BOOKS, WEBSITES, VIDEOS
COMMUNITY: THE STRUCTURE OF BELONGING
By Peter Block (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). Citizens are longing for connection. This book explores how community can emerge from today’s social fragmentation.
FINDING OUR WAY: LEADERSHIP FOR AN UNCERTAIN TIME
By Margaret Wheatley (Berrett-Koehler, 2005). This anthology of essays offers an approach to leadership that is based on “how life organizes”—rather than our conventional command-and-control model.
THE WORLD CAFÉ: SHAPING OUR FUTURE THROUGH CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER
By Juanita Brown and David Isaacs (Berrett-Koehler, 2005). World Café is an adaptive process for engaging groups in surfacing collective knowledge and discovering new opportunities for action.
The Authentic Leadership in Action Institute offers programs that cultivate personal and collective awareness, authentic presence courage to work in complex environments. Both Meg and Deborah serve as faculty for their summer institute. Visit site.
ART OF HOSTING
The Art of Hosting is a practice that uses participative change processes for engaging groups in meaningful conversation, deliberate collaboration and group-supported action for the common good. Visit site.
OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY
In Open Space gatherings, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central theme of strategic importance. It works best when the work to be done is complex, the people and ideas involved are diverse, the passion for resolution is high. Visit site.
UNITED STATES INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS (USICH)
Learn more about Barbara Poppe’s efforts to create a national strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. Visit site.
The World Café is a global community of people dedicated to awakening and engaging collective intelligence through conversations that matter. Visit site.
NATIONAL COALITION FOR DIALOGUE & DELIBERATION RESOURCE CENTER
The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) has been cataloguing resources about and for dialogue and deliberation since 2002. Via their resource center you can access more than 2,600 discussion guides, assessment tools, case studies, public engagement programs and organizations, articles, books, videos, and more. Visit site.
AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
Phil Cass and Toke Møller share their story with healthcare practitioners in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Posted to YouTube by Ravi Tangri, 2007. Watch video.