IMPACT: Setting the Table for Allies, Adversaries, and Strangers

 A Tamarack Webinar

Please note: Registration for this Bookinar is now closed.

Date: Tuesday, November 17th

Time: 11:55am-1:00 pm Eastern Time

Speakers: Al Etmanski and Paul Born

You and others won’t achieve lasting impact as long as you work on parallel tracks or at loggerheads. Changing that situation requires more than the usual suspects to be at the table. Dialogue and convening are more than a means to an end. They give structure to our need to belong, to be part of something bigger than ourselves. They broaden understanding, puncture assumptions, change authority flows and allow us to cultivate new relationships. Solutions spread when we move beyond blame, competition, misunderstanding and mistrust.

Paul Born knows all of this very well.  As the founder of Vibrant Communities, the dominant anti-poverty collaboration in Canada, he knows that powerful conversations can enable real and lasting change. Thanks to Vibrabook-cover-mockup2nt Communities, more than one hundred Canadian cities now have poverty-fighting roundtables.

Join Al Etmanksi for an intimate conversation with Paul about how he engaged allies, adversaries and strangers to increase the impact of poverty reduction activities across the nation, as outlined in Al's latest book: IMPACT: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation.

Please note that this session is 1 part of a 6 Part Learning Journey Webinar Series for Social Innovators & Community Change Agents with Al Etmanski. Space is limited in all the sessions, and you must register for each session you wish to attend. Here are quick links to the other active registration pages:

Pattern 1 - Thinking and Acting like a Movement - Dec 1st
Pattern 5 - Advocating with Empahty - Dec 15th

Click here to buy the book.


About Al EtmanskiAl Etmanski

Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. He is a founding partner of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) and BC Partners for Social Impact. Previously he co-founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) with his wife Vickie Cammack and Jack Collins. Al is an Ashoka fellow, and a faculty member of John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD).

Al has received numerous awards for his work with people with disabilities, including the Order of Canada (2014), Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), and Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal (2005). He lives with his wife Vickie Cammack – who also received the Order of Canada – just outside of Vancouver and delight in the creative pursuits of their five children.

In his highly praised new book, Impact: Six Patterns To Spread Your Social Innovation, Etmanski provides an inspirational and practical roadmap for others wishing to transform our society. He is a thought-leader, researcher, and storyteller with the rare ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies.

About Paul Born2013_Paul_Born_Edited

Paul grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia as the son of Mennonite refugees. This in part is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good, work that he describes as collective altruism. He holds a Masters degree in Leadership is considered a global leader in helping organizations and communities to develop innovative ideas that motivate people to collaborative action.

Paul is the President and cofounder of the Tamarack Institute which since 2001 has provided leadership in Canada on issues of citizen engagement, collaborative leadership and community innovation. More than 12,000 subscribers engage in Tamarack’s learning communities. Tamarack also sponsors Vibrant Communities Canada, active in cities across the country and that has so far reduced the impact of poverty for more than 200,000 people.

Prior to Tamarack, Paul was the Executive Director and co-founder of the Community Opportunities Development Association one of Canada’s leading community economic development organizations that was recognized by the United Nations as one of the top 40 projects in the world. Paul was elected into the world’s largest network of social innovators, as a Senior Ashoka Fellow in 2013.

An author of four books, Paul is a motivational speaker who loves the power of stories.

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