Eric Lerner, Ph.D. 
Community & Organizational Development 

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Building Blocks to make your not-for-profit organization work

Local couple offers guidance and training

By Wendy Post

After many years of developing results-based approaches to a broad range of issue areas that include local government, solid waste management, justice system planning, community festivals, university-based community development, and many others, Eric Lerner, Ph.D., has decided to branch out and assist organizations in developing a road to success. Working side-by-side with his wife Susan, the experienced couple are developing and implementing workshops tailored to meet the needs of various types of organizations. Their most recent offering is a broad menu of workshops for board members and staff in community organizations. These workshops focus on effective leadership, participatory project planning, organizational transitions, and many other creative tools that can be utilized to help your organization succeed. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Owego has recently sponsored a series of these workshops, which are especially useful to smaller community organizations and not-for-profit groups that are trying to maximize their board and member capacity.


Susan Lerner (right) teaches Team Building to Irene Schotts

From 1996 to the summer of 2000, Eric Lerner created and coordinated community development training programs at Cornell University for leaders across New York and the nation. "Iím especially interested in smooth organizational transitions and creating participatory, low-cost ways for community organizations to succeed," said Eric. Susan has been in private practice as a therapist and counselor for many years. This experience, combined with Ericís leadership and organizational expertise, creates a workshop and training environment that focuses on not only the structural and procedural aspects of business, but the interpersonal aspects as well. The Lerners are available to meet with you for a free consultation and to swap ideas about what type of training might benefit your organization. Their services range from board and staff training to executive coaching. For a listing of the workshops offered, or to find out more you can visit their website at home.twcny.rr.com/ericlerner/ or call them at 607-273-1154.


From Tioga Pennysaver, June 2001.
Reproduced by permission of Times Shamrock Weekly Group.

Eric Lerner, Ph.D.
Community & Organizational Development
504 South Plain Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-1154
elerner@twcny.rr.com.

Page updated September 11, 2001

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