Helping you explore opportunities, Paul is a creative, inquisitive, results-driven writer who designs and facilitates learning opportunities, and facilitates transformative conversations designed to produce positive, measurable change. He brings extensive management experience in arts organizations, libraries (including nearly 15 years as Director, Volunteer Services and Staff Training for the San Francisco Public Library system), and other educational settings to all that he does, and draws upon the experience he gained in earning an M.A. in Arts Administration (Golden Gate University), an MLIS (University of North Texas), and a B.A in Political Science (UCLA).
Author of Change the World Using Social Media and co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers (free PDF available), he works with clients to determine what they need to do to change their world; creates highly-interactive sessions to address the challenges they face; and helps foster sustainable onsite and online communities.
Paul, as a trainer-consultant, currently serves as Library Advocacy Training Project Manager for the California Library Association; facilitator for a variety of online employee assistance program sessions for Claremont EAP; a board member for the UCLA Daily Bruin Alumni Network, and developer and co-facilitator of a mentoring program for current members of the university newspaper; a member of the Public Library Association Continuing Education Advisory Group; and a presenter/facilitator for a variety of lifelong-learning projects.
Paul, in addition to writing Change the World Using Social Media and co-writing Workplace Learning and Leadership, has had work included in several anthologies; writes for print and online publications; and blogs extensively in addition to writing training material. New: paperback edition of Change the World Using Social Media released spring 2023.)
Talk with Paul for help in designing and facilitating creative, engaging, highly-interactive learning opportunities for onsite, online, and hybrid learning situations. Recent examples of his work include advocacy sessions through the California Library Association and employee-assistance workshops (e.g., conflict resolution, presentation skills, and fostering mindfulness) delivered through Claremont EAP.
For recommendations of first-rate books to help you address your training-teaching-learning challenges, please visit Paul’s Goodreads list here and short reviews of some of the best books he has read and used.