Engaging Internationally

As 2016 becomes 2017…

December 20, 2016

In the end of the year summary tradition, I have revisited some of my most popular posts and some of those I have shared from other sites.

In case you missed them, some of my most popular posts of the past year included:

  • Test It!
  • The Practice of Cultural Sensitivity

Some highlights I shared this …

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Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a Global Gateway

November 30, 2016

When I first started working on the concept of international engagement in the 1990’s it was a relatively uncommon concept.  There were local, national and international organizations and they were each seen to have their own proscribed (geographic) areas of interests, and stakeholders.  The boundaries began to blur a little in the late 1990’s and …

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Global work and travel

October 25, 2016

I gave a presentation recently on some tips for traveling and working globally.  For most of the readers of this blog these will just be a reminder, for others there may be some new ideas, but I thought they would be worth sharing.

  • Be open and flexible – be willing to do things you might
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Exploring Social Innovation

September 28, 2016

Over the past decade the concept of innovation and social innovation have increased dramatically in usage and popularity. Google ‘innovation’ and over 500 million results come up; social innovation and one gets over 20 million results. I am often a bit skeptical of currently popular approaches or solutions to complex and long-term challenges. In our …

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From Youth Engagement to Youth Integration

August 9, 2016

 

In a previous blog post I wrote about the beginnings of the Civil Society and Testing Change (CS&TC) project.  This post shares our experiences last month with our first themed roundtable in New York City exploring the concept of better engaging youth in decision-making, or pushing the paradigm from engagement to integration.

The …

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