Pre-Reading for CCI 2013

Submitted by Kirsti Battista on October 17, 2013 - 9:53am

Stephen Huddart, President of the J.W McConnell Family Foundation, is our keynote on Day One of the 2013 CCI.  He will be sharing the outcomes of a study on the experiences of more than a dozen of Canada’s most effective large scale change initiatives, and profile emerging patterns and themes in relation to the idea of Accelerating Impact. This study has been commissioned and custom designed for the 2013 CCI. 

If you would like a taste of Stephen’s ideas and perspectives about this work, take a few moments to read The Times They Are a’ Changin’ – a presentation he gave to the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. 

Adam Kahane is an author and leading organizer, designer and facilitator of processes through which business, government and civil society leaders can work together to address their toughest, most complex challenges. He has worked this way in more than fifty countries, in every part of the world, with executives and politicians, generals and guerillas, civil servants and trade unionists, community activists and United Nations officials, clergy and artists.  Adam is a partner in Reos Partners and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at the University of Oxford's Said Business School.

Here's a look at "The Problem with Tough Problems", the introductory chapter from Adam's book, Solving Tough Problems.