"Susan and David led the most participatory zoom workshop I've ever been in, which is also a great tool to use with stakeholders. It was great fun and also provided very useful info."

 

- Toni Higgs,

Development Specialist,

Hunger Intervention Program

We Collaborate 

 

In this time of uncertainty and rapid change
it's vital that you cultivate your collaborative capacity. 

 

We model what we facilitate for your team.

KYLA SHAWYER

Kyla has been leading transformational change in the global nonprofit sector for the past 14 years, most recently as the CEO of Resource Alliance and ... more >> 

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ART SHERWOOD

Art is on a mission to ignite and fuel lifelong changemakers. He is the David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship chair at Western Washington. more >> 

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SARA McMAHON

Sara is an improviser, facilitator, and teacher in Seattle, who believes that empathy is at the heart of great improv and relationships! ...more >>

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REBECCA STOCKLEY

Rebecca is a co-founder of San Francisco’s BATS Improv and has been an improviser since the mid 1980s. Together we learn listening, adapting, and collaborating both on and offstage. ...more >> 

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DAVID WESTERLUND

David delights in unlocking of latent resources within leaders and organizations that catalyze their collaborate capacity. ...more >> 

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ASTRID PRUITT

Astrid is a Learning Designer and Facilitator, she curates atypical learning environments that engage people’s senses, disrupt habitual thought patterns and foster unexpected ....

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PETER DRURY

Peter is the Chief Strategy Officer for Wellspring Family Services, and he believes listening is a crucial leadership competency, especially in these times....more >> 

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KRISTINE BAKER

Kristine is driven by a passion to impact the world in meaningful ways. She is the Program Manager for the Entrepreneurship an Innovation program at WWU ...more >> 

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BILLY TIERNEY

Billy has an extensive background in performance improvisation, applied improv training for businesses and organizations, business management, marketing, and.more >> 

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Stay tuned for more interactive and engaging online workshops.

Workshops We've Done in this COVID time...

