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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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Community Planning Projects and the Importance of Stakeholder Engagement

Community Planning Projects and the Importance of Stakeholder Engagement | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

When working for more resilient communities or responsible businesses, one pattern that emerges is that they are more process oriented than results-oriented. This comes across perhaps most clearly in larger-scale planning projects, where a vital piece of the work revolves around stakeholder engagement.

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“Dynamic Governance” - Sociocracy training with John Buck

“Dynamic Governance” - Sociocracy training with John Buck | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Friday - Sunday, 9th - 11th March 2012
Riverside Community, Inland Moutere Highway, Motueka

 

“Dynamic Governance” - 3 day workshop with John Buck
Friday - Sunday, 9th-11th March 2012, in Motueka, New Zealand

 

This program is the opportunity for you to come and meet with a world-class expert in Dynamic Governance, John Buck. You will learn about the method and how to implement it in your business, organisation & community.

 

Dynamic Governance is an organizational method that:
♦ Kindles creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit,
♦ Maximizes effectiveness and reduces tensions around power,
♦ Decreases the number of meetings and heightens productivity,
♦ Develops group ingenuity for problem solving and streamlines deceision-making,
♦ Engages & empowers both paid staff and volunteers.

 

Info & Registration:
Email: OM@orcon.net.nz
Phone: + 64 03 525 7888
Mobile: +64 27 494 3188

 

Registrations close on 24/02/2012

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The True Hive Mind – How Honeybee Colonies Think

The True Hive Mind – How Honeybee Colonies Think | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

"This extends to decision-making, which is the main subject of Honeybee Democracy. The bees exercise a collective intelligence that mimics not just small-group decision-making but the cognitive deliberations of our own brains:"


Via Howard Rheingold, Erika Harrison
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Transition embraces different voices — Transition Voice

Transition embraces different voices — Transition Voice | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

One of the challenges of community organizing in the Transition model is the sheer variety of people involved. Many are enthused and inspired by the hope that Transition offers in response to the challenges of economic contraction, peak oil, and climate change. People are roused, excited, wanting to break new ground and create an inspirational working model of what the world could be. But what happens when your voice joins with the varied voices that make up your community?


Many people, many different ideas. Some more forthright than others. Some born leaders. Some not necessarily leaders but vocal just the same. Or the quieter one, the stubborn one, the one ready to do everything. The challenge is bringing all these different voices to the same table.

 

One way is to appreciate differences.

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Creative Community Governance and Decision Making | Transition Towns New Zealand Aotearoa

Creative Community Governance and Decision Making | Transition Towns New Zealand Aotearoa | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

A two day Professional Development workshop for Group Leaders, Committee members of Community Groups, & Organisations, Teachers and Facilitators plus anyone interested in the smooth, fun,
successful and efficient functioning of Groups, Teams, Boards, Businesses,
Associations, Communities and Co-operatives. Build a Toolbox of Supportive
Processes and leave inspired and excited to implement cohesive and lasting
change.

http://www.dynamicgroups.com.au and http://earthcare-education.org

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Your Thoughts On Growing Grassroots Democracy In Nowra? | Pigs Will Fly | the can do community blog

Your Thoughts On Growing Grassroots Democracy In Nowra? | Pigs Will Fly | the can do community blog | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Graeme Gibson, from www.realoptions.com.au has emailed PWF about a grassroots forum in Nowra, NSW. With little support from elected Councillors, and public discouragement from some of them, Graeme reports that 110 people participated with a view to starting a community wide conversation about democracy, citizen participation and local possibilities.

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Shareable: How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City

Shareable: How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Have you noticed all the cuts being made to your city budget? To schools and libraries, fire fighters and social services, and other public spending? Think you could do a better job managing the budget? Soon, you may have that chance.

Through a process called “participatory budgeting”, residents of over 1,000 cities around the world are deciding how to spend taxpayer dollars. In October, four districts in New York City launched the second such process in the US. This article offers some initial tips for how you could start participatory budgeting in your city.

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Decision Tree for Vision Manifestion

Decision Tree for Vision Manifestion | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
I just got back from a great trip to Burlington, VT, where I touched base with Amy Kirschner of the Vermont Sustainable Exchange. She and cocreator Kyra Pinchiera have been working on creating an inquiry process to assist people in making ideas happen.

Many of us have grand visions of the future, but to be able to tranform those into a “minimum viable product” – something tangible and actionable – can be a bit of an art.

She showed me her sketches for taking idea to action, and i made them into a little graphic. Enjoy!

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Intentcasting an Epic Vision: How to Bootstrap Creative Economy 3.0

Intentcasting an Epic Vision: How to Bootstrap Creative Economy 3.0 | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Q: How do the Amish raise a barn without money?
A: Community, and the social capital that weaves it together.
In my husband’s Latvian community, they have a concept similar to barnraising ...

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The Tipu Ake Lifecycle - An organic Leadership Model for Innovative Organisations

The Tipu Ake Lifecycle - An organic Leadership Model for Innovative Organisations | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Self help tools that nurture growth by using Living Systems Thinking in Organisations and Communities. Tipu Ake is an organic project model that helps us operate in a world of complexity, chaos, interdependency and ambiguity. It is a cyclic behavioural model that can help any innovative organisation, community, project, group, team, or even a family or individual that needs to make new things happen. It is at the the roots of lifelong learning. Tipu Ake is a form of Biomimicry - Learning to thrive in a world of complexity and inter-dependence by taking lessons from Nature

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The Great Turning: An Epic Passage

The Great Turning: An Epic Passage | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The capacity to anticipate and choose our future is a defining characteristic of the human species. We must now choose between two contrasting models for organizing human affairs.

 

Earth Community organizes by principles of partnership and shares resources equitably to grow the generative potential of the whole.

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Occupy Camps: Dealing with internal and systemic conflict

Occupy Camps: Dealing with internal and systemic conflict | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Witnessing harsh voices and blaming on an Occupy Berlin email list during the past weeks, I was reliefed to find this blog article of The Future of Occupy on their blog this morning: Dealing with Internal Conflict Next to the email list arguments,...
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Systemic Consensus

Systemic Consensus | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

In Systemic Consensus the group develops and discusses proposals just as in regular consensus process – with all group members having input and the group being able to modify and improve the proposal in the meeting. But when it comes time to make the decision, the group uses a scale of 0 to 10 to make possible what Professors Visotschnig and Schrotta call on their website "a near-consensus decision."

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