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Jim Troxel

Founder, Co-Managing Director

Jim Troxel is an author and consultant to public service organizations and private companies worldwide. He is a founding partner of Development Capital Networks, LLC, and its affiliate, WBTangels, LLC. His current focus is managing and facilitating WBTangels network of angel funds which currently includes groups in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Wyoming.

He previously served as Training Director for the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) and has led close to 100 seminars for 3500 people on seed investing for entrepreneurs and angel investors.  During his career Jim has launched five businesses and served as an advisor to countless others.

Jim is a facilitation and training expert specializing in the fields of citizen and employee participation, strategic planning, change management, organizational learning and long-term systemic change. His career in community and organizational development and leadership training spans 40 years and a dozen countries. He has inspired more than 70,000 people in over 1000 seminars and workshops. He guides the design and delivery of conferences and workshops of DCN clients, trains the facilitators for seed investing seminars and leads the development of new training events. 

Jim publishes and lectures widely. His editing credits include two books, Participation Works: Business Cases Around the World and Government Works: Profiles of People Making a Difference as well as several published articles. He has lectured on numerous topics, including personal and organizational change, self-managed teams, the culture of participation, and the recovery of civil society.

His passion for effective group facilitation propelled him to help launch a professional association to meet the field’s growing needs. Now the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is active in 30 countries, with a membership base of close to 2,000. The IAF awarded Jim the Certified Professional Facilitator status.
Jim received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and his graduate degree from DePaul University where we served as an adjunct faculty member for its School for New Learning.

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