Category Archives: Consulting

I Don’t Know… yet

Last week, in Creating the Future’s Facebook group for consultants to community benefit orgs, an article from Forbes titled Are You Dealing With A Real Expert Or A Fake? 7 Ways To Tell led to an interesting discussion. The list included this at #2: Real experts have no trouble saying: “I don’t know.” That led to an interesting…

Safe Space for Consultants (Building Thriving Online Communities: Meeting #1)

Consultant lingo – it’s so common there is even a parody Twitter account called “Shit Facilitators Say,” tweeting out ditties such as, “Tell us about your group process. How did you decide who would write on the flipchart?” High on any list of consultant-isms is always the phrase “Safe Space.”  Part of the job of…

Education that Accelerates Movements for Change

What qualifications do we want people have, to teach classes on behalf of Creating the Future? That question, in any other realm, might begin a conversation that brainstorms qualifications. People might suggest bringing in a faculty development expert. Others might begin suggesting one-on-one mentorships or online classes or other formats for instruction. The question would…