Who’s Behind the CACM Workshops?
Beverly Greene, Co-developer
As co-developer of the CACM workshops, Chuck and I worked hard to develop the presentation model of workshop vs. lectures, taking years to research, create and polish the workshop’s interactive format. We were always careful to keep current with sociological and corporate culture trends, which is just fascinating work by itself! I’ve relaunched the workshops after continual requests and have updated and expanded the content available, interspersed it with new leadership thoughts and examples as well as the latest in science attention studies. It’s increasingly important to me to spread the ideas of re-energizing the membership at all levels, and opening up choruses to new ideas, new patterns, new ways of thinking, new…fun.
I am continually excited by collaboration, new ideas, trials and reworks of existing models, and the expansion of ideas into actions. Expect an interactive, insightful experience as I lead your group and field as well as ask thoughtful questions!
- Certified Leadership Facilitator for the Barbershop Harmony Society (2016)
- BA in Organization Development, focus on Corporate Culture
- Project Manager
- Corporate Strategist and Trainer
- Marketing and Operations Manager in various fields
- Instructor, Community Colleges: OH, NC
- Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Developer
I have been teaching and training since the ’80s in boardrooms and classrooms, and am constantly energized and enticed when reviewing an organization’s culture, and helping to identify ways to make an organization stronger, healthier, team driven yet very efficient, more communicative, and enjoying better relationships internally as well as in the community. All these add up to my personal rallying cry for viable succession planning (future building!), which helps to ensure the success and continuity of any organization.
Regarding my barbershop life including 20+ years of behind-the-scenes work as a “barbershop director’s wife” and all that entailed, I have been designing show programs and marketing materials for the local choruses since 1992, and have completed my third year as part of BHS’s new Chapter Flexible Board Program in Asheville, allowing community members to sit on the local Board. I am a new member of BHS as of their initial offering to women in June, 2018, and participate in a few teams with BHS and Harmony Hall. I also enjoy singing bass, and sit on the management team for a newly found A Cappella Alive! women’s chorus, and enjoy singing lead with a newly formed mixed chorus also in Asheville, Asheville Accdentals. . Email Beverly for locations and availability of the next workshops, or just some ideas about your chapter leadership and/or meeting formats.
Chuck Greene, Founder and Co-Developer
For Chuck, barbershop was a lifestyle, as necessary as food and water to his existence. When the opportunity arose in 2001, he put full-time effort into what meant most to him—the resurgence of the Barbershop Harmony Society. And from that challenge came these workshops. Testimonials from chapters across the US and Canada using Chuck’s CACM methodology attest to the power of the CACM principles, which brought attention to the need for a new model of meeting nights, as well as new focus for Leadership. This model expands the roles of directors and members, embracing attitudes of inclusion, pathway visioning, strong and forward-looking leadership, and activities and priorities that bring chapters forward into the 21st century, resulting in excitement and newly charged membership.
His work ended too soon in 2012, but his ideas of leadership and inclusiveness have continued on.
Reference articles about Compellingly Attractive Chapter Meetings, and some of the ideas in Chuck’s own words, can be found in The Harmonizer:
“Compellingly Attractive Chapter Meetings” ~Lorin May, Harmonizer, January/February 2011
“Time for FUN” ~Jim Bagby, Harmonizer, July/August 2014
- Turnaround Strategist—specializing in viability and growth issues of chapter-based non-profits
- Pathway Visionary—determining priorities, activities and steps that build great organizations
- Instructor—”Visionary Leadership for Non-profit Execs”—UNCA, Adult Continuing Education
- CEO, Entrepreneur
- Named one of 24 of the Society’s most accomplished directors in the “Visions of Excellence” publication, 2013
- Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) member since 1969
- Author—“Resurgence of the Barbershop Harmony Society—A View from 60,000 Feet”
- Envisioning Task Force Chair, BHS
- Barbershop Chorus Music Director for over 20 Years, 5 years with Sweet Adelines
- Faculty, Quartet Coach at District Harmony Education Schools
- Chief Clinician, Cape Fear Invitational, other Barbershop Education Events
- Six-time International Quartet Competitor, four different quartets, two top-twenty finishes
- Two-time Dixie District Quartet Champion, Member of the Dixie District Hall of Fame
- District Contest Emcee/Presenter
- Co-founder, Membership Chair, North Carolina Harmony Brigade
- Co-founder, Harmony University eXtreme Quartetting Brigade
- District Divisional Vice President, Area Counselor
- Editor, Dixie District Publication “Rebel Rouser”
- Chapter President, Membership VP, Music VP, Marketing VP
- Three-time Chapter Barbershopper of the Year