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Mission Statement

To assist diverse individuals, and public, private, and nonprofit organizations and institutions, to work together collaboratively to improve the lives of people and their communities guided by principles of mutual respect, racial equity and social justice.


Welcome to Himmelman Consulting. Thank you for taking time to look at the consulting services that are available for your work in community and systems change collaboration. If you find these services relevant and possibly helpful in some way, please contact Arthur T. Himmelman at your convenience for a no cost initial consultation about how he can be of assistance to you.

Guiding Vision

Among the significant challenges facing societies is the development of democratic governing capacities for equitably sharing power and using shared power to enhance the common good. In contributing to this development, I define power as the capacity to produce intended results rather than the ability to dominate and control. My work involves assisting diverse people, organizations, communities, and institutions that are willing and able to share power democratically in partnerships addressing a wide variety of issues. It is focused on practical ways of working collaboratively to achieve solutions to societal problems requiring humane and effective collective action guided by mutual respect and commitments to racial equity and social justice.

Consulting Services

* INFORMAL ASSESSMENTS of what kinds of assistance might be the most helpful.

* EXPERT ADVICE on particular issues or problems in working collaboratively.

* TAILORED ASSISTANCE in designing, implementing/facilitating, and evaluatiing partnerships and collaborations.

* KEYNOTE SPEECHES on collaboration concepts, methods, and applications to particular issues or areas of engagement.

* FOCUSED WORKSHOPS on concepts and practices of community and sytems change collaboration and collaborative leadership.

* NO COST WRITTEN MATERIALS useful as guides to collaborative initiatives.


* Principal

Himmelman Consulting,

Minneapolis, MN.

* Senior Associate Consultant

Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute,

Oakland, CA.

* Senior Fellow

Humphrey School of Public Affairs,

University of Minnesota.

* Senior Program Officer

The McKnight Foundation,

Minneapolis, MN.

* Senior Program Officer

The Saint Paul Foundation,

Saint Paul, MN.

* Director

The Saint Paul Consortium,

Saint Paul, MN.

* Director

Oneida Education Center,

Ramsey Action Programs,

Saint Paul, MN.

* Research Fellow

Center for Urban and Regional Affiars,

University of Minnesota.

Selected Clients and Presentations

MINNESOTA Statewide Organizations

* Adult Education Association

* Adoption Resource Network

*Association for Persons with

Severe Handicaps

* Board on Aging

* Center for Community Economic Development

* Community Action Association

* Council on Foundations

* Council for Nonprofits

* Food Bank Network

* Food Shelf Association

* FoodShare

* Hispanic AIDS Partnership

* Partnership for Action Against Tobacco

* Indian Education Association

* State Department of Families,

Children, and Learning

* State Department of Health - Office of Minority and Multicultural Health

* State Department of Jobs and Training


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