I am a member of Toastmasters, International and have received their Competent Communicator award. I am always working to improve my ability to communicate and inspire through the spoken word.
I am available to speak at conferences, workshops and other venues about civic governance, civic leadership development, citizen engagement, and related topics. In my speeches, I share stories, encourage questions, and in some cases, when time allows, I include time for small group discussions.
Below are some of the speeches I have given on these important topics.
Examples of Speeches and Presentations
2010 – Presentation on Findings and Recommendations of the Civic Engagement Committee, MN Clean Water Council
2012 – Civic Engagement Training Modules and Webinars, Saint Croix Basin Team
2013 – Civic Engagement in Watershed Projects, Saint Croix Basin Team Conference
2013 – Civic Engagement: What it is, Why it Matters, and Why Civic Principles Should Ground This Work, Wisconsin Lake Partners Convention
2013 – Discovering our Civic Purpose in Protecting and Restoring Water Quality, Wisconsin TMDL Conference, Green Bay, WI
2013 – Civic Governance Case Study, Midwest Active Citizenship Initiative
2013 – Beyond Data: Testing Civic Governance in Watershed Projects, MPCA Waters and Watershed Projects
2014 – Civic Governance: Exploring the Role of Citizenship in Governing Organizations, Freshwater Society’s State of the Waters Conference
2014 – Four Conversations: Practicing Citizenship for Water Quality, Elk River High School
2014 – Civic Governance Pilot Case Study Update, Midwest Active Citizenship Initiative
2015 – Awakening Our Civic Imagination Using a Civic Governance Framework, MPCA Watershed Division Managers Meeting
2015 – Civic Leadership as a Best Management Practice (BMP): Living with Conviction in a Time of Cynicism and Complexity, Red Cedar River Conference, WI.