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CONNECT - join the community of communities network

The cornerstone of NEXUS for Change is the Community of Communities Network of Organizations and Practitioners, Leaders, Professionals, Scholars, Educators, Students, and Activist of Collaborative Change that have participated in past NEXUS Conferences, trainings and webinars, the experts and founders of our emerging field, and those yet to join us on the journey. 

 
NEXUS4change will leverage a shift in the way organizations and whole systems operate and pave the way for healing the mind, body, spirit and mother earth to restore hope for future generations.
— Cheryl Honey [Founder, Community Weaving]

To CONNECT into this unique, rich NEXUS for Change, please consider signing up for our mailing list and becoming a NEXUS member. 
If you are in the midwest, join our Great Lakes Exchange or one of our International Conferences


What is
NEXUS4change?

NEXUS4change is grounded in a Community of Communities brings organizations and leaders, educators, practitioners, activists, scholars, and students together to advance the field of Collaborative  Change, so that together we can address critical challenges and opportunities in our world.  

We connect individuals who are dedicated to using principles of collaboration and dialogue-based methods through the use of webinars, trainings, conferences, small group discussions, and other opportunities, to connect even the most diverse stakeholders through community-driven dialog.

The story of
Collaborative Change

The foundation and history of the NEXUS4change Community of Communities draws from Organization Development, Urban Planning, Adult Learning, Public Policy, creative and applied arts, and other disciplines – making this a truly interdisciplinary approach and effort.

Check out our video series that tells the story of Collaborative Change, from the sixties to the present HERE.

Part 1: sixties, seventies, and early eighties.
Part 2: late eighties and nineties.
Part 3: late nineties to the 2000s.

The values of
NEXUS4change

We believe every problem has the potential of opportunity for positive change!  The principles that guide our work include:
Collaboration - The only sustainable approach to transforming organizations. Community - Successful interactive learning environments depend on a community of all stakeholders. Collective Wisdom - Tapping into that wisdom spreads success and best practices. Dedication to Dialogue - The foundation for meaningful change at all levels. Digital/Technology Leaders - We strive to stay on the digital cutting edge. Process Experts - Process is our value add; effective processes drive stakeholder success.


 

“We are more than a community of practice; we are a community of purpose – kindred at a very important point in human history. Now is the time to look for the NEXUS in which the magic can be found in the middle. It’s not about what method is the best. What lies beyond the methods? . . . What is the common work here? What are the principles that we all hold dear?”  
– Juanita Brown – Founder, World Café


“We all are committed to reducing suffering at home and in the world. Working on our own, valuable as that might be, we will never have the impact that working in concert on a large, movement level scale might have.”    
– Peter Block – Founder, Civic Engagement


“Up to this point we’ve been learning our scales, each perfecting our own technique. The time is right to learn to play jazz.”
– Dick and Emily Axelrod


“It is most important to start our conversations with the larger context—“the world as client.” We need to make sure we include people from around the world in these discussions. Then, we can consider things like shared principles, research possibilities, the role of technology, and our contribution to the challenges facing the world today.”      
– Barbara Bunker & Billie Alban – Authors of The Handbook of Large Group Methods (2006) & Large Group Interventions (1997)