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Courtney Bickert Bio

Courtney Bickert is a global citizen, leader, and management expert and stand-up comedian committed to positive social impact around the world through innovation, partnerships, endless curiosity, and humor. Devoted to finding leading edge solutions to the world’s challenges. Courtney has proven organizational leadership with over 25 years’ experience in international development and foreign affairs. She has worked in, and traveled to, over 95 countries. Courtney has led organizational transformations and the development of new revenue models for large international organizations. As a skilled fundraiser, she has raised millions of dollars for international non-profits.

Courtney is also a stand-up comedian with significant formal training in the techniques of stand-up comedy, including Second City, the DC Improv, and the American Comedy Institute. She has turned this knowledge into workshops and facilitation techniques for organizations, universities, and teams that bring humor and comedy techniques to build teams, strengthen communications and business pitching skills, inform strategy, and structure team retreats and meetings.

Courtney has an MBA/MPP from The University of Chicago.