The Path Forward is Under Our Feet

The Path Forward is Under Our Feet

December 16, 2016 In the aftermath of the U.S. elections, one thing is clear: Most Americans are remarkably in agreement with the idea that the current political and economic systems simply are not generating well-being, prosperity, or security for the vast majority...
What is Zoom Fatigue and What can we do about it?

What is Zoom Fatigue and What can we do about it?

Our friend and business coach, Chris Slaughter of the NC Small Business Development and Technology Center sent the following research-based advice via email and we thought it was so useful, we wanted to share with our community. Zoom Fatigue — it’s a thing The...

The Equity Manifesto

Circle Forward embraces whole-heartedly The Equity Manifesto including PolicyLink’s invitation to “use it, share it, and reflect on it in your lives, your work and your struggle”.    Our experience continues to convince us that consent-based governance helps...

Collaborative Governance Accelerator *PILOT PROGRAM*

We know many of you are looking for tools and structures to achieve equity, transparency, shared leadership, and forward momentum– i.e., collaborative governance So, this summer, we are developing and offering a pilot version of a Collaborative Governance...

9 Things Teams Need for Successful Collaboration

Across the U.S. and Canada, multi-stakeholder collaborative networks are addressing the systemic issues and wicked problems that cannot be solved by any one organization or institution alone. In the past 5 years here at Circle Forward, we’ve been working with these...

Resilience Women Asheville Cultivates a Culture of Consent

A version of this article originally appeared in WNC Woman Magazine, September 2018 Fostering resilience in the Asheville area photo credit: Nelle Gregory When Laura Lengnick received an “angel grant” to be invested in women working for sustainability in the local...

Designing a Network is its Own Adventure

When we met John Winnenburg, at the Appalachian Studies Association conference last year, the Winding Road initiative was in transition. “We started out with a participatory vision, but then, politics and personalities started to dominate. We weren’t creating the...

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