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About Nancy White

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Nancy J. White
Full Circle Associates
Seattle, Washington USA
(206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com
http://www.fullcirc.com

Skype: choconancy
Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy)
LinkedInwww.linkedin.com/in/nancywhite
Google+:
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YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/choconancy
SlideShare
http://www.slideshare.net/choconancy

Some videos of Nancy: http://www.fullcirc.com/about/about-nancy-white/nancy-videos/


SKILLS

  • International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). In research conducted by Jenny Ambrozek and Joe Cothrel, Nancy was listed as one of the “top influencers” in the industry.
  • Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). Extensive work with “web 2.0” tools and approaches and community and instructional design.
  • Experienced facilitator for live online and offline events (meetings, learning gatherings, convenings, focus groups)
  • Creative, strategic planner
  • Effective leader and manager
  • Proven advocacy communications, marketing, community and public relations experience
  • Detailed operational, computer and Internet skills
  • Strong public speaker with keynote experience
  • Excellent written, multimedia and oral communications skills
  • Speak Portuguese and experienced in working in intercultural settings

EXPERIENCE

OWNER
January 1997 to present
Full Circle Associates, Seattle, Washington

  • Develop collaboration and facilitation strategies, communications, planning and Internet collaboration solutions for non-profits, organizations and businesses.
  • Deliver online and offline learning and coaching. Coach others on these skills.
  • Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces.
  • Support and nurture communities of practice (CoPs) and networks.
  • Expertise in online interaction for international development.
  • Strategic policy communications.
  • Moderate the Online Facilitation list serve and maintain an extensive resource listing on online communities and work groups at http://www.fullcirc.com
  • Instructor and founding partner of Full Circle Training, and guest faculty for Etienne Wenger’s Communities of Practice workshop, guest adjunct faculty at Royal Roads University’s Knowledge Management Program, Victoria, BC, Antioch University, Seattle (Whole Systems Design Program), and former faculty for CoIl’s Knowledge Ecology University’s Online Facilitation course. Frequent guest speaker and presenter.
  • Co-host of the Virtual Community conference on The Well.
  • Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups. Example communities: ShareYourStory Electric Minds, www.women2women.com, Community Intelligence Labs (private intranet community), the former Webb.net Host University
  • Clients include: • AARP (Washington DC), ActionAid International (South Africa), Agriculture Sustainability Institute, Alternatives to Slash and Burn (Kenya), America Speech and Hearing Association, Anecdote (Australia), Antioch University Seattle, Association of Child and Maternal Health Programs, Australian Flexible Learning Network, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Benton Foundation, BetterEvaluation.org, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bioversity International, BoardSource, Boeing, CARE, CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program, CGIAR ICT-KM Program, CGIAR – CIAT, CGIAR Consortium Office, CIARIS, Colombia Ministry of Education, Community Health Information Technology Association (CHITA), Community Health Plan of Washington, CPSquare, Danish State Information Services, Dede Henley Group, Defence Intelligence Agency, Drake University, Engender Health, eWorks (Australia), Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN, Foundation for Health Quality, GFRAS, Girl Scouts of the USA, Good News/Good Deeds, Grantmakers for Education, Grassroots Policy Project , Healthy Aging Partnership, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Helvetas, IBM, ICCO (The Netherlands), IEEE, International Alert (UK), International Institute for Communications and Development (The Netherlands), International Food Policy Research Institute, International Fund for Agricultural Development,  International Labor Organization, ICRISAT, IRDC/Bellanet, Isilon, Justice Institute of British Columbia, KDA Research, KM Leadership Network, Lookstein Center, March of Dimes, Maternal Health Task Force, National eXtension Center, New York Roadrunners,  nPower, NYSAIS, Orton Family Foundation, Overseas Development Institute (UK), Portuguese Ministry of Education, Project Harmony (ICD Project and Armenian School Connectivity Project), Project Management Institute, Quisic Corporation, Royal Roads University, Seattle Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle King County Department of Public Health, QED Group, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Simon Fraser University, Social Impact, Social Venture Partners, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, The Nature Conservancy,Thrive by Five Washington,  Trusera, Ultraversity, United Nations University, UNDP,  University of Washington Human Services Policy Center, University of Washington School of Dentistry, USAID, Vermont Oxford Network, WA State FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network, Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Library, Williams Group, World Bank, World Bank Institute, World Health Organization, WorldLinks.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
July 1996 to June 1997
BullsEye Internet News Service, Kirkland, Washington

