An Insightful Ted Talk on Change

I found this Ted Talk and want to share with the world. It is moment of truth and with so much hope. I copied the following introduction from the video.

Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of … eating, walking or generally “living while black.” In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing — while challenging us all to level up.




Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration

Join us January 27 – 31, 2020 for the Toronto Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Progam with Dr. Sam Kaner and Nelli Noakes from Community At Work.

The five-day program will cover the following topics:

  • Designing a Collaborative Strategy
  • Learning the Building Blocks of Collaborative Architecture
  • How to use Design Principles and Tools that will enable you to develop your own Collaborative Strategies
  • Learning and practicing the Partnership Skills that will enable you to co-design and co-develop those strategies.

About the Workshop Leaders

Sam Kaner Ph.D. – Sam has been a practicing organization development professional since the early 1980s and he founded Community At Work in 1987. He is the senior author of the Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making. In 2006, Sam was named “one of the world’s leading experts in collaboration.”

Nelli Noakes, MBA, MPA – Nelli has been a practicing systems change consultant since the year 2000. She joined Community At Work in 2013. She is much sought after for her skillful approach to the diagnosis, design and facilitation of multi-stakeholder collaboration.  

Program Details

The program will benefit agencies involved with an Ontario Health team or involved in shared projects with multiple agencies in the community. The fee for the week-long program is $3,500 per person including meals and HST. Accommodation is extra. There is a limit of 30 participants.


Thanks to everyone who registered by our December 18, 2019 deadline. Given the feedback and requests, we have extended the deadline to January 17, 2020.

To register for the Workshop, please contact me and I will send you a Registration Form.