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I was blown away by the audacious dreams that have come true for so many of the Connecting for Change participants. The common desire amongst business and social sector leaders to be helpful and participate in meaningful change is so inspiring!”
— Silken Laumann, Canadian Olympian, Speaker and Author (Child’s Play: Rediscovering the Joy of Play in Our Families and Communities)

Juanita Brown and Thomas Hurley speak to Connecting for Change in their exploratory article Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together for a Change written for Connecting for Change as well as in the Kosmos Journal article, Multi-Generational Collaboration: Shaping Tomorrow, Together in which she, and her co-authors, David Isaacs and Samantha Tan point to the key role that intergenerational dialogue and engagement can play in addressing the critical issues of our time. Samantha, a dynamic young leader from Singapore, will be co-hosting a World Café dialogue with Juanita at our opening session.

by Mike Peirce

 Nobel Laureate SymposiumWhat are the most important questions we need to focus on so that we thrive together in the future?

A good answer needs a good question. The Cambridge 100 Questions Project was launched in May 2009 at the St. James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium, with the aim of asking some of the finest creative minds of our time to identify the most pressing questions facing the world today.

From Systems Failure to Renewal / January 2009

by Raffi Cavoukian , C.M., O.B.C, D.Mus, D.Litt

“Could this not be the single thought that steers us through the dangerous passage—a world that honours all its children?”   Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, MIT

The upside of systems meltdown in the financial sector is that it offers the opportunity to think systemically about the global family and envision bold paths to restoration and renewal.