  • Transforming your Fundraising Event - An AFP event Co-facilitated by Morgan Dawson and David Westerlund
    Transforming your Fundraising Event - An AFP event Co-facilitated by Morgan Dawson and David Westerlund
    Click MoreInfo to go to AFP website
    May 14, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Click MoreInfo to go to AFP website
    Is there a fundraising event that hasn’t been rescheduled during this evolving COVID-19 crisis? With mandatory social distancing in place for the foreseeable future, organizations are revising and rescheduling fundraising events throughout the rest of the year. Join us for a dynamic discussion!
  • Whatcom Food System Meet-Up on Zoom - Co-facilitated by Laura Ridenour and David Westerlund
    Whatcom Food System Meet-Up on Zoom - Co-facilitated by Laura Ridenour and David Westerlund
    Click MoreInfo to WFN's FB pg to Register
    May 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Click MoreInfo to WFN's FB pg to Register
    What gaps and opportunities are currently coming to the forefront of our local food system in Whatcom and Skagit counties? Join us to connect with other food systems organizations for this FREE Event to hear updates from your peers and catalyze our collaborative capacity.
  • Play Builds Resilience (2nd run!) A Lively, Interactive Workshop facilitated by Rebecca Stockley and David Westerlund
    Play Builds Resilience (2nd run!) A Lively, Interactive Workshop facilitated by Rebecca Stockley and David Westerlund
    Workshop is on Zoom
    May 12, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom
    How can play keep us *connected* and *resilient*? We invite to come and discover *through* playing! And you’ll leave feeling more alive with tools to sustain you and yours.
  • Play Builds Resilience: A Lively and Interactive Workshop facilitated by Rebecca Stockley and David Westerlund
    Play Builds Resilience: A Lively and Interactive Workshop facilitated by Rebecca Stockley and David Westerlund
    Workshop is on Zoom
    Apr 30, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom
    How can play keep us *connected* and *resilient*? We invite to come and discover *through* playing! And you’ll leave feeling more alive with tools to sustain you and yours.
  • Are You Listening (Well Enough to Lead)? Nonprofit Leadership Workshop, Facilitated by Peter Drury and David Westerlund
    Are You Listening (Well Enough to Lead)? Nonprofit Leadership Workshop, Facilitated by Peter Drury and David Westerlund
    Click More Info to go to AdvNW to register
    Apr 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Click More Info to go to AdvNW to register
    Cultivating the core muscle of listening is vital to our donor relationships and the health of our nonprofit and community. And in our age of increased isolation, a listening ear and welcoming, supportive presence makes a significant impact. What keeps us from listening with our full selves?
  • Dancing with Fear- Facilitated by Astrid Pruitt and David Westerlund
    Dancing with Fear- Facilitated by Astrid Pruitt and David Westerlund
    Workshop is on Zoom
    Apr 14, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom
    Fear and Anxiety can easily get out of control during this time of flux and uncertainty. In this interactive workshop we will playfully reveal and shift our relationship with those things that keep us up in the night.
  • Making Up Stories: An Interactive, Playful Workshop - with Billy Tierney & David Westerlund
    Making Up Stories: An Interactive, Playful Workshop - with Billy Tierney & David Westerlund
    Workshop is on Zoom
    Apr 07, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom
    We make up stories all the time. Stories about others. Stories about ourselves. When we can become aware of this tendency we can un-wed the data of "What Happened?" and our interpretation (story) about what happened. We can be Curious with others rather than assume we know.
  • Facilitating Engagement on Zoom (4th Run) - FREE Workshop on Zoom. Facilitated by David Westerlund and Kyla Shawyer
    Facilitating Engagement on Zoom (4th Run) - FREE Workshop on Zoom. Facilitated by David Westerlund and Kyla Shawyer
    Workshop is on Zoom.
    Apr 02, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom.
    In this time of "social distancing" how do our organizations stay connected, communicative, and collaborative? In this engaging and interactive workshop our Purpose is for you to EXPERIENCE THE POSSIBILITIES for ENGAGEMENT within Zoom. Less tech, more experience engagement.
  • Showing Up and Supporting: An Interactive, Playful Workshop (2nd Run)- with Sara McMahon & David
    Showing Up and Supporting: An Interactive, Playful Workshop (2nd Run)- with Sara McMahon & David
    Workshop is on Zoom
    Mar 31, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom
    In this time of increased anxiety and flux, it's important that we show up for each other and provide a supportive environment for others to do so. Play and laughter actually shift our cognition out of the amygdala and into the neocortex, where we are able to connect and feel joy.
  • Showing Up and Supporting: A FREE, Interactive, and Yes Playful Workshop - with Sara McMahon & David
    Showing Up and Supporting: A FREE, Interactive, and Yes Playful Workshop - with Sara McMahon & David
    Workshop is on Zoom
    Mar 25, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom
    In this time of increased anxiety and flux, it's important that we show up for each other and provide a supportive environment for others to do so. Play and laughter actually shift our cognition out of the amygdala and into the neocortex, where we are able to actually connect.
  • Facilitating Engagement on Zoom (3rdRepeat) - FREE Workshop on Zoom. Facilitated by David Westerlund and Kyla Shawyer
    Facilitating Engagement on Zoom (3rdRepeat) - FREE Workshop on Zoom. Facilitated by David Westerlund and Kyla Shawyer
    Workshop is on Zoom.
    Mar 24, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on Zoom.
    In this time of "social distancing" how do our organizations stay connected, communicative, and collaborative? In this engaging and interactive workshop we will not only take you through the basics of Zoom, but also facilitate reflect and dialog on effective facilitation for greater engagement.
  • Facilitating Engagement on Zoom SOLD OUT. Note - Zoom link will say Mar 18, BUT it will work for today as well. : )
    Facilitating Engagement on Zoom SOLD OUT. Note - Zoom link will say Mar 18, BUT it will work for today as well. : )
    Workshop is on https://zoom.us/j/796884824
    Mar 20, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on https://zoom.us/j/796884824
    In this time of "social distancing" how do our organizations stay connected, communicative, and collaborative? In this engaging and interactive workshop we will not only take you through the basics of Zoom, but also facilitate reflect and dialog on effective facilitation for greater engagement.
  • SOLD OUT -Facilitating Engagement on Zoom - A FREE Online Workshop. Facilitated by David Westerlund and Kyla Shawyer
    SOLD OUT -Facilitating Engagement on Zoom - A FREE Online Workshop. Facilitated by David Westerlund and Kyla Shawyer
    Workshop is on https://zoom.us/j/796884824
    Mar 18, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Workshop is on https://zoom.us/j/796884824
    NOTE - This Workshop is SOLD OUT. We will be offering a Second Workshop Friday at 11am PST / 2pm EST... Stay tuned for details...