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Collaboration for Change-Making

What do we need to know about "people techologies" in order to create positive change
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Enviro ChangeMakers

on 21 February 2017

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Transcript of Collaboration for Change-Making

Collaboration
for Change-Making

Why Collaborate?
A Movement needs
a story about who we are
and the future we are trying to build


between and among leader and tribe


the fewer the limits, the better

(too often, organizations only have #3)
The Connection
1. Shared interest

2. Way to communicate
a. Leader to tribe
b. Tribe to leader
c. Tribe member to tribe member
d. Tribe member to outsider
Embracing Your Role
Tribes
Power over
Collaboration
to work jointly with others or together, especially in an intellectual endeavor

to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected

4 Kinds of Power
learn more: Starhawk,
The Empowerment Manual
Power-over
Collective power
Power from within
Power with

decisionmaking
creativity / brainstorming
governance
emotional connection
fairness / justice
Change-Making
Historically 75-100 people
(How big is too big?)
Power from within
empowerment
Collective power
power as a group
when we work together
Power with
retaining identity, yet working together
Learn more about Agency http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-01-21/agency-on-demand-holmgren-hopkins-and-the-historical-problem-of-agency
example: labor unions
partnerships
believing we CAN
make a difference
from Senator Bill Bradley, as quoted by Seth Goden
Something to do
"Build resilience"
decrease carbon,
build post-petroleum infrastructure, climate adaptation, social justice, increase joy/happiness/satisfaction ...
1. A NARRATIVE



2. A CONNECTION


3. SOMETHING TO DO
(re)designing human structures
recall "Creating new structures" from Joanna Macy
Roles
in Collaboration
habitual patterns
"comfort zones"
the way we typically relate to others, when we are in a group
learn more: Starhawk,
The Empowerment Manual
The Narrative
dire state of human affairs
Afflenza
Peak everything

shift is necessary

a vision for the future
Joanna Macy’s Great Turning
Holmgren’s peaceful energy descent
The artist as a Change-Maker
Where to start?
The Narrative
learn more: Thom Hartmann,
Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
for Sustainability
The Amoeba of Cultural Change
Consider your
Narrative
"greener"
"sustainable"
Resilience-building
(powerdown)
more at http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-12-09/powerdown-let-s-talk-about-it
Who can you influence?
Consider your
Connections
Who can you work with?
Whose work can you build upon?
Now figure out
Something
to do
greenwashing
What message will you weave into your work?
are you working with?
What kind of POWER
more-more-more
The Narrative
for Sustainability
Earthcare
Fair Shares
Peoplecare
learn more: permacultureprinciples.com
Effective
project management
Good
process &
communications
"Community
Glue"
shared
enjoyable
activities
Governance
&
Decision-
Making*
Diana Leafe Christian
*time, labor, money agreements
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