Preparing for a World That Doesn't Exist

Rick Smyre

Rick Smyre, an internationally recognized Futurist specializing in "community transformation," focuses on his newest project, "Unleashing a 21st Century Narrative," that introduces the idea of "meta-ecosystem for transformation," which may dramatically change the planning and decision-making processes worldwide.

Read more at this link.


Inspiration: Lollipop Moments



Drew Dudley’s interest in developing people’s leadership began when he was the Leadership Development coordinator at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He believes we have all changed someone's life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives.

View his inspiring talk at this link.

Webinar Recording: Community Leadership in a Time of Change

Community Life


If you missed our October 18th webinar called Community Leadership For a Time of Change (described below), you can find the recording at this link

A key challenge in today’s world of constant change is the realization that traditional leadership may not always be appropriate for the kind of transformational capacity building that will ensure the future vitality of our organizations, neighbourhoods and communities.

Book: Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy


What's love got to do with it? Apparently a lot. Love has a significant impact on our individual and community wellbeing.

Video: Our Future Is Local: Issues for Community Leaders

A summary of trends and issues compiled by Rick Smyre and Brenda Herchmer intended to promote an understanding among local leaders of the issues and opportunities for community leaders.

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