Trainers

Anne R. Carroll, M. Plan.

Anne Carroll brings over 30 years of experience consulting, training, and teaching public engagement and strategic planning. Anne specializes in working with clients to discern and articulate complex issues and challenges, collaboratively design robust and inclusive processes, choose tools and techniques, develop useful evaluations, and in all cases ensure meaningful participation across the full spectrum of diversity. Her engagement consulting projects span topic areas and have included transportation, parks and recreation, comprehensive planning, transit, bicycling, solid waste, homelessness, early childhood education, community visioning, and others. Anne’s strategic planning projects include the same commitment to collaborative design and inclusive stakeholder engagement, and she was worked with international, national, and local nonprofits, state agencies, and universities.

Academic and Instructional

  • Master of Planning in Public Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Developer and trainer for original courses; participants have been from numerous federal, state / provincial, and local agencies and school districts in the US, Canada, and Australia, and various nonprofits
  • Designing for Diversity – Engaging Diverse Stakeholders; 2-day in-person course
  • Workshops, Surveys, and Tours – Oh My (Choosing the P2 Right Tools); 4-hour online course
  • Strategic Leadership for Nonprofits; 1-day in-person course
  • Former Adjunct Faculty, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Professional and Community

  • International Association for Public Participation USA, national training committee chair and Midwest Chapter board member
  • St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education member, 2000-2015
  • Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, board officer
  • E-Democracy.Org, board officer

See more information about Anne and her work at www.carrollfranck.com. She is based in Minnesota.


Marijoan Bull, Ph.D., AICP

MJ Bull is a planning educator and practitioner. She has over 30 years of professional planning experience in planning, management, community engagement, implementation, and evaluation.

This includes work for municipal and regional planning agencies, as well as non-profits. MJ champions incorporating the humanities into community engagement to enrich, deepen, and open land use decision making.

Academic and Instructional

  • BS and Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD in the Humanities from Salve Regina University

Now Professor Emerita of Geography and Regional Planning at Westfield State University, she continues to teach as a Visiting Lecturer with the Urban Studies Department of Brown University and the Community Development program of Roger Williams University-College, both in Rhode Island.  MJ’s academic focus has been on community-based research in sustainability, housing, and neighborhood revitalization, and she has carried out public engagement research through the Kettering Foundation, exploring coproduction and reframing. In 2018, she coauthored an undergraduate textbook, Housing in America, published by Routledge.

Professional and Community

MJ is active in IAP2 USA, the American Planning Association, and is a certified planner. MJ has been selected by the American Planning Association to lead and serve on Community Planning Assistance Teams. These unique opportunities match volunteer professionals with marginalized communities to build local capacity for action. She is based in Massachusetts.