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Unconference NormsParticipants create the contentWe are all free participants in an opencommunityLeadership comes from withinLaw of Two Feet1/N Rule
Our intention is to createthe possibility of analternative future by creatinga public conversation basedon communal accountabilityand commitment.
The dominant existing public conversationis retributive, not restorative.It is void of accountability and soft oncommitment.In this way it drives us apart, it does notbring us together.The existing conversation is aboutentitlement, not accountability.
To be accountable, among other things,means you act as an owner and part creatorof whatever it is that you wish to improve.In the absence of this, you are in theposition of effect, not cause; a powerlessstance.
To be committed means you are willingto make a promise with no expectationof return; a promise void of barter andnot conditional on another’s action.In the absence of this, you are constantlyin the position of reacting to the choicesof others. The cost of constantly reactingis increased cynicism.
Six Conversations1. Invitation2. Possibilities3. Ownership4. Dissent5. Commitment6. Gifts http://www.asmallgroup.net/
LeadershipLeaders provide the means orarchitecture for gathering people ina way that will build communities inwhich citizens will chooseaccountability and commitment.
Canadians can be leaders in the new networked circles of community.
Our First Nations havevery deep knowledge in the practices of community.