Resources for Active and Contemplative Social Developers

  • Why does ritual matter for social change?

    Why does ritual matter for social change?
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    In consciously attempting to re-enchant the world we can strengthen social bonds as well as our connection to the earth.

    "When you make a conscious decision to do a ritual activity it provides a way to not just make meaning but help to shape a story in a very heightened way,”

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  • Podcast: The Power of Storytelling

    Podcast: The Power of Storytelling
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    Reclaim Social talked to Jude Habib, Founder and Director of Sounddelivery, to find out more about her inspiring work and how we can all improve our storytelling skills. Sounddelivery is all about empowering people to tell their stories. As a social enterprise, they are working with people and communities with living experience helping them to share their stories and insights.

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  • David Ellermann’s Helping Theory

    David Ellermann
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    From the Nurture Development Blog article, "David Ellermann’s Helping Theory"

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  • u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future

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    An introduction to leading profound social, environmental and personal transformation. This course is an introduction to a method called Theory U, developed at MIT, for leading such change in business, government, and civil society contexts worldwide. u.lab will guide you in applying Theory U to an issue that matters to you. You will do so with fellow change makers locally and around the world. Join us as we co-pioneer new approaches to today’s most important social and environmental challenges.

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  • Jane Goodall: If you want leaders to truly listen, use the power of storytelling

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    “So often, I see activists and they come face-to-face with a CEO or somebody — and they immediately become very aggressive (with phrases like): ‘Do you realize what you’re doing to the planet?’ (or) ‘Do you realize what you’re doing to my future?’”

    “So, the person that they’re attacking is immediately defensive. They’re immediately thinking ‘How can I respond to this?’ (or) ‘How can I deal with this person?’,” Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.

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  • Responding with love to a civilization in crisis

    Daejeo Ecological Park, South Korea, 2016. | Appleysj via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 4.0.
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    There are many ways for each of us to contribute to the Great Transition. The good news is we are not the first to think this way. Many other teachers, activists, lineages, cultures and traditions have called us back into right relationship with each other and the world. It is our job to put the pieces together and build coalitions that put everyone’s unique skills and capacities to work. None of us have all the answers, but collectively we can support each other’s learning journeys, connect, and build capacity for both the Great Transition and the Great Unraveling.

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  • Community Development Masterclass - Coburg, Vic.

    Community Development Masterclass
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    August 1 2018

    A Masterclass by Centre for Building Better Community

    About Centre for Building Better Community

    Education · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    CBBC promote collaboration across sectors in society. We offer a hub for networking, shared learning, consultancy and research.


    Our current systems of caring are failing. Homelessness is on the rise, isolation and disconnection are common day experiences, distrust is at an all-time high and people’s sense of wellbeing is fading fast.

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