"Donald Gault brings a wealth of experience and an extraordinary amount of wisdom to his efforts on behalf of a saner, healthier society. He is a treasure, and anyone who wants to do a better job of being the best practitioner and advocate would do well to connect with him!"
--James Garbarino, PhD
Building Peaceful Communities
Founded by Donald Gault, Building Peaceful Community brings decades of experience working in local Public Health and with a wide range of community partners. He has developed and implemented innovative approaches to preventing violence and promoting community health, and managed and nurtured highly respectful and effective work teams.
Through Building Peaceful Community , Donald offers insight and direction to help organizations develop and implement measurable, tangible goals and objectives to enhance community impact, and intentionally create and maintain respectful, healthy workplaces and work teams.
Donald's work is built around the principles of Primary Prevention from Public Health, Appreciative Inquiry, working toward what we seek (peace and health) rather than focusing solely on what we abhor (violence and illness), and Restorative and Transformative Justice.
Donald's Building Peaceful Community work is built on the belief that all people have within them essential health, humanity, and the capacity for living in caring and loving relationships.
"Donald Gault is a whole-systems thinker. He moves beyond the surface of issues to find the root cause of our most pressing social problems. He then inspires and leads both individuals and groups to co-create creative and sustainable solutions." --Teddie M. Potter, PhD, MS, RN
Thoughts on these Dark Days, October 2023
In the early 2010’s, toward the end of my 30+ year career working in local Public Health, I was invited to take part in a meeting that I have never forgotten, all the more memorable given the dark events of the past week and the days to come.
In addition to currently serving on the Boards of Directors for Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, and Friends of the Philando Castile Peace Garden, Donald works as a community consultant with a wide variety of businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. Major initiatives include:
Videos on creating healthier, more peaceful families, communities and workplaces -- developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota Katherine Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership.
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