About Mike Beebe
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Mike Beebe decided to take his passion for leadership development training and start Leadership for Change in 2004. Since then, he has worked with thousands of individuals and groups to help develop their leadership skills. Mike has over 25 years of experience managing youth & adult leadership programs and is passionate about partnering with young people to create positive social change. His experience includes directing Penny Harvest Seattle, a youth philanthropy & service learning program, JustServe AmeriCorps, a youth anti-violence program, TEEN LINK, a hotline for youth answered by youth, and serving on the Board of Directors for COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere), a national organization advocating for the rights of GLBT families.
In 2013, Mike and a team of training colleagues launched F.A.C.E. (Facilitating Awareness & Change for Equity) Consulting Collaborative in an effort to provide stronger support to individuals, groups, and organizations striving to create a more equitable world.
Current Projects and Associations
Mike trains new VISTA members and new VISTA supervisors for this federally funded national service program dedicated to fighting poverty in the United States.
Mike is trained as a “Gracious Space” practitioner with this non-profit that cultivates leadership and builds capacity, helping organizations and communities tap collective wisdom in service of the common good.
Mike is a facilitator and trainer with Facilitators Northwest. This Seattle-based organization utilizes ToP (Technology of Participation) methods to build shared understanding, increase engagement, and enhance decision-making. Visit the website to find out when the next ToP training takes place.
Mike is a founding member of F.A.C.E. (Facilitating Awareness & Change for Equity) Consulting Collaborative. The F.A.C.E. team assists and supports individuals, organizations, communities, and systems in confronting issues of diversity in a community-building strategy focused on truth-telling, change, and equity.
Mike is a member of this foundation that provides essential resources to organizations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming to strengthen grassroots efforts in the broad-based movement for progressive, systemic social change.
Mike is part of a national network of ToP trainers. ToP provides structured facilitation methods to help groups think, talk, and work together. ToP courses are offered throughout the U.S. and Canada. See link above for more info.