Julianne Dunn

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
United States
Julianne Dunn
Julianne Dunn is an Instructor-Economic Development at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Community, Professional, and Economic Development office. Dunn works on projects involving business development, local food systems, youth entrepreneurship, organizational equity, and rural services. Previously, Dunn has worked as an operations consultant, assisting business startups, in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She also served as the Assistant Director of Field Service at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service where she engaged community partners and supported students on implementing successful field projects. She has a master’s degree in public service from the Clinton School, a master’s in public health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Missouri. She has lived and worked in several countries and served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, where she taught English as a Second Language and American culture to middle and high school students.

Geographic experience

North America, LatAm

Languages

English

Experience as a coach (formal/Informal)

5 years

Experience as a facilitator

10 years

UFacilitator stage

Lead

Julianne would be great at leading projects in the sectors where she feels particularly comfortable. She is amazing at recognizing the needs and dynamics of a group and working with them. She is an expert at using Liberating Structures.

Projects that excite Julianne usually have an innovative or technology component, a commitment to evaluation and tracking, and include a diverse group of participants that cover many different perspectives. Projects that Julianne struggles with do not have a defined deliverable or timeline or are not a priority for participants or the organization's leadership.

Sector(s)

Food and agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Skill development and employability, Race equity, Entrepreneurship

Strengths

  • Business Retention and Expansion, True Colors leadership training, and Project Management
  • Food and agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Skill development and employability, Race Equity, Entrepreneurship
  • Good at project management, being organized
  • Methodologies creatively used: World Cafe, Liberating Structures, SWOT analysis
  • Great at coaching and co-creating with a client
  • Great at identifying and working with the dynamics of a group

Areas of development and learning

  • Different facilitation tools and techniques, specifically Deep Democracy, Somatics, and Ethnography

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