Resources from the Hamilton Workshop - Feb. 18th, 2014
Here you will find Liz's presentation and links to key resources she shared with participants
How are the collaborative leaders among us to be recognized?
Here we go again. It is the Quadrennial Quest for the next "great" leader of the United States. Are we ready to embrace a different approach to leadership that is a better practice now and in the future?
A Tribute to Brenda Zimmerman
The story of complexity is never easy to tell, but Brenda Zimmerman came close. Her use of metaphor and stories made the unapproachable and important, accessible. While the world lost Brenda, we'll always have her stories and the leaders that she inspired to follow her.
Some resources to help your journey
What exactly is complexity and should I be afraid of it? This post offers a brief introduction to some resources that can help you get a sense of what complexity is and how it might relate to developmental evaluation.
By now we know that collective impact is often messy work. These collaborative processes are designed to address complex problems by bringing both traditional and non-traditional partners to a collective table. Inherent in this is messiness.
Individuals, organizations and networks are living with unprecedented social complexity requiring more attention than ever on fostering resiliency at all levels to not only thrive, but survive. Leadership is a way to bridge fostering individual and organizational reslience to deal with this complexity.
Must Have Qualities and Attributes
Resource Type: Website | Authors: Keith McCandless & Henri Lipmanowicz
Liberating Structures are simple rules that make it easy to include and unleash everyone in shaping the future. The LS website outlines thirty-three, easy-to-use tools for incorporating Liberating Structures into your next meeting.
In complex systems there is a lot to pay attention to. Mindfulness and contemplative inquiry built into the organization can be a way to deal with complexity and help detect the weak signals that will make it thrive and be resilient in the face of challenges.
A Goal or Ideology?
"Does it scale?" That question is central to the discussion of social innovation, yet the answer to it might lead us to questions about why it is so important to us in the first place and answers that could surprise us.
What does this mean for planning?
Wicked problems are receiving a lot of attention these days giving much excitement to systems thinkers and designers alike. Yet what these problems mean for planning and understanding social programs and policies is not clear and may be even more wicked that it first appears.
A Brief by Policy Horizons Canada
This Policy Horizons Canada brief explores the unique challenges of evaluating place-based initiatives within a federal government context.
Planning works well for linear systems, but often runs into difficulty when we encounter complexity. How do we make use of plans without putting too much faith in their anticipated outcome and still design for change and can developmental design and developmental evaluation be a solution?
January 11, 2011 Tele-learning with Mark Chamberlain
Join the conversation with Mark Chamberlain, President of Trivaris as he discusses the role of business in championing community change efforts.