CEA’s “Changemakers Dialogues” are a series of online meetings to discuss the experiences of implementation and change within communities and local governments.  The goal of the year-long series is to “Collaboratively explore, share, and make visible our collective experience creating change so that we can individually all be even better at skillful interventions

This series was initiated by CEA because communities have moved through the awareness-raising and planning phases and are now focused on implementation as is CEA. The live meetings are open to all CEA staff and members.

Dale Littlejohn kicked off the series with a presentation and discussion on March 22, 2016. The presentation and notes are available below.

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On April 20, 2016, Pat Bell shared her experiences with a focus on understanding yourself and your workplace culture. On May 24, 2016, David Dubois discussed his personal and professional experiences with change including some challenges as an elected official. Both presentations are available below. An audio version is also available for Pat’s here.

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Megan Lohmann continued the series on June 28, 2016 by reviewing the importance of relationships and collaboration in fostering change. An audio recording of her presentation is featured here. In addition, the power point is included below.

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Following a summer hiatus, Peter Robinson continued our Change Makers Dialogues on October 25, 2016. He discussed his professional experience with community energy planning and introduced the new Community Energy Implementation Framework just released by CEA, QUEST, and Sustainable Prosperity, which is intended to help communities move CEEPs from a vision to implementation. Peter’s presentation is available below and an audio recording of the presentation is included here.

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On November 22, 2016 Patricia Dehnel shared her professional experience in fostering change in planning in the Kootenay region. Her presentation is provided below. An audio recording of Patricia’s presentation is available here.

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