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Barbara Raye

Ceenter for Policy, Planning, and Performance
Executive Director
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
I am the director of the Center for Policy, Planning, and Performance and provide training and consulting services to the nonprofit and public sectors such as strategic planning, respectful workplace, conflict resolution, board governance, and large group facilitation. I have trained with top restorative justice and mediation professionals around the country and have published on gender, class, and race issues in restorative justice. I started two shelters for battered women and their families, led the national Victim Offender Mediation Association, worked in both state and county government. My MBA helps me bridge the values of the private, public, and social sectors. I have also taught at the master’s level in nonprofit and government leadership programs.

I have worked with over 250 clients and offer quotes from a couple of them.

“She is one of the most clear, "on purpose" consultants I have ever met. Barbara has a collaborative spirit that pervades her work. She communicates easily with diverse groups, builds strong consensus, facilitates mutual understanding with tremendous ease and grace. ....”

“…. Your facilitation of our diverse motivations and opinions and desired outcomes resulted in our coming together to develop a consensus. I did not think it was possible for all of us to arrive at a single vision. But somehow, you managed the distrust, the strong personalities, skepticism and passions and led us to a place where we could come up with a vision that respected each faction's deeply held beliefs for what needed to be part of a final outcome.”