Join Conversations with John McKnight and Peter Block on TalkShoe
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
2 p.m. Eastern
You’re invited to a free half-hour discussion with John and Peter with their guest, Ross Chapin.
Ross Chapin is an architect who is the leader in defining and designing pocket neighborhoods. His work and his book, Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World, have inspired news stories in dozens of major U.S. newspapers, magazines and TV shows, and his projects have won numerous design awards, including the American Institute of Architects Housing Awards for 2005, 2007 and 2009. Ross believes that scale and design impact the quality of our conversations, relationships and sense of community.
John, Peter and Ross will talk for about a half-hour about how to counteract the isolation of urban life and suburban sprawl by treating space as a way to build community. Then they’ll open the conversation up for questions and comments from anyone who wants to stay around. You can use the comment form on the website or go to our Facebook page to post your questions and insights you want to share in advance.
If you can’t listen live, the conversation will be archived for listening or downloading later. For more information and to join in, click here.
Missed previous conversations with John and Peter? Just click here.
Neighbors – Programs and Policies, 2013 with John McKnight, Jim Diers and Al Etmanski
Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement
We will celebrate the life of John McKnight as we gather to explore how programs and policies can make neighbors effective agents of change in their communities. Together, we want to deeply understand how to advance the importance of neighborhoods, explore what programs have advanced neighborliness, and discuss what policies cause communities to take the role of neighbors seriously. How might we work collaboratively between citizens, government and community groups? How might collective community innovation unfold?
Joining John McKnight are Jim Diers and Al Etmanski – two of the most important thinkers and advocates for neighbors and belonging in North America. Jim and Al are also both faculty of John’s ABCD. This unprecedented national gathering is exploring programs that advance neighborhood resilience and capacity. This event will also discuss (and possibly co-create) cutting-edge policy ideas within cities that promote belonging and neighborliness. Most importantly it will celebrate the work of John McKnight as he receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo that week.
This gathering will provide you with inspiration, connections, knowledge and specific tools to offer the leadership required to connect, engage and mobilize citizens in your community and beyond to generate a shared vision and action plan; in turn, developing programs and policies for change.
For further information and registration, click here.
WORKSHOP: Building the Bridge from Client to Citizen ABCD for Inclusion and Person-Centered Planning
June 10 to 11, 2013
Location: Burwood RSL, Sydney
Organized by Pathways to Leadership
A two-day ABCD for Inclusion and Person-Centered Planning Workshop will be facilitated by Dee Brooks, Mike Green and Michaela Kennedy. Mike Green has written, developed and implemented Inclusion projects and workshops throughout North America, Asia and Australia.
Mike and Dee are affiliated with Jody Kretzmann’s and John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, North Western University, USA. Michaela and Mike are affiliated with the Toronto Summer Institute and the Down Under Institute.
WORKSHOP CONTENT:The two-day workshop covers the following topics:★ Finding and mobilizing community assets★ Person centered planning and ABCD community organizing★ How agencies and communities can work together more effectively★ Building a growing circle of people and groups working together for inclusion★ Practical steps to find and engage community assets★ What agencies can do to help communities become more inclusive★ What families can do together they can’t do alone★ Strategies that work; circles, connections, mapping, mobilizing★ Developing your plan of action
For further information click here
THE UNCONFERENCE: A Participant-Driven Gathering
June 12-14, 2013
Hunter Valley Hotel Academy
Kurri Kurri NSW Australia
From effectiveness to greatness. Being effective as individuals and organisations is no longer optional in today's world - it's the price of entry to the playing field. SURVIVING, THRIVING, INNOVATING, EXCELLING AND LEADING in this new reality will require us to build on and reach beyond effectiveness. The call and need of a new ear is for greatness. It's for fulfillment, passionate execution and significant contribution. It's about seeing and harnessing the power of a third dimension that meets the central challenge of the new Knowledge Worker Age. This 8th Habit is to find your voice and inspire others to find theirs. Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit - From Effectiveness to Greatness!
Gather with our Key Agitators:
Mike Green - USA
Mole Chapman - UK
Lynda Millington - NZ
Ian Mackey - AUS
Dr. Donnie MacLurcan - AUS
Adrian Pyle - AUS
Ric Thompson - AUS
Robbie William - AUS
Ann Greer - AUS
Russell Deal - AUS
Fee Sanders - AUS
Michelle Walker - AUS
Jordan Purcell-Ashburner - AUS
Ian Mackey - AUS
Sue James - AUS
Michaela Kennedy - AUS
Rachel Dickson - AUS
Cheryl Cruttenden - AUS
Dee Brooks - AUS
Rhiannon Cochrane - AUS
Graeme Stuart - AUS
For more information click here
Webinar: Effective Community Partnerships: How Residents and Organizations Can Work Together for Greater Impact Using the Principles of Asset-Based Community Development
With: Mike Green and Dan Duncan
September 12, 2013, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Webinar 2 - 3:30 p.m. CDT
To improve lives of the families and their members in today’s world requires neighborhoods and their residents to be involved as coproduces of their own and their community’s well-being, and it requires agencies and institutions to “lead by stepping-back” to create space for resident action and engagement.
During the webinar Mike Green and Dan Duncan will share stories of how neighborhood residents and organizations can work together effectively to drive greater impact and results.
Collective Impact Today
Introduction to ABCD – Definitions & Principles
Examples of ABCD in Action
Why Place-Based Strategies and Community Engagement Are Critical
The Roles of Residents in Building a Stronger Community
The New Role of Institutions – How Institutions Can Use All Their Assets to Build a Stronger Community
Tools for Agencies - Leading by Stepping Back
Asset Mapping – Discover-Ask-Connect – From Mapping to Mobilizing
The cost of the webinar is $149. Early-bird discounted cost before March 1 is $129.
To find out more information and register, click here.
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