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Facilitator Training Program


Donna Stasio, Mike Stasio, and a team of colleagues pioneer this innovative, facilitative engagement model that has evolved into an empowering partnership that transforms student engagement and leadership.

Donna Stasio is Facilitator Trainer, Communication Studies Instructor, and Communication Studies Department Chair at De Anza College.


She has experience in facilitator training, instructional skills development, curriculum development, assessment, and organizational leadership in both the public and private sectors.



Mike Stasio is a United Airlines pilot and facilitator trainer with experience in commercial aviation, military special operations, and higher education. In 2010 he received his MA in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.

He is a former United States Air Force Pararescueman (PJ), Jolly Green and special operations Black Hawk helicopter pilot, and Human Factors and Communication adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, and De Anza College

Speech Contact: Donna Stasio

Office: F31A
Phone: 408.864.8882


Last Updated: 7/5/17