OSGOODE LAW SCHOOL, YORK UNIVERSITY
Misha is a fabulous facilitator. Throughout the day I repeatedly heard some version of "Who is that guy? He's great!"
- Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
We invited Misha to deliver a condensed version of "How to Talk to People About Things.” I had taken Misha's course, so I knew he'd be a big hit. What I didn't expect is how much impact this session would have on our community. Misha's relatable anecdotes and common sense lessons resonated so well with our passionate and creative group - the concepts spawned new ideas and offered better ways of approaching leadership. Through feedback surveys afterwards more than one respondent described the session as "mind-blowing."
- Erin Klassen, Community Programs & Partnerships, Etsy
WALTER GORDON SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Misha did everything we asked more. He made the evening roll along at the right pace, with the right intelligence and provocativeness, and in the right mood. We’ve received rave feedback. - Michael Valpy, Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto
Canadian Medical Association
Misha's unconference was a tremendous success at this year’s annual meeting. Participants commented that the session was “fun, interactive, as well as productive,” and “a wonderful way to get varied discussion on many types of subjects.”
- Melinda Lauzon, Canadian Medical Association
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA AND ST MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL
Misha turned our meeting into a life-changing event. He helped us bring together over 100 people from all walks of life—from the streets to corridors of power—for an entire day. Misha helped us strip away all the things that get in the way of people really communicating. He re-organized us so we could find ways of talking to each other about real solutions, systemic changes, as well as life's bigger mysteries and philosophies. Before the big day, Misha spent a lot of time getting to know us, getting to understand what needed to happen, so that it could happen "organically" when the time came. Misha is a rare fusion of a super-smart, analytical, organized planner who also has a keen and natural sense and intuition for timing, pacing and above all humor.
- Kat Cizek, NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence
The office has been inundated with praise for Misha's Symposium presentation. I don't think we've ever had a presentation that so many people found so immensely helpful and relevant.
- Dympna C. Callaghan, William L. Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University
Meeting Professionals International Mid America Conference
Having been an attendee at the national MPI WEC Conference, I attended one of Misha Glouberman’s standing-room-only sessions on Unconferences. Misha’s session was one of the highlights of this prestigious international conference. I felt that Misha’s unique presentation style would really work well at our Unconference session at the MPI Mid America Conference. With many nationally and internationally respected speakers presenting, Misha had the top speaker and session ratings for the entire conference! I very highly recommend Misha Glouberman.
- Diana Hisey, MPI Mid America Conference
College Of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Misha conducts a conversation like an improvisational orchestral piece. The result was a strategic plan, achieved in record time, that received unanimous approval and support. All participants found the process to be transparent, respectful and, as an unexpected benefit, fun.
- Shenda Tanchak, CEO, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
CopyCamp, Creators' Rights Alliance
Misha Glouberman was part of the team that masterminded the first CopyCamp, an "unconference" for artists about technology, art and copyright hosted by the Creators' Rights Alliance. This was the first time such a participant-driven, "wiki" approach had been used in the arts community, and none of us knew if it would work, if the generation divide could be bridged, and if serious exchange would take place.
It was Misha Glouberman, the host and animator of the event, who brought the creation together in the end. His engagement, his singular talents as a host with a light touch and serious brain power, made our event work. If you have a project involving people and ideas and public encounters, you need Misha on your team.
- Susan Crean, The Creators' Rights Alliance
Canadian Music Centre
Misha's moderation of the evening’s proceedings not only displayed his unique insight and experience, but stimulated our participants to engage deeply in the discussion. His powerful skills of interpretation and synthesis helped take our collective conversation to much deeper and more meaningful places. I would certainly welcome bringing Misha’s generous spirit and passionate interest in collaborative learning to future CMC events.
- Jason van Eyk, Ontario regional director of the Canadian Music Centre