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Luke Younge

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Luke Younge is a facilitator for an international NPO that trains people in mindfulness, compassion and insight practices. His passion is releasing people’s capacities through positive, insight-based processes. As well as his local work, he was part of a team that launched a comprehensive mindfulness-trainer programme in South Africa and Scotland. In Scotland that programme is now an MSc in Mindfulness at the University of Aberdeen.

In addition to his facilitation work, he currently serves as a Director of the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa, an NPO committed to the practice, research and application of mindfulness. He is also a fellow of Mindfulness Africa.

His twin loves, human potential and Art, come together in his work as an award-winning producer of media for organisational development. He has produced educational and inspirational video materials that use the principles of positive change for a variety audiences, including the South African education department and national NGOs.

Some recent work involves a 3 hour workshop for over 400 high schools that works with the values of compassion and acceptance in contemporary South Africa.

After graduating with distinction in Fine Art he has worked extensively as a facilitator and teacher in the field of mindfulness and self awareness. He is a facilitator and facilitator trainer for Mindfulness Africa, the African branch of Mindfulness Scotland, the NGO that has just launched the MSc. He is a qualified AI facilitator and AI facilitator trainer trainee with Company of Experts.

He is always looking for ways in which to apply the appreciative process and principles, be it through developing training programmes, evaluating projects, coaching or media production. He aspires to bring out the very best in people through attention, awareness, dialogue and humour.

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  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training
  • Creativity
  • Curriculum Design
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Developing clarity in teaching or training
  • Facilitator Training
  • Humor in the Classroom
  • Instructional media
  • Patient-Person Centered Care
  • Retreats
  • Technology in and out of the classroom

Kristen Crusoe

Kristen Crusoe

Dr. Kristen Crusoe is a Professor of Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse, and Appreciative Inquiry facilitator. Kristen is also an Organization Development practitioner specializing in Whole System Design through team-building, collaboration, communication, and relationship-based change. Kristen has roots in both Education and Healthcare and is successful leading change in both of these highly complex and turbulent arenas. She has experience as a facilitator, practitioner, teacher, department chair, manager, and director in healthcare organizations, community college, and university environments.

The major focus of Kristen’s current practice includes using Appreciative Inquiry as a Change and Quality Improvement model for healthcare and education. She has lead initiatives for cultural excellence in healthcare and educational organizations including strategic planning, leadership development, quality improvement initiatives, and change management. Kristen is skilled in the art of appreciative reframing, leveraging opportunities, and collaborative relationship building.

Kristen has a BA from Florida State University, a Master’s of Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University, and a Doctor of Education from Oregon State University. She is a Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator with the Company of Experts. She is also a Certified Dance Therapist and Yoga teacher. Kristen lives both on the Oregon Coast and in Pensacola, Florida.

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  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Change management
  • Chief Executive Officer evaluation
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Conflict management
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for individuals and groups
  • Dialogue
  • Holistic approach to organizational development and change
  • Leadership Development
  • Mediation
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • OpenSpace Technology
  • Organizational Relapse Prevention and treatment
  • Patient-Person Centered care
  • Performance Valuation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Planning Relationship Building
  • Team Building
  • Therapeutic Relationships within the workplace
  • Visioning
  • Whole System Change