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Rob Jones

Facilitator and Consultant

With a background in Urban Studies and Psychology, Rob has a passion for understanding systems and for helping people make connections to each other and their projects. He is an urban advocate who brings a broad base of experience, having worked at all organizational levels from frontline to management, C-suite to board leadership. He has run a diversity and leadership training organization, worked in community development, counseling and mental health, and as a Southern Africa policy advocate. He is consistently cited as one of the most high-impact trainer/facilitators by both small and large group clients.

“TMI is helping create workplaces that work well for everyone and helping support community inclusion. I have spent the better part of my life working on behalf of those in need of support, advocacy and expertise. I feel we have a moral obligation to speak truth to power. So I am at TMI because we are usually at the table to help groups bring out the best in themselves.

Rob’s expertise is in creating initiatives and programs that help organizations and leaders reach beyond their everyday confines to drive inclusion and innovation.  He loves helping groups move through the tough conversations that create space for breakthroughs. One of the highlights of his life is having met Nelson Mandela. The other is having been a proud and hands-on father to his two college-aged daughters.   He also loves puppies, babies, and other cute things that make loud noises and require attention.

Education

  • Columbia University - BA, Urban Studies
  • Graduate Center City University of NY – MA, Psychology

 

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French

 

Volunteer Endeavors

  • Richmond Public Art Commission – Volunteer facilitator
  • Great Expectations – Mentor
  • “Race Matters” Dialog Group –Founder, co-facilitator
  • Richmond Public Library – Past board member and chair