These are taken from the June, 2011 West Coast seminar tour feedback form.
- Moving from theoretical to practical was most useful. (Pine Mt. participant)
- Great synthesis, useful tools. (Santa Cruz participant)
- Valuable and necessary stuff. Way too short - Needs a full day or better 2 days. (Santa Cruz participant)
- Balance of theory and possibility. (Seattle participant)
- Succinct presentation of multiple concepts (some new) that will prove useful in my work. (Whidbey Island participant)
- While much of this is material I knew, the integration is something I've been looking for. (Whidbey Island participant)
- Important issues were addressed. (Bellingham participant)
- Excellent information presented in a great way. (Bellingham participant)
- It inspires one to action. (Bellingham participant)
The feedback in Bellingham, WA was the most positive, but they had the advantage of the presentation refinements that evolved from the previous five seminars, and some excellent suggestions from educational activist and author Liz Manvell.
The coalition building material was developed to be a two-day workshop, and compressing it into a four hour seminar was problematic. One very common theme expressed by many of the seminar participants was best summed up by a Whidbey Island participant: "I found the speed frustrating. So many fascinating areas of interest just barely introduced."
So, future presentations will be the full 2 day workshop format.