Dialogue: At the Intersections of Power

July’s DwD initiated an inquiry into power relations as experienced, as observed in social structures, and as expressed in a variety of forms. Taking an open (inductive) approach with the Talking Circle approach, the first session explored the individual experience of power in everyday life. In the second session we continued with a talking circle […]

On the Journey to Systems Change

How do we shift the skills and language of innovation to enable system change? A shift in practice from “changemaking as direct action” to systems change continues, as a movement in philanthropy, social innovation and social impact that recognizes the nonlinear, complex processes of change in human systems. The McConnell Foundation has been actively leading […]

Disrupting the Business Model of War

Can we Raise Awareness Toward Disrupting the Business Model of War?  If we become aware of the interconnected systems and interests of political & planetary oppression, we can publicly speak to these issues, and disrupt their functions. We hold that a truly peaceful world demonstrates flourishing – which is present when people, societies and ecologies […]

From Debate to Dialogue: Disrupting Conversation Paradigms

Through human connection in conversation, deeper levels of discovery are touched. Who are we? Who do we want to be as a society? How can I contribute?  Together we will interact through a tool designed to hold space for paradoxical viewpoints, giving opportunity for insights missed in conversational competition to arise. What are the roots […]

Are We Transdisciplinary Yet?

Bridging Landscapes of Understanding We often claim innovation requires transdisciplinary learning – But is that so? Or is it still an aspiration? Where are we not transdisciplinary? Are we mistaking inter or multi for trans? (Why it matters) How might we structure transdisciplinary deep listening  and progress towards constructive dialogue? How do we bridge different […]