Public Speaking

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.

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