Research, Development, Training

Research, Development, Training

Research, Development, TrainingResearch, Development, Training


Sanford Hinden - Cover Letter (pdf)


Sanford Hinden - Resume (pdf)


Sanford "Sandy" Hinden

WHAT I DID:  Starting with a BA in psychology, my studies evolved through sociology, economics, international relations and global education. I them fostered and developed many projects and programs to help children, teens, adults and seniors, families and communities, locally in New York City and Long Island, nationally, and in the world. I was director of Community Partners for Coordinated Services for Suffolk Community Council, under a grant from Suffolk County, for at-risk and in-need families, developing school, and health and human service networks of support and care. I successfully managed the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College where I developed programs for marketing, audience building, public relations, membership, customer service and training.

WHAT I DO NOW: Today, I contribute to the world is using psychology and communication training to further movements for political, economic, and environmental sustainability. I do research, development and training as a speaker and workshop leader, providing programs throughout Long Island libraries in personal growth, interpersonal relations and communication, and global education for peace and sustainability, and free programs for the community in a weekly Saturday Night Conversation Club, a monthly Goals Group and a quarterly Wisdom Circle.  I developed the Sacred Earth Center website on Earth sustainability, love for nature, and self-care for people working to preserve nature for future generations. As a peacebuilder, I am in ongoing communication with leaders in the United Nations Association, USA, and the Palestinian and Jewish communities.  I wrote 7 Keys to Love - Opening Love’s Door to Joy & Well-being.

My work and blog can be seen at and   

WHAT I AM INTERESTED IN DOING:  I clearly see that to survive as a species we must accelerate the evolution of consciousness, compassion, collaboration, co-intelligence and co-creativity.  My current work interests are in: 1) consulting with or working for nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations on project or program development and management, 2) peacebuilding, 3) presenting workshops on human development, interpersonal communication, and global education for peace and sustainability, and 4) sustainable economics for a health planet. 

My work is informed by extensive studies and experiences with: 

  • Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology
  • Economics, International Relations, Global Education
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Systems, General Systems, Learning Systems
  • Organizational Development
  • Creative Problem Solving, Creativity in Organizations
  • Human Relations  Group Facilitation 
  • Compassionate Communication 
  • Couples Communication
  • Co-Counseling
  • Mindful Meditation
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Release Work
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Community Organizing & Development
  • Negotiations
  • Permaculture, Global Sustainability 
  • Global Systems Change 

Positions, Projects, Programs

  • 2020, Writer, Creator, Sacred Earth Center
  • 2019-Present, Developer, The Earth Solutions Project 
  • 2019, Group Facilitator, Planetary Civilization Council 
  • 2018-2019, Founder, Facilitator, Quarterly Wisdom Circle 
  • 2016-Present, Facilitator, Saturday Night Conversation Club 
  • 2016, Proposed an annual Sacred Earth Conference  
  • 2015-Present, Founder, Commonwealth for Earth & Humanity 
  • 2014-Present, Workshop Presenter, Life Skills for Effective Living and Briefings for a Better World 
  • 2013-Present, Adviser, Lake Victoria Peace & Sustainability Center, Kenya, Africa
  • 2009, Author, 7 Keys to Love 
  • 2006-2012, Founder, ABCD, African Business & Community Development Project
  • 2005-2010, Founder, President, Long Island Men's Center 
  • 2002-2014, Executive Director, Dix Hills Performing Arts Center 
  • 2000-2002, Fundraiser, Three Village Boys & Girls Club and Central Suffolk Hospital 
  • 2000, UN Affiliation of the International Network of Museums for Peace
  • 1998-2000, Program Director, Suffolk Community Council 
  • 1995-1998, Founder, Metropolitan Peace Museum Project for NYC 
  • 1985-1990, Staff, NYC Parks & Recreation 
  • 1985, Initiated the Concert for the Earth with Paul Winter, United Nations Environment Program 
  • 1979-1985, Founder, Universal Children's Gardens, a UN affiliated NGO 
  • 1979-2000, Staff, Planetary Citizens, a UN affiliated NGO