Communities that Can! InstituteCommunities that Can!    Change-making at the Intersection ofHealth, Equity & Environmental...
The little planet that could.
Three Global Needs• Health• Equity• Sustainable Environment
Three Global Goals• Healthy People• Healthy Communities• Healthy Environment
Can we do it?
Can we do it?If we’re willing to change.
What are the big challengesfacing 21st century change leaders?   • The climate is changing.   • Health gains are decreasin...
What are the big challengesfacing 21st century change leaders?                                        climate• The climate...
HealthThey’re interconnected …                              Equity                          Sustainability   We can’t make...
Poverty                           Alcohol & drug abuseLiteracy                      Homelessness                          ...
Our success with local challenges …                                                           Health                      ...
How complexis the challenge?
Everyone agrees. It’s complex.Yet we habitually attempt to makecomplex challenges seem simple.              Communities th...
It’s complex.                             But.We keep looking for the easy fix.And it’s not working.       Communities tha...
Despite the energy and commitment ofdedicated professionals and volunteers,overall efforts have been fragmented and siloed...
Not much time…Many say we have a ten year windowto address climate change.Our health and social justicechallenges are just...
The challenge of urgencyUrgency without agency isn’t empowering.Rather, it produces a feeling of impotence.               ...
Impotence.The opposite of Can-ness.
The challenge of complexity     The complexity of the challenge     needs to be balanced by the     complexity of the chan...
The challenge of complexity        Otherwise, our very best        efforts are ineffective.                      Communiti...
didn’t    Ineffectiveness.The opposite of Can-ness.
Can-ness (noun):The capacity of change leaders in all sectors,including citizens of every description, togenerate higher l...
Yes we can!                                        Yes I am!   Building Can-ness          Communities that Can! Institute
Increasingour Can-ness
Increasingour Can-ness                   Health          Equity            Sustainability
Building can-ness …     … one change-maker, one organization,     one neighbourhood, one community at a time.
Psychological and                            Physical and      Spiritual Can-ness                        Behavioral Can-ne...
People, organizations, neighbourhoods and … Communities that Can!                        Communities that Can! Institute
The Big Question:How will change leadersnimbly navigate the complexityof these three critical issues?                     ...
Health                                                           Equity                                                   ...
Health                                                           Equity                                                   ...
The GoalThe goal is both simple and complex:To enhance the capacity of change leaders– professionals, policy makers, multi...
Emerging capacities for21st century change-makingleadership include …• a greater comfort with complexity (including human ...
Change factors that coulduse a little more of our attention:• The inside story of actions, behaviours, policy, governance ...
“We can’t solve our problemsat the same level of thinkingwith which we created them.”                Albert EinsteinTaking...
An Integrated ApproachCommunities  that Can!
An AspirationalFramework for Action                   Communities leaning                   in the direction of …         ...
The Action     Four Strategic DirectionsFramework                     Health                                              ...
And an IntegratedCapacity Building Framework                  • Four Strategic Directions                  • Five Practice...
Five Practice PillarsThe Integrated                                 Health Generating AssetsCapacity                      ...
People are talkingabout change         Communities that Can! Institute
Overheard in the hallway …                                   Our best efforts to create                                  c...
Overheard in the parking lot …                                                  This is                                   ...
Overheard in the coffee shop …                                      At this rate, we’ll never                             ...
Overheard atCommunities that Can!                                          What if change leaders had                     ...
Also overheard atCommunities that Can!                                      What if change leaders                        ...
The 21st Century Change Challenge:Changing the ways we make change                  Communities that Can! Institute
Five needs for buildinghealthy change  1. Shared inspiration & purpose  2. Response-ability (yes we can!)  3. Sense of con...
A Practical Framework …Communities that Can!           Three Global Needs           Three Global Goals           Four S...
HealthThree Global Needs:                                       Equity                                                    ...
Healthy People:                                                                Body, Mind,                                ...
Madly off in all directions? Or …            Communities that Can! Institute
Three Global NeedsThree Global GoalsFour Strategic DirectionsThe actions we take are most effective whenthey are aligned a...
Four Strategic Directions                 HealthMaximizingCommunity                                                  Respo...
Interconnected.Interdynamic.Irreducible.           Communities that Can! Institute
Five Practice Pillars       Health – Generating Assets       Integral Leadership       Leveraging Community Contributions ...
Five Key Intelligences      Salutogenic Intelligence      Change Intelligence      Developmental Intelligence      Partici...
Five Practice PillarsCommunities                                  Health Generating Assets  that Can!                     ...
