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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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Guelph's Community Plan Wins IAP2 Canada's Project of the Year

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on October 28, 2020

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada Core Values Awards help to raise the bar in the field of public engagement through friendly competition to encourage new approaches and innovative uses of existing ones.

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How to Recruit Diverse Community Groups

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on October 6, 2020

Recently, I had the honour of working with the Sewall Foundation, based in Maine, to facilitate a co-design process to reimagine how one of their key programs, Healthy People Healthy Places, should function within the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn.

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10 Ideas for a Community-Based COVID-19 Recovery

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on September 3, 2020

As cities respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity to build back better—to centre recovery efforts on improving the outcomes for our most vulnerable citizens, our civic life, and our planet.

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A Gut Check on Youth Voice

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on August 11, 2020

How do we write in a way that is appealing to youth? How do we get them to pay attention?  

As much as I think we can all learn a lot to make our writing more accessible, I think first, we need a gut check on who’s doing the writing anyway. 

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Facilitating Co-Design Virtually: Part Four

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on June 1, 2020

Coming out of Phase Three you will have a group of people who are connected, who understand what their shared vision is, and have been let loose to brainstorm ideas. There’s likely a lot of momentum. But it may feel slightly messy or overwhelming. Enter: Phase Four.

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Facilitating Co-Design Virtually: Part Three

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on May 25, 2020

Coming into Phase Three your group will now have reached some form of alignment on a shared vision. Having this shared vision is critical as it is the foundation for this next phase of building new ideas.

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