Conversation, Collaboration and Community Change

Join author and internationally recognized community builder Paul Born for an interactive workshop on facilitating community conversations that result in social and economic change.
■■ Explore■how■communities■are■leading■powerful■conversations■for■change ■■ Learn■to■host■strategic■conversations■and■attract■the■right■leadership■■ ■■ Advance■your■community’s■agenda■with■innovative■mobilization■techniques ■■ Embrace■the■power■of■citizen■engagement■and■multi■sector■collaboration

JUNE 16, 2011

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VANCOUVER, BC

This workshop is for those who:

■■ Desire■new■ways■to■lead,■engage■and■transform■your■community ■■ Work■on■issues■such■as■community■engagement,■health■and■well-being,■poverty■reduction,■ local■government,■community■sustainability,■neighbourhood■renewal,■crime■prevention,■youth■ development,■citizen■engagement,■local■food■systems■and■other■collaborative■ideas. ■■ Manage■or■work■within■a■collaborative■team ■■ Are■contemplating■the■start-up■or■renewal■of■a■collaborative■initiative ■■ Are■a■key■supporter■of■community■engagement■and■collaboration■including■NGOs,■businesses;■ funders■and■national,■provincial■or■local■government

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What people are saying about Community Conversations
“I■work■from■the■firm■belief■that■‘Whatever■the■problem,■community■is■the■answer.’■Community Conversations■teaches■ us■how■to■make■that■statement■true.■The■stories,■examples■and■processes■gathered■together■in■one■lovely■book■ hopefully■will■inspire■you■to■become■active■in■creating■the■conversations■that■will■weave■our■communities■into■health■ and■new■capacity.”■~■Margaret■J.■Wheatley,■Author■of■Leadership and the New Science■and■Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future “Paul■Born’s■Community Conversations■draws■from■decades■of■experience■to■illuminate■the■strong■and■effective■ ideas■that■emerge■when■diverse■participants■meet■together■over■well-mediated■conversations.■The■book■is■replete■ with■inspirational■stories■and■how-to■tips,■delivered■with■clear■writing,■gentle■humour,■and■reflective■commentary■that■ provide■powerful■insights■into■community-based■dialogue.”■~■Mark■L.■Winston■Academic■Director■and■Fellow,■Centre■ for■Dialogue■Simon■Fraser■University “Paul■Born■has■done■a■masterful■job■of■demonstrating■the■power■of■community■conversations.■The■combination■of■first■ hand■stories,■concepts■that■make■sense■and■practical■advice■will■make■this■a■favourite■book■for■community■leaders,■ facilitators■and■activists.”■~■Brenda■Zimmerman,■PhD,■Director,■Health■Industry■Management■Program■-■Associate■ Professor■of■Strategy/Policy,■Schulich■School■of■Business.■Co-author■of■Getting to Maybe, How the World is Changed

Context for the Workshop

Communities■ around■ the■ world■ are■ entering■ a■ new■ era■ of■ community■ building.■ Whether■ improving■ economic■ conditions■ and■ reducing■ poverty,■ reenergizing■citizens■and■social■programs,■reducing■crime,■or■revitalizing■a■troubled■neighbourhood,■they■are■engaging■people■from■all■sectors■as■never■ before■to■work■together■as■equals■to■improve■their■quality■of■life.■At■the■heart■of■this■engagement■are■community conversations,■in■which■common■goals■ are■embraced■by■a■diverse■array■of■people■with■different■backgrounds■and■needs,■and■influencers■are■drawn■from■multiple■sectors,■including■community■ organizations,■the■various■levels■of■government,■and■business■big■and■small.
Keynote■speaker■and■workshop■facilitator,■Paul■Born■will■provide■exciting■tips■to■help■you■engage■your■community■in■creating■and■implementing■a■vision■ for■positive■change.■Paul■will■lead■the■group■through■the■reasons■and■the■process■of■community■and■engaging■citizens,■in■exploring■partnerships,■and■in■ developing,■maintaining,■and■enhancing■partnerships■for■the■benefit■of■your■organisation■and■community.■He■will■also■lead■us■in■conversations■about■the■ new■forms■of■collaborative■leadership■required■for■community■change■today. Throughout■the■day■Workshop■participants■will■spend■time■in■dialogue■and■explore■at■least■four■different■types■of■conversations■focussed■on■questions■ that■matter■to■our■community.■Experience■a■range■of■community■conversation■techniques■that■engage■large■groups■of■people■in■exploring■better■futures.

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This■workshop■will■be■highly■interactive■and■practical■and■is■full■of■informative■and■inspiring■examples■of■conversations■that■built■collaboration■and■sparked■ community■change.■Learn■how■to: ■■ Select■the■right■people■for■your■conversations ■■ Host■four■different■kinds■of■conversations■(techniques) ■■

Engage■your■entire■community

http://tamarackcommunity.ca/CC_Tour.html

Register online:

■■ Collaborate■strategically■with■key■stakeholders ■■ Mobilize■a■multi■sector■collaboration

Please email any inquires to:
leisa@tamarackcommunity.ca

About Paul Born

Logistics & Registration Information
The■ workshop■ fee■ is■ $249■ (inc■ HST)■ and■ includes■ registration,■ workshop■handouts■and■lunch,■as■well■as■a■copy■of■Paul■Born’s■best■ selling■book,■Community Conversations. Click■here■to■register■or■visit:■http://tamarackcommunity.ca/CC_Tour.html For■further■information■please■contact■Leisa■Nichol■at■the■Tamarack■ office■by■phone■519-885-5155■or■email■leisa@tamarackcommunity.ca Workshop Location: Centre■for■Dialogue■-■Simon■Fraser■University■ Segal■Graduate■School■of■Business,■Rooms■1200■–■1500■ 500■Granville■Street■ Vancouver,■BC■V6C■1W6

Paul■ Born■ is■ a■ master■ storyteller■ who■ infuses■ his■work,■relationships,■community■and■life■with■ the■ magic■ of■ conversation.■ He■ is■ the■ author■ of■ three■ books■ including■ the■ highly■ acclaimed■ Community Conversations■ and■ the■ newly■ released■Creating Vibrant Communities■which■ tells■the■story■of■a■national■collaborative■that■has■ to■ date■ helped■ nearly■ 200,000■ people■ on■ their■ journey■out■of■poverty.■His■Masters■thesis■entitled■ Leaderful■Communities■was■recently■published■in■ Germany. Paul■is■the■President■and■co-founder■of■Tamarack■-■An■Institute■for■Community■ Engagement■ -■ Canada’s■ leading■ authority■ on■ community■ change■ and■ collaborative■leadership. Paul’s■work■has■been■internationally■recognized,■with■awards■from■the■United■ Nations,■the■Conference■Board,■Imagine,■and■the■Governor■General■of■Canada■ for■his■innovative■approaches■to■community■development.■Paul■holds■a■Masters■ in■Leadership■lives■in■Waterloo,■Canada,■and■grew■up■as■a■Mennonite■refugee■ inspired■by■Buddhism■and■Yoga.■He■is■also■a■dad■who■loves■to■cook. Learn more about: ■■ Paul■Born■web■page:■http://paulborn.ca ■■ Tamarack■website:■http://tamarackcommunity.ca

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