Facilitation & Training
In facilitating workshops and conducting trainings, Dan focuses on listening to participants to be able to provide customized, helpful support that moves clients’ work forward. He is passionate about using tools like Technology of Participation® facilitation methods to guide stakeholders to consensus about important decisions. Dan has delivered in-person and virtual trainings on a variety of subjects, from using and analyzing social media in sexual violence prevention to system navigation tutorials for Home and Community Based Services providers fulfilling federal requirements.
Dan sees communication as a tool for building connections and solving problems. He works with clients and co-workers to develop strategies for data collection outreach and sharing evaluation findings. He applies expertise in digital communications tools such as social media and newsletter platforms and has helped clients build these systems with their own brand and messaging.
Dan has a background supporting people’s use of technology and sees it as a tool to enhance clients’ ability to connect with communities and build a better world. At The Improve Group, he administers the organization’s Salesforce system, manages the website and newsletter, and supports clients’ website, database, and other technology needs.
The Improve Group | St. Paul, MN | Senior Marketing Associate | 2020-present | Blends expertise in marketing and business development to make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure clients’ investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact.
The Improve Group | St. Paul, MN | Marketing Associate | 2018-2020
The Improve Group | St. Paul, MN | Marketing & Communications Assistant | 2013-2018
Apple | Edina, MN | Retail Specialist | 2013-2015 | Provided responsive customer engagement and interaction to enrich lives through technology.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund | Edina, MN | Marketing & Communications Intern| 2012 | Strategically planned and executed marketing plans to support organization’s fight to end childhood cancer.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Bachelor of Arts in Communications (major) and Management (minor)
Technology of Participation (ToP)® Facilitation Methods and Strategic Planning | Institute of Cultural Affairs in the U.S.A.
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