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Protected: SEIU Unified Plan Strategy Session ~ Friday, October 23, 2015

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September 28 ~ Community of Practice Gathering

Register now for a Community of Practice inspired by Frederic Laloux’s “Reinventing Organizations” and join Art of Hosting practitioners for an exploration into the living system theory that is central to the new organization as portrayed in  Reinventing Organizations. Check out my … Continue reading

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Huffington Post features Social Entrepreneur Bootcampers

Case Western Reserve University Professor Michael Goldberg posted a Huffington Post blog today reflecting on his teaching time with the Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp in South Africa that was founded by YALI fellow Irene Chikumbo. Michael generously gives a call out to me and … Continue reading

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The New Strategic Plan ~ Don’t Make One

Last night’s presentation by Frederic Laloux, author of the wildly popular Reinventing Organizations, added useful insight to the way that I have been using participatory practices to undo the dominant strategic planning paradigm (i.e., leadership retreat dedicated to some iteration of S.W.O.T., values and mission setting followed by … Continue reading

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Practicing the Tools from Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp ~ Zimbabwe

Facebook caption: “A beautiful Great mini-training session with #Team263AfricaTV discussing PURPOSE among other things. Awesome feedback that just woke my dull Monday to life!!” Nico Abote, Executive Producer of 263 Africa TV, posted enthusiasm and a montage of photos of his first day back with … Continue reading

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Herald Headlines Harvest!

The Herald Zimbabwe features a story about a Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp Zimbabwe graduate’s use of World Cafe and Circle practice tools to harvest input from youth leaders.

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Art of Hosting goes to Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp ~ South Africa

My new friend and collaborator Irene Chikumbo and I just completed three very dynamic, two-day Community Ideation trainings for Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. When Irene experienced Pro-Action Café as part of YALI program in the United States, … Continue reading

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Kufunda Village, Zimbabwe

Me: Have you ever heard about a project or a place and suspected that its story has become based more on our desire for it to be true than on something real? UNICEF guy: Like when you are promised the moon, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Solutions Emerge From Paying Attention

During his presentation last night, Marcos Salazar, founder of NYC-based Be Social Change, offered a core insight from many years of domestic investment in prototyping and scaling social enterprises. Projects that go the distance have mostly emerged from time and … Continue reading

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