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, 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, 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 Community Strategist/Storyteller in Residence for the ShapingEDU project under the auspices of Arizona State University; Library Advocacy Training Project Manager for the California Library Association; and an advocate for a variety of causes including universal broadband access and lifelong learning.
"Lessons Imparted, Lessons Learned: Making It Personal"
“The trainer-teacher-learners I most admire are those who understand that every learning opportunity we facilitate provides us with an opportunity to learn alongside our co-conspirators in learning (aka our students).
“It’s an idea that inspires me to review, after each workshop or webinar or course or even a highly-interactive keynote address that encourages participants to learn with me, what I myself might learn from what we have just done together. It proves to be a rewarding, comforting endeavor each time I take the time to complete it, as I’m reminded today during a review of some of the sessions in which I’ve recently been involved.”
Posted "Lessons Imparted, Lessons Learned: Making Them Personal," a set of reflections on the theme of learning with our learners: #learning #training #loss https://t.co/PXOkDjIG0Z Read More
The @ShapingEDU "Connecting for Work & Learning" initiative, designed to foster universal #BroadbandAcess throughout the U.S., is producing positive, concrete results. Read more, including the work @techzebu is doing with the @FCC, on the ShapingEDU blog: . https://t.co/m8en7SkJLG Read More
Registration is continuing for "Writing Your Library Advocacy Pitch Letter," a free 90-minute online workshop through @CalLibAssoc, for members of the California library community: Wed., 5/11/22, 10-11:30am PT). Hope to see you there: . #libraries #advocacy https://t.co/mtNp7Yyj9O Read More
For trainer-teacher-learners: a thoughtful/challenging/inspiring piece from @ShapingEDU Innovator in Residence @ideaspacesnet on the disconnect between documenting learners' accomplishments & what prospective employers need to know: . #learning #innovation Read More