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Youth

Life in the Beat Nation

  Over the past 15 years First Nations artists in Canada have taken to hip hop as a powerful storytelling method.  First Nations hip hop is an incredible blend of traditional art forms, evocative imagery and raw and real exerpience … Continue reading

28. May 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Dealing with the architecture of fear

Just read an article on how the fear of failure is the greatest thing holding back innovation in the business world. One reads these kinds of articles all the time. The essence is that unless we can let go of … Continue reading

07. August 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Conversation, Learning, Organization, Unschooling, Youth | 6 comments

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it – CNN.com

Douglas Rushkoff has a useful article on the Occupy movement.  I am actually loath indulge in much analysis over what is happening in New York and now elsewhere, because the events defy analysis, especially from a traditional lens.  But in … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: BC, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Emergence, Leadership, Open Space, Organization, Youth | 1 comment

Lingering impressions from Occupy Wall Street

It’s been a week since I was in New York City visiting the camp in Zuccotti Park (renamed Liberty Park) where the Occupy Wall Street movement was in full swing. I was struck mostly by their process, but also by … Continue reading

03. October 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Community, Emergence, Facilitation, Leadership, Open Space, Organization, Youth | 1 comment

Wiser Together: Partnering Across Generations

Two dear friends, Ashley Cooper and Juanita Brown, are up to some world-changing mischief together in the mountains of North Carolina.  They are going deep into hosting intergenerational conversations.  Here’s why, from Juanita: I have always been fascinated by large-scale … Continue reading

05. June 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Conversation, World Cafe, Youth | Comments Off

How brains build societies

I’m at a Casey Family Programs conference in Seattle that is looking at applying science to early learning in kids.  The people here are learning about brain science and the results of early adverse childhood experiences and what the science … Continue reading

04. November 2010 by Chris Corrigan
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Meg Wheatley’s 12 principles for supporting healthy community

I’m a sucker for principles, because principles help us to design and do what is needed and help us to avoid bringing pre-packaged ideas and one-size-fits-all solutions to every problem.  And of course, I’m a sucker for my friend Meg … Continue reading

25. May 2010 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, BC, Being, Collaboration, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Invitation, Leadership, Open Space, Organization, Philanthropy, World Cafe, Youth | 5 comments

Searching for innovation in child and youth work

Hosting an Open Space gathering in Kamloops today with about 40 people who work hard around issues of child and youth health.  We are exploring ways to connect differently and do our work at the next level.  The conversations have … Continue reading

17. March 2010 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: BC, Collaboration, Leadership, Learning, Open Space, Youth | 5 comments

Principles for changing the climate…of global summits

So we had our little learning village today with the kids at Aine’s learning centre which my partner, daughter and I designed.  We explored these questions of what kind of inner climate is needed to engage around questions of climate … Continue reading

10. December 2009 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Collaboration, Conversation, Learning, Youth | 7 comments

Hosting an inner climate village

As part of a global call to host Inner Climate Global Villages, tomorrow my daughter Aine and I will host a cafe at her learning centre with 16 young people aged 11-14 on these questions: What is it as young … Continue reading

09. December 2009 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, World Cafe, Youth | Comments Off

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