An Integrated PurposeGenerating health, well-being andhealthy development - in all people,in all places, and in the enviro...
An Integrated ApproachPaying attention to each of the multiple& interconnected factors that influencehealth, well-being & ...
For example …Building Health-Generating AssetsPaying attention to the whole person in the whole community: • individuals (...
For example …Building health-generating assets …  Leveraging all             Psychological and                Physical and...
The Change LeadersCommunities that Can! are communities thatact on their aspirations to foster health, well-beingand healt...
Change leaders of all sorts, including:• health professionals, including health promotion and public health• social worker...
Different folks, same strokesIn each of these areas of change leadership,the goal is promoting health, well-being andhealt...
Different folks, same strokesPaying attention to                       • socialall of the factors                        •...
Different folks, same strokesWorking individually and in groupsto address three critical issues of our time:              ...
Communitiesthat Can!Leaning in the direction ofhealth, healthy change,maximizing communitycontributions &response-ability
Response-abilityCommunities that Can!A clearly articulated organizing principle… that helps communities getcloser to their...
SalutogenicOrientationCommunities that Can! A clearly articulated orienting principle – reminding us to keep leaning in th...
Generating Better Outcomes Communities that Can! supports change-leaders to create health-seeking, change-embracing, citiz...
If transformative change is the destination,generative change is the vehicle.  Communities that Can!   … generative change...
Taking our thinking and practice to the next level … The Invitation   In an increasingly complex world,   with increasingl...
Taking our thinking and practice to the next level … Toward a Community of Learning and Practice       A mutual meeting gr...
Rising to the                                                HealthComplexity of                                          ...
How?Democratizing Can-ness
Can-ness.
Can-ness.It’s in our hands.
You’re invited …  Please join this emergent  conversation on change.            www.communitiesthatcan.org
For more information …  Communities that Can! InstituteChange-making at the Intersection of Health, Equity & Environmental...
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  1. 1. Communities that Can! InstituteCommunities that Can! Change-making at the Intersection ofHealth, Equity & Environmental Sustainability www.communitiesthatcan.org
  2. 2. The little planet that could.
  3. 3. Three Global Needs• Health• Equity• Sustainable Environment
  4. 4. Three Global Goals• Healthy People• Healthy Communities• Healthy Environment
  5. 5. Can we do it?
  6. 6. Can we do it?If we’re willing to change.
  7. 7. What are the big challengesfacing 21st century change leaders? • The climate is changing. • Health gains are decreasing, while health disparities are on the rise. • More inequality, not less. Communities that Can! Institute
  8. 8. What are the big challengesfacing 21st century change leaders? climate• The climate is changing.• Health gains are decreasing, while health disparities are on the rise. health inequality• More inequality, not less. These challenges are interconnected. Communities that Can! Institute
  9. 9. HealthThey’re interconnected … Equity Sustainability We can’t make gains in one area without gains in each of the others. Communities that Can! Institute
  10. 10. Poverty Alcohol & drug abuseLiteracy Homelessness Mental Diabetes health Social justice Food security Our success with local challenges … HIV / AIDSAbuse & neglect of children and adults Affordable housing Early childhood development Violence Communities that Can! Institute
  11. 11. Our success with local challenges … Health Equity Sustainability… depends on an integrated approach to these global needs. Communities that Can! Institute
  12. 12. How complexis the challenge?
  13. 13. Everyone agrees. It’s complex.Yet we habitually attempt to makecomplex challenges seem simple. Communities that Can! Institute
  14. 14. It’s complex. But.We keep looking for the easy fix.And it’s not working. Communities that Can! Institute
  15. 15. Despite the energy and commitment ofdedicated professionals and volunteers,overall efforts have been fragmented and siloed.We aren’t getting enough traction.And we don’t have a lot of time. Communities that Can! Institute
  16. 16. Not much time…Many say we have a ten year windowto address climate change.Our health and social justicechallenges are just as critical.We’re feeling the urgency. Communities that Can! Institute
  17. 17. The challenge of urgencyUrgency without agency isn’t empowering.Rather, it produces a feeling of impotence. Communities that Can! Institute
  18. 18. Impotence.The opposite of Can-ness.
  19. 19. The challenge of complexity The complexity of the challenge needs to be balanced by the complexity of the change-making. Communities that Can! Institute
  20. 20. The challenge of complexity Otherwise, our very best efforts are ineffective. Communities that Can! Institute
  21. 21. didn’t Ineffectiveness.The opposite of Can-ness.
