It’s Time for Scholar Practitioners to Make a Loud Noise!
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter
Live via zoom meeting.
This is a grave moment in time! We are being pounded by a torrent of crises, each piled on top of the other and impacting everyone on the planet: global warming, the covid pandemic, rising fascism, racial injustice, the refugee crisis, mental health crisis, economic devastation, global and local inequalities. Our fragmented systems are broken and collapsing in front of us. We are all drowning in the flood and turning against each other in rage. Clearly, we must see the urgency of the work we do. I have a perspective on why systems are broken and what we can do to leverage our role in achieving security for our future. I also would like to throw in a little fun!
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Awareness of global crises and our responsibility as practitioners.
- Clarity on what “everybody improving whole systems” really means.
- Explore why working with differences is hard work and worth it.
About Your Presenter
Sandra Janoff, PhD, Director, Future Search Network, an international network providing Future Searches anywhere in the world for what people can afford. Sandra and Marvin Weisbord co-developed Future Search, a process used to get the “whole system” focusing on the future and creating values-based action strategies.
Sandra’s work on critical social issues include: UNICEF-sponsored initiative for the Children of Southern Sudan resulting in demobilizing 2500 child soldiers; Preventing child abuse in schools across Uganda; Creating policy for 0 – 5 year child care in the United States; Building an integrated economic development plan in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland after decades of sectarian violence, Creating a more welcoming Europe for people on the move with the Church of Sweden’s initiative called A World of Neighbours. Sandra was honored with the OD Network’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.
She is co-author of Future Search: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground (Berrett-Koehler, 3rd ed, 2010), Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! Ten Principles for Leading Meetings that Matter (Berrett-Koehler, 2007) and Lead More, Control Less (Berrett-Koehler, 2015). COST:
$20 Members rate
$20 Partners organization rate
$30 Non members rate$15 Student/Senior rate
6:00 – 6:30 pm Join on Zoom, gather and network
6:30 – 8:00 pm Presentation
Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.