Community development that’s long-term, informal, unpredictable and alive
Tuesday November 18, 2014
“I'm incredibly energized by the power of simple things,” Evangeline Hammond says. “ Soccer programs. Potlucks. Just sharing food.”
She’s not talking hypothetically. She's talking about the messy, hands-on, practical form of community development she and her roommates live every day, as the creators and residents of a community house called Casapluma.
AI has had deep influence on Generative Journalism as practiced by Axiom News
Monday November 10, 2014
David Cooperrider, known internationally as a co-creator of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach, was honoured in a unique and lasting way this week for his contributions to the field of organizational development, change and leadership. The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry was officially opened on Nov. 8 at a ceremony at the Stiller School of Business of Champlain College, in Burlington, Vt.
Stephanie Jackman's vision is now a thriving ethical business network
Wednesday October 22, 2014
When REAP Calgary’s second annual Be Local Awards are presented on November 19, there will be eight new winners — and they will be worthy of some special attention and respect. But these awards, much more than most, are part of a win-win process. The biggest winner may be the Calgary area community and economy.
Key is empowering local communities to lead the way in containing the virus, they say
Tuesday October 21, 2014
Reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo indicate that a recent Ebola outbreak has been stopped with comparably few deaths. In parts of West Africa, however, fear — and the disease — continue to rage. So what’s different in the Congo? Does it have a more robust health-care system than, for instance, Sierra Leone, where an outbreak shows no signs of slowing down?