Shifting Culture in Asheville’s Parks and Rec Department

  Is top-down always the most effective way to manage? Roderick Simmons, Director of Asheville’s Parks & Recreation, does not think so. In fact, he believes that “as government we must change, or we’ll just repeat the mistakes of the past,” he says. A...

What do people need to think about if they have a network?

June Holley has been weaving economic and community networks for more than 35 years. In 1981 she discovered complexity science and became intrigued with the process of transformation. How could communities change in ways that would make them good places for everyone?...

#Metoo and Consent-based Governance

How have you been experiencing the #metoo phenomenon? Having begun my social change work in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and advocacy, my primary response was FINALLY! If you’re a woman, you may have felt like jumping up and down...

NC Statewide Food Council Gathering highlights structures for equity

When it comes to paradigm-shifting systems-level change happening on the ground right now, the proliferation of local food councils may be the most fundamental and the most vital. So Tracy and I were tremendously pleased be included among the presenters and exhibitors...

Consent-based Leadership

NEW! Consent-based Leadership This introduction is now included in the Collaborative Decision-making Package! .A circle empowers leadership by consent with Circle Forward. Selecting people to roles by consent gives a clear message to each person: “You are a leader. We...

LLC Webinar Series: Innovative Network Governance and Structures

LLC Webinar Series: Innovative Network Governance and Structures Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:30am PST | 1:30pm EST So many organizations are committed to relying on traditional operational structures to expand networks. Think governing boards, committees, and...

Launch of Circle Forward Partners

Today we launch Circle Forward Partners!    No more Social Profit Strategies!  We loved that name, but our goal with Circle Forward Partners is to make our offerings better seen and understood by the people who need them. The mission of Circle Forward Partners is...