Amy Swiatek


Amy has over 20 years of domestic and international experience designing and facilitating participatory processes for groups ranging from small teams of four to large 250+ stakeholder groups. Her engagements last from one-time events to multi-year processes. Amy utilizes a whole systems approach: rigorous, data-rich, involving diverse stakeholders, and emphasizing ownership of the results. Her practice also consists of extensive work in the design and delivery of trainings as well as technical assistance, coaching and overall project management. Amy’s experience includes work with education systems, nonprofit organizations, international organizations, communities, governmental agencies, and statewide systems. Amy’s previous experience in the nonprofit and public sector includes serving as a full-time strategic consultant to the Head of School and Board of Directors of a large international school in El Salvador, Central America. She developed and implemented a school-wide participatory planning process and five-year strategic plan, five-year accreditation while advancing governance and leadership structure and practice. Amy has also served for seven years as the Senior Consultant to a nine-county region in the Denver Area including State-level initiatives and collaboration for the State of Colorado. At the National Civic League, she facilitated community-wide strategic planning and visioning initiatives in towns and cities throughout the United States. Amy was a Leadership Fellow at El Pomar Foundation and a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya and Trainer of Volunteers in Uganda.  Ms. Swiatek holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from The Colorado College.