Trent Hall helps organizations address equity and inclusion through his consultation and facilitation services related to empathy, communication, and conflict-management. For the past decade, Trent has developed as a master facilitator and facilitator trainer, centered in the realm of identity, with a focus on race, culture, and gender dynamics. Trent has guided the transformation of a wide-range of organizations, including preK-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and international entities that promote democratic values.
While on staff at Penn State University (PSU), Hall served as a dialogue instructor, facilitator, and coach, and he developed the foundation of the Global/Virtual Dialogue Platform. He provided services for a variety of groups including graduate and undergraduate students, local school systems, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cadets preparing to work in conflict areas in numerous countries.
In 2017, Trent brought his skills to the level of local government, taking on the role of Special Assistant, Community Outreach and Constituent Service in the Department of Community Resources and Services with the Howard County Executive Office (Maryland). There, he championed #OneHoward, an initiative designed to promote community dialogue and reinforce the county’s goals of diversity and inclusiveness. Through #OneHoward, Trent has led educational events and conversations that advance the shared values of residents, community groups, schools while addressing concerns of racism, intolerance, and bigotry.
Regardless of the platform, Trent’s facilitation opportunities always support meaningful and worthwhile dialogue that address inclusion and equity by helping people critically explore things that are often felt and experienced but rarely spoken.