John Greenwood

John Greenwood, M.Ed., is a WIPPS outreach consultant. His specialty is training in moderating of deliberative forums as well as naming and framing processes from Kansas State University, the University of Georgia, the Kettering Foundation, and the National Issues Forum Institute. He has trained a wide range of individuals in deliberative practice – from teachers and administrators, nonprofit and government organizations, and community members to youth in leadership and at-risk programs. He is also an expert in organizational and community decision-making, especially naming and framing complex issues, facilitating deliberative forums, and creating action plans. He is currently researching the impact of deliberative practices in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as in college settings, with a special focus on developmental skills such as active listening, assertiveness, empathy, decision-making, and ethical reasoning. Greenwood holds a M.Ed. in educational psychology from Marquette University.

Skills and capabilities

  • Group facilitation
  • Conflict management and mediation
  • Assertiveness training
  • Understanding basic human needs
  • Deliberative decision-making
  • Strategic planning
  • Action planning and evaluation
  • Focus group facilitation
  • Survey trend analysis
  • Naming and framing of complex issue

Domains of knowledge

  • Developmental psychology
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Leadership development
  • Team building

John Greenwood
M.Ed.