Engaging Internationally

Observations on a design oriented workshop

May 21, 2015

This week I helped facilitate the work of a diverse group exploring what resources could be created for people with disabilities, whatever their disability might be and wherever they might reside. The group of ten very creative people had participants from four countries and a wide variety of professions, experiences and perspectives. We outlined an …

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Exploring the Social Lab Framework

April 16, 2015

About a year ago I discovered the work of Zaid Hassan around Social Labs through social media and a new book he wrote The Social Labs Revolution about designing and implementing the Social Lab concept. I was especially interested in how this work would apply to a new project I am managing that seemed to …

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Celebrating an Anniversary

February 18, 2015

Time flies and already I have finished five years of blogging. To celebrate I spent some time reviewing those 85+ posts, adding other ideas that came to mind from that review and my work since I wrote my last book in 2003, and created an e-book entitled International Engagement for Impact in a Changing World

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Transitioning to a New Year

January 5, 2015

2014 provided some significant global events and momentum for positive change that we can build on in the new year.  Some of these include:

Sustaining emergent movements: 2014 included protest movements in Hong Kong , the U.S.  and in Peru around climate change negotiations. A new year will challenge us all to sustain …

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Reflections at Year’s End

December 16, 2014

 

It was a particularly interesting year as I took some ‘sabbatical time’ to travel, read, write and reflect.

Traveling is always illuminating, pushing us outside of our comfort zones and providing many lessons and times to practice the important skill of observation. For the first time in many years, I also took some time …

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