Nadia Chaney

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Nadia Chaney is a lead facilitator, trainer and process design consultant in arts empowerment and arts-based processes for numerous NGOS, government, university and private sector clients. Most recently, from 2013-2015 she served as full-time as Senior International Trainer for Partners for Youth Empowerment, an organization dedicated to providing transformative experiences for youth around the world by providing capacity-building creative facilitation workshops for front-line social workers and community artists. Since 2002 Nadia has facilitated well over two thousand events, workshops and trainings on four continents. As an artist she is a professional poet, performer and a dedicated extreme manicurist. She specializes in creative-risk taking, participatory decision making and emotional intelligence.

Thoughts About Art and Community

Developing leadership capacity through the arts.


I offer arts based workshops on: creative facilitation, anti-oppression, community reflection, participatory design, interaction design, structured decision making, community arts (especially poetry), emotional intelligence and self-knowledge/self-reflection. I train trainers to use the arts in their work with groups. I offer one-on-one facilitation training and coaching.