Integrative Leadership Practices is a leadership and team development practice committed to helping leaders create healthy organizations – organizations that create products and services that are good for people, provide good places to work, are good neighbors local and globally, and produce sustainable bottom lines.
We specialize in working with leaders and their teams to host virtual and in-person meetings that energize those participating and generate trustworthy commitments to next steps.
You will find us:
- Responsive – We meet you where you are. We don’t have a standard program we try to plug you into. We co-create the design with you.
- Engaging – We design experiences that engage everyone introverts and extroverts, clarifiers, ideators, planners and doers.
- Results-oriented – We help you get clear about what you expect to accomplish. We strive to design and deliver an experience that exceeds your request.
- Strengths-based – We focus first on building upon your strengths rather than fixing shortcomings.
- Conversationally-focused – The conversations we have and don’t have determine the results we get. We help you express yourself through your words, emotional tone and physical presence.
- Creative – We are known for our imaginative integration of many state-of-the-art group methods.
- Playful – Adults learn best when they are able to laugh at themselves and have fun.
- Experienced – We are seasoned professionals, each with over 40 years of facilitation experience.
- Trustworthy – We deliver on what we promise or your money back.
Strategic Direction/Action Planning
- Camphill Foundation and Camphill Association – staff recruitment and retention visioning session; staff planning session using Theory U awareness-based change processes and embodiment practices.
- Proctors Theatre – leadership team 1 day strategic visioning retreat and quarterly half-day planning meetings
- International Center for Photography – full staff 1 day retreat
- Adirondack Scenic Studios – comprehensive organizational assessment; leadership team meeting redesign
- Upstate Medical Dept. of Public Health & Preventive Medicine – survey and 1 day retreat
- Hudson River Community Credit Union– Board and senior staff – 1 day retreat
- Capital Region Library Council – Board and staff – ½ day retreat
- Blizzard/Vicarious Visions – Senior leaders – bi-annual retreats
- WMHT/public broadcasting – Board and senior staff – retreat & meetings
- Slow Food Boston – Board – 2 day retreat
- Fenimore Assets Management – leadership team – strategic planning meetings
- Long Island University – Environmental Science Faculty – Dept heads – strategic planning
- Rensselaer Plateau Alliance – Board – 1/2 day retreat
- Erikson Institute – advanced faculty/child development – Board and all staff – 6 mo project
- Covenant House International – five year strategic plan – 18 mo project
- Hale House – three year strategic plan – Board, all staff, consumers- 12 mo project
- Illinois Action for Children – five year strategic plan – Board, all staff, consumers – 18 mo project
- NYS Court Appointed Special Advocates – Board of Directors – 2 day retreat & series of meetings
- Alliance of NYS Boys and Girls Clubs – all NYS club directors – series of retreats & meetings
- Center Square Neighborhood Association – community assets planning retreat – 2 day retreat
- Sustainable Hudson Valley Network – Board of Directors – 2 day retreat
- New York State Office of Mental Health – psychiatric facility directors – series of meetings
Leadership Formation/Team Development
- Camphill Association – Emerging Board Fellows training – 2 day program
- National Grid US – Network Strategy Team – leadership team 2 day retreat
- WMHT – leadership and team development
- Greylock Federal Credit Union – leadership team, IT dept & Risk Management dept. – retreat and series of meetings
- Proctors Collaborative – senior leaders team development
- Activision-Blizzard/Vicarious Visions – executive team – annual retreat x 10 years
- Corning Inc. – integrating work of three HR units. – 2 year project
- Corning Inc. – IT department reorganization – series of meetings & 2 day retreat
- TE Connectivity – summit for global IT leaders – 1 day event
- American College for Behavioral Health Leadership – emerging leaders program development – series of meetings and webinars
- Blue Slate Solutions – annual leaders retreat
- Honest Weight Food Coop – Board development – bi-monthly
- Bechtel KAPL Marine Propulsion Lab – annual leaders retreat
- Judge Real Estate Development– reorganization & relocation – all staff series of meetings
- High Peak Capital Venture – partners – series of meetings
- NYS Department of State – 2 day leadership summit
- Office of NYS Comptroller – HR Dept.– series of retreats & meetings – 3 years
For the past 40 years, leaders have sought out Newell for his innovative and responsive approach to facilitating intentional change. He is best known for his capacity to facilitate creative engaging conversations that produce the results you ask for. He has helped many large and small groups identify, plan and achieve their project goals in a wide diversity of complex and challenging situations. Prior to developing his private practice, Newell was Director of Strategic Planning for New York State’s Office and Children and Family Services, a $4.6 billion enterprise with over 4000 employees. In that role he designed and coordinated the agency’s strategic planning process and was the architect of many cross-systems collaborations at the state and local level. He was able demonstrate that sustained change can even happen in the public sector. Prior to his public service career he led three community-based organizations and created two design businesses using cardboard to create furniture for young children and frequent movers.
As a creative change facilitator Newell has delivered thousands of hours facilitating meetings of diverse groups, often on topics for which he had no prior content knowledge. Meeting participants have included business leaders, engineers, research scientists, technicians, bankers, college profs, librarians, school teachers, MDs and nurses, elected and appointed governmental officials, civil servants, union leaders, citizens/taxpayers, neighbors, parents, adolescents, teachers, clergy, homeless people, and lawyers.
Newell is a certified master NLP practitioner and received his formal coaching training from the Institute for Generative Leadership. He is a member of the Creative Education Foundation, International Association of Facilitators, International Coaching Federation, and the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of Association for Training & Development. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the applied social sciences.
Embodying Creativity: Cultivating Awareness, Creativity & Action
Allie has over 30 years as an experienced change facilitator and award-winning innovator; she is also a long-time meditation and yoga teacher. Allie worked in corporate law on Wall Street during the heyday of corporate mergers and acquisitions. She then moved to helping not-for-profits discover products and licensing programs to develop creative branding through new revenue streams.
Always keeping a commitment to spirit in her practices, she was recruited several times to join high performing teams to lead innovation with new organizational and financial challenges. She is quick to identify core personal and structural issues and compassionately establish productive conditions where everyone can flourish and establish new ways of creating healthy and profitable individual, team and organizational outcomes.
She maintains a coaching and team facilitation practice and has designed and delivered training to a wide range of leaders and organizations. She is a regular leader and presenter at conferences in creativity and on program innovation.
Allie received advanced training from Harvard in mediation and negotiation and change management from the Presencing Institute at MIT and has taught as an adjunct faculty at SUNY graduate school. As a licensed psychotherapist, she was deployed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster by the New York federally funded crisis response bureau.