What Our Learners Say

“The format of the handouts and flow of the presentations are great! I appreciate your making this available to us.”

Kabo Yang

Executive Director, Minnesota Women's Consortium

“I found the CDI courses a great way to validate what I know as well as identify what I need to learn more about in the world of consulting. The various learning techniques used – videos, articles, websites, reflective journaling – really enhanced my experience in exploring each topic. I’m eager to begin my next course!”

Lisa Cunningham Roberts

Sr. Learning Consultant, Duke Clinical Research

“The Collaborative Consulting program was excellent. The information was valuable for both internal and external consultants. Many of the tools that were provided will be a great resource for me in the future. One the things I appreciated was the opportunity to get to know other Minnesota Organization Development Network Members and understand their consulting practices. Great information. Great discussion. Just Great!”

Lori Spangler

Training Consultant Learning and Development, Fairview Health Services

“My expectations were exceeded! It brought new resources to my team. My learning deepened, and I am motivated to act!”

Timothy Fowler

STEM Coordinator, New York State Network for Youth Success

“I appreciate having it all laid out with the checkpoints along the way, including the reality check of the action plan and how to ensure the plan is complete and how to ensure it will be implemented.”

Kathie Kramer Ryan

Founder & Principal , Arroyo Fundraising, LLC

“I joined the CDI’s ‘Collaborative Consulting Training’ to benefit my internal role as Recruiting, Training & Development Director.  The series reinforced what I know about a consultation and helped set me up for success as a Director working internally across departments.”

Monica Dornbach

St. Paul Pioneer Press

“CDI’s courses were very valuable to me.  The courses help, not only independent consultants, but also internal consultants, as they provide fresh perspectives to their team.”

Jinal Shah

internal consultant

“I have facilitated group decision-making meetings for years but was excited to learn new tools to enhance and even improve the effectiveness of my meetings.”

Drena Valentine, D.M.

Director of Operations , Moveable Feast

“It was indeed a great experience with tremendous learning from the material and each one of you. Thanks to CDI & the Minnesota Organization Development Network for the opportunity!”

Krishnapriya Nair, PHR

The Ardent HR, Twin Cities Human Resource Association

“These materials are excellent, thank you for the opportunity to begin this process. Much of my work is with non-profits and I do everything I can to maintain a low-expense structure. I will certainly recommend this program along the way.”

George Langer

GSL Consulting

“I have been very impressed with the content of the lectures, the interactive conversations on the web-conference sessions, the wonderfully rich resource materials, and the reflective exercises with each lecture.”

Steve Rohde

Deputy Director, Maryland Family Network

“CDI was a valuable and worthwhile experience! I learned a lot and appreciate the rich and diverse topics that were covered in the videos and the conversations.”

Sondra Reis

Associate Director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

“I do recommend this program to anyone, including in Organization Development … and it was great to have both internal and external people to give those different perspectives. The peer sessions were incredibly positive and supportive.”

Kara Sime

HC Director, Agropur inc (Division of Natrel USA)

“I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity twice now to participate in your amazing consultant trainings. I have gained so much from the trainings and shared knowledge in the room …. We are all better prepared to move the project forward and have excellent perspectives that will guide us in our next steps.”

Amy Cole Buehler, MA

Project Director, Consultant Services, Nonprofit Services, Amy Cole Buehler and Associates, LLC

“The online content and additional reading paired up with the facilitated peer learning sessions worked well… Of most value to me was what I learned about the entire structure of the collaborative consulting process. Even after 20 pretty successful years in practice, I learned excellent tips and steps to include in every engagement.”

Lynn Moline, MBA

Certified Coach, Adjunct Faculty Member

Although I have been an internal HR practitioner my entire career, I found CDI’s courses highly beneficial and applicable to my current role.  The consulting courses confirmed that I was following a solid problem solving-format.   The opportunity to interact with the other participants was also of tremendous value.

Darlene Ricke

Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates

“I learned much from the consulting courses. They were very well and consistently laid out!”

Steve P. Shore

Business/Systems Analyst

“I really enjoyed your online courses experience.  You have done great work with your certificate programs — congrats!”

Dr. Melissa Goodson

College of St. Scholastica

“After working in the nonprofit realm for 20 years, I recently launched my own consulting business. To further refine both my skills and my content, I purchased the series “Collaborative Consulting Training” offered through the Consultants Development Institute. It was well-worth the time and investment. The videos were succinct and easy to follow. Handouts and resources were excellent. I’ll be going back to these tools over and over. I highly recommend!”

Patricia Nagelkirk

Nagelkirk Strategy Group

“I found this course [An Overview of Sensible Strategic Planning] very informative and things were laid out to the point and very simple to interpret.”

Patricia Monacelli

Executive Director, Apple Tree Learning Centers


Got a question? Want to talk to us?

Contact CDI at info@ConsultantsDevelopmentInstitute.org or its sponsoring organization, Authenticity Consulting, LLC, at (763) 971-8890.