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New Publication! Facilitation And Evaluation

I co-edited this issue of New Directions in Evaluation to bridge the views of these two fields. More

How will we write the next chapter of the story of race in America?

Using Art of Hosting and Conflict Transformation: An event in Houston, Texas.    More

New Results on Girls' Lives in Afar

Why is it hard to change attitudes about girls' education? Because in poor countries, it's more complex than you may think. Check out the results of this study funded by Girlhub Ethiopia More

Photo courtesy of Girlhub Ethiopia ©2013

Arts in Evaluation

My webinar on the use of Arts in Evaluation is now available online.  More

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Fierro Consulting can help you increase your organization’s capacity. Create shared strategies and decisions with participatory leadership processes. Build a learning organization that makes data-driven decisions. Improve the impact of your work. More on our Services for Organizations

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Fierro Consulting offers wellness services to help you overcome past experiences and launch you into the full potential of your present and future. Use Reiki for self-development or personal relaxation.  More on our Self-Development Services


“I found Dr. Fierro to be a visionary in her approach. Her work was consistently thorough and exemplary. I appreciated the mix of technical knowledge and humanity she used to transform a conference session in a genuine learning community.”

— M. Mcclure, National Science Foundation

From Rita's Blog

On Wednesday, we found out that Donald J Trump is our president-elect. I spent the day grieving for what I thought the next ten years of my life would look like, for me and the children I’d like to bring into the world. Outrage got him elected. Outrage now grows in those of us who have begun marching. I spent the campaign season reassuring myself that 60 years of desegregation, activism, and coalition building could not have happened in vain. That we were a better people, a more united people, than it seemed. That the violence, the hate, was the minority of us, and Trump’s campaign would become just a bad dream. I was wrong.

The violence is rising.

When I guide groups through frustration and outrage, I say it’s time to tend to the margins. In this case, the margins have become 50% of the popular vote.

For our series on inclusive conversations (conversations where differences are seen as an opportunity, not a threat), tip #7: Look for wisdom in the outrage.