Constance Washburn MA ; a facilitator, educator, and community organizer dedicated to reconnecting humans to the earth and their innate creativity. She brings her years of organizational development, nature connection, theater and dharma practices together to create transformational experiences for individuals and organizations.
As an educator she has designed exciting interactive programs for teachers, students and organizations. She trained classroom teachers in the uses of drama the classroom and trained actors to work in the schools in support of curriculum. She served as Education Director at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Marin Organic for almost 20 years educating the public about the value of local food and farms. She also co-founded and directed, the Marin Agriculture and Education Alliance which brought together countywide agricultural and educational organizations. She has a MA in Education and Theater and taught and directed multi – cultural theater companies as her first career. She has certificates in the Ecology of Leadership, Permaculture Design and Transforming Business, Society, and Self from U.Lab MITx and recently completed a Community Resilience Model training in working with trauma. She is a mindfulness/ meditation instructor in the Vajrayana Tradition, a long time yoga practitioner and best of all a grandma. EDUCATION & TRAINING M.A., Education/Theater (double major), New York University, 1976 B.A., Child Development/Drama (double major), Hampshire College, 1974 Non-profit management certificate, Hartford Foundation, 1981 Secondary school teaching credentials (permanent), New York and Massachusetts Permaculture Design Certificate, Regenerative Design Institute, Bolinas CA, 2007 Ecology of Leadership - Regenerative Design Institute, 2009 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training - The Mindful Body, San Francisco, 2012 Community Dharma Leader - Sukhassidhi Foundation, Fairfax CA, 2015 Certificate – Transforming business, society, and self. Ulab MITx , 2016 Transformational Resilience Train-the-Trainer - International Transformational Resilience Coalition, 2018 Social Presencing Theater - The Art of Making a True Move - U. Academy by The Presencing Institute - 2020 Community Resilience Model - The Trauma Resource Institute, 2020 Yoga for Trauma - Certified Yoga for Trauma Training - 2021
Designed, initiated, and managed eight successful education programs.
Founded and/or managed six non-profit and community organizations.
Generated substantial funding from private and public sectors.
Designed and managed two productive volunteer programs.
Produced and raised funds for hundreds of public events.
Designed and ran two on going training programs for school teachers.
Designed and co-facilitates the Spiral Journey a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects,
Designed and facilitates The Elder Action Networks Foundational Course; Empowered Elder Webinar.