30 10, 2018

Allelujah Sanctuary!! From Alone with God to Together with God

By |2018-10-30T17:05:22+00:00October 30th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Spiritual intelligence, Voices|0 Comments

I have had a daily meditation practice since 1984 when I returned to Canada from living abroad. I took the training for TM, learning that the benefits of meditation accrue after regular and extended practice. Being an Eldest Daughter, I had the quality of dedication deeply ingrained in my psyche. So, I set [...]

29 10, 2018

4 Voices of Taizé: 4 Voices of Integral City

By |2018-10-29T17:45:36+00:00October 29th, 2018|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Integral Maps, Spirituality, Voices|0 Comments

Since I have moved to Findhorn Foundation Ecovillage in February 2018, I have committed to two collective practices both of which start my day. The first starts at 8am in the Nature Sanctuary (the second practice is Sanctuary which I will write about in the next blog). Taizé is a beautiful tradition of [...]

4 01, 2018

Meshworkers of the Year Award 2017– Hub CoEvolució Reus, Catalonia, Spain

By |2018-01-06T16:01:03+00:00January 4th, 2018|Action, Book 2, Designing Impact, Dialogue, Inquiry, Learning Lhabitat, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Voices|1 Comment

Hub CoEvolució engaged with the 4+1 Voices of the cities of Reus and Tarragona in Catalonia Spain to co-create an International Congress on Integral Cities. They set out to transform the world through cities by bringing together people from “here, near and far”.   A healthy city is the one that continually creates and [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact Calls Forth Long Term Horizons

By |2017-05-04T20:56:13+00:00May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

With a process and a project like Imagine Durant, collective impact calls forth civic engagement in the present. But it also calls for a picture of a longer-term impact. The Integral City Book 1 is dedicated to the 7th generation from now – a horizon line adapted from the First Nations peoples who invoke [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Impact is Inspired by Early Win like Nowa Oka Trail

By |2017-05-07T15:52:49+00:00May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Inquiry, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|Comments Off on Collective Impact is Inspired by Early Win like Nowa Oka Trail

When Imagine Durant embarked on it first Thought Leader Dialogue with the 4 Voices on the topic of Economy & Community they discovered the power of the Early Win. From the explorations of what was working around here, what was not working and what people envisioned for the future, participants discovered a shared longing. [...]

4 05, 2017

Stories Bring Collective Impact Alive: Create an Outcome Feedback Loop

By |2017-05-07T16:11:58+00:00May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, Designing Impact, Dialogue, H. Research, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

Designing for collective impact effectively means that Integral City teams are always paying attention to how we speak with one another. That is why we start off with agreements forms for Consent to Participate and guidelines for respectful dialogue. (We include the Guidelines for Respectful Dialogue with every Agenda and print them on the [...]

4 05, 2017

Collective Change: Roles of AQtivator & Integrator

By |2017-05-07T16:14:48+00:00May 4th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, Action, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 2, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Placecaring, Placemaking, Voices|0 Comments

When a city accepts an Integral City proposal we seal our agreement with a contract. As team leader, I consider my role as AQtivator to be both a catalyst whose main job is to develop capacities for both Placecaring and Placemaking in the human hive and an aligner of the capacities with resources to [...]

9 12, 2016

Express Your Message Clearly and Congruently

By |2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00December 9th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Voices|3 Comments

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. In the third module of the course we turned from listening (in week 2) to expressing. [...]

11 09, 2016

City Day: Why Don’t We Celebrate the Most Complex Human System?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 11th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|2 Comments

 Celebration MIA On this fifteenth anniversary of both the infamy and redress of New York’s 9/11 World Trade Center attack, I look around the world at the many days we set aside as celebrations and I am struck by a major omission. We celebrate the planet with Earth Day. Most nations celebrate a Nation Day [...]

1 09, 2016

Neo-Civics for a Neo-City?

By |2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00September 1st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Voices|1 Comment

It looks like Neo-Cities are on the drawing boards – and even before Investor Boards. I wonder if the investors will consider similar aspects of investing in cities as they do in entrepreneurial start-ups? Especially the importance of the organizational team? In entrepreneurial ventures the quality of the people generally outweighs the most clever of [...]