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 … Continue reading The Gap, by Irving Glass

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; … Continue reading Workshop Videos Part 1

“Let’s Call her Rachel.”

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 … Continue reading “Let’s Call her Rachel.”

“we’ve just forgotten that we belong to each other” Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries

I have a new hero.  Well, maybe a few.   But a singular experience of our trip to this year’s TASH conference in Long Beach was getting to hear and spend time with Father Greg Boyle, the most moving and inspiring speaker I’ve ever heard of.   You can order Father Greg’s book (autographed even!) and DVDs and t-shirts and all kinds of homeboy goodies here…  but, seriously, he presents an “if/then” proposition – if he can do this where he did it, with those he was inspired by, well, “then”…  what are we waiting for?  Wherever we are?  Whoever we are … Continue reading “we’ve just forgotten that we belong to each other” Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries