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Abra Pollock

Senior Management Consultant

Abra Pollock is a proven facilitator and organizational management specialist with over 12 years’ experience in designing and leading workshops, meetings, retreats, assessments, and performance measurement systems for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  Prior to joining MAD in 2018, Abra was the Deputy Director of the Strategy, Performance, and Capacity Building division at Social Impact, a mission-driven consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.  During her seven-year tenure there, Abra served diverse federal government and nonprofit clients both domestically and overseas.  Most recently, she provided extensive consultation to a major federal agency, assisting with their organization-wide redesign and transformation.

Abra is skilled in leading strategic planning, team-building, organizational learning, and performance improvement (PI) engagements.  She employs methods such as Appreciative Inquiry; business process mapping; cost-effectiveness analysis; logic modeling; Open Space Technology; adult learning methodologies; organizational capacity assessment; root cause analysis; theories of change; and trade-off analysis.

Abra received an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University and a BA from the University of Chicago.  She is certified in the Kirkpatrick Method of Training Evaluation and is a Certified Performance Technologist, accredited by the International Society for Performance Improvement.

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