I was again invited to the Family Support Institute Training Weekend in Naramata – last year this was a really transformational weekend for me as a parent, professional and I got to test my chops as a graphic recorder and facilitator. This year we upped the ante 🙂 This is an amazing group of folks. If you are a parent or have a family member with a disability and need support, contact them to find out about Resource Parents in your area. If you are feeling like you’d like to offer something to other families which include people with … Continue reading Family Support Institute Training Weekend graphics
Dan Pontefract, author of Flat Earth: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization, was having a contest. It is over, so I won’t win a book, but I’m going to go buy his book anyway as I really like the way he is thinking about work and connections… and it gave me a chance to process some of what I was thinking about over the last weeks and last week in particular. The question he’s asking is “How do you define the word ‘work.’” I was in Toronto taking a refresher course in a planning method we use a … Continue reading What is the work?
I’m so excited to be part of a small group that’s received an award to do three sessions of community mapping in Vernon, Vancouver and Victoria (we thought we’d start with “V” for victory) from the B.C. Ideas, Community Living Venture. To read more about the project, click here! To read the original proposal, click here for the Ashoka Changemakers site (and please leave a comment!) Essentially, we’ll meet with groups of about 50 people with disabilities in their communities and talk about where they are welcomed and feel their contributions are valued, using a world cafe model. Shelley Nessman … Continue reading BC Ideas Award: Community Mapping