  • Orchestrated, developed and ran startup high technology news delivery service.
  • Oversaw development of back-end infrastructure (NT network, website and Access databases)
  • Managed daily operations including marketing, sales, client relations, and tech.
  • Developed and managed strategic alliances.
  • Hired, trained and supervised staff of nine and contractors.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND COMMUNICATIONS
November 1989 to June 1996
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Western Washington Chapter

  • Managed chapter marketing, community, government and media sponsorship/relations efforts.
  • Managed chapter grants, birth defects and infant mortality education and prevention programs.
  • Represented March of Dimes on coalitions, boards and conferences.
  • Coordinated and execute all print and video production.
  • Managed permanent staff of six, four volunteer committees and interns.

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
August 1988 – October 1989
KIRO TV, KIRO Newsradio, KSEA FM, Seattle, WA

  • Managed $5.6 million dollars in public service air time and linked to marketing value.
  • Planned, funded and executed public service projects, programming and campaigns on radio and television.
  • Coordinated corporate community relations, needs ascertainments and contributions.

NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR & ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE VP
1984 – July 1988
KIRO Newsradio, Seattle, WA

  • Managed $5 million national spot advertising sales for KIRO Newsradio and KSEA.
  • Coordinated divisional budgets, plans and systems.

NATIONAL COPY COORDINATOR1982 – 1984
KIRO TV, Inc., Seattle, WA

Managed national copy accounts.

EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS

  • BA cum laude, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 1980
  • Colegio Rio Branco, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1974-1975
  • Member, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (2000 to present – Board member 2003 -2004)
  • Member, American Public Health Association, 1999-2000 (and previous)
  • Member, International Association of Facilitators, 1999-2001
  • Member, The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, 2004 to present
  • Member, International Forum of Visual Practitioners, 2007 to present

PUBLIC SPEAKING

PUBLICATIONS

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES>

  • Advisory Board, Dreamfish
  • Member International Forum of Visual Practitioners, 2007 to present
  • Member of IADIS, 2005 – present
  • Advisory Board Member, Blogher – March 2005 to present
  • Board Member, Pioneers of Change – November 2005 to present
  • Advisory Board Member, Knowledge in the Public Interest – December 2004 to present
  • Volunteer online facilitator for the 2nd International Appreciative Inquiry Conference – September 2004
  • IGNITE-US Inspiring girls in technology in high schools, 2000 to present
  • Board Member, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, 2003-2004
  • Board Member, Centre of Community Networking and Information Policy Studies, Institute of Research on Problems of Nonprofits in the Newly Independent States (IRPN) activity, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2003 – 2004
  • Volunteer online facilitator, Listening to the City Online Event – July-August 2002
  • Steering Group, VOSonVOS, (Virtual Open Space on Virtual Open Space) Spring 2002
  • International Association of Facilitators, 1999 to 2001
  • CPSR’s DIAC 2000 and 2002 Conference Steering Committee
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information Services Board, 1994 to 1999 (past-President)
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Marketing Advisory Group, 1995 to 1997
  • Washington State FAS Interagency Group, 1995 to 1996
  • Governor’s FAS Advisory Panel, 1994 to 1996
  • Governor’s Council on Families, Youth and Justice, 1994 to 1995
  • Washington State Teen Pregnancy Advisory Committee, 1994 to 1995
  • Sisters of Providence Health Care Reform Forum Committee, 1994 to 1995
  • Pacific Northwest Regional Genetics Group, Education Committee, 1993 to 2002
  • King County FAS Executive Committee, 1993 – 1996
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Interagency Coordinating Committee, 1992 – 1996
  • Yesler Terrace Infant Mortality Task Force, 1992 – 1995
  • Northwest Bulletin of Maternal/Child Health Editorial Board, 1992
  • Washington State Birth Defects Registry Advisory Board, 1992
  • FAS Prevention Task Force, 1991 – 1995
  • First Steps Media Advisory Committee, 1990 – 1992
  • King County Superior Court Volunteer Programs Advisory Committee, 1989 – 1994; Community Relations Chair
  • The Registry Mentor Program, board and mentor, 1989 – 1993
  • Women + Business Board Member, 1988 – 1993; VP Communications, 1990 – 1991

