Sherif Rushdy holds a master’s degree in systems science and international development. He has 40 years experience in professional and volunteer engagement in community development and consulting work in local, national, and international social and economic development projects across four continents. He has assisted both community-based groups and more formal national and global organizations in conceptualising their work, clarifying their intended results and their methods, and assessing their outcomes. He has trained cohorts of community development facilitators, helping them acquire the vision, concepts, skills, attitudes and qualities necessary to effectively engage with communities and then accompanying them in their initial community entry. He has also developed curriculum materials for value-based education and provided value-based organizational development consulting services for businesses, schools, and organizations.