Facilitated 15-person faculty/administration team to design a proposal for an arts and innovation district for an Ivy League college.
Designed and ran senior team retreat for environmental organization at the roll-out of a strategic plan.
Coached nonprofit Vice President through a six month challenging organizational phase, complicated by difficult personalities and the exit of the President.
Facilitated nine-month process with multi-stakeholder steering committee (including bank president, Secretary of Education, and union president) to design a blueprint for education for the state.
Designed and ran half-day, intensely interactive, development retreat for 65 board members of multiple state boards of a regional organization.
Facilitated strategic planning process with directors of six regional social service centers while coaching and training on communication and team dynamics.
Designed and ran a cross-training for State Department officials in Germany to manage a world-wide accounting system.
Trained social workers in negotiation to manage teams working with youth in crisis.
Trained 50 Boston school principals in leadership (4 days over 6 months).
“Ellen has a deft touch and a capacity for holding steady and staying focused in the heat of difficult conversations. Her openness to new and creative ideas enables her to be a remarkable resource for groups and teams dealing with complex issues and relationships.”
“Ellen is a master facilitator who makes everyone in the group feel validated and inspired as they work toward a common goal. She is able to tackle the most complex organizational issues with extraordinary skill and dexterity.”
—Barbara E. Will
Dartmouth College Associate Dean of the Arts & Humanities
“Ellen brought invaluable skills to our nonprofit organization as we struggled to identify how to best streamline and use our energies. She has a piercing mind and genuine warmth which she combines with high energy and a unique ability to help groups find consensus.”
Past Board Chair, Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia
“Ellen helped bring our Board forward, clarifying our goals and vision. A year later, her work is still discussed at most Board meetings. People remember what she says. She is a diamond for the organizations and companies she works with.”
Director, Sudanese Education Fund
“Ellen helped us find our voice.”
Director, National Interpreter Education Center, Northeastern University