AWARDS

  • Edublogger Award, Best Paper, 2006, nominated for “lifetime” award in 2008
  • March of Dimes Chapter Communications Award, large market, 1990, 1994
  • March of Dimes Chapter Programs Award, large market, 1994
  • Emmy Award – Best Instructional Special for “The Fabulous FAS Quiz Show” – 1994
  • Emerald City Award – Silver Certificate for “The Fabulous FAS Quiz Show” – 1994
  • Chicago International Film Festival – Silver Certificate for “First Steps”- 1992
  • Intercom Festival – Certificate of Merit for “First Steps”- 1992
  • American Film & Video Festival Honorable Mention for “First Steps”- 1992
  • International Monitor Television Award – Finalist for “Across the Lines”, 1989
  • KIRO, Inc. Community Service Award, 1988
  • Foundation for the Handicapped, Volunteer of the Year – 1986

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55 Responses to “About Nancy White”

  1. Cynthia Chatfieldon 10 Mar 2008 at 8:05 am

    Please send me an email when you’re gearing up for your next Facilitating Online Interaction Workshop. I may be interested. Thanks.

  2. [...] considered myself a facilitator or what I did as facilitation until a lucky chance led me to take Nancy White’s Online Facilitation Course. Somewhere there, in the shadow of the master, a light turned on [...]

  3. Maru del Campoon 26 Sep 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Bowing deeply, awestruck, speechless.
    Please keep me posted about your next Online Facilitation Course and sign me in to buy a copy of Digital Habitats.
    Love: Maru

  4. Vicki Nichols Goldsteinon 03 Oct 2008 at 8:20 am

    Nancy,

    How in the world am I going to introduce you? I could spend the entire call just talking about your background and work without ever getting to talk to you.

    Wow – how do you have time for it all… and still bake cakes?

    Vicki

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  21. [...] Nancy White is an online facilitation and community-building expert. Nancy is the owner of Full Circle Associates, a company that develops collaboration and facilitation strategies, communications, planning and Internet collaboration solutions for non-profits, organizations and businesses. [...]

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    [...] domande cruciali, ho preso per un po’ in ostaggio l’esperta di community-building Nancy White nel corso della sua ultima visita a Roma, qualche giorno fa. Nancy è una persona davvero esperta [...]

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    [...] Online – è disponibile qui) della mia intervista video con l’esperta di facilitazione Nancy White, il focus della conversazione si è spostato sulle differenze chiave e sulle filosofie che stanno [...]

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  28. [...] Nancy White è un’esperta della creazione e della semplificazione delle community online. Nancy è la proprietaria di Full Circle Associates, un’azienda che sviluppa strategie di collaborazione e mediazione, comunicazioni, pianificazione e soluzioni per la collaborazione su Internet per il mondo non-profit, organizzazioni e imprese. [...]

  29. Gebrauchtwagenon 28 Oct 2009 at 2:49 am

    Hallo Nancy, ich bin neu hier, aber ich finde hier eine fantastische Community. Vielen Dank und weiter so.

  30. E-Dayz-09 Wrap-Up @ Brightcookie Blogon 18 Nov 2009 at 3:38 pm

    [...] Any speaker that brings crayons and chocolates to their session is off to a great start in my book.  Thanks, Nancy! [...]

