Catalytic Communities: Accelerating Change Through Community Engagement
Facilitated by Susan Detwiler
Engaging Residents to Effect Change in their Communities
Facilitator Susan Detwiler explored with participants how catalytic listening is the foundation from moving change from a top down approach – to a grass roots approach. For members to be be engaged, they need be part of co-creating the change that is desired.
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|About Susan Detwiler
“When you begin with a shared vision, people work together to make it happen.” A seasoned consultant, Susan Detwiler specializes in working with nonprofit boards and staff, as a catalyst for boards in transition, developing vision and aligning planning, leadership and governance with values and mission. She has twenty-five years of experience in the for-profit sector, serving a variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies, followed by fourteen years in the nonprofit sector. Her consulting is informed by five years experience as an Executive Director and service on multiple nonprofit boards through the years. Ms. Detwiler is a Creating the Future™ Fellow and Standards for Excellence™ Consultant, and partners with Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement to provide board excellence education, facilitation and consulting. As a Creating the Future Fellow, she facilitates organizations coming together around a vision for the future, and assists their identifying the path to that future. Ms. Detwiler graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from State University of New York at Albany and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.