Engaging Internationally

A Year of Inspirational Reading (2012 Edition)

December 13, 2012

This is my second annual “Year of Inspirational Reading” blog post.  For this year’s edition I’ve also included a category of poems and websites that were sent to me, in addition to hard copy books.  Here are this year’s submissions:

Books:

Mine: Wangari Matthai’s book Unbowed (and here’s a podcast I did on ‘her story …

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What’s the recipe?

November 27, 2012

I’ve been reading a lot of things and heard a number of conversations recently that seem to imply that “If you just use this new innovation or tool, or have this kind of leader, or follow our recipe for success…”  But it’s not any one (or even two) new things.  It’s asking questions and brainstorming

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Are We Readying Ourselves for Significant Change?

October 24, 2012

It strikes me that we are going through some of the significant change in civil society since I entered the profession 30 years ago .  In the past few years we are beginning to see a conversation emerge that has outlined some of these evolving trends.  They include:

  • New international configurations and players (BRICs –
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Blog Action Day: The Power of WE

October 15, 2012

 

The theme of this year’s Blog Action Day is “The Power of WE –  a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world…”  I’ve written a lot over the past few years about collaborative activities that I’ve been involved in.  So for my Blog Action Day blog I thought …

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Building an International Framework – What does it take?

October 2, 2012

Last week I facilitated a roundtable discussing observations and ‘lessons learned’ from the creation and growth of an international organization I helped steer.  I wrote about the creation of the OIA  in 2004. The organization is now almost a decade old and with the rotation off of the Board of most of the founding members, …

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