Reference: Spanda Journal on Collective Intelligence

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Jan 22

Jim Rough: To Facilitate a National Conversation

Jim Rough

Jim Rough

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.

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Jan 16

Tom Atlee: Open Space

Tom Atlee

Tom Atlee

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.

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Jan 13

Global Ecovillage Network Updates

logo ecovillageGEN International Newsletter January 2015

Ecovillage Transition Strategies for Whole Systems Change

GEN has grown and evolved over the years. From more isolated ‘islands in the green’, ecovillages have transformed into highly vibrant and interconnected hubs and inspiring living and learning centers for high quality, low impact lifestyles. More and more, politicians are starting to appreciate the impact ecovillages have on their regions. More and more, ecovillages are recognised as participatory, community-based responses to our realities, e.g. climate change, loss of bio diversity or lack of social cohesion. Read PDF Newsletter.
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Jan 9