Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Think of European cities sharing social innovation lessons learnt or Malawian farmers and other stakeholders jointly improving their agricultural governance practices. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 207

Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

He said that most governments had adopted education systems which promote: Conformity (but people are not uniform; diversity is the hallmark of human existence).

2019 208

Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

Astonishing that it takes the conservative Globe & Mail to call them out on this, and also to call them out on our government’s tepid response to the rise of right-wing extremist white nationalist terrorism.

2019 46

Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

How to Save the World

The Bankruptcy of the US: Dmitry Orlov goes through the numbers to explain why the bankruptcy of the US government is an inevitability. He also compellingly updates ‘progress’ towards the five stages of collapse for 2019, from his 2013 book of the same name.

2019 51

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences.

2019 83

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

” Often this looks like elected officials not wanting to dominate citizen meetings, government or agency staff not wanting to dominate community meetings, or executive teams not wanting to dominate the lower level employees. Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something. Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees.

2019 61

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

Our biggest work the last 9 years has been providing the Leadership 2020 program to social service workers in British Columbia working with children, youth and families in agencies, indigenous communities and government. (

2019 68

New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. ” All these quotes resonate with me on one level or another and seem worth thinking about as 2019 is almost upon us. Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

2018 139

A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

Indeed ten years ago this day, as a precocious 31 year old fed up with travel (ironically) and the various despairs of working for the federal government, I quit my job and hung out a shingle. And who can know what I’ll be writing about on August 31, 2019, in my 51st year, as I catch myself surprised at all that has happened.

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