Executive Director, World Alliance for the Volunteer Economy
Dan has a degree in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Fla with extensive experience in neuroscience-informed Leadership and Organization Development consulting and training. He has worked with government, for-profit and non-profit organizations in the US, Europe and the Far East, focusing on improving productivity and results through optimizing strategies, leadership, communications and employee engagement.
Dan’s partial client list includes: Sandia National Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, University of NM, NM State University, Bueno Foods, United Way, ABQ Public Schools, Public Service Co of NM, US Dept of the Interior, US Corps of Engineers, Philips Semiconductors, NM Society of Human Resource Managers, NM’s Children Youth and Families Department, Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Zia Trust Company and Chavez-Grieves Engineering.
In addition to Strategic Doing, Dan has been certified in many Organization Development assessments and practices including DiSC Workstyles, Social Styles, Myers-Briggs, experiential team building activities, Crucial Conversations, Open Space Technology, Strategic Planning, Appreciative Inquiry and Future Search Conferences.
Dan is active with education advocacy, community development and veterans support services in Albuquerque, serving as past Chair of the Albuquerque Business-Education Compact and on the Board of ABC Community Schools. He also plays French Horn with the Albuquerque Concert Band and volunteers his time with the No Veteran Dies Aloneprogram at the Albuquerque VA Hospital.
Dr. Doug Dunston is Professor Emeritus in Humanities at New Mexico Tech and KEEN Program Coordinator at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he designs and leads workshops that help School of Engineering faculty leverage research and ideas from the areas of curiosity, motivation, empathy, listening, improvisation, systems thinking, and experiential learning.
He has a deep technical and artistic background and divides his time between New Mexico and Minnesota. When weather and schedule align, he can often be found several thousand feet above the ground, regaining his sense of perspective in a two-seater RV-9A experimental airplane.
Dr. Lauren Goldstein is a technical writer and researcher at Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University. Arrowhead serves as the economic development and innovation center for NMSU. She stories the development of entrepreneurs and startups through articles, press releases, reports, and grants. She is working with NMSU’s I-Corps site to implement Strategic Doing with team cohorts.
For over a decade, Lauren taught a variety of university courses which included digital publishing, first-year composition, mythology, advanced composition, and creative writing. She actively publishes in a variety of genres and was most recently a finalist for a national poetry prize. More information on her diverse professional background is available at lrgoldstein.com.
Lauren is driven by wanderlust and travels with her wife as much as possible, both locally and globally. Lauren earned her BA in English from Creighton University, MFA in creative writing from Virginia Tech, and her PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from New Mexico State University.