  31. [...] que hemos visitado y analizado ha sido una consultoría de Seattle, la Full Circle Associates, de Nancy White, cuyo foco de trabajo y reflexión es la dinamización de comunidades virtuales. Esta asociación [...]

  32. [...] webinar as the culminating activity, and cool guest facilitators like fellow chocoholic Nancy White and Alec Couros. Even the technologies are open. It’s all laid out on a wiki at Google Sites. [...]

  33. [...] you’ll also see that we’re finally able to announce our TTIX 2010 featured speakers: Nancy White of Full Circle Associates and Michael Petersen of the Utah Education [...]

  34. Edging to Open Learning | Clyde Streeton 14 Dec 2010 at 2:15 am

    [...] Nancy White‘s post (8 December) RSA and Connected Communities in which she shares news of the Connected Communities: How social networks power and sustain the Big Society report by Jonathan Rowson, Steve Broome and Alasdair Jones. She shares this quote from the report: Traditional approaches to community regeneration which define communities in solely geographic terms have severe limitations. They often failed to deliver on key social capital improvements such as improving trust between residents or fostering a greater sense of belonging. [...]

  35. [...] at a time when I was completing an open tender on Wikiversity, making some plans for a visit by Nancy White, and reflecting on an observation by Graham Attwell about “the existence of multiple [...]

  36. [...] Nancy White, co-author of Digital Habitats, and an experienced guide in the realms of online community and e-learning. [...]

  37. Line of sight | projecthackingon 18 Apr 2011 at 6:07 am

    [...] a mail from Nancy White put me on an interesting track. Amongst a bunch of other interesting things, she wrote: “The [...]

  38. [...] reading about networks in order to explore how they may evolve from connections. I started with Nancy White and a short interview with her on YouTube (thank you again to EC&I 831 course resources). She [...]

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  40. [...] participants to do a group mind-map in the white board on the webinar platform (I’ve seen Nancy White do this as well to great effect). One of the interesting things about that exercise is that you [...]

  41. [...] webinar will be co-hosted by Nancy White, a consultant to businesses and international nonprofits and co-author of the book “Digital [...]

  42. [...] news: My program will be graphically recordedby Nancy White, an international leader among graphic recorders. (She’s in Zambia right [...]

  43. [...] meeting room at SFU Woodwards, we were greeted by a friendly holler from volunteer facilitator Nancy White. Armed with generously provided coffee and treats, we strolled over to a table to assemble our [...]

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  45. [...] Nancy White is going to facilitate this great session. Nancy is the founder of Full Circle Associates. She helps organizations connect through online and offline strategies. She is internationally recognized as an online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed learning, teams and online communities. For more information check out: http://www.fullcirc.com/about/about-nancy-white/ [...]

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  48. [...] Nancy White, a consultant to businesses and international nonprofits and co-author of the book “Digital Habits: Stewarding Technology for Communities,” joined the webinar as our guest host and provided a critical perspective based on her extensive experience as a facilitator for both online and in-person groups around the world. [...]

  49. [...] webinar will be co-hosted by Nancy White, a consultant to businesses and international nonprofits and co-author of the book “Digital [...]

  50. Thought Leaders: Nancy Whiteon 26 Apr 2013 at 6:51 pm

    [...] of an interview with Nancy White by Michael Coghlan for the “Thought Leaders” series of interviews. Recorded (Nov [...]

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  52. […] embarrassed that they weren’t linear and organized. It wasn’t until 2010 when I saw the work of Nancy White and Rachel Smith, and the International Visual Practitioner’s Forum, that I discovered (much to […]

  53. […] of staff development activities, this week we had a 1-day Visual Facilitation workshop led by the international practitioner Nancy White. In this blog post, I will not tell you anything specific about the content or about what visual […]

  54. […] last, I’ve had some conversation with Nancy White about doing an online (recorded) conversation for already quite a while, to feature on our blogs, […]

  55. […] I am informed partly by an interesting thread in KM4Dev, started by the fizzing ideas-bomb that is Nancy White, who linked us to a fascinating conversation on the USAID Learning lab site about linking […]

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