The Difference between Dialogue and Debate

By April 7, 2011

April 8, 2011 By John Esterle On March 4th, I attended California Council for Humanities‘ “Forum on Democracy and the Culture of Civic Conversation.” The Forum was the kick-off event for CCH’s promising new two-year statewide initiative, Searching for Democracy. The day featured a thoughtful and informative mix of speakers and panels, but it was…

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When To Hit "Pause"

By March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011by Pia Infante “Meanings are in people, not words.” – Alfred Korzybski, Founder, Institute for General Semantics Ok. Raise your hands if – (Really, raise them, even though we can’t actually see you. It’s good for circulation!) – you’ve heard the word transformative to describe leadership development, organizational change, social policy, or any…

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Shelbyville Multimedia: Why the “It’s Complicated” Relationship is Often the Best Kind

By February 22, 2011

February 22, 2011 By Maikiko James, Active Voice Program Manager For the last decade, Active Voice has built its portfolio of work around stories of immigration, an issue that becomes increasingly polarized while solutions seem to be dimming. With Shelbyville Multimedia, we’ve embarked upon our most ambitious and challenging project on the subject to date….

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Is it a strategy? An outcome? A tool? It’s a Network!

By February 2, 2011

By Pia Infante February 2, 2011 From the Hollywood hit The Social Network to the recently published non-profit “how to” guide The Networked Nonprofit, it’s clear that in the private, public, and philanthropic sectors – we are abuzz about the power of networks. Particularly social networks. I had the opportunity a few days ago, at…

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Friends, Neighbors… Networks and Communities

By January 26, 2011

By Edd Conboy January 26, 2011 For darn near as long as I can remember there has been a meme afoot (do memes have feet?) about the global village, how small the world is, how flat the earth is becoming, and so forth. More recently, a contravening force, or at least an alternative view, has…

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