Workshops & Presentations

My consulting services are available on a customized basis as well as through a number of packages:


September 28, 2017: National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (webinar)

Collective impact, health equity and public health 10-11:30am (PDT)

Join Louis Sorin from End Homelessness Winnipeg and myself as we discuss the tensions that are inherent in Collective Impact work, and how participating in Collective Impact can deepen public health’s commitment to community engagement and health equity.

Register for this webinar here. If you can’t make it to the live webinar, registering will ensure you will have access to the recording.

February 3-4, 2018: Pacific Rim College

Healing Autoimmune and Chronic Illness with Self-experimentation Methods

Universal solutions to complex health problems often have limited effectiveness because we each have unique histories, genetic profiles, environments, patterns of responding and health goals. N=1 refers to an experiment with one participant. N=1 experimentation is useful for people with complex chronic health conditions, as well as for ‘optimizers’ who are committed to the pursuit of peak performance and peak experience.

In this 2-day workshop, we start by looking at health change from a complex systems perspective. Then we will learn about the forms of n=1 experimentation (including formative, summative and developmental approaches), and which to use in different circumstances. We will take an in-depth look at each stage of the n=1 process, with an emphasis on risk management, experiment design, measurement and analysis. We will consider n=1 for optimization as well as for healing. To conclude, we devote half a day to learning about using n=1 experimentation in professional practice.

Find more information here.

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until November 30)
Students – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until November 30)


September 7-9, 2017: Ancestral Health Symposium

Seattle, Washington

Join me and leading researchers, clinicians and writers on the latest topics in ancestral health at AHS 2017.

In my presentation, I introduced a comprehensive framework for personalized experimentation using an ancestral approach to healing.

Presentation description

Each of us is unique (genetically, epigenetically, ‘microbially’, temperamentally, etc.) and an n=1 approach is often required to achieve peak health.

In the ancestral health community ‘n=1’ is a common buzzphrase, but, until now, there has been no readily-available framework that individuals and practitioners can use to approach n=1 experimentation in a safe and systematic way.

My presentation will offer a comprehensive system using established techniques from research, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and complex systems analysis.

Collective Impact & Promising Young People Webinar

Tamarack Institute and the Ontario Trillium Foundation hosted a webinar in June 2016 with myself and Deb Halliday of Graduation Matters Montana as panelists on the subject of improving outcomes for children and youth through Collective Impact.

I speak about my experience, including the challenges of sustaining youth involvement and how the change process can sometimes (inadvertently) work against itself: