Workshops & Seminars

I have led workshops and seminars in more than 20 countries around the world on topics relating to agricultural development, community mobilization, international extension, leadership and organizational change.  Some of the specific workshop titles include:

  • The facilitation of adult learning
  • Organizational development and institutional change
  • Strategic planning for nonprofit organizations
  • Principles of community-based development
  • Making board and committees more effective
  • Moving from disaster relief to sustainable development
  • Organizing community health development programs
  • Strengthening agricultural extension and advisory systems
  • Staff development and the “training of trainers”
  • Building intercultural communication and understanding
  • Developing effective leaders
  • Evaluating program impact
  • Strategies for effective college teaching
  • Working with volunteers
  • Resolving conflict and building consensus



A partial list of the organizations for which I led these workshops includes:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • The University of Illinois: Department of Agricultural Economics
  • MAP International
  • The Mennonite Central Committee
  • The Asian Development Bank
  • World Vision International
  • The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
  • BRAC (Bangladesh)
  • The TEAR Fund UK
  • Literacy Volunteers of America
  • World Relief
  • The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
  • Wheaton College
  • The Fulbright Association of the Philippines
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ministry of Agriculture
  • World Concern
  • The Kenyan Ministry of Health
  • Youth With a Mission
  • Office of the Vice President: Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Mission: Moving Mountains (a subsidiary of the Navigators)


University Courses

In addition to these noncredit workshops and seminars, I’ve taught a number of graduate and undergraduate university courses in several areas:

  • Community-based development
  • Facilitation of adult learning
  • Principles of extension education
  • Leadership development
  • Intercultural communication
  • Program evaluation
  • Research methods
  • International extension
  • Effective college teaching