Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nov 16 in Phoenix -- Capacity Building in the Social Sector

Join us in Phoenix on November 16 for an interactive discussion at an event called Capacity Building in the Social Sector. Hosted by the St. Luke's Health Initiatives and the Health in a New Key Consultant's Community of Practice. Supported by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and the Arizona Community Foundation. Contact Cassandra O'Neill at for more information.

There will be an interdisciplinary conversation (that includes funders, young nonprofit professionals, consultants and practitioners) on capacity building in the social sector. Participants will:

*Learn about the latest research on learning organizations, brain research, high impact agencies, and cutting edge capacity building

*Think across the sector

*Have Small group discussions designed to promote new learning and collective intelligence and group reflection

*Experience high engagement methods of facilitation, such as, a gallery walk, idea writing, and cognitive coaching.

*Take away tools you can use to adopt new practices and continual learning.

*Learn more about one another and create collective wisdom.

The cost of the day is $30 and includes lunch.

Registration links are below:

For Funders and Capacity Builders click here
For Members of Phoenix Young Non Profit Profesionals Network click here

Monday, October 4, 2010

November 30 Training on Facilitating Whole System Methods in Tucson

Join us for a workshop in Facilitating Whole System Methods:
The World Café and Open Space Technology

When? November 30, 2010, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where? Room 103 Keating BIO5 Institute, University of Arizona

This workshop is designed for public health professionals, community or coalition leaders,program coordinators, community liaisons, outreach coordinators, advocates, board members,consultants,students and anyone interested in learning about creating meaningful dialogue and engagement with diverse groups by using whole system methods.

Topics Covered:
• The common principles of Whole System Methods
• How Whole System Methods align with recent research on how the brain
• The benefits of using Whole System Methods such as The World Café and
Open Space Technology
• Using Whole System Methods to build engagement, collaboration and meaningful
• Crafting invitational and appreciative questions

Faculty: Sarah Griffiths and Cassandra O’Neill, Wholonomy Consulting llc:
Sarah and Cassandra have facilitated using these methods and conducted trainings with a wide variety of organizations, including United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, First Things First, Maricopa Association of Governments, St Luke’s Health Initiatives, and staff from several Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded programs.

What previous training participants have told us:
o “I feel newly inspired around positive meeting processes! I have the tools for better planning that will lead to broader and creative thinking (and the scientific links to the why!)”
o “Participating in the Open Space Process was a highlight for me, and seeing the beauty of a flexible process within a structured process.”

Are you working to build community engagement, dialogue or collaboration?
Are you interested in learning new tools for engaging community members and partners in community health initiatives?
Are you interested in learning new ways to encourage meaningful participation within your organization?

Co‐sponsored by the Mel and Edith Zuckerman College of Public Health

Registration Form
Name __________________________________________________________________________
Organization ___________________________________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip ___________________________________________________________________
Phone _____________________ Email _________________________________________
Any special dietary requests? ______________________________________________________

WHEN: Tuesday November 30, 2010 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm—Registration at 8:30
WHERE: The training will be held in Room 103 in the Thomas Keating Building
BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona:
1657 East Helen Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721‐0240
For Directions and Parking please visit:‐bio5/directions_8964
TUITION: $129*—Early Bird Registration by November 5, 2010.
$149*—For all registration after November 5.
$50*—Student rate
*The cost of registration includes lunch.
Please make check payable to and send with registration form to:
Wholonomy Consulting LLC
PO Box 42035
Tucson, AZ 85733
Registrations may be faxed to: (520) 844‐3251
There are a limited number of scholarships available.
Questions please contact:
Sarah Griffiths (520) 271‐7970 or
Jennie Mullins (520) 626‐0189

More about Whole System Methods:
Open Space Technology—This method is an alternative to traditional meeting and conference
formats. It encourages creativity, generates enthusiasm, and produces extraordinary results. For
more information go to:
World Café—This method is based upon the discovery that by combining a welcoming space with
questions that matter we promote authentic conversations that propel organizations forward. For
more information about the World Café go to: