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Leaders Convene to Discuss the Future California Bioeconomy

Fundamental here is something about the way we work together as institutions and individuals – a collaborative spirit is needed to solve this problem that does not acknowledge siloed boundaries. –Joseph McIntyre, Ag Innovations Is waste wasted? Or is our thinking too limited? Everyday California farmers produce byproducts that must be disposed of in one […]

New Collaboration: North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative

I have been working as an organizational development and facilitation consultant on climate adaptation in Sonoma County since 2009, when the Laguna Foundation selected climate adaptation as its main focus at their annual conference. From that conference was born the North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative (NBCAI), a coalition of natural resource managers, policymakers, and scientists working […]

Tips for Successful Collaboration Kick-off Events

I recently had the pleasure of facilitating one of my favorite kinds of meetings – a kick-off for a new collective action project. The topic was habitat conservation for monarch butterflies and pollinators in the state of Missouri and the mission was to bring key players together to co-create a first-ever collaborative statewide conservation strategy. These […]

Better meetings as simple as 1, 2, 3

Better meetings are our specialty, but you do not need to be an expert for your meetings to shine. In fact, we have three simple ideas that help guide our meeting design process and we invite you to try them. 1. Great meetings must always start with a clear statement of what results you are striving for. We […]

Ag Innovations Adds Stellar Expertise to our Facilitation Team

Ag Innovations is pleased to announce the additions of Brooking Gatewood and Genevieve Taylor as Senior Facilitators. Joining Ag Innovations President Joseph McIntyre on the facilitation team, Brooking and Genevieve bring diverse expertise in social innovation labs, coalition-building, organizational development, and meeting and conference design and facilitation. Brooking Gatewood comes to us after a decade […]