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3 Tips for Working with Political Polarization

Rural midwestern sustainable women farmers invited me to lead a worldview retreat so they could learn new skills to address issues with their neighbours who are fracking landowners. The retreat was planned over a year in advance. I arrived 2 days after the U.S election to give a planned public talk entitled People Power and […]

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3 Skills for Facilitating Intercultural Neighbourhoods

The City of Richmond invited me to give their keynote address at their annual Diversity Symposium. I was asked to give a keynote that would offer tips and strategies for create meaningful grassroots initiatives, foster intercultural relationships and foster collaboration amongst community partners. Drawing on 10 years of experience leading the Finding Home: How To […]

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Tips and Strategies in Working Effectively with Saboteurs

Organizations frequently call me to help them deal with difficult people blocking progress and collaboration in their social change initiatives. My approach is to first conduct stakeholder interviews and then design and facilitate a decision making process to achieve the outcome an organization is seeking like a governance model, a strategic plan, allocating resources, or […]

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Seniors-Led Community Change Approach

Thanks to the BC Council to Reduce Elder Abuse, in 2015 we launched a year-long project to explore what are the necessary ingredients to support and sustain seniors led initiatives to address elder financial abuse. Read more in our eNewsletter Seniors-Led Community Change Approach

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4 Basics Every Non-Profit Organization Needs To Generate and Sustain Senior Leadership

“We love Finding Home™. Anyone who wants to do a piece of creative community development, around any issue, talk to Jessie about that. The relationships built in this way are sustainable relationships.” ~ Karen Larcombe, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House The Sustainability focus group Leaders from the non-profit sector, corporate community investment sector, financial institutions and […]

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Seniors Recommend 3 Ways to Support Their Leadership

“Finding Home™ dialogues help us find and grow a sense of home within ourselves and in our own lives. We then bring that sense of home out into the community.” ~ Bette Rumble, Finding Home™ Dialogue Participant The Afghan elders focus group A lively series of focus groups, made up of past Finding Home™ program […]

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Collaborative Decision Making : Launching “Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives”

A Non-Profit Organization Collaboration Success Story Case Study Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives was created in order to combine the efforts and resources of two non-profit organizations. The Parties Involved Volunteer Richmond Information Services and Richmond Community Foundation were looking for ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness through sharing resources and deepening their collaboration. The […]

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