Boot Camp Presenters
executive director, Community At Work
Sam Kaner, PhD, has been named as “one of the world’s leading experts in collaboration” (source: Sandor Schuman, Ph.D., founding editor of the Journal of Group Facilitation and editor of several textbooks on collaboration and group facilitation.) Sam’s classic bestseller, Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making has gone through 19 printings and is now in its 2nd edition. Sam’s social sector clients have included the California Supreme Court, United Nations, March of Dimes, Special Olympics, World Bank, Omidyar Network, Virgin Unite, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and many foundations, community-based organizations, universities, government agencies and multi-stakeholder initiatives.
Sam has been a featured speaker at more than 40 professional conferences, including several years at IAF North America. Since 1987 he has been the executive director of Community At Work, a San Francisco-based consulting firm that specializes in designing and facilitating collaborative approaches to complex system change.