Community Practices: Preparing for ChangeCamp

At January’s Design with Dialogue Mark Kuznicki and Daniel Rose of The Moment shared the essential principles and spirit of Peter Block’s book, Community – The Structure of Belonging.  Community presents Block’s theory and practices of neighbourhood development and provides guidelines for organizers to facilitate more effective community gatherings.

We invited members of the DwD community to participate in the design and facilitation of a community gathering called ChangeCamp, taking place in Toronto on February 16th. A dedicated (Interim) practice and planning session is being held at the Centre for Social Innovation January 28th, 7-10, if members of the community are interested.

The Feb 1oth DwD held a continued preparation for the ChangeCamp event and everyone will participate to refine the core questions that will drive the process. This is a chance to experience some of the practical advice that Block offers in Community and how it can work in the “real world”.  Mark and Daniel will use our feedback to evolve the design of the ChangeCamp on the 16th.