Katherine Readey Chilcote, Co-Founder, Cleveland Colectivo, is passionate about civic enterprise to accelerate change in cities. Bringing corporate experience and business development skills, Katherine addresses the role of altruism and giving circle leadership to advance creative enterprise in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Yes, And. . . Philly group invites and attracts people from the greater Philadelphia area who care about making a positive difference in their communities. The group uses various methods including Liberating Structures, Visual Communication, and Story, to almost immediately transform collaboration, and create new relationships and better outcomes together.
Cavana Faithwalker's thoughtful analysis on brainstorming, We've Got A Problem Bring Out The Fine China, brings to mind a similar story about my own experience as a facilitator assisting community change.
Arts education in Ohio has just had a blow. Recently, the State Board of Education agreed to allow art, music and drama to become an ancillary offering by our public school system.
I was recently culling files and journals and noticed I had record of several successful programs and others that didn’t get off the ground. There was a commonality among the programs in the “didn’t get off ground” group and that thread ran through some of the “up and running” group.
When we draw a picture, we usually have an image in mind when we begin. We learn at an early age to think, speak, and draw in forms and patterns that both mirror our experience, and express our individual understanding of the world around us.
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