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Founder & CEO at UFacilitate

Andres Marquez-Lara

Andres Marquez-Lara is Founder and CEO of UFacilitate, a global leadership development and facilitation training company. They help groups align toward joyful, powerful action. They help them taste the possibility of a new future. Andres has personally designed and facilitated hundreds of events with thousands of participants. The methodology he developed is dynamic and inclusive blending approaches from design thinking, improv theater, and systems thinking. All of these workshops help groups connect, collaborate, create and complete their projects.  Past clients include multiple national and international organizations that include the Inter-American Development Bank, Operation Smile, Easterseals, The Nature Conservancy, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Penn State University, and many others.

Andres is also Adjunct Faculty at the Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) and Master of Policy Management (MPM) at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University Institute for Transformative Leadership and a Guest Lecturer at the Georgetown University‚Äôs Latin America Leadership Program (LALP). He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) at George Washington University. 

He was named one of the emerging social innovators of the year in North America by Ashoka and American Express back in 2014. He also received the George C. Askew Award from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers for his exceptional curriculum when he worked at the DC Department of Behavioral Health. He earned a BA in psychology from Duke University, and a graduate degree in clinical community psychology from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. He lives in the triangle area in North Carolina with his wife and two young children.