Collaborative Leadership Field Book - David D. Chrislip, John Parr
Collaborative Leadership outlined an innovative way of building partnerships to solve the civic problems too big for anyone to solve alone.It also defined a new type of leadership that brings together diverse stakeholders to solve a community’s problems.Now The Collaborative Leadership Field Book offers nonprofit practitioners, community leaders, and public officials a practical, hands-on resource.It presents the lessons learned, powerful approaches that get results, and guidance for solving complex community problems.
In Hope Unraveled, Harwood argues that we are not a nation divided between red and blue, urban and rural, or sacred and secular, but rather, we are a nation in retreat.This retreat has led Americans away from Public square into close knit circles of family and friends, and yet the public square is where we address the fundamental problems facing our communities and our nation.Join Harwood as he explores the depth of the people’s retreat and reveals the alternate path of possibility and hope for public life.
Over My Dead Body! - Lance Decker $29.95
This book is designed for people who want to operate and thrive in an open, honest community involvement setting. It is written for city managers, agency staff, engineers, lawyers, students, civic leaders, community advocates and even "snipers." There's a little theory, some case studies, many practical tips, and lots of step-by-step instructions for managing the community involvement process. It's a practical handbook to improve your chances for survival.
Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community - Kay Pranis, Barry Stuart, Mark Wedge
This is the circle book for which restorative justice and other practitioners have been waiting. Accessible and practical, yet solidly grounded in principle, Peacemaking Circles explains how and why circles work in terms that we all can understand and put into practice.– Howard Zehr.
Power of Appreciative Inquiry - Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom
Appreciative Inquiry—a wildly popular new approach to organizational change—dramatically improves performance by encouraging people to study, discuss, learn from, and build on what’s working, rather than simply trying to fix what’s not.
“This is a long awaited book.Many of us in the environmental policy, management and decision-making business have been struggling along to make environmental values and developmental values fit.This book helps us to have a better means for finding the shared values and actions that most environmental issues entail.It has the heft of sound scholarship and the street sense of someone who has actually been there done that.” – William R. Burch, Jr.
We continually face new risks in our world.This essential family reference will help you understand worrisome risks so you can decide how to stay safe and how to keep risk in perspective.Expert authors David Ropeik and George Gray include information on: 50 top hazards, your likelihood of exposure, the consequences, and ways to reduce your risk.They cover topics such as:cancer, biological weapons, indoor air pollution, and radiation.
Social Assessment: Theory, Process And Techniques, 3RD EDITION - Rabel J. Burge - C. Nicholas Taylor, C. Hobson Bryan, Colin G. Goodrich
$16.95 Social Assessment provides a process for research, planning and management of change arising from projects, programmes and policies. Applied to the design and implementation of changes causing social effects, the process is firmly established internationally as an integral component of environmental assessments and decision making. Application to projects ranges from community level to large infrastructure and industrial development. Strategic application of social assessment also occurs in the development of programmes and policies.
A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of modern life- powerlessness and cynicism.In his evocative style, Paul Loeb tells moving stories of ordinary Americans who have found unexpected fulfillment in social involvement.Through their wise and powerful lessons, we are compelled to move from passivity to participation.The reward of our action, we learn, is nothing less than a sense of connection and purpose not found in a purely personal life.
The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook - David l. Cooperrider, Diana Whitney, Jacqueline M. Stravos
The First in a Series of AI Workbooks for Leaders of Change.Contains everything needed to launch any kind of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) initiative.The authors provide background information on what AI is and how it works, and offer sample project plans, designs, agendas, course outlines, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, and more.
13762 Colorado Blvd. Suite 124-54, Thornton, CO 80602 USA
Executive Director can be contacted on + 61 881200669 (free call if using skype)