www.livingmastery.com.
Darin J. Harris works as an organizational development consultant and facilitator at the UW-Madison Office of Quality Improvement (OQI) delivering services in strategic planning, meeting management, project management, and process improvement. He approaches each organization from a systems perspective by taking into account how processes, people, and content interrelate. Transforming plans into action is of particular interest to Darin. Since joining OQI in 2004, he has worked with dozens of academic departments and administrative units to achieve optimum results. Before coming to OQI, Darin spent 10 years as a policy facilitator, conflict resolution specialist, and organizational consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He is an alumnus of UW-Madison and enjoys exploring Madison’s rich community with his wife and two children. www.quality.wisc.edu
Harry Webne-Behrman. Harry Webne-Behrman has served as a facilitator and mediator for over 35 years. Along with his wife, Lisa Webne-Behrman, he is Senior Partner of Collaborative Initiative, Inc., a private consulting and mediation firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. Harry has worked with hundreds of businesses, schools, community groups and public agencies. Harry also worked for many years with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Office of Human Resources, teaching professional courses on conflict management, communication skills, facilitation skills, managerial mediation and other areas. In November 2006, Harry received the Wisconsin Association of Mediators Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field. He is the author of The Practice of Facilitation (1998), Guardian of the Process (1994), and other training manuals in facilitation and conflict resolution. Harry currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
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