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The Gap, by Irving Glass

great advice, conveyed very nicely.   this idea is so true in so many situations in which we are learning.   *trying* to learn the guitar and being so bad at it, led to me to completing a Masters degree (what would be easier than this that i’m actually good at?), but it also gave me this whole new sense of how to listen to music and of how instruments and rhythm works…   Given that it was the most unsuccessful learning experience of my life in terms of actually playing an instrument, it was also the most successful learning experience 🙂

Not quite what he’s saying here, but related in that it’s an idea i’ve been thinking about in the world of social services – how do we foster an environment of experimentation and risk-taking within a governmentality that is so focused on risk-aversiveness?  how do we be okay with the mistakes we make?  how do we come to a place where we can look around at what’s happening and see that we’re already making all kinds of mistakes that we need to question more (much more) so that we can be compelled to further experiments and successes…

Thanks Mary Clare Carlson for sending me this video 🙂

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

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Workshop Videos Part 1

These are videos we often refer to or use in our workshops; feel free to use them too!  We believe they are about ideas not often talked about 🙂

Want to talk more about our work – books, facilitation, dialogues, strategic planning, person centred planning, community mapping and engagement, or…?   contact us aaron@spectrumsociety.org or shelley@spectrumsociety.org

What our PATH and MAPs workshops on person centred planning are like; 5 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ULJfPIDSQ

Our Community Mapping Project – Victoria. 1 1/2 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikn3SrGR4DI

The Power of a Plan – Inclusion B.C.’s transition project; 5 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPyD9LTgbpU

PATH: ; 5 minutes.

Cheryl’s PATH; 9 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKgyFlCpqHI

Aaron – Connections Matter; 10 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBrQCMcvqL8

BC People First – Nothing About Us Without Us; 5 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5AZ3DRsOJs

BCACL (Inclusion BC) Story Telling Workshop – 6 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQR1QA0U7JQ

Beth Gallagher: Custom Lives: Practical, Realistic, and Attainable; 1 hr 26 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oBk78HiTDk

Peter Bourne tells jokes; 3 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej1k4r9goXQ

how systems support new ideas 🙂

how people really make friends…  if we had…  

Sheldon discovers the secret to making friends

reciprocity: an equal exchange


5 minutes


3 minutes

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“Let’s Call her Rachel.”

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I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with graphic facilitator Brandy Agerbeck and get to see how she challenges herself, and was amazed by her talk, “Shape Your Thinking: Brandy Agerbeck at TEDxWindyCity,” so when, just a few days later, I was asked to participate in an evening of story-telling with InCommon.tv I said yes.  And then I said “yikes” – and said “yikes” many, many times in between yes and the actual event.   I hadn’t actually memorised anything since I was about 22 and that didn’t go particularly well.  But, as another of my mentors, Lee-Anne Ragan, said, “Let’s imagine it’s not going to be hard and it’s not beyond us and that we can do it and it will go well.”

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