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Dan Joyner, Associate

Dan Joyner

Dan Joyner,

  • Education
    Master of Criminal Justice,
    Xavier University
    Bachelor of Education,
    Ashland College
  • Industry
    Tenure: 40 years
    Consulting: 12 years

Dan Joyner has over 40 years of experience as a coach and facilitator, creating environments for constructive dialogue around matters of civic importance.

Dan’s work focuses on change management, participatory leadership, implementing evidence based practices, and restorative justice. Currently, Dan helps all levels of organizational and community leaders learn to deepen both commitment and accountability, while using their own power to create the conditions for change.

In addition to skilled consultation, Dan provides large scale change methods such as Open Space Technology, Peer Circles, The World Café, Civic Engagement, Art of Hosting, Appreciative Inquiry, and Graphic Facilitation.

Dan works with public, nonprofit, and private organizations including: Community Police Partnering Center – Cincinnati, Ohio; Core Change – Cincinnati, Ohio; Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Office of Human Relations – City of Cincinnati; Hamilton County, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Services; University of Cincinnati Department of Criminal Justice; Franklin County, Ohio Juvenile Court; Cincinnati Public Schools; Finneytown Local Schools; San Joaquin County, California Probation; Utah State Courts; YWCA of Greater Cincinnati; and Proctor and Gamble.

Prior to his consulting work, Dan served for 12 years as Chief Probation Officer for the Hamilton County, Ohio Juvenile Court. During his tenure, Dan was a champion of building partnerships among systems, stakeholders, and citizens. In this role, he successfully led the department through three administrative changes. As a result of the department’s success, Dan provided testimony before a United States Senate Judicial Sub-Committee on the topic of “Juvenile Courts That Work.”

Dan served 10 years as an adjunct facilitator for the Hamilton County, Ohio Human Resource Training Division. As a certified Zinger Miller Facilitator, he trained line supervisors and mid and upper level administrators in leadership skills. As an adjunct professor of Special Education at Xavier University in Cincinnati, he designed a course and trained special education teachers and school administrators on how to assess student social skills and manage classroom behavior.

For nearly 15 years, Dan provided innovative leadership to the Roselawn Community Council, representing a culturally diverse neighborhood in Cincinnati. In addition to increasing resident participation by 400%, he initiated a collaborative effort to create a school-based social service initiative and community youth and family program. As a result of its success, the collaborative community model received recognition through a national education journal and the federal community oriented policing program.

Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ashland College in Ashland, Ohio and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.