Intentional Practice for the Social Sector

Held May 1 - May 4, 2013
Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, AZ


Full summary  PDF download here


2013 Cohorts

Joining Gary and Ken Hubbell this year were (left to right):

Gary Hubbell - Gary Hubbell Consulting (Wisconsin)
Pearl Veenema - Hamilton Health Science Foundation (Ontario) 
Marv Baldwin - Foods Resource Bank (Illinois)
Pat Modrzejewski - Providence Health & Service Foundation (California)
Kevin Matheney - Concordia University - Portland (Oregon)
Kim Scott - Trillium Family Service (Oregon)
Dianne Coopman - St. Mary's Janesville Foundation (Wisconsin)
Ken Hubbell - Ken Hubbell & Associates (Arkansas)
Don Taylor - The Chandler Group Executive Search (Minnesota)
Tom Soma - Ronald McDonald House Charities (Oregon)
Gay Cook (not pictured) - The Colorado Trust (Colorado)

GHC Conversation 2013 essays

Conversation 2013 Participant Comments:

  • "Hard to avoid the term "deep dive"...! But I'd say it's a provocative, stimulating exploration of contemporary issues in society and philanthropy--fueled by participant essays, characterized by open sharing and trust, facilitated with panache, and brought to life by real-time illustrations. I tell people it's been the most intriguing, invigorating, and invaluable leadership training I've received the past five years." (Tom Soma)

  • "An experience that allows for self examination in light of the critical external forces we are all experiencing.  Conversation builds on deep inquiry and sharing - hearing from others who are dealing with the same types of challenges and issues that each one of us is grappling with.  It is a process that helps you to let go of the notion of control and to engage in the possibilities that exist in our work and in ourselves." (Kim Scott)

  • "I would describe Conversation as an intense visioning experience that demands soul searching, honesty, openness and presence.  It is not for the faint of heart! (And I mean that in a literal sense; the participants all have huge hearts)." (Dianne Coopman)

  • "Think that it was both nostalgic and the ever thoughtful/informative Conversation. Liked the format for small group and personal reflection time. Enjoyed the social times together and personally liked smaller numbers." (Pearl Veenema)