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Get to KNOW Poverty: The 2018 Poverty Studies Summer Institute

Posted by Natasha Pei on May 15, 2018

What are your plans this summer? Could they include professional and/or personal development?

The Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a chance to be part of an intimate learning community with peers – practitioners, people with lived experience, students and ministry workers – to learn about and discuss the causes and impacts of poverty as well as how we best alleviate and end them.

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Why don’t we benefit from Societal Innovations as Readily as Technological Innovations?

Posted by Denis Pageau on January 22, 2018

Since 1785 there have been 5 waves with respect to our technological knowledge. Each wave doubled the knowledge we had previously accumulated. We are now in the 6th wave. This technological knowledge produced technological innovations such as steam engines, light bulbs, cars, planes, computers, smartphones, etc. We can safely conclude that we have been very successful in using our technological knowledge to create technological innovations. 

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A Learner’s Journey

Posted by Liz Weaver on January 23, 2017

Bill Fulton, CEO of The Civic Canopy in Denver, Colorado recently said ‘the last day of a conference is the first day of a learner’s journey’.  These are wise words indeed.  How often do you attend a workshop or learning event, become inspired and take lots of notes and then, upon returning to your workplace, you let the noise of immediacy drown out the inspiration of learning.   

Tamarack recently co-hosted with The Civic Canopy a three-day Collective Impact workshop in Denver which engaged more than 220 learners and launched them on their learner’s journey.  I have been wondering how many of these learners have used the lessons learned.   

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