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Category: Innovative Approaches to Social Change

Taking your seat at the table…what are you waiting for?

This is a sponsored blog post on PCDN. By Joshua N. Weiss Ph.D. What is one of the hardest things about leadership and negotiation?  From my perspective, it is taking your seat at the table.  What do I mean?  Well three things to be exact. First, SEE yourself as a leader and negotiator.  Many believe

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From Pain to Resilience

Written by Monica Curca Originally shared by InsightShare here In the summer of 2014, Ferguson, Missouri was burning. Michael Brown had been killed by law enforcement, and soon Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and John Crawford. Many others would lose their lives by the end of that year. The country was on fire. In America, at

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The Perversity of Measures

One time I was working for a client that  I am helping get back on track when it comes to performance measurement framework. The conversation went into the loftiness of some of the goals that was set up by a funding institution that they are supposed to align to with their project. This is a

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Existential Composting

I recently started composting.  Let me help you visualize that.  I live in an apartment.  With a couple small balconies.  In the city.  In the tropics.  And I’ve recently started composting. “It will smell!  There will be bugs!  We will be living with a pile of trash!”  These were  the protests and worries of my

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A Colombian Renaissance, The Blended Capital Approach to Restoring Economic and Cultural Vitality

Written by Chris Jarvis, Luc Lapointe, and Ross Mudrick Contemplate, for a moment, some of the most destructive challenges facing development today: the increasing prevalence of natural disasters; the underfunding of development goals; the violations of the freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly; the maddening persistence of poverty; and above all, the accelerating effects

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What do bullying, hurricanes, sexual abuse, accidents, floods, divorce, displacement, neglect, war, discrimination and earthquakes have in common?

Trauma is a fact of life, but it does not have to be a life sentence. Peter Levine What do bullying, hurricanes, sexual abuse, accidents, floods, divorce, displacement, neglect, war, discrimination and earthquakes have in common? They can all cause trauma! Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people suffer the consequences of traumatic experiences. Trauma can

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Listen And Learn, Tell And Tremble: Two Sides Of A Coin.

Hear Anastasia on today’s Anastasia The Storyteller Radio on the topic of “Listen And Learn, Tell And Tremble: Two Sides Of A Coin,” as she guides listeners on the next steps of the Beyond Gender Tyranny adventure — out of the man-woman traps of #Metoo into a brighter time. After laying the groundwork for a new #Metoo era series

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Bluegrass concert in Ethiopia underscores wisdom of cultural exchanges

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism, Park University (GONDAR, ETHIOPIA)—Anyone who doubts the benefits of public diplomacy should have seen one of yesterday’s performances by “Crow and the Canyon,” a bluegrass band brought to Ethiopia on a tour by the U.S. State Department. In the morning, the band played for about 1,000

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Getting Involved: Men Supporting #MeToo As A Cultural Change Movement

Males Supporting #Metoo As A Cultural Change Movement Your participation is as near as your phone! To get involved:  1.Email Anastasia who will be, personally, conducting all interviews, at least at this initial stage. Include — Your contact information — and —  Your brief statement of intent. Let Anastasia knowof your interest in participating in this study.

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