For over 40 years Newell has been sought out as a meeting facilitator by community, business and government leaders for his creative and responsive approach, his capacity to facilitate productive conversations, and his depth of experience building cross-disciplinary collaborative programs. He has helped many large and small groups identify, plan and achieve their project goals in a wide diversity of complex and challenging situations including many strategic plans, leadership transitions and organizational change projects.
As an innovation facilitator Newell has designed and facilitated thousands of hours of meetings with a broad range of groups, usually on topics for which he had limited prior content knowledge. Meeting participants have included scientists, engineers, technicians, business leaders, bankers, college profs, librarians, school teachers, MDs and nurses, elected and appointed governmental officials, civil servants, union leaders, citizens/taxpayers, neighbors, parents, adolescents, teachers, clergy, homeless people, and even lawyers.
Newell received his facilitation training from the Institute for Generative Leadership, the Creative Education Foundation, and the NLP Center of New York. He is an active member and frequent trainer of coaches and facilitators at the International Association of Facilitators, Creative Problem Solving Institute, Mind Camp, and the Hudson- Mohawk Chapter of Association for Training & Development. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, focusing on the study of group behavior and change. For 26 years he was Director of Strategic Planning for New York State’s Office of Children and Family Services.
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