Bruce Jacobson

FACILITATION+PLANNING

I’m a professional facilitator and planner, helping people in government and nonprofit organizations make decisions through dialogue and strategic thinking.

Facilitation

I help organizations articulate what’s fundamentally important within the framework of their  mission (more)

Planning

I help parks, nature centers, and historic sites communicate the significance of their special places. (more…)

About

I’m convinced of the value of partnerships rooted in shared goals. Collaborative program development and management with eight nonprofits, the National Park Service, and my own firm offers an unusual—and hopefully useful—perspective for supporting others in their work.

As Superintendent of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, I worked to connect coastal islands with an urban population. I was Chief of Planning & Land Resources at Acadia National Park in Maine, and an NPS Park Planner in the Northeast. I have worked in the non-government sector with The Nature Conservancy, Maine Audubon Society, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

I studied wildland recreation at the University of Montana School of Forestry, earning a BS in natural resource conservation. I hold a master’s degree in human resource education from Boston University School of Education (EdM). I am a trained mediator and the International Association of Facilitators certified me a Professional Facilitator (2006). The National Association for Interpretation credentials me as a Certified Interpretive Planner.

A sense of place is central to my work and personal life. I’m keenly interested in place-making. My hobby is creating environments where I feel at “home;” always near the ocean. I’m fortunate to split my time between Maine’s Mount Desert Island and Boston’s Beacon Hill.

PO Box 120112
Boston MA 02112-0112

PO Box 100
Seal Cove ME 04674-0100

617-263-2233

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