Archive for the 'Global Perspectives' Category

An Anniversary Blog

Written on May 3, 2017 at 8:28 am

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for seven years now.  When I was first encouraged by colleagues and started to blog I didn’t think I would have enough to say (that I would feel was really worth saying) on a regular basis.  I made a decision not to feel like I had to do a post on any kind of regular schedule, but over the years, just from my work and observing the larger “change” arena, ideas that feel like they are worth sharing have seemed to come at least quarterly.

What have I learned or observed?

  1. Frequency
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Global Health Trends – 2017 Edition

Written on April 12, 2017 at 9:57 am

 

This is an update on short pieces I have done every few years on trends in the Global Health field.  You can see the 2013 update here and the 2011 version here.

From the work that I do with organizations engaged in global health efforts, as well as observing the global health arena, some of the trends I have been noticing in global health over the past few years include:

  1. More holistic thinkers and planners – We continue to see an accelerated understanding of the need for integration of issues and holistic strategies and approaches. Although systems are not
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Test It! Lessons we are Learning

Written on February 28, 2017 at 9:09 am

I continue to work on a global project that focuses on the significant change that is impacting the civil society / NGO sector and developing and testing some new initiatives to address these changes which I first introduced on my blog last year. This work of the project is being done by diverse and global working groups, working primarily virtually.  As we all move towards more virtual work to conserve our resources, deal with increasing travel restrictions and reduce our carbon footprint, these process lessons may be of interest to other similar efforts.

As our Steering Group worked to design …

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Five ways to engage internationally in 2017

Written on January 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

  • Widen your horizons – The divisions between national and global have blurred. One result of this is that it is even easier to find information that can be helpful in your work from around the globe.  Looking for some new ideas?  Someone dealing with challenges similar to your own? Widen your horizons. Here are two examples of sites with a lot of interesting organizations and stories View Change and Idealist
  • Have multi-generational conversations – Some cultures silo generations more than others. Make it a practice to learn from cultures that respect the perspectives of both elders and youth.  Here are
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As 2016 becomes 2017…

Written on December 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

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 year from other authors included:

  • Approaching Cultural Differences
  • Advice to improve your unfacilitated meetings
  • Four lessons on NGOs and Social Movements finding common ground
  • Traveling while African and appeasing the travel gods
  • 10 learnings from 10 years of brainpickings

Then paving the way to 2017 …

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