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Reflections from Accelerate 2014: What does it take to collaborate?

It was fascinating for me to participate in and observe the unfolding of our recent Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference. The convening of people was intended for a common purpose—to share our learnings so we are better abled in our collaborative efforts in transitioning to a sustainable society. We really dug into the practice of it all during this two-day conference.

I have been reflecting on my experience and fondly remember a wave of a-ha moments, moments of wanting to debate ideas, and moments of simply connecting with other practitioners. Between the awesome food and deep discussions, one overarching element that ran through the two days was what it takes to collaborate to affect systems change.

Learning the Art of Inspiration

The article Learning the Art of Inspiration written by Kathryn Cooper, President & Chief Learning Officer of the Sustainability Learning Centre, was originally published in the Sustainability Learning Centre newsletter.


"The power of aspiration is much greater than the power of desperation"

Peter Senge shared this insight with the participants of The Natural Step Accelerate Conference earlier this month in Toronto. He was examining a paradox - the scale of change toward a sustainable human presence on the planet is urgent, massive and time bound - but the last thing the world needs is our panic. "Things are way too late and far too desperate for pessimism," he said.


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