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Val has supported Indianapolis communities as an activist and organizer for the past sixteen years rallying the causes of quality childcare, education, public safety, Asset-Based Community Development, Senior Citizens, youth and resident leadership development.

Val is certified as a training consultant through Ball State’s Center for Organizational Resources, a national coach with the Resident Leadership Facilitation, a curriculum developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation through their 10 year Making Connections initiative and a Certified Resident Leadership Trainer through NeighborWorks America. With this know-how, Val designs facilitation, training and coaching that strengthens the capacity of neighborhood-based organizations and neighbors to mobilize assets, support grassroots leadership and foster collaboration.

Val recognizes that the best resources for learning are in adult learners and that emphasis in adult education should focus on experiential techniques that tap into the experience of learners. By using combinations of adult learner techniques and strategies, Val creates training and meeting experiences that employs Open Space, World Café, Paired Conversations, Table Discussions, Role Plays, Structured Note Taking, Case Studies, Lecturette, Brainstorming, Mind Mapping, Body Voting, Fish Bowls, Human Spectrograms, Group discussion, problem-solving, simulation exercises, games and lecture.

In her work across Indianapolis neighborhoods as a Community Engagement Coach, Val designed and oversees a model for replicating leadership in community entitled, Ripple Effect leadership. Using this model, Val has coached over 1,800 residents of Indianapolis and across the country. The Ripple effect model focuses on residents leading self-development, residents leading engagement, and residents leading advocacy in their own communities.

Val is co-writer of the INRC Organizer’s Workbook 1st and 2nd editions that focuses on coaching resident leaders in the art of Asset Based Community Development through skills and knowledge in Result Based Accountability, Appreciative Inquiry and Community Organizing, just to name a few. These tools promote working collaboratively to affect change in neighborhoods.

Worked with the following organizations to support with Facilitation, Training and/or Coaching:

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation, Making Connections
  • NeighborWorks America
  • SouthEast Neighborhood Development
  • Engaging Solutions
  • REAL Consultants
  • Indianapolis Housing Agency
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
  • SouthEast Parent Leadership
  • Indianapolis Public School
  • Ivy Tech State College
  • Center City - New Orleans, LA.
  • TeenWorks, Indy
  • and, More

 Val is now accepting new customers.  To book your resident training engagment, contact Val at 317-455-4968 or 317-455-4YOU.

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