Talkshoe Conversation with John McKnight and Peter Block: 2016 Lineup

Here's the 2016 schedule of guests for free online/dial-in conversations with John and Peter.

All are at 1 p.m. Eastern time and are recorded for future listening.

February 16 – David Matthews, Kettering Foundation
March 8 – Walter Brueggemann, An Other Kingdom, Departing the Consumer Culture
April 5 – Michael Peck, North American Delegate, Mondragon Corporation and Kristen Barker, Founder and President of the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative

June - 7 Conversation with Adam Clark,

1 p.m. Eastern time

Peter talks with Xavier University theology professor Adam Clark, a leading voice in reimagining all the issues facing urban America, about how consumerism has become our modern religion and what justice looks like in terms of different social, economic and political arrangements. Hear new ways of thinking about poverty, debt, African American culture, confronting today’s forms of slavery and the place of religion and the faith community in reducing the costs of a consumer world.

They will talk for about a half hour about how co-operatives are emerging as powerful forces of change and the role of citizen-workers have in bringing new opportunities and family-sustaining jobs to local neighborhoods. Then they’ll open the conversation up for questions and comments from anyone who wants to stay around.

After the lead-in discussion, they’ll open the conversation up for questions and comments from anyone who wants to stay around.

It's easy to listen and participate. If you can’t listen live, the conversation will be archived.

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Opportunity Not to Be Missed! Second International ABCD Festival, Goa, India

January 15-17, 2017 (Pre-Festival Community Development Masterclasses, 14-15 January, 2017)
International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Goa

A combination of keynote presentations and panels from ABCD practitioners across the globe, group participatory discovery experiences, guided interactive tours to fascinating Goan projects and localities, times of celebration and networking and an opportunity to discover the beauty and uniqueness of Goa. The two days prior to the Festival (14-15 January, 2017) will offer the option to attend a series of Masterclasses in a variety of community development skill areas.

For more information and download a brochure

The Power of Asset Based Community Development Pre-Conference Workshop
Measurable Impact 2016 Conference

June 1, 2016
9am to 4pm
Baltimore, MD

This workshop is for participants interested in discovering how the frameworks of Results Based Accountability™ and Asset-Based Community Development can be used together to help build stronger, safer, healthier communities and neighborhoods by unlocking the gifts of the residents, associations and organizations.

• Introduction to ABCD – definitions & principles
• Examples of ABCD in action
• How ABCD provides a framework for implementing effective no-cost/low cost strategies
• Why Place-Based strategies and community engagement are critical
• The roles of residents in turning the curve
• The new role of Institutions – How institutions can use all their assets to build a stronger community
• Tools for agencies and local governmental institutions – Leading by stepping back
• Asset Mapping – Discover-Ask-Connect – From mapping to mobilizing
• RBA & ABCD & Collective Impact

Dan Duncan, Senior Consultant at the Results Leadership Group and a long-time faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University.

For more information and to register

Deepening Community: Resillient Neighborhoods- When People Care

June 7-9, 2016
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

At this year's national three-day gathering, Deepening Community: Resilient Neighbourhoods · When People Care, we will revive your hope in the power of residents and community. Discover the inspiration, connections, knowledge and tools that you need in order to connect, engage and mobilize residents. Deepening Community will inspire and support you in nurturing thriving, inclusive and resilient communities.

For more information and to register


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