M. CARMEN LANE, MSOD has worked as an experiential educator, facilitator, trainer and consultant for over 15 years. Their passion is working with individuals and organizations to support their development as competent and ethical agents of change. Carmen has also engaged communities as a diversity practitioner for 25 years.
Carmen's model for change work as an organization and systems development (OSD) consultant and diversity practitioner is indicative of their life long journey as a human being interested in a just world--an integration of ancestry, legacy, and spirituality. Carmen uses technologies developed through training at NTL Institute's Diversity Leadership Practitioner Program, the Gestalt OSD Center, and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland integrated with teachings from movement elders and through Indigenous forms of knowledge.
Carmen has developed and taught coursework in diversity at Chicago Theological Seminary. A member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, they are an Amanda Fourther Scholar and former co-steward of the Personal Growth Community of Practice. Carmen holds a master's degree in organization development from American University, School of Public Affairs and is a Segal-Seashore Fellow and Hal Kellner Awardee.
Carmen has been practicing meditation for over ten years. They spent six months studying at Ananda Ashram in Upstate New York and for the last four years has been a practitioner of Sahaj Marg, a practice that focuses on the heart.
Carmen lives in Cleveland, Ohio and enjoys spending time with family, friends and working in their studio at Wondershop..