Engaging Internationally

Cross-sector Learning

April 30, 2013

Most of my work is done with NGOs and n the civil society sector.  But as I feel strongly about cross-sector exchange, and finding few conferences that bring together diverse perspectives, I try to go to meetings that focus on different sectors.  Last week I went to a business conference on “Emerging Markets” in which …


Creating Effective Partnerships: Ownership and sustainability at the local level

April 9, 2013

This is a guest post by Meg Mall,  International Development Consultant for Goodwill Industries International

In my various roles with Goodwill Industries International over the past 10 years, I’ve supported and led Goodwill’s international growth and have also played a leadership role in other international associations, such as Workability Americas/Workability International. Those of us working …


Are you (Really) Ready to Lead this Meeting?

April 2, 2013

I was recently asked to do a training session for facilitators. I have facilitated many meetings  over the years, of many types of groups, but never received any formal training to do so.  As a relatively young executive director, it was assumed that it was something I could do, and I was just expected to …


Global Health Trends – 2013 Update

March 6, 2013

This is an update on the piece on Global Health Trends (Whither Global Health?)  I wrote a little over two years ago.  In addition to what I have been observing in the interim,  I also polled some colleagues who work in the Global Health field.  These are some of the additional trends we have been …


The Boundary of Age

February 20, 2013

This is a guest post by Kate Otto of  Everyday Ambassador.  My guest post on the same theme can be found on EA’s site here.

My name is Kate Otto, and I manage a website called “Everyday Ambassador”, where we discuss the dynamics of crossing boundaries of geography, culture, and socio-economic status in our efforts …