Amplifying social impact by building on what’s already working
Thursday, November 16
9 am to 4 pm
Southern Oregon University
It's really reassuring to focus on what's already working.
By starting every process with a focus on what is already positive, we open a gateway for people to become more actively engaged. This applies in relationships, work environment, and broader community.
Science has proven that asset-based thinking activates the prefrontal cortex of the brain. By contrast, deficit-based thinking stimulates the brain stem - forcing us to act with survival as our focus. Asset-based approaches can access creativity and possibilities that simply don't exist when we use a deficit-based approach.
It’s a life-affirming experience to participate in a group and be reminded of the good, true, and beautiful.
Scholarships for this workshop are available. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donnie Maclurcan is passionate about all things not-for-profit. Originally from Australia, he moved to Ashland in 2013, from where he runs the Post Growth Institute, exploring how our economy can flourish within ecological limits. As a consultant Donnie has helped more than 380 not-for-profit projects start, scale and sustain their work, while his own initiatives include co-founding: Free Money Day, the Post Growth Alliance, the (En)Rich List, and Project Australia. An Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University. Donnie holds a Ph.D. in social science, with his research having explored nanotechnology’s implications for global inequality. He is currently completing his third book, titled:
Crystal Arnold is the founder of Money-Morphosis and the Discover Your True Wealth courses. After graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2007 with a degree in international economics, she has designed and facilitated workshops, community events, and discussion panels about money. She has inspired hundreds of people to have a healthier relationship with money. Her courses serve to illuminate the individual’s relationship with money and value. Her written work has appeared in journals, magazines, and in the book called Reinhabiting the Village. She is currently Director of Education at the Post Growth Institute. Learn more at www.money-morphosis.com.
Because of the planning required, we require at least a 48-hour cancellation notice, and you will get all but $10 of your payment refunded. Within 48-hours of the event no refund is available.
We encourage everyone to stay during lunch. A catered lunch is included, as well as tea and coffee.
A 60 - 90 minute process of sharing things that you're looking to offer and things that you're needing. For example, sell your couch, computer assistance, or a tennis buddy.
The workshop is at Southern Oregon University campus at 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon. You can check out google map here. We are downstairs on the Stevenson Union, in the Diversions room.
Come early to find parking, be aware that in many lots on campus tags are required to park. You can park in the neighborhoods above or below campus as well.
Yes! Every accommodation will be made to make the program accessible for people with a visual, hearing or other disability. Please contact the organizer via email@example.com to discuss any needs.
Please bring a refillable water bottle, a pen and paper, as well as business cards if you have them. Chair cushions if you want to be more comfortable.