I officially launched Marianne Cerilli - Change Agent in January 2019. Since then I have partnered with diverse groups doing some amazing work.
Below are a list of groups I have supported with participatory planning, mentoring young staff for succession to ED, internal organizing and engaging union members, initiating a volunteer program, designing participatory governance models, and writing protocols for government policy.
Workshop during this time included: Engaging and Empowering Volunteers, Collaboration and Democracy Between Elections, Advocacy and Organizing Basics.
And one of my favorite things - banning the panel, or making panel discussions more engaging for participants than an hour or two of listening followed by a few questions and answers. As an organizer I see any group or meeting is an opportunity to create some much needed positive change.
Some 2019 - 2021 Partnerships
MB Association Parent Councils
Woman Healing for Change
Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund Advisory Panel Chair – Women and Gender Studies Programs at three Manitoba Universities plus Community Representatives.
UFCW – United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals
Treaty 3 – (28 First Nations communities 2 in Manitoba and 26 in Ontario)
Canada Northwest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Partnership
Canadian Community Economic Development Network
Take 3 For Climate Justice – A Youth Conference on Climate Change and Human Rights
During the pandemic slow down I have been putting my experience to good use by initiating local action groups on a variety of issue on a pro-bono basis.
Going digital has been a necessity in this new reality we find ourselves in. I am comfortable leading experiential and engaging online meetings using digital technologies as a tools to ensure participation, inclusion and even fun! One of my favorite things to do is create playful activities that involve everyone in the group in learning and taking action together.