Maggie Finefrock is currently Chief Learning
Officer of The Learning
Project, an organizational development firm based in Kansas City, Missouri,
internationally to create high achieving, diverse and dynamic learning
bridging people, cultures, ideas and resources through out the known universe.
After returning from serving in the
U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal, Maggie
met Robert Mueller of the United Nations and asked him what skill and service
the world needed most. He replied that the challenges of the world needed
people skilled in the art of conflict resolution and urged her to contribute.
Maggie has received training, certification and experience in mediation and
conflict resolution from Community Boards of San Francisco, American Friends
Service Committee, K.C. Department of Human Relations, University of Missouri
Mediation Center, the Jackson County Court System and The Erikson Institute.
mediation is a large part of her work at The Learning Project which has taken
her to all 50 U.S. states and Canada, Mexico, Asia, Australia, Africa,
Ms. Finefrock is the former
director and a founding member of Harmony
in a World of Difference, a multifaceted campaign to improve race
eliminate bias and discrimination, and increase respect and skills for
diversity. She works as Senior Advisor/Trainer for the REACH Center in
Washington and the Anti-Defamation League in New York. Diverse clients include
city governments, banking, judges, newspapers, healthcare, police and fire
departments, intelligence agencies, state boards of education, school systems,
universities, non profit organizations, religious institutions, national
recreational cooperatives, arts institutions, and corporate clients including
Corning, DuPont, Johnson and Johnson, Procter and Gamble.
Other professional resources
include being a resource broker, adjunct
faculty at University of Missouri, Tribuvan University in Kathmandu and
University of Alaska, Training Director and Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal,
administration of International Youth Services for the Association of Unity
crisis counselor, facilitator for training in adult education methods,
conflict management, diversity, race relations and cross cultural competence,
relations, spiritual direction, Windhorses equine assisted learning and
psychotherapy, serving in the U.S. Teacher Corps and teaching in rural and
districts in Virginia, Ohio, Missouri and Nepal.
Maggie is the author of
Pilgrimage of the Heart, Mountains Diminish
Underfoot, The Art and Ministry of Teaching, and The Art and Heart of
Diversity and lots of other published and unpublished (unpublishable) poetry,
photography and articles. She is the recipient of numerous awards including
Beyond War Award and the Annie Ray Riffey Award in Multicultural Leadership.
Maggie serves on advisory boards for CRES, Harmony, MCHE, GLAAD, and was the
Religion and Spirituality Chair for Mayor Emanuel Cleaverâ€™s Race
Task Force. She is certified in spiritual direction, mediation, scuba diving ,
crisis counseling, natural horsemanship and equine assisted growth and
Maggie received her A.A. degree in Sociology from Santa Barbara City College,
B.S. in Education from Norfolk State University and M.A. in Administration
from University of Missouri. In lieu of a doctoral degree she is raising
being raised by) three boys, three dogs, two cats and one horse plus all
their many friends.
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