Concern Maps and Solution Squids
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Concern Maps and Solution Squids

Using systems thinking and visual design to solve problems In 2019 I supported a neighborhood in turmoil over a houseless pod village that was being built in an empty church lot. I was invited by the local community building nonprofit to host intimate conversations among representatives of 22 local groups, including a church, elementary school,…

Transforming Conflict into Community
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Transforming Conflict into Community

Parents at a small alternative school were in deep conflict about their masking policy. In a series of 3 conversations I facilitated them to (a) rebuild a sense of connection as humans and community as parents, (b) learn healthy communication practices and integrate them into their culture, and (c) arrive at a very collaborative decision…

2 Hours for Equity Plan Ownership!
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2 Hours for Equity Plan Ownership!

Does your group think Equity work is an extra task, even if it’s essential to the group’s mission and can address systemic and interpersonal issues? In this story, a school’s Equity Plan had largely sat on a shelf for a few years, in which time there was staff turnover and growing concerns from staff about…