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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Gathering centred on cultivating reconciliation leaders transforms how participants see themselves, their work, the future An energy to discover and live into the full possibilities of reconciliation is still radiating days after a gathering in Whistler, B.C.
Creating the conditions for people to experience “a-ha” moments about new possibilities for their community’s future and how they might take ownership for enabling those possibilities can be a lonely and risky business. The work is rewarding, but it’s a subtle kind of reward — one you have to search for to see, trusting that […]
Note from Charles: It was truly an honour and a pleasure to be invited back to Salmon Arm for a second year, to help create the space for what proved to be a touching and powerful learning experience.
A staff member stopping him in the hallway to share his excitement about a new idea he wants to try points in a small but encouraging way to the positive shift enveloping the human services division of San Benito County, California, director Jim Rydingsword says. Like most counties in California, San Benito is still recovering […]
“I think one of the things that people miss is making a difference, is having a purpose in life,” says Ana Pagan. “So from day one when you walk in here we give you a purpose and you get acknowledged for that.”
Local human services directors in the State of California are joining the growing ranks of those keen to imagine new ways of working within their communities.