I plan, produce, and facilitate workshops that guide people through a series of creative exercises to rapidly prototype ideas based on conversations and ideas generated during our time together.
Creating engagements and opportunities that bring locals together to build relationships and learn ways of contributing back to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Community Projects @ SXSWedu
A workshop for educators highlighting the nuts and bolts of building community based projects within their schools.
MiddCORE is a mentor-driven, experiential-learning program that builds skills, creates opportunities, and expands networks for tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.
Dalai Lama Fellows
How might we quickly build a fun and trusting environment towards open-collaboration during the DLF program?
Project M: Hot Potato Hack
A rapid ingenuity game where you use what you’ve got to come up with things that might just change the world.
Mycelium’s Compass Project
How might we encourage young, passionate leaders to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness both in their personal and professional lives?
Global Leadership Lab
Convening, developing, and supporting a global network of leaders committed to systemic transformation.
How might neighbors in one part of a city share and encourage other Flint residents living in different areas to use volunteerism to better their parks?
Project M: [Hello, Houston]
How might we promote the unique and special places in and around Houston to encourage locals to reconnect with their city?
Project M: Celebrate Global Warming
A record high of 81° on March 22, 2012 in Belfast, Maine inspired Project M North to make some fun in the sun and “celebrate global warming.”
Project M: B.O.M.B.
How might the story of a devastated community center bring neighbors together and rebuild?
Design Ethos @ SCAD
How might local and national designers, civic leaders, and SCAD students engage with local residents of Waters Avenue to transform a stock of decrepit buildings into a source of wealth, well-being, renewal and pride?
AIGA West Michigan
How might we come up with ways to communicate news, needs, resources and events across various west Michigan cities?
Project M: Frankfurt
What happens when Project M brings together 40 young creative individuals from nine countries to Frankfurt, Germany for two weeks?
Kind words on Creative Facilitation
“I’ve worked with Marc in several different capacities, from co-leading workshops to run-of-the-mill design projects. Marc’s always energetic and ambitious with a “get shit done” attitude. He can really motivate a group of creative individuals looking for inspiration and get you to question everything you thought was right.”
“I worked with Marc on a project to design and run an innovation workshop. Marc was a pleasure to work with, collaborative, creative, professional and always looking for ways to generate the best outcome. He understands the innovation process at a deep level, and how best to unlock the creativity of groups. I look forward to the next opportunity I have to work with him.”
David Hodgson, Founder of Humming Bird Labs
“I walked out of a workshop feeling completely exhausted, but also feeling weirdly empowered and proud of myself. I also viewed myself for the first time as being much more innately creative than I had ever really thought. I think many others felt that way, and I give full credit to Marc for giving us that experience.”
Justine Lai, participant at A Better World by Design, 2012