June 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Appreciative Conversation Creates a Clearing for Learning

Ben and Jitendra,



I offer that what you two have developed in "Occupy Cafe" is the beginning of a new dignified discourse within our shared humanity bringing forth the possible possibility for a platform of real significant change in our passionate permanent human concerns. Let us first understand and practice appreciate inquiry and dialog in dignity for the fragility, vulnerability, authenticity and stories owning what owns us in our humanness. Let us convene always in the deep…

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Added by Mushin on June 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Video: "From Consumers to Citizens"

One of my favorite themes. 

This video was recently shared on the Art of Hosting list-serve by Ria Baeck via Simon d’Osogna. I just watched it and it really is a lovely nice-quality video about public participation, citing practices used in one region of Austria like Appreciative Inquiry, Wisdom Council, Citizen Juries, and World Café.  I figured some people on this NCDD list might enjoy watching it as well, so am sharing the link.  

A 55min video presentation by Manfred…

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Added by Ben Roberts on June 27, 2012 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Your Invited to an A Small Group conversation

Eric and I have been happy to host a monthly conversation for the Vital Conversations on Occupy Cafe. We've enjoyed working with Ben Roberts and Jitendra Darling.

We are scheduled for an Ownership Conversation on July 16.  But, in the meantime...

If you are interested in learning more about the Peter Block based A Small Group conversation process we use, and can’t get to the in-person monthly meetings in Cincinnati, you're invited to join us at the   “In the Clouds with ASG. ”…

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Added by Elaine Hansen on June 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Here's a TEDx video of Dr. Vic Garcia, Founder of CoreChange

Dr. Vic takes a systems approach to transformative change, with an emphasis or Appreciative Inquiry, or an 'asset/strengths based approach. Click the link below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-JYDZteE-M

peace out

Added by Jim Prues on June 13, 2012 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

Occupy Theology/Occupy Church

I just joined up this morning,  after  friend forwarded me the info on the 6/11/12 online conversation taking place here.  I wanted to introduce myself and my current mission with my blog occupytheology.org    I also have been focusing a great dealof late on some efforts by friends of mine in OccupyDC and OccupyFaith , ,  calling themselves #OccupyChurch.  Jeremy John ( @glassdimlyfaith ) of OccupyChurch is planning with me for a couple of sessions at the  upcoming Wild Goose Festival…

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Added by Dale Lature on June 10, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Federal Budget Resolution

WHERAS the federal government belongs to all the people,  and WHERAS the federal government creates all of the dollar currency used by all the people, and WHERAS all of the dollar currency so created belongs to the public commons until it is deposited in a commercial bank, and WHERAS the federal government can provide funding to employ the unemployed in productive work, and WHERAS all the people benefit from…

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Added by Christopher Wroth on June 8, 2012 at 9:39pm — No Comments

A New Inner Economy: Restoring Dignity to Our Human Experience

A New Inner Economy: Restoring Dignity to Our Human…

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Added by Jitendra Darling on June 4, 2012 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Weekly Cafe Calls

Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

Mondays
"Vital Conversations" 

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT 

Tuesdays (except 10/16)
"Connect 2012"

1-3p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT


Thursdays
"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
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Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
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