Indianapolis, IN, United States
Janet is the CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) for “the Journey” renewal fellowship programs, an exciting fellowship program for current and prospective youth workers in Indiana exploring meaning and renewal in the field of youth work. Janet has also led the Indiana Courage to Lead for School Leaders retreats as well as Courage to Lead for College Students.
Janet was co-founder and co-director of Community Partnerships with Youth Inc., a national training and resource development organization. She holds an M.S. in Executive Development and Adult Education from Ball State University and a B.S. in Social Work from Indiana University.
Janet Wakefield is an experienced trainer and consultant who focuses her work in the areas of organizational and personal renewal, youth leadership and community youth development, heart-spirit-community connections, organizational development, board development, human resource development, balancing work and family, strengthening school/community relations, parenting education, and conference/retreat planning.
Janet has served such organizations as the Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, Academy for Educational Development, National Crime Prevention Council, the National Public Education Fund Network, Council of Michigan Foundations – Learning to Give and Search Institute. Janet has consulted with community groups, schools, parent groups, faith-based groups and many human service and youth organizations. In the private sector, Janet has consulted in the areas of human resource development and work and family issues.
Janet is also a writer and curriculum designer. She has co-authored the following curricula: Trustee Education, Youth As Trustees, Youth In Governance, Youth As Philanthropists, and The Word for Me Is Philanthropy. Janet also authored a children’s book entitled What If Everybody Gave? She developed the “Renewal of Organizational Life” guide and assisted in the design of the book, Leadership Partners.
Specialty Areas: Consulting, Education, Leadership, Mindfulness