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This area is filled with how-to articles, engaging conversations, and tons of examples of Catalytic Thinking in Action including actual planning sessions. Much to explore and learn from!

What Makes Catalytic Listening Catalytic? An Introduction

Catalytic Listening is a practice for bringing out the best in the people around us, simply by the way we listen when they are speaking. Because of that, Catalytic Listening is embedded into every aspect of the Catalytic Thinking framework. In every interaction, we choose whether to listen or speak. When we choose to listen, … Read more

Resourcing Social Change – Summary of our August 2021 Conversation

At our August 2021 Integrity Meeting, we began one of the most important conversations we can have. This exploration will affect Creating the Future’s approach to resourcing our work. Our hope, though, is that these conversations will contribute to a reimagining of how social change work is resourced across the whole ecosystem of change efforts. … Read more

Resourcing that Aligns with our Values: September 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, September 13th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to resourcing our work (Part 2) Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to Resourcing: This … Read more

Quotes about Being of Service

Anymore, the world can feel like there is no hope. Climate. War. Pandemic. Violence against anyone perceived to be “different” (depending on who is defining “different…”). The list goes on and on. And on. And on… That feeling as if we are drowning in what is wrong can stop us from doing anything at all … Read more

Resourcing that Aligns with our Values: August 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, August 9th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to resourcing our work Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to Resourcing: This month, our … Read more

Systems Change from the Inside Out: A New Program

Back in 2019, Hildy started a research inquiry about the systems that support social change efforts. From her initial blog about this topic… Do you ever feel like Sisyphus in your work to create a more humane world – like you’re taking two steps forward and 1.9 steps back? Does it feel sometimes like the … Read more

Viewing Our Programs thru an Integrity Lens

Over the past year, Creating the Future’s board and community have worked to determine what it would mean in practice to ensure the organization is walking the talk of our values. What will that look like when we are applying our values to the real situations the organization faces? At our June 2021 meeting, we … Read more

Integrity Conversation: August 2021

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, August 9th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Integrity in Resourcing our Work Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to Resourcing: At our August meeting, our Integrity … Read more

Integrity Conversation: June 2021

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, June 14th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to our plans for the future Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to our Plans: … Read more

Integrity in Action: Discussion

If you have been following the work of our board as we deconstruct and rethink what a board can actually make possible for the organization, you know that the focus on our board is on integrity. At our board’s meetings in April and May, we began diving into what integrity will look like in action. … Read more