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Since 1993 we’ve been experimenting with a strategy for convening this kind of large-‐system conversation and we are excited at how well our approach is working, and the prospect for how it can work at the national and global levels. Our approach is different than the one described in the Project paper, however. And it’s different from “Deliberative Democracy” approaches in general because it aims for a creative conversation, rather than one that is deliberative. This requires a different set of facilitation skills and understandings about group process.
PDF (7 Pages): To Facilitate a National Conversation
What do we, as members of the dialogue and deliberation community of practice, have to be and do to enable our most positive transformational impact in the face of emerging global crises which fundamentally challenge our business-as-usual habits and systems?
We are now “opening space” for virtual Open Space sessions on the question of how we in the “D&D” community can better contribute to needed societal transformations.
Ecovillage Transition Strategies for Whole Systems Change