Kim Howe, CTF, is the founding principal at CoCreative Labs. She brings over 15 years’ experience in consulting, training, and facilitation for strategic planning, community engagement, and multi-stakeholder collaboration, working in a range of diverse multilingual and multicultural settings in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Ms. Howe is professionally affiliated with the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and the ToP Network, where she currently serves on the national Board of Directors. She is a certified ICA ToP Facilitator and Trainer.
Trained as a linguist, she was a language educator at the University of Illinois Chicago and Chicago City Colleges and the founding director of a student-run community adult education program in Chicago prior to her work in facilitation, and she continues to teach intercultural communication for professionals and participatory methods for language teachers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Ms. Howe currently serves on the board of inCOMMON Community Development and the New Leaders' Council and is active with the Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association.