Facilitating Breakthrough on Complex Challenges: How to Remove Obstacles, Bridge Differences, and Move Forward Together


With Adam Kahane of Reos Partners.

Abstract:  It is becoming harder for people to move forward together. This is true in all human systems: organisations, communities, nations, and on global sustainable development challenges. Collaboration is increasingly necessary and increasingly difficult. Facilitation is supposed to help, but the two most common methodologies—subordinating everyone’s interests to the good of the whole, or enabling everyone to do their own thing—both block progress. Transformative facilitation, which cycles back and forth between these two approaches, enables progress by removing the obstacles that stand in the way of everyone contributing and connecting equitably—removing the obstacles to the expression of power, love, and justice.

Co-sponsored by the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative and Leadership and Learning for Sustainability lab.


Held on Zoom:  Zoom Link Here

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