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What is a World Café?

In a World Café we host intentional conversations around a question or issue that matters. The basic concept is to create a café like atmosphere (e.g., tables of 4 or 5 people, refreshments) where participants have a series of conversations … Continue reading

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Principles of nonviolence

After my last post, I’ve been inspired to publish some work I did a few years back on nonviolence. Between 1999 and 2003 I undertook a PhD exploring the implications of nonviolence for youth work practice. Over the next week … Continue reading

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Social capital videos

The following videos might help to explain social capital a bit more. They don’t provide detailed analysis of the term, but rather provide some useful insights to what it means in practice. The first is a brief cartoon by The … Continue reading

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What is social capital?

At one level, social capital is a very easy concept to understand. Essentially it comes down to who you know, not what you know. It’s a bit like community. Everybody knows what we mean, but it might mean slightly different … Continue reading

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Definitions of community engagement

[Post updated: 14 February 2017] There is no widely accepted definition of community engagement and the meaning can vary in different contexts. The following are some definitions of community engagement mainly in the context vertical community engagement, particularly in relation … Continue reading

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