Learning Transforms

WE TRANSFORM IN LEARNING. Unlearning opens us to emergence.

“How do we turn transformative learning ON?” Leadership and social innovation through co-learning is core to my process, earning an Ashoka Changemakers Social Innovator Award and leading to the Restoring Circles Project.

I coach and educate with creative inquiry and relationship to open up what is possible, reshaping our ideas of social organizing and of concrete impact in complex systems. Seeing systems, mutuality and our inherent capacity for growth helps us to loosen from what has been, and to shift into what can be. Play, rigour, mindfulness, and improvising with visionary roles helps us try on what we envision, and see concrete outcomes immediately.

  • Co-Director, the Restoring Circles Project, Transformative Justice and Leadership training program, 2013current
  • Ashoka Changemakers Social Innovator Award, Hands On Learning, Adult Collective Learning Program, 2012-2013.
  • Inaugural Director, The Yukon Community Learning Centre, 2010-2012.
  • Research, Design and Coaching, Hands On Capacity Community Economic Development program, Yukon College, 2005-2008.

We learn best by doing, by playing, by connecting, by improvising and reflecting on our impacts, witnessed by peers who are doing the same.  Learning is a generative process of co-creation with others, and it grows our fundamental trust in ourselves, in our collaborators, and in our systems. It enables us to take bold moves with confidence, knowing that we are backed by our collaborators.

In this time of massive systems shifts, learning helps us discover with fresh eyes, what’s about to emerge, and our potential roles in it.

Collaborative learning has become a key action in my consulting projects. I coach with groups to engage inquiry and learning to build emergent strategy; relationship-based development; systems thinking & complexity mapping; story in organizational identity; embodiment and mindfulness; collective creation and decision-making; and intercultural engagement that enables real outcomes in real time.

Other RECENT education Projects:

MOSAIC SENIOR Leadership Training on Systems, Social Innovation and Community Engagement 2018.

SFU Criminology Department: Systems & Relationships of Reciprocity in Restorative Justice, 2018.

City of Surrey Community Engagement Strategy, Leadership Coaching in Systems Thinking, Community Engagement, and Social Innovation. 2017.

Justice Institute of BC, Restorative Justice & Leadership course, 2017.

The Unlearning Processions, Public art installation, 2015

EARLIER INCARNATIONS

The Brainium.com: Module design & writing: online multi-disciplinary K-12 teaching platform, combining storytelling, group problem-solving skills and curriculum-linked challenges of geography, language, humanities, IT, and science. International Award winning. 1999 – 2002.

Vancouver Film School: Creating Story in Non-Linear Narrative: Design and Teaching. We are fundamentally narrative beings. This course challenged students to build character, place and motivation in film and game platforms with complex interfaces, and no known end point. 2000 – 2002.