David Ferrera is principal owner of The Meeting Guy, his facilitation, coaching and team building firm which (basically) helps people tell the truth to each other and make money doing it, via group process tools.
The Meeting Guy specializes in attaining productive agreements for dysfunctional work groups. David plans strategic retreats, helps build coalitions around sensitive subjects, and delivers meetings that focus on communication, integrity, and results. He works with a variety of clients, from top executives to non profit Boards of Directors to large sales teams to small public interest groups.
He has planned retreats and facilitated meetings across the USA, and helped lead team building programs for Fortune 500 companies on two continents. David’s carefully researched, interactive meeting design structures move participants quickly and effectively towards resolution. He delivers interactive business simulations, group games, and team building sessions for groups as large as four hundred.
David is a trained facilitator of the Continual Differentiation Model (CDM), the Helping Odyssey: Life Cycles™ program, the Journey Home™, the Strategic Visioning Process™ and many other team programs. He is also the real-life Superhero leader of Superhero Team Training (www.superhero-training.com).
David holds a Masters in Business, and a Certificate in Organizational Development and Transformation, from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
David is an Art of Community Regional Coordinator and is an organizer of and will be a facilitator at the Social Change Summit. We’re thrilled to have him on our team!
Super Hero Training Camp
Imagine a world of super heroes and super villains, where survival depends on each individual stepping far beyond their current limitations. Imagine a program so carefully crafted and so thoughtfully produced, that every participant’s life is transformed, and their capacity to extend their skills and gifts into their communities improve dramatically.
That is the world of Super Hero Training Camp.
Super Hero Training Camp is fun, dynamic and rewarding. Participants are challenged to look deeply and find the unique “super hero powers” inside of themselves. Through a series of innovative exercises and moderated discussions, we explore the world of the inner Super Hero. As Super Heroes, we learn quickly, feel deeply, and act powerfully.
We engage fear, doubt, action and victory. We face obstacles and ultimately, we produce expanded results in our often wildly changing social environments. We become, in short, community heroes.
Super Hero Training Camp is a rigorous romp that bursts through barriers and helps people discover the source of their effectiveness. The Art Of Community provides the magic. All you need to bring is the attitude.
Developing Green Teams in Your Community
While engaging a combination of interactive challenges and moderated discussions, we will collaboratively develop the freshest, most up-to-the-minute and useful Community Green Teams content available anywhere in the universe!
Specifically, we’ll explore the 5 Critical Success Factors of Community Green Teams:
- LEADERSHIP: The “must have” courage of bold leadership
- INVESTMENT: How much? From where? How to invest in chartering the team (purpose, roles, responsibilities, accountabilities) in your community
- PRIORITIES: Top priority GT issues critical to your community
- IMPACT: Define targets and methods for tracking / reporting results
- ENGAGE: Inter / Intra community communication to leverage green team projects and garner support
We’ll design our Green Team Tool Kit to help with:
1. Providing Direction:
- Aligning strategically and forming new structures, priorities, and plans
2. Building Competencies:
- Green Transformation Team supported by contributors across the community
3. Creating Opportunities:
- Accelerated Learning Programs designed for Community Leadership
- Emotional intelligence best practices
- Green Teams Outreach
Finally, we’ll look at answers to the following questions:
Are priorities clear? How do we measure success? How will we ensure that projects are on time, within budget and efficiently executed?
How can we accelerate and best manage the Green Teams transformation process to achieve greater community excellence while retaining community culture?
How can we improve Green processes, while considering community member’s needs?
How can we improve the flow of information and decisions to accelerate and enhance Green Team performance over time?
Community Member Development
How can we encourage individual learning to support members in supporting the community’s Green Team goals?
How do our practices serve to develop individuals committed to high performance Green Teams, while living super busy lives with families?