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NCDD members are invited to join the New Economy Coalition’s Hina Pendle and Ben Roberts for an online conversation tomorrow, October 15th from 9-10:30am Pacific/12-1:30pm Eastern time. The conversation is part of the New Economy Week, and the theme will be “Growing Resilient Organizations, Leaders, and Culture.” Make sure to register ASAP by clicking here.
Join an online conversation and connect with other New Economy Week participants from across the nation around the theme of resilience.
“Build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller
Those of us growing a new, co-prosperous economy amidst the old, crumbling, unsustainable system know that it’s not only what we do that matters, but also how we do it. How can we build long-term resilience? How do we turn setbacks into powerful opportunities? How do we prevent suffering unintended consequences? How do we maintain organizational energy when it often seems like the deck is stacked against us, there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it?
Join us to consider these questions and the key dimensions of a resilient enterprise and a resilient culture.
A resilient enterprise…
- Rides the rapids of change brilliantly
- Grows from the inside out
- Anticipates and prepares for the unknown
- Retains essential functions during disturbance
- Sees people as the organization’s most valuable asset
- Has agile systems, infrastructure and flexible architecture
In a resilient culture, people are…
- Happy, healthy and achieving their potential
- Co-operative, co-laborative, co-ordinated, co-intelligent, considerate
- Inspired by the vision and a mission that unifies the enterprise
- Fully participating in the functioning organization
- Have relationships that work
IMPORTANT: Vist the following URL to register for the call: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/P8U32VBQXOZWUG19
This conversation on resilience is just one piece of the New Economy Week. New Economy Week is
…an opportunity to shine a light on the thousands upon thousands of things that everyday people are doing right now to build a new kind of economy. These innovators are all around us engaged in the work of growing co-operative and independent enterprises, democratizing and stabilizing finance through credit unions, finding new ways to share skills and goods, new ways to measure success, and new ways to meet growing human needs on an all too finite planet.
From October 12-18, we will be highlighting events, actions, reports, works of art, and other projects across the United States and Canada. By calling attention to the thousands of things people are doing right now to build a new kind of economy, we hope to inspire more participation in this movement and catalyze a conversation on the need for deep, systemic change.
You can learn more by visiting www.neweconomyweek.org.