Susan Loucks, smiling, arms crossed on table

About Me

I've worked with nonprofits since 2000 and as a consultant and trainer since 2012, including 2 years with the Human and Institutional Development Forum in Bengaluru, India, and 5.5 years with the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Past clients cover a wide diversity of sectors including the environment, coalitions, human services, faith-based organizations, health, education, history, and more.  Some past clients include ICCo India, The Children's Home of Pittsburgh, The Glen Montessori, Cooperative Metropolitan MinistriesCividep, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council

 

Certifications include Grassroots Development and Nonprofit Management, Appreciative Inquiry,  Community Mediation, and the Art of Transformational Consulting.  I've completed a 10 week Leadership program with Sociocracy for All

 

I love the buzz of an engaged room, aha moments, facing tricky subjects with both compassion and realism, ampersands,  and using a fresh set of flip chart markers. 

Core Beliefs

These are fundamental to my consulting practice and approach:

 

  • Participation - Involving people in decisions that impact them    

  • Sharing power  - Cultivating and engaging a wide pool of gifts

  • Prioritizing learning - Freedom for mistakes and improvements