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Community Conversations by Paul Born

Community Conversations
by Paul Born

Creating Vibrant Communities Edited by Paul Born

Creating Vibrant Communities
Edited by Paul Born
Community Conversations by Paul Born Leaderful Communities by Paul Born Creating Vibrant Communities Edited by Paul Born

Community Conversations 2nd Edition: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills, and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Businesses, and People

Margaret Mead was right! "Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

Community Conversations, was originally written at a time when communities around the world were entering a new era of community building. Whether improving economic conditions and reducing poverty, re-energizing citizens and social programs, reducing crime, or revitalizing a troubled neighbourhood, people from all sectors were working together in new ways to improve their quality of life.

Now, four years later, Community Conversations has become a Canadian best-seller with more than 15,000 copies sold. To celebrate this - and the work of the thousands of community innovators who are making positive change a reality - Tamarack is pleased to release the second edition of Community Conversations: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Business and People which includes fresh, updated content that appeals to a more global audience.

Full of informative and inspiring examples of collaboration, Community Conversations, 2nd Edition by Paul Born, captures the essence of creating such conversations and offers ten practical techniques - with updated stories and examples - to host conversations in your community.

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Creating Vibrant Communities: How Individuals and Organizations from Diverse Sectors of Society are Coming Together to Reduce Poverty in Canada

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Creating Vibrant Communities: How Individuals and Organizations from Diverse Sectors of Society are Coming Together to Reduce Poverty in Canada.

Vibrant Communities Canada is a national project to reduce poverty in Canada. A relatively young national initiative, the learning generated during its formative years (2002-2006) was extensive. This book, edited by Paul Born, attempts to capture and share the knowledge generated during that time, in the hopes of including you in our conversation about community change and poverty reduction. Read this book to learn more about innovative comprehensive community initiatives and successful Canadian community campaigns to reduce poverty. Learn more here.

Leaderful Communities: A study in Community Leadership

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Can an organization reduce poverty? Can a community? Paul Born is convinced that a community can take leadership and develop a new infrastructure to reduce poverty.

In Leaderful Communities, Born explores the fundamental nature of community leadership and suggests:

  • Community leadership cannot exist without community.
  • Community leadership is based on values. There is no more profound way to express its fundamental nature.
  • Community leadership is about collective purpose.

Community leadership is evident when people engage together through shared values in a collective purpose for the good of their community.

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Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times

Coming soon - Seeking Community: Finding Belonging in Chaotic Times

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We have a choice, says Paul Born, between shallow or deep community life. Will we react to the instability of our times by defining ourselves selfishly or out of fear? Or will we deepen our experience of community, reaching out to others and building a life of joy? Using stories from his experience growing up among people displaced by war, insights from his career as a community activist, writer, and speaker, and the results of interviews with 500 people, Born shows how we can deepen community through:

  • Telling our story: achieving unity by opening doors between us
  • Enjoying one another: finding ways to spend time together, in person, often
  • Caring for one another: building a sense of belonging through mutual acts of care
  • Working together for a better world: sharing a belief that creates a benefit for all and that moves from a life of us/them to one of all of us, together



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