A one-day learning event …
If transformative change is the destination, generative change-making is the vehicle.
Generative change-making is purposefully emergent, fostering health, well-being and healthy development in self and society, now and for future generations. And response-ability can be summed up as “resilience-plus.” It’s a value-added equation, one that includes the adaptive capacities inherent in resilience, even while stepping up to include the higher complexity of generative change.
This educational, engaging and highly practical Learning Event is designed for change-leaders in all walks of life, who want to learn proactive and practical ways to generate higher levels of resilience and response-ability in their organizations and communities. This is a unique opportunity to learn and engage with colleagues in an emergent conversation on change.
For a downloadable brochure, please go to our Take Aways page in the Learning section. And you can contact us for details about upcoming sessions, or to bring this timely Learning Event to the folks in your organization or community.
Rising to the complexity of the challenge
Here’s the challenge. Our climate is changing, health disparities are on the rise, and social and economic inequality is growing, not shrinking. In response, we must take the kind of action that generates higher levels of health, equity and sustainability – in people, in communities, and in the natural and built environment. These are complex challenges. Yet we keep looking for simple solutions. It’s not working, and we know it.
Communities that Can! is a practical response to the growing need for integrative strategies that can address three interconnected challenges: health, equity and sustainability.
We believe our change-making efforts will be more effective, and indeed more sustainable, when the complexity of the change challenge is balanced by our change-making capacities. For example, our toolkits will be more complete when we include and integrate:
Supporting the work of change leaders in diverse organizations and sectors, Communities that Can! features a comprehensive action and capacity-building framework that activates our intentions to generate healthy change. This innovative approach enhances the capacity of change leaders – professionals, policy-makers, multisectoral leaders and engaged citizens – to foster health, well-being and healthy development in people, in communities, and in the environment we all share.
At its heart, it’s about changing the ways we make change. Take the guided tour below.