Jillaine Smith

Founding Partner

Since being introduced to Emergent Learning in 2007, Jillaine has facilitated multi-foundation Emergent Learning conversations to tackle a variety of challenges from assessing the impact of general operating and capacity-building support to learning from grantmaking “failures.”  She currently coaches teams and leaders to use Emergent Learning practices for everything from strategy development to day-to-day operations. Jillaine’s 25+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector brings an appreciation for the power dynamics and other complexities of learning between grantmaker and grantee organizations.  She is an advocate for “keeping the work at the center” of any learning-related activity. With her partners, Jillaine is both co-designer/facilitator of the year-long 4QP Emergent Learning Certification Program® launched in 2013 and co-author of two articles about Emergent Learning in Foundation Review.




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