Dionne Ferguson, CDFT
Dionne is the Founder and Executive Director for Good Journey Development Foundation, a community and youth leadership development organization that has challenged more than 300 young people to be leaders in the community.
As a Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer (CDFT)™ working with NCCJ St. Louis, Dionne has facilitated a school-to-prison pipeline workshop at the Missouri History Museum, as well as workshops for Columbia Public Schools, McKendree College student orientation leaders, and Washington University residential assistant staff. With Vector Communications, she facilitated region-wide youth violence prevention strategic planning workshops. She also facilitated strategic planning workshops for the newly formed St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.
Dionne developed and facilitated professional development for charter school educators that focused on internalizing school vision, understanding and demonstrating the desired school culture, and improving communication. She also planned and facilitated a conflict management and resolution workshop series for staff working with young mothers in a residential facility. She has planned and coordinated conferences and events for the U.S. Peace Corps, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and College Summit.
Dionne served on the education development committee, international awareness committee and chair of the arts and letters committee for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter. She is an alumna of the 2014 Community Arts Training (CAT) graduating class through the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and a Nine Network community producer.