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Community Conversations 2013

Communities around the world are entering a new era of community building. At the heart of this engagement are community conversations, in which common goals are embraced by a diverse array of people with different backgrounds and needs, and influencers are drawn from multiple sectors, including community organizations, the various levels of government, and business big and small.

This workshop, facilitated by Paul Born, will be highly interactive and practical and is full of informative and inspiring examples of conversations that build collective impact and spark community change. Learn how to:

  • Select the right people for your conversations
  • Host four different kinds of conversations (techniques)
  • Mobilize collective impact across multiple sectors
  • Collaborate strategically with key stakeholders
  • Engage your entire community

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Dates and Location

November 26, 2013 - Holiday Inn Cambridge-Hespeler Galt, Cambridge, ON
Location: Cambridge, Ontario just north of the 401 at Hwy 24 / Hespeler Rd.
Easy access from Hamilton, Waterloo and Guelph and only an hour from London and Toronto.

To learn more view the event BROCHURE.

Workshop cost & payment options

The workshop fee is $249 (including HST) and includes registration, workshop handouts, hot lunch and two breaks as well as a copy of Paul Born's best-selling book, Community Conversations. For groups of two, the registration fee is $229 per person (including HST). For groups of three or more, the registration fee is $199 per person (including HST).

Payments can be made online via Paypal or credit card or by cheque. If you prefer to pay by cheque, please register your name with us via the registration page and then email Caroline Mills at caroline@tamarackcommunity.ca to indicate that you will be sending a cheque. Cheques can be made payable to Tamarack and mailed to:

Tamarack - An Institute for Community Engagement
91 Glenburn Drive
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 5K1 Canada

About Paul

Paul Born grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia as the son of Mennonite refugees. This in part is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good, work that he describes as collective altruism. He holds a Masters degree in Leadership is considered a global leader in helping organizations and communities to develop innovative ideas that motivate people to collaborative action.

Paul is the President and cofounder of the Tamarack Institute which since 2001 has provided leadership in Canada on issues of citizen engagement, collaborative leadership and community innovation. More than 12,000 subscribers engage in Tamarack’s learning communities. Tamarack also sponsors Vibrant Communities Canada, active in cities across the country and that has so far reduced the impact of poverty for more than 200,000 people.

Prior to Tamarack, Paul was the Executive Director and co-founder of the Community Opportunities Development Association one of Canada’s leading community economic development organizations that was recognized by the United Nations as one of the top 40 projects in the world. Paul was elected into the world’s largest network of social innovators, as a Senior Ashoka Fellow in 2013.

An Author of four books, Paul is a motivational speaker who loves the power of stories.

Learn more about Tamarack at www.tamarackcommunity.ca or about Paul at www.paulborn.ca.

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