New England, USA
Imagine a world where people enjoy working equitably together to meet personal and planetary needs. Jerry’s work is in service of that vision. As a consultant (see Both-And Consulting), he focuses on individual and organizational development in the areas of governance, decision making, communication skills, and conflict resolution.
Jerry brings a variety of methods and approaches to his work. For governance and decision-making, he prefers Dynamic Governance/Sociocracy; for communication skills, he enjoys sharing Compassionate Communication/Nonviolent Communication™; and for conflict resolution, he uses Restorative Circles and Transformational Mediation.
What these approaches have in common is support for the notion that everyone’s needs matter; we can organize any institution based on the inclusion of all members in decision making; and we can do it effectively, efficiently, and with the joy of shared meaning and purpose.
Jerry has been teaching Dynamic Governance since 2005 and has been organizing, educating, and consulting for social justice his entire adult life. He is grateful that his work has been mission driven. Over the years, he has increasingly focused on communication and organizational processes that support human connection as equals.
The organizations with which he has taught and trained include Movement for a New Society, the National Coalition Building Institute, DiversityWorks, Cambridge Youth Peace & Justice Corps, Lesley College Center for Peaceable Schools, Boston College Center for Social Justice, Spirit in Action, and United for a Fair Economy and Class Action.
Education and credentials
- Master of Education degree in Organizational Development from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst School of Education
- Certification as trainer In Nonviolent Communication™