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The Getting Ahead Experience

Learn about the Getting Ahead experience from a team facilitators, participants and the author. This webinar features an up-close look at facilitating the program and what individual and community change looks like!
February 22, 2018


Sustainability & Transformation


Phil DeVol
Author, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin-By' World & Bridges Across Every Divide
Phil DeVol is an international consultant who has been working with aha! Process since 1997. He is the author Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World and he also co-wrote Bridges Out of Poverty. His books are being used to engage people in poverty in the work of building communities where everyone can live well.
Stanley Smith
Lucas County Family & Children First Council
Stanley Smith is the Special Projects and Outreach Specialist for the Lucas County Family and Children First Council in Toledo, Ohio. He is a certified facilitator in Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World, Getting Ahead in the Workplace and Getting Ahead while Getting Out. Stanley is an ally to Getting Ahead graduates, both on the job and as a volunteer.
Mary Hicks
Green Country Behavioral Health
Mary Hicks works for Green Country Behavioral Health in Muskogee, Oklahoma as a Family Support Provider, Case Manager, Behavioral Health Wellness Coach and Patient Advocate. Mary facilitates the Muskogee Interagency Council, the Muskogee County Anti-Drug Network and Muskogee Domestic Violence Prevention Network meetings.


  • How participants examine their resources, attitudes & aspirations
  • The hidden rules of economic class and how to navigate around them.
  • How participants plan for new, more self-sufficient futures for themselves AND their communities!


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