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SYSTEMS CHANGE & DEEP EQUITY: Pathways Toward Sustainable Impact, Beyond “Eureka!,” Unawareness & Unwitting Harm

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Change Elemental: with Sheryl Petty and Mark Leach

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This detailed monograph captures an interview with Sheryl Petty and Mark Leach as they peel back the layers of systems change rooted in deep equity. This document is divided into 4 sections for each level of deep equity work including; individual, inte...

Tags: Complexity, Equity, Prioritize Equity and Power Sharing, Work at Multiple Scales, Heavy, Article, Report

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Story Listening - In 3 Steps

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Karen Dietz, PhD

Description:

This brief handout shares a 3-step guide on how to build story listening skills so that you can listen appreciatively when others are sharing their story.

Tags: Empathy, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Learn Together, Light, Handout / Tool, Article

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Three Things Great Storytellers Do Differently

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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This article inspires readers to tell the story behind the data so that the audience is invited to probe the meaning behind the data. The article introduces 5 things great storytellers do differently that the reader can learn from.

Tags: Empathy, Facilitation, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Learn Together, Light, Article

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Moving from Either/Or to Both/And Thinking

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Differentiated Coaching Associates

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This article introduces Polarity thinking as a tool for moving a group beyond one way of thinking. Polarity thinking changes the debates over such issues from either/or to both/and thinking. By identifying mutual goals and common fears, as well as warn...

Tags: Collaboration, Facilitation, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Facilitate Collaborative Processes, Medium, Article, Handout / Tool

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The Dawn of System Leadership

Date: September 21st 2021

Author:

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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This article introduces the idea of a systems leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership. To do this the article identifies three core capabilities of systems leaders, demystifies what systems leadership is and shares current learnings about ...

Tags: Complexity, Organizational Culture, Create Connected Communities from the Inside Out, Work at Multiple Scales, Heavy, Article

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A Community Backbone Organization's Theory of Change

Date: February 20th 2019

Author:

Centre for Connected Communities

Description:

This document demonstrates how a community backbone organization adds value to place based interventions and initiatives by strengthening social fabric.

"In the Connected Community Approach (CCA), a community backbone organization (aka a...

Tags: Resilience, Complexity, Make Community Building Visual, Build Creative Infrastructure, Medium, Article, Report

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6 Tools to Explain Complex Concepts

Date: April 26th 2020

Author: Matt Abrahams

Description: This infographic simply illustrates six tools you can use to help your audience understand complex concepts and can help you to translate ideas and knowledge across sectors and backgrounds.

Tags: Complexity, Embrace the Messiness, Make Community Building Visual, Light, Image

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The Connected Community Approach: A Theoretical Framework

Date: February 28th 2019

Author: Anne Gloger, Ewa Cerda Llanos, James Iveniuk and Ewa Modlinska

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The Connected Community Approach was created using insights from a variety of theories and practices including Asset Based Community development, Collective Impact, Systems and Complexity theories. This article describes the ways in which CCA takes the...

Tags: Complexity, Collaboration, Learn Together, Heavy, Article

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Building Trust in Community Collaborations

Date: February 28th 2019

Author: Centre for Connected Communities Staff

Description: Trust is about relationships. The process of building strong, open, and trusting relationships should be an outcome of a connected community initiative, as an important foundation to achieving other deliverables and outputs. A community backbone organiza...

Tags: Emergence, Make Community Building Visual, Embrace the Messiness, Light, Article

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Connected Communities Approach and the 10 Keys

Date: August 7th 2020

Author:

Anne Gloger for Centre for Connected Communities

Description:

This article is a great introductory "how to" for people wanting to use the Connected Community Approach for creative place-making. This article gives an overview of the ten keys to unlocking the potential of a community to engage in communit...

Tags: Place Making, Equity, Learn Together, Build on Everyone's Strengths, Light, Article

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