Presentations & Publications

Past Presentations & Workshops

Watch Chris’ speech on Community Transformation at the kick off of the Firelands Forward workforce development initiative in North Central Ohio.

Watch Chris’ webinar with Gary Schoeniger of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative on Creating Entrepreneurial Communities.

Watch Chris’ webinar on philanthropy’s role in catalyzing effective cross-sector collaborations sponsored by Philanthropy Ohio.

Chris has presented workshops on collaboration and leadership at conferences hosted by Collective Impact ForumGrantmakers for Effective Organizations, Tamarack Institute, Association of Leadership Programs, Philanthropy Ohio, the Kansas Council on Community Foundations, and many other entities.

Contact Chris if you’d like him to present to your conference, board, your constituents or your funders on collaboration and collaborative leadership.


Collaboration, is a handbook for leaders interested in launching and sustaining effective cross-sector collaborations.  The Fund for Our Economic Future published the handbook in October 2016. To order hard copies of the Handbook email Chris.

In his new book, Thank You for Being Late, best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman quoted from this blog post on Complexity, Collaboration & Leadership that Chris wrote for the Fund for Our Economic Future.

Civic Leadership & Community-Based Leadership Programs, published by the Tamarack Institute.

Avoiding Coblaboration: Engaging Public Sector Leaders in Cross-Sector Collaborations, published by Intersector Project

Three Lessons from Rereading Collective Impact, published by Stanford Social Innovation Review

Change Demands More Than Programmatic Grants, published by Exponent Philanthropy, co-written with Jeff Glebocki of Strategy + Action/Philanthropy