Toby Herzlich

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"Toby is a facilitator and trainer with a background in community development, organizational excellence, conflict resolution, and participatory strategic planning. Her work focuses on developing leadership within progressive nonprofits, supporting values-based planning in grassroots organizations, and cultivating visionary leadership among women and young adults. With a practice aimed toward the diverse needs of multicultural groups, Toby's participatory methods emphasize dialogue and collaborative problem-solving, fostering collective intelligence toward sustainable solutions. Toby is a co-designer and trainer of "Cultivating Women's Leadership," a program for women working toward social change and environmental sustainability, and has worked in war-torn areas of the Middle East and the Balkans to create networks of emerging women leaders. Based in Santa Fe, her clients include not-for-profit organizations in the Southwest as well as national and international organizations, environmental consensus-building groups, arts organizations and public arts agencies, foundations, and city, state and federal policy-makers. Toby is a Senior Trainer with the Rockwood Leadership Program. She chairs the board of the Ocamora Retreat Center and is on the faculty of the Academy for the Love of Learning, both in New Mexico, and is also on the faculty of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont. Recent clients include UNESCO's Creative Cities Alliance, Bioneers, the Wilderness Society, and CODEPink Women for Peace. Toby is an avid gardener and telemark skier, and loves to take in the views from high mountaintops."[1]

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  1. Center for Whole Communities Faculty, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.