Sandy Schuman leads a double professional life. As a storyteller, he entertains and educates audiences with stories about songs and songwriters, personal adventures, historical sagas, folk tales, and stories in the Jewish storytelling tradition. He’s performed at Caffè Lena, Proctors, Limmud Boston, and the Northeast Storytelling Festival and won the St. Louis Jewish Storytelling Contest in 2015. His stories have appeared in Tablet, New Mitzvah Stories, Memoir Magazine, Story Club Magazine, and his book, Welcome to Chelm’s Pond.
As a group facilitator, Sandy helps groups solve complex problems, make critical decisions, and work together more effectively. He is the editor of the Jossey-Bass/Wiley series of handbooks on meetings, facilitation, and collaboration. He received the International Association of Facilitators Lifetime Membership Award in 2008 and was inducted into the International Facilitators Hall of Fame in 2014. Sandy earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his m aster’s and PhD from the University at Albany.