On Action and Participatory Process

Sometimes, there are gatherings where next steps and action plans are important and necessary and are the reason why we are gathering.  But always?  No. ~ Chris Corrigan This post shares a compilation of insights from various thought leaders in the participatory process facilitation world to help shed light on when action planning could be […]

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Raising Collective Consciousness

I’ve been thinking lately about what we mean when we talk about raising our collective consciousness. Wikipedia shares this on collective consciousness: Collective conscious is the set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society. And I came across this blog post by Pauline McDermott. Here are two […]

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Beauty, Silence and Listening

This from Bob Stilger in the Art of Hosting community: Several days ago, in Montreal, we held a one day workshop using stories from Japan’s disaster area as fuel for a conversation about thrivability in Montreal. Several things were key to the event’s success. One was that we brought beauty into the center. As we […]

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