Dialogue Strategies in Public Engagement: Is More Better?

Who is and where is your community, that you care about? Do you have the conversations there you would like to learn from? How might you bring a practice, a clearing to open dialogues in your communities? What are the most appropriate dialogue methods to fit different contexts? How might we build working knowledge and […]

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 […]

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 the only truly sustainable world is flourishing – which is present when people, societies and […]