Laura Weaver, MA is an author, poet, consultant, facilitator, guide, and parent, with over two decades of experience in leadership, education, writing, and non-profit and culture change work. She currently serves as the Lead Facilitator for American Leadership Forum's year-long Fellows Program (alfsv.org). ALF is a non-profit dedicated to bringing together cohorts of diverse leaders from the public, private, tech and non-profit sectors to build strong networks for change. She is also a lead faculty member for PassageWorks Institute (passageworks.org)~a non-profit dedicated to cultivating meaningful and nourishing school culture and practice. Laura’s writing history includes her poetry collection Luminous (SoulPassages Press, 2018), lead authoring the book for educators The Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching (Solution Tree, 2013), co-authoring numerous curricula for the transitions years, and publishing dozens of poems, book chapters and essays on topics ranging from school-based rites of passage to healing to journeys to the amazon rainforest. Over the last decade, Laura has taught dozens of courses and workshops, offered presentations at schools and conferences, co-created a diversity of offerings for women, and facilitated transitions and rites of passage programs for young people. Laura supports individuals and communities to access their own unique wisdom, resources, and sense of meaning, purpose, and connection. Before joining PassageWorks, Laura taught English and Creative Writing for four years at the University of Colorado and other colleges and founded and directed Bridges—an all-volunteer agency serving the needs of homeless communities in the greater Philadelphia region. Laura earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College in Connecticut and her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. CV upon request.