Harry's Hangouts

The SDN belongs to you – without you there is no SDN.

Wishing you all a happy spring – in the air and in your step!


  • Where are you Ned, when we need you?
    • ‘Either, Or’ thinking dates back to Greek dualism and too often closes doors to possibilities. It’s more often the case that ‘Both, And’ situations exist in real life and we need to use this more open way of thinking to create solutions.
  • SDN Workshops
    • The 2022 workshop was very successful, held in May at a wonderful venue near Bungendore north of Canberra.
    • The 2023 workshop is currently in the planning stage.
  • Tribute to Ned Iceton
    • From Aboriginal culture to unravelling threats to society, Ned understood. A humble leader committed to solving pressing human challenges. Most of all, an educator, a creative mind, tackling the complications blocking human progress. Nudging the next step society needs to take, Ned was nurturing evolutionary development (NED).
  • A video for our time
    • During the SDN workshop in May, film-maker David ‘Sal’ Salomon interviewed leadership development designer and facilitator Mark Spain about his experience of the workshop and SDN in general.
  • News from Joan
    • Veteran SDNer Joan McCarthy keeps busy. Three projects she’d love to tell you about:
      • Coal Ash Community Alliance
      • On the Rocks
      • The Adventures of Mr Ling
  • Lynne Hosking – tribute to the late Kath Wray
    • Deep within a silence, At noon the birds are quiet. A rustle of folded wings… With a flourish a cicada sings! ...

  • We Were Just Little Boys

    • Veteran SDNer John Russell, a contemporary of Ned, suggests a film about the stolen generation of boys at the Kinchela Boys Home near Kempsey

  • Transitioning Australia

    • Australia is facing one of its biggest challenges yet - the transition from fossil fuels to a zero emissions economy.

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The newsletter was produced on the traditional lands of the Birpai and Anaiwan people.


The August 2022 Social Developers' Network Newsletter is attached for download.