Sam Kaner, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the nation’s leading experts on collaborative decision making. He is senior author of the authoritative Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, now in its 20th printing and available in six languages. Sam played a pivotal role in helping CLN practitioners to codify and visually map their unique strategies so that different models for cross-sector collaboration could be broadly shared.
With 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant, and as executive director of San Francisco-based Community At Work, Sam Kaner is sought after by social sector clients for his expertise in designing and facilitating collaborative efforts to achieve lasting, system-wide change. Among them, the World Bank, the United Nations, March of Dimes, Omidyar Network, Stanford University Center for Social Innovation, and more than 250 foundations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations around the world. His private sector clients include Electronic Arts, VISA International, Charles Schwab and Company, Prudential, eBay, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Mercer, Hewlett-Packard, and many others.