ALF Oregon Fellows Program Faculty
Bill Proudman is a founding partner and COO of White Men as Full Diversity Partners«. He pioneered white male only learning labs in the mid 90s after noticing that white male leaders repeatedly disengaged from diversity efforts. This provocative work became the seed for his involvement in the creation of WMFDP.
Bill's early career was in experiential education where, among other places, he worked for Outward Bound. For over thirty years, he has acted as a process consultant and facilitator to countless companies and organizations on issues of team effectiveness and leadership development. He is the founder of the ETD Alliance, a small trade association for exemplary North American experiential training and development consulting firms.
Moementum Founder and Principal Moe Carrick has woven a cohesive and provocative tapestry of personal leadership experiences, Fortune 100 consulting, academic and institutional learning, keynote addresses, authorship, strategic partnering, and masterful facilitation. Moe grounds her approach in a unifying and undeniable truth: successful work is dependent upon human relationships. Moe believes that people and human relationships can stand between our successes and failures when not managed well. Her work begins and ends at the critical juncture where people and organizations must solve root issues while simultaneously sustaining the motivation to become better.
Counted as one of the nation's foremost leaders in adventure learning, one of Moe's on-river forays with senior executives on the nation's most threatening white-water rapid were recorded in Fast Company's, "Extreme Off-Site" feature story (1999).
Kevin McCarthy, DC, MS-Ed, is co-director of the Metanoic Dialogue Forum, a consulting and training organization, and has two decades of training and experience in adult learning models and assisting individuals to work through
and sustain change. He has trained and studied with William Isaacs and Peter Garrett through the organization Dialogos, Inc., a recognized leader in the theory and practice of dialogue, organizational learning and collective leadership.
Kevin has been a faculty member for Leading Change and Organizational Renewal program at Stanford and Harvard. He is Director of Integrative Health and Wellness at Northwestern Health Sciences University, and has also served as vice president for educational and clinical development for the Palmer University system.
Cliff has over 25 years of experience in social service, community education, and human rights advocacy. He is co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a multi-cultural team that addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and supports building culturally competent organizations.
Cliff's professional capabilities include skill-building for boards and supervisors, planning, mediation, workplace diversity, multicultural alliances, conflict resolution, and group facilitation. He has consulted for a wide range of nonprofits, and has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager and executive director.
Greg Ranstrom is president of Outside Insights www.outsideinsights.com a firm which provides leadership and team development retreats and processes to individuals and organizations worldwide since 1989. Greg maintains a long-term relationship with the American Leadership Forum as the Fellows Program Director for Silicon Valley, and faculty for other chapters. He is the author of Maximize«, an experiential collaboration workshop that has been licensed around the world.
Greg started his career with Princeton-Blairstown Center running Outward Bound« inspired programs for inter-city youth and Princeton University faculty, staff, and students. As an active volunteer Greg has acted as a community mediator, youth soccer coach, consultant to non-profit organizations, and he recently launched CivilSayTM which engages citizens in ongoing conversations about issues important to their communities. Greg lives in Bend Oregon with his wife, Alisa, and their three children, Madeline, Claire, and Cole.
Arty Trost is a nationally known consultant who specializes in leadership development, organizational change, and performance management. Arty is known for the high level of energy, enthusiasm and curiosity that she brings to her work.
Based in Sandy, Oregon, she opened her full-time consulting practice in 1976. Her clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to public agencies to small grass-roots community organizations throughout the United States. In 1989 she was honored by an invitation to membership in the internationally renowned NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.
On a personal note, Arty and her husband live on an "old McDonald's" farm north of Sandy, raising sheep and goats. When she's not consulting or working with her husband on their farm, she loves white-water rafting, downhill skiing, and flying her ultralight -"a lawn chair with wings, chain-saw engine and propeller."
A leadership development advisor to senior executives for over 20 years, Chris has worked with CXOs of industry leading communications and technology companies. As founder and principle consultant of Quantum Edge, Chris spent fifteen years as an integral member of the executive teams that started and operated Nextel Communications, San Francisco Cellular One and regions of McCaw. He has provided development coaching to executive teams leading organizational transformations at Unocal, Disney World, Lucent Technologies, Kyocera
Wireless, LCC, Ericsson Communications and Whalen and Company International.
In the nineties, Chris spent five years providing periodic Conflict Resolution Seminars for policy leaders from the Turkish and Greek factions on the war torn Island of Cyprus. Prior to that Chris spent a dozen years as Director of Marin County╣s Employee Assistance Program where he created and operated confidential referral programs for private businesses, public agencies and the county╣s labor unions. Chris was a Founding Consultant of Interaction Associates, the internationally known facilitation and training firm. He has a Masters Degree from the University
of San Francisco in Community Organization and OD and is a contributor to The Dance of Change, the Fifth Discipline Resource Book.
David D. Chrislip is Principal of Skillful Means. He has spent the past 30 years helping people enhance their leadership capacities and create visions and strategies for their organizations and communities by working
together. The broader purpose of his work is to build civil society. His work focuses on three areas: civic leadership development, collaboratively addressing complex community issues, and organizational strategy and development. His roles include research, writing, process design, capacity building, leadership coaching and consulting, and facilitation. He has served as a Senior Associate of the National Civic League and as Vice President of Research and Development for American Leadership Forum.
He is the co-founder of the Denver Community Leadership Forum. He has taught graduate courses in leadership and ethics at the University of Denver and at the University of Colorado at Denver. For 20 years, he was a senior Course Director with the Colorado Outward Bound School and the National Outdoor Leadership School. Previously he served in financial management positions with The Boeing Company.
Robin joined the American Leadership Forum of Oregon as executive director in January, 2002. Before joining ALF, Robin served for several years as executive director of WorldTeach, an international educational assistance organization based at the Kennedy School of Government's Center for International Development at Harvard University.
Robin's previous experience spans over two decades in non-profit administration, including seven years with the New York based American Field Service (AFS), one of the world's largest international student exchange programs. There she served as National Director of Volunteer Development, managing the development and delivery of training programs for high-level management volunteers throughout the U.S. Prior to that she served as Director of West Coast Field Operations for AFS, managing staff in regional offices in Portland and Los Angeles.
Robin has a degree in social science education from Oregon State University, and has taught high school in such far-flung places as Crane, Oregon and Lobatse, Botswana, the latter as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer.