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Staff Development & Training


David has taught design, production, and publications management to leaders, staff members, and volunteers in a wide-range of mission-based organizations for more than 25 years. He also spent three years in West Africa, teaching production management and prepress skills in the Ministry of Education of The Gambia.

Organizations where David has offered workshops include: the Nonprofit Management Institute, the Support Center, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Episcopal Communicators of America, the Management & Community Development Institute, the Museum School, the Sacred Heart Schools, and the Consortium for the Prevention of Substance Abuse.


"I'm always relieved when David agrees to do a training for NMI. He brings everything I look for: Broad technical know-how, a sophisticated awareness of how publications and websites should fit into the larger communications picture, and an impressive understanding of the specific needs and perspectives of nonprofit organizations. And, he always leaves them begging for more."
Gordon Gottlieb
Nonprofit Management Institute

"When David Gerratt is on the program, you can count on a full and engaged audience. His calm and humorous presentation, and the depth of what he conveys in understandable terms, make for 'easy listening.' But when people leave the room, there's a decided 'buzz.' When he spoke to a room full of educators at CASE's national conference, the evaluations he received from a highly discriminating audience were off the charts."
Joyce L. Eldridge
Chair, Communications Track, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), National Conference, New York City

"David has been a terrific asset to my illustration class. As a visiting art director, he has shown the students how an art director thinks about relating text and artwork, and how he responds to content and style in illustration. After his sessions, the students have a much greater understanding of what goes into the relationship between the artist and the art director."
Glenna Lang, Instructor
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Thank you for your excellent presentation at our Media Workshop; people raved about your style and the concrete examples you provided. I look forward to working with you in the future."
Susan Bailey
Consortium for the Prevention of Substance Abuse

"Thanks for the excellent session. The development directors and I really learned a lot. It was exactly what they needed. I certainly will be spreading the word about your talents."
Marci Cornell
Pioneer Institute