Beverly and Marilyn Sifford
, with help from Gil Steil
, designed the working sessions for 2000 delegates at the Presidents's Summit on America's Future which was held in Philadelphia in April, 1997.
...MARILYN SIFFORD, M.S.Marilyn Sifford
works with organizations and communities to bridge boundaries, remove barriers and build commitment among people with diverse interests in order to work towards a shared vision of the future.She
has a diverse client base that spans non-profit, public and private sectors and includes communities, health care, financial services, manufacturing, education, human services, and the environment.
Believing that commitment to action begins with meaningful involvement, Marilyn
uses "whole system" approaches that engage key stakeholders in processes to discover common ground, identify the future they want and plan actions together to realize their goals.Her
methods include future search conferences, open space meetings, simulations, team development and custom-designed conferences, workshops and planning retreats.Marilyn
and Beverly Arsht, with help from Gil Steil
, designed the working sessions for 2000 delegates at the Presidents' Summit on America's Future which was held in Philadelphia in April, 1997.
...Marilyn is a member of Future Search Consortium, founded by Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff.
Community service is a strong value and area of commitment for Marilyn
has trained several hundred consultants and leaders who have conducted or sponsored pro bono planning conferences for non-profit organizations in their communities.She currently serves as a trustee for FIRST, the Foundation for Individual Responsibility and Social Trust, an organization committed to engaging a new generation of citizens.