This toolkit summarizes and presents the learnings and processes used in building the West Regional Hub. One of the most relevant characteristic of the Western Hub is that it has taken on the model whereby there are smaller community circles connected to a larger regional hub. Edmonton, Regina, and Winnipeg were the cities that started the process, but other Prairie city circles are wanting to organize. This toolkit provides an easy to use tool to start circles in any community.
All resources in this section are copyleft. We invite you to use and share them freely, whilst crediting the source.
Facilitation for Social Change
Miigam’agan, Righting Relations National Steering Committee Member and mi’kmaq clan mother from Esgenoôpetitj / Burnt Church New Brunswick, speaks about the forming of the Eastern Hub of Righting Relations through a women-led approach.
Catalyzing Insight, Innovation, and Action
by Eric E. Vogt, Juanita Brown, and David Isaacs
The Art of Powerful Questions is a practical article that invites us to dive deeper into “What makes a powerful question?” craft questions which dramatically improve the quality of insight, innovation, and action in our organizations, in our communities, and in our lives.
The Art of Taking Participatory Leadership to Scale Workbook, written by the YSI Collaborative brings together the key principles and methodologies of Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter – an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges.
“Wisdom, Democracy, and the Core Commons”
in Earthlight, Fall/Winter 2002/2003
by Tom Atlee
The new democracy is grounded in
the power of true dialogue
among diverse people
to help The People (as a whole) transcend
the limits of personal perspectives and
resonate with each other and the world
through the fact of their interconnectedness,
revealing bigger pictures and deeper wisdom
than any individual or group
could find alone,
making it possible to create together
solutions, visions, communities and societies
that make sense
and serve Life
now and for generations to come.
Read the full article
by Rehana Tejpar, capturing the learnings emerging from the Righting Relations Network
As we make the road by walking on this journey of building a women-led network of adult educators for social change across Turtle Island, in the spirit of Righting Relations, we are constantly learning and unlearning. We have captured and shared some of our learnings to date and will continue to evolve these ideas and practices as we continue to journey on this path.
- Involve Indigenous Peoples, Knowledges and Perspectives
- Understanding Colonization – It’s Contemporary History and Impacts
- Build Deep, Kin-like Relationships of Trust
- Integrating Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit brings forth Higher Level Solutions
- The Personal, Interpersonal and Systemic are all Inter-Connected
- Healing is a Valid Part of the Process
- True Collaboration Requires a Commitment to Ongoing Self Reflection and Inner Work
Connect, Inspire, Collaborate!
An activities manual from yesworld.org focusing on co-learning, community building and healing.
Download at: www.yesworld.org
A video by Organization Unbound, a website that attempts to re-imagine the way we think about and engage in social change.
View Video: organizationunbound.org
Partners for Youth Empowerment
PYE’s mission is to unleash the power, purpose, and potential of young people worldwide.
Visit Website: pyeglobal.org
Harvesting Conversations that Matter
The Art of Hosting is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges.
Visit Website: www.artofhosting.org
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