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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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Back to the Future

Posted by Erica Dyson on November 14, 2017

Hardly a day goes by without my adding a number of smileys to my emails or texts. In fact, here’s one now :) . Why? Well they are so expressive; so much better than LOL or BTW or FYI. So with one small icon, I seem to be able to convey information and feeling.

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Facing Challenges Together - A Reflection

Posted by Megan Wanless on August 21, 2017

This weekend I was asked to speak at Maple Grove United Church in Oakville, Ontario about some of my reflections working in the social change sector over the past few years. This offered me a great opportunity to think deeply about my journey so far and opened up some amazing conversations with Oakville residents about taking on complex challenges in our community.

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The Paradox of Tools and the Innovation Culture

Posted by Ben Wienlick on December 8, 2016

So, there’s this “thing” I’ve noticed when organizations want to bolster innovation. Whether it’s the public sector, non-profits or private businesses, when organizations set out on a path to get better at innovation, there’s this weird thing hanging around in the conversations about how to foster innovation. The “thing” is a hope that there is a secret tool for innovation or formula their employees could learn and when trained in it, innovation will automatically gush forth. I understand the “thing” and I hoped for a silver bullet as well when I started my research into what fosters relevant innovation in organizations.

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Change for the Audacious Webinar: A Follow Up

Posted by Steve Waddell on November 15, 2016

After our webinar Change for the Audacious: A Conversation with Steve Wadell on Large Systems Change (LSC), one of the participants, Ian, asked me about connections between it and integral theory and Theory U.

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