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5 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community

In May, with our colleagues at Thinking Partners we co-hosted the Vancouver edition of the Canadian Values Conversations, and had the privilege of hearing from some Vancouver BC residents about what matters most to them. One of the key questions we all walked away with was, “How can we bring our values more to life […]

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Healthy Aging & Care Summit Report

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Making Music Not Noise: Culture Change at a Top Asset Management Company

Over the past two years the Marketing Leadership Team (MLT) at Capital Group/American Funds, one of the largest and most successful asset management companies in the world, has embarked on a large-scale culture change journey. Their aim: to build a world-class, customer-centered marketing department. They wanted to move away from obfuscation and “buzz language” so […]

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Embracing Change Spurs Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver to Chart Successful Future Course

The REBGV has been on quite the journey over the past 9 years, navigating threats and challenges on many different levels. It is their willingness to embrace change and think outside the box that is steering them towards the co-creation of their desired future. And that future is looking bright. “We want REALTORS® to be […]

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Co-Creating a Canada by Design – Canadian Values Conversations, Vancouver

On May 1st, 2018, 50 people gathered at Christ Church Cathedral in the heart of Vancouver, BC, to be part of a conversation about what matters most to them. The Vancouver event was part of a national initiative: the Canadian Values Conversations, which aims to “create a national awareness and an understanding about values to […]

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Tailored Facilitation Helps Social Gastronomy Movement Go Global

What does it take to create a global Movement centred on the power of food to change the world? Passionate like-minded people, skilful facilitation, blood, sweat, tears or just a really good bunch of organic carrots… While there may not have been blood, there were certainly carrots in Miami this spring as 70+ people gathered […]

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Collaborative Strategy Is Key to Growth and Innovation for these Trailblazing Credit Unions

Credit Unions are, by their very nature, co-operative, founded on the 7 International Co-Operative Principles. However, in an era where digitization is transforming – disrupting even – the financial services industry, strategic collaboration is proving key for a group of credit unions looking to not only safeguard their place in the industry, but to grow, […]

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What Do You Value Most? The Vancouver Values Café & the Canadian Values Conversations Initiative

As Canadians, we pride ourselves on being “unique.” But what does that really mean? In a rapidly shifting global context what values do we want to be reflected in the future of Canada? How much do we differ or align in what we want for Canada across gender, generations, regions, ethnicities? These are the kinds […]

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Generating Possibilities for Systemic Change through Large Group Dialogues, Part II: The 2017 New Brunswick Healthy Aging and Care Summit

In Part I of our story on the 2017 New Brunswick Healthy Aging and Care Summit, we looked at the impact of the summit and the ways in which it is generating possibilities for positive action. How did this germination occur? How do you design a gathering that values everyone’s voice and, in so doing, […]

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Generating Possibilities for Systemic Change through Large Group Dialogues: The 2017 New Brunswick Healthy Aging and Care Summit

Just released: read the full report from the 2017 Healthy Aging and Care Summit! The New Brunswick 2017 Healthy Aging and Care Summit is a concrete example of the ways in which large group dialogues can act as catalysts for systemic change. This was not a standard conference on aging or a series of government-led […]