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Working Across Divides

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Kingswood Lodge
31 Kingswood Park

A training in the art of hosting and harvesting conversations that matter

How can we come together for productive conversation that leads to collective action?

The domain of public opinion and debate has become more and more divisive in recent years, leading to the need for better strategies and tools to bridge these divides. This Art of Hosting training will provide you with facilitation tools and techniques to have challenging conversations and ensure projects gain traction with all opinions included.

Register for Working Across Divides

The planning and hosting team is excited to announce that we will have two world renowned Art of Hosting stewards join us in Fredericton at the Kingswood Lodge.

What is the Art of Hosting?

Art of Hosting is a set of simple yet powerful principles to design and facilitate conversations and work that taps into the whole potential of groups and individuals. It is also an international community.

Art of Hosting takes a holistic approach to conversations so that they can lead to wiser actions.

Art of Hosting is an open-source social practice that incorporates (but is not limited to) methods such as:

  • World Café
  • Complexity theory
  • Open Space Technology
  • Circle Practice
  • Storytelling & Story Harvest
  • 8 Breaths of Design
  • The Art of Harvesting

Much of the art and power of the Art of Hosting approach comes not from any individual method but learning to blend and tailor a combination of methods to serve the need and purpose of the unique context a practitioner is working with, using an understanding of underlying patterns of process design.

Evaluating Systems Change: A Results-Based Framework

1:00pm to 2:00pm ESTTamarack Institute

Tamarack Institute is presenting a webinar about the theme Evaluating Systems Change: A Results-Based Framework. This webinar is for almost anyone who is interested in making progress on tough economic, social and environmental issues is committed to changing the system. It will explore an archetypical results framework that can be used to inform the thinking of any effort to ‘change’ systems. This session will be lead by Mark Cabaj.

Who is Mark Cabaj? Mark Cabaj

Mark is President of the consulting company From Here to There and an Associate of Tamarack Institute. Mark’s current focus is on developing practical ways to understand, plan and evaluate efforts to address complex issues (e.g. neighbourhood renewal, poverty and homelessness, community safety, educational achievement and health). He has first-hand knowledge of using evaluation as a policy maker, philanthropist, and activist, and has played a big role in promoting the emerging practice of developmental evaluation in Canada.

Register for Evaluating Systems Change

The webinar is now FULL but you still can register to receive a recording of the presentation, along with any relevant links and resources, on Nov 21, 2018. 

Together 2018 - Halifax

12:00pm to 4:30pm  
Room 307, the SUB, Dalhousie University
6136 University Avenue

Since its introduction in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been a transformative global agenda incorporating the vision of sustainable, just, and equitable development in economic, social, and environmental aspects. Together 2018: Collaboration, Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals is Canada’s second annual symposium on the SDGs. The main event will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, but to share the energy, enthusiasm and action in Canada and around the globe, the event will be live-streamed simutaneously. 

Learn more about Together 2018 Halifax

To Register: Email janelle at acic-caci.org by Oct. 30.

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is presenting the Together 2018 Halifax event. This event includes lunch and break, networking time, live-streaming of Local to Global: Canada’s Progress on the SDGs at Home and Around the World and live-streaming of keynote presentation by Shiza Shahid, Co-founder NOW Ventures & Malala Fund.

Will also be offered a live panel presentation on what Nova Scotia is doing to accomplish the SDGs with Andrea Hewitt, Rebecca Rathbonem Mehgan McMorris and Dr. Glyn Bissix. 

Learn more about Together 2018

Don't forget to register and come to Halifax! Join community groups, NGOs, businesses, and other concerned citizens to hear what Canada is doing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals! 

Price: $10 for ACIC members, $20 non-members

Together 2018 - Charlottetown

Together 2018: Collaboration, Innovation, and the Sustainable Development Goals12:45pm to 4:00pm  
Memorial Hall Room #308 (Level 3) 


Since its introduction in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been a transformative global agenda incorporating the vision of sustainable, just, and equitable development in economic, social, and environmental aspects. Together 2018: Collaboration, Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals is Canada’s second annual symposium on the SDGs. The main event will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, but to share the energy, enthusiasm and action in Canada and around the globe, the event will be live-streamed simutaneously. 

Get more info about the event Together 2018 - Charlottetown

To Register: email selvi at acic-caci.org by Nov. 2nd.

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is presenting the Together 2018 Charlottetown event. This event includes food, networking time, live-streaming of Local to Global: Canada’s Progress on the SDGs at Home and Around the World and live-streaming of keynote presentation by Shiza Shahid, Co-founder NOW Ventures & Malala Fund.

Will also be offered a live panel discussion about the SDG #5 Gender Equality with locals panelists:

  • Jillian Kilfoil, Executive Director, Women’s Network PEI who will be speaking to what gender equality means on PEI and what efforts the Women's Network is involved in to further gender equality.
  • Susan Hartley formerly with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Rotary Peace Fellow, will share about the concept of gender equality in international settings and the role of women in Canada.
  • Jane Ledwell, Executive Director, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Learn more about Together 2018

This event is free but don't forget to register and come to Charlottetown! Join community groups, NGOs, businesses, and other concerned citizens to hear what Canada is doing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals! 

Global Perspectives on Community Change Webinar

TamarackPre-Recorded Webinar - Released on October 30th

Speakers: Megan Courtney and Liz Weaver

In this webinar, Megan and Liz will reflect on 25 years of collective wisdom in community change from Canada to New Zealand. Based on their experiences, you'll hear about some of the most important shifts in the community change landscape and what that means for your own initiatives. Most importantly, Megan and Liz will provide insight into challenges, themes, and principles that they believe will affect the next decade of community change work.

Register for Global Perspectives on Community Change Webinar

This webinar is a great opportunity to hear from important voices in the community change landscape, and to benefit from different perspectives on the past, present, and future of community change work. This webinar builds on the paper Reflections on Community Change: Two Countries, Two Perspectives, One Vision for Moving Forward. 

Speakers

Megan Courtney

Megan Courtney is a founding member of the Inspiring Communities core team, and (amongst many things!) leads co-ordination of IC Team activities. She’s a firm believer in the power of local people and places to do amazing things and loves working alongside communities to help make locally-led action happen. 

Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where she is leading the Tamarack Learning Centre.Liz is well-known for her thought leadership on Collective Impact and is the author of several popular and academic papers on the topic.

UNDRIP: A Webinar on the Canadian Context and Implications for Reconciliation and for Protecting Canada’s Environment

UNDRIP webinarAdopted by the General Assembly in 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is regarded as the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of Indigenous peoples. In Canada, the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission speaks to UNDRIP as the framework for reconciliation and calls on the federal government of Canada to develop a national action plan and strategies to achieve UNDRIP. 

Register for UNDRIP: A Webinar on the Canadian Context and Implications for Reconciliation and for Protecting Canada’s Environment

This webinar, co-hosted by Sustainability Network and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network, is intended to increase our understanding of UNDRIP in the Canadian context, as well as it implications for collective efforts to advance reconciliation and protect Canada’s environment. 

Presenters 

 Danika Littlechild 
Consulting Legal Counsel, International Indian Treaty Council

 Eli Enns
Indigenous Circle of Experts for The Pathway to Canada Target 1 

 Jessica Clogg
Executive Director, West Coast Environmental Law

 Kris Archie Moderator
Circle on Philanthropy and Indigenous Peoples in Canada 

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