Marti is a trainer, consultant and fund developer with over 30 years experience working in the public benefit and government sectors.
She brings a strong belief in the power of collaboration and participation to bring out the best results. Her education and experience have a foundation in community organizing, non-profit management and governance, and know-how in training and capacity-building.
Her passion and experience in facilitation find focus in supporting strategic thinking and planning efforts, multi-stakeholder community change projects, leadership learning communities and staff and board off-sites.
She brings broad knowledge of different facilitation approaches and methodologies including open space, appreciative inquiry, learning organization,Theory U and visual thinking. She has also developed a range of custom trainings focused on facilitation, image shift, leadership skills, board development and fund raising.
Marti is a constant learner in the art of the right question and finding new ways to understand the human brain and its power to help us see new possibilities. She believes self-knowledge and self- awareness are cornerstone tools for making social change. She brings these interests to her work and strives to help individuals groups think fresher and more creatively.
Marti is a highly experienced grant writer and producer of marketing materials. Her work has enabled youth development, health and other “safety-net” organizations to raise over $30 million dollars to implement program and organization plans.
Marti is a Mentor Trainer in the Institute of Cultural Affair's ToP® Methods and a Certified ToP Facilitator. She has an MSW from the University of Michigan that honed her community organizing skills. She earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Credential in 1985.
At Lockheed SkunkWorks® Jane's work was tested in the fire of a challenging reality. During a period of significant organizational change and downsizing all of the core programs she developed and supported were retained by senior management because they saw them as effective in producing results.
Much of Jane’s recent work has focused on emergent collaborations and complex facilitations with multi-stakeholder engagement. The seeds of this work were planted when she was a CORO Fellow in Los Angeles exploring how each sector of our society plays an important role in nurturing a functional civil society.
Jane’s clients and colleagues appreciate her program and facilitation design skills, calling upon her to be a thought partner in their work as well as a facilitator for their meetings and planning processes. An example of such partnering is her work as co-leader on a redesign of Rare’s (an international bio-species conservation organization) Pride program which included a major restructuring of the program, the development of the curriculum to support the new design, and the training of the RARE staff to implement and teach the program. The program has been awarded a Masters in Communication from the University of Texas, El Paso.
Jane is a ToP® mentor trainer of ICA’s Group Facilitation Methods and Participatory Strategic Planning courses and is an Assessor for the ToP certification in facilitation. In 2005 she was certified by the International Association of Facilitators as a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and by ICA as a Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF). Currently serves as Treasurer of the ToP Trainer’s Network.