Dora McQuaid

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DORA IS AVAILABLE FOR AN ARRAY OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ADDRESSING A WIDE SPECTRUM OF TOPICS AND AUDIENCES.

Dora does *NOT* review unsolicited poems or manuscripts, nor does she provide literary agent services.

To view, download or print a pdf of Dora’s services click here.

TOPICS OF SPECIALTY INCLUDE:

Activism, Social Justice and Restorative Justice
The Intersections between The Arts And Activism
Community Development, Civic Engagement and Communication
Organizational Communication and Conflict Management
Sexual Harassment, Gender and Diversity Issues
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act
Leadership Development and Executive Communication Coaching
Individual and Group Presentation Skills, Public Speaking and Performing
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Healing, Empowerment and Spirituality
Creativity and Creative Recovery
Writing, including Poetry, Prose, Fiction And Memoir

TYPES OF AUDIENCES/PROGRAMS:

Private organizations or companies
Non-profit or Outreach Services
Governmental or Judicial
Professional Conferences, Seminars and Conventions
Academic or Educational organizations

Programs or Conferences
Colleges or Universities
Student groups
Primary or Secondary school programs
Faculty and/or Student groups

Community-based programs
Religious or Spiritually-based programs

ALL SERVICES WILL BE SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS, INCLUDING:

Your Audience
Your Event and
Your Program Goals and Objectives.

 

DRAWING ON THE COMBINED EXPERIENCE OF OVER THIRTY YEARS OF ACADEMIC TEACHING, PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING, ACTIVISM, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, POETRY PUBLISHING AND PERFORMANCE, DORA OFFERS AN ARRAY OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INCLUDING:

 

1.  PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING:

Keynote
Motivational
Address Incorporating Original Poetry
Team or Group Presentation
Participation in Panel Discussion

Please see the EVENTS TIMELINE  page of this website for an overview of the speeches Dora has offered and audiences she has addressed.

2.  LEGAL CONSULTING ON SEXUAL AND/OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES:

Expert Witness Testimony
Advisement on Establishing
Liability
Short and Long Term Effects for survivors and witnesses
Monetary Damages, when applicable

 3.  ORIGINAL POETRY FEATURE PERFORMANCES AND READINGS:

From Dora’s first collection of poems, the scorched earth
From Dora’s second collection of poems, SEVEN
Combined selections from past collections and collections in development
Book-Signing Events

Please see the EVENTS TIMELINE for an overview of the performances and readings Dora has done.

4.  INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTIVE COACHING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS CONSULTING

Organizational Communication
Conflict Management
Sexual Harassment Prevention and Management
Gender and Diversity Communication Training
Leadership Development and Executive Communication Coaching
Performance, Presentation and Speaking Skills
Small Group Communication and Problem-Solving
Creativity and Creative Recovery
Leading Restorative Justice Circles
Community Organizing
Individual and Group Presentation Skills, Public Speaking and Performing
Writing, including Poetry, Prose, Fiction And Memoir/p>

 5.  ORIGINAL WORKSHOP AND SEMINAR FACILITATION:

All workshops are original programs developed by Dora, and can be offered as
2-hour, 4-hour, 2-day or weeklong programs:

Sampling of the most popular Original Workshops created by Dora include:

The Alchemical Heart: Writing into The Sacred
Empowering The Survivor’s Voice: Writing as a Means to Healing
Sexual Harassment and You
Time Management Skills for Information-Age Leadership
Voices and Visions
A String of Words and Voices
Own Your Voice, Own The Room

Topics include:

Activism, Social Justice and Restorative Justice
The Intersections between The Arts And Activism
Community Development, Civic Engagement and Communication
Organizational Communication and Conflict Management
Sexual Harassment, Gender and Diversity Issues,
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act
Leadership Development and Executive Communication Coaching
Individual and Group Presentation Skills, Public Speaking and Performing
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Healing, Empowerment and Spirituality
Creativity and Creative Recovery
Writing, including Poetry, Prose, Fiction And Memoir

Please see the WORKSHOPS page for a full listing of the workshops that Dora offers.

PROGRAMS AND CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Dora has spoken, performed original poetry and facilitated original workshops and trainings for an array of events and programs over the past thirty years. Please see the EVENTS TIMELINE for an abbreviated listing of clients with whom she has worked.

Highlights include:

The Defense Research Institute: The Voice of The Defense Bar
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Subcommittee Investigation on Judicial Race and Gender Bias
The Pennsylvania Commission On Crime and Delinquency
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Impact of Violence Rehabilitation Programs in Medium- and Maximum-Security prisons for men and women in Pennsylvania, including Houtzdale, Rockview and Muncy facilities.
The National Defense Logistics Agency
The Housing Authority of Covington, Kentucky
The Sage Institute For Environment, Creativity and Consciousness
The Society of The Muse of The Southwest (SOMOS)
A wide array of non-profit, outreach services and healthcare programs, including community-based programs, women’s shelters, churches and spiritually-based groups, youth mentorship and development and language and poetry festivals.

Professional Conferences:

The National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual National Convention
Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals’ Claims Management Annual National Conference
The Florida State Worker’s Compensation Institute Educational Conference
The Florida Bar
The Barbara J. Hart Justice Center Annual Conference

Academic Conferences including:

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual National Conference
Performance Studies International
International Poetry and Sexuality Conference, Stirling University, Scotland
The Annual National Communication Association Conference
The Annual Eastern Communication Annual Conference
The Annual Penn State Women’s Studies Graduate Organization Annual Conference

To discuss booking or Dora’s fee schedule, please CONTACT HER HERE.

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Dora’s efforts to use her voice as an means of activism and advocacy, social and political engagement and individual and collective empowerment and healing are funded, in part, by her readers. This website provides a wide array of resources to support visitors in exploring and living into their truths, and the support offered in return has allowed Dora to maintain this website as a community-driven, advertising-free space for over sixteen years. If you find that this website offers you inspiration or support, information or resources that benefit you or your community or you appreciate Dora’s voice and efforts, please consider making a contribution to keep her work and art alive. Thank you.
All peace to you.