Tamarackcci.ca allows its members to customize their learning in ways that:
On this page you'll find:
One of the most exceptional elements of this site is the ability it provides you to connect with others about community collaboration, leadership, innovation and change.
On this site you'll have the ability to discuss ideas; pose and respond to questions about the work of community collaboration; and, find others whose work mirrors your own. You'll also discover new ideas and find resources to support you as you work to bring about positive community change; be encouraged to share your own insights and tools; and, be offered opportunities to engage with thought-leaders and innovators within the field of community collaboration and change.
To make the most of the Communities Collaborating Institute Online site, take full advantage of the exclusive access you'll have to:
You can customize this site to suit your preferred learning style. If you are:
This site focuses on three core fields of study. They are:
While each of these fields offers a rich source of learning and exploration in its own right, we are also intrigued by what is made possible through the dynamic inter-play between these three fields and the synergies that are created when they are utilized together.
Learning is often most effective and constructive when it is timely and relevant to the current issues at hand. We have learned that community collaborations face different issues and therefore require different skills, structures and resources at different stages of their maturity. For this reason, we have intentionally organized some of the learning resources on this site according to what we have come to identify as the typical phases these initiatives go through.
You will also discover some topic areas that are universally applicable to community collaborations at any stage of development. And, please keep in mind that some people find it valuable to learn about "what's likely to come next" because it helps them to anticipate, and prepare for the future. Still others have found that learning more about a stage that their collaboration has just come through is useful in supporting their own reflection process.
Whatever your particular learning needs, the site's various topic areas, tags and search function are all designed to help you to quickly and easily access the information that you need.
It has often been said, "If you want to learn...teach." In this same spirit, our site's member blogs invite you to teach others about what you are learning. This, together with the site's features that provide opportunities to capture individual reflections; engage in dialogues; share questions and insights; and, observe the richness and diversity of this online community's collective experience provides an ideal forum to facilitate the emergence of patterns and themes and make them more recognizable.