Paul Signorelli is a creative, inquisitive, results-driven writer/trainer-teacher-learner/consultant/presenter designing and facilitating transformative learning opportunities; he also 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.
He has extensive experience traveling in Europe, working on a kibbutz in Israel, and teaching English in Japan; he also works extensively with clients and colleagues onsite and online throughout the United States.
Paul has written for a variety of publications; co-authored Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed for ALA Editions in 2011; and wrote Change the World Using Social Media for Rowman & Littlefield (2021). He is active in ATD (the Association for Talent Development) at the local level (Sacramento and South Florida chapters), regionally, and nationally, having served on the National Advisors for Chapters and presented at ICE and Chapter Leader conferences several times; as a UCLA Daily Bruin Alumni Network board member and co-facilitator of DBAN’s mentoring and professional development programs; and as a volunteer for ATD and the American Library Association (member, PLA Continuing Education Advisory Group).
Current projects include serving as Library Advocacy Training Project Manager for the California Library Association; facilitating EAP sessions online for Claremont EAP; developing and facilitating training projects, on a contract basis, for the Sacramento Public Library; and presenting at conferences onsite and online on a variety of topics.
Overall, he looks for concrete, measurable results in everything he facilitates. As Director of Volunteer Services & Staff Training for the San Francisco Public Library, he helped create a program that kept 150 volunteers on assignment each week and helped meet the learning needs of 850 employees throughout the Library system. As an organizing committee member for the San Francisco Hidden Garden Steps project (a public art and garden project), he helped facilitate the partnerships that brought that $450,000 public art project to fruition. And as a member of advisory boards, expert panels, and boards of directors, he has developed the leadership, collaboration, and communication skills needed to help others produce the most positive results possible.
He is always happy to work with colleagues and new clients to help identify solutions to the challenges they face.