Public Engagement Best Practices

How do you improve public engagement in your town so that the community has a voice in town policies and development plans?  You hold a drop-in session to consult with them on their current needs! It was great fun facilitating a drop-in session last night with town leaders to support their public engagement activities.  Two... Continue Reading →

Managing Polarities for Sustainability

Photo credit:  Polarity Management, Barry Johnson I was delighted to present a workshop on Polarity Management to the New England Alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Polarities are “interdependent pairs that need each other to achieve a higher purpose or outcome that neither can reach alone.”  (Barry Johnson)  For example,  activity and rest;  balancing... Continue Reading →

Best Practices in Developing a Learning Community

Colleagues often ask me:  How do you develop a dynamic learning cluster or community of practice with engaged members who are generous in sharing their knowledge and expertise?  These practices comes from my 15+ years’ experience creating a world-class professional learning network and several communities of practices (COP) for directors, coaches and facilitators.  Successful COPs deliver... Continue Reading →

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