  22. 22. Can-ness (noun):The capacity of change leaders in all sectors,including citizens of every description, togenerate higher levels of health, equity andsustainability – locally and globally – byresponding positively and proactively toproblems and potentials in people, inorganizations, and in communities. Communities that Can! Institute
  23. 23. Yes we can! Yes I am! Building Can-ness Communities that Can! Institute
  24. 24. Increasingour Can-ness
  25. 25. Increasingour Can-ness Health Equity Sustainability
  26. 26. Building can-ness … … one change-maker, one organization, one neighbourhood, one community at a time.
  27. 27. Psychological and Physical and Spiritual Can-ness Behavioral Can-ness Healthy mind, Healthy body, Healthy spirit Healthy actions Cultural Can-ness Social and Healthy cultural values, Ecological Can-ness beliefs, attitudes, Healthy environment, economy, assumptions, social systems, institutions, political will policies, services Building New Habits of Can-ness:Individuals, Organizations, and Communities that Can! Communities that Can! Institute
  28. 28. People, organizations, neighbourhoods and … Communities that Can! Communities that Can! Institute
  29. 29. The Big Question:How will change leadersnimbly navigate the complexityof these three critical issues? Health Equity Sustainability Communities that Can! Institute
  30. 30. Health Equity SustainabilityThe 21st Century Challenge Change-making is at a turning point as practitioners in diverse sectors and disciplines step up to address the interconnected challenges of health, equity and sustainable development. Climate change, health inequities, food security, poverty reduction, economic development, affordable housing, community safety – these are just a few of the issues that are capturing the attention of change leaders locally and globally. Communities that Can! Institute
  31. 31. Health Equity SustainabilityThe 21st Century ChallengeIncreasingly, professionals, policy makers, and engagedcitizens recognize the need for an integrative thinkingand practice approach to foster comprehensive andeffective action in each of these complex areas.The Communities that Can! approach is a practical response tothe growing need for integrative approaches to threeinterconnected challenges: health, equity and sustainability. Communities that Can! Institute
  32. 32. The GoalThe goal is both simple and complex:To enhance the capacity of change leaders– professionals, policy makers, multisectoral leadersand citizens – to foster health, well-being andhealthy development in people, in communities,and in the environment we all share. Communities that Can! Institute
  33. 33. Emerging capacities for21st century change-makingleadership include …• a greater comfort with complexity (including human complexity)• a whole-systems orientation (including human systems)• a capacity to take multiple perspectives• an ability to be both inclusive and discerning• high levels of self-awareness and self-responsibility• a perspective on change that factors in human development Communities that Can! Institute
  34. 34. Change factors that coulduse a little more of our attention:• The inside story of actions, behaviours, policy, governance … thoughts, values, beliefs, assumptions, purpose, hope, motivations, worldviews. And more.• Human development: healthy development in adults, as well as kids …• Overcoming resistance to change: including the shadow side of change• Growing our response-ability: yes we can!• Growing our sense of contribution: yes I am!• Aligning our efforts to generate higher levels of health leaning in the direction of health, paying attention to potentials, and not just problems - in people, in communities, in the natural and built environment Communities that Can! Institute
  35. 35. “We can’t solve our problemsat the same level of thinkingwith which we created them.” Albert EinsteinTaking our thinkingand our practiceto the next level …
  36. 36. An Integrated ApproachCommunities that Can!
  37. 37. An AspirationalFramework for Action Communities leaning in the direction of … • Health • Healthy change • Maximizing community contributions • Response-ability
  38. 38. The Action Four Strategic DirectionsFramework Health Communities Healthy Change that Can! Maximizing Community Contributions Response-ability Three Global Goals Three Global Needs Healthy People Health Healthy Communities Equity Healthy Environment Environmental Sustainability Communities that Can! Institute
  39. 39. And an IntegratedCapacity Building Framework • Four Strategic Directions • Five Practice Pillars • Five Key Intelligences
  40. 40. Five Practice PillarsThe Integrated Health Generating AssetsCapacity Integral LeadershipBuilding Leveraging Community Contributions Cultivating Human Potential Communities that Can !Model Integral Capacity Building Building Capacity for Health, Equity, Sustainability Four Strategic Directions Five Key Intelligences Salutogenic Intelligence Health Change Intelligence Healthy Change Developmental Intelligence Maximizing Community Contributions Participation Intelligence Response-ability Leadership Intelligence Three Global Goals Three Global Needs Healthy People Health Healthy Communities Equity Healthy Environment Sustainable Environment
  41. 41. People are talkingabout change Communities that Can! Institute
  42. 42. Overheard in the hallway … Our best efforts to create change just aren’t working. We keep trying to make We’ve tried to complex challenges make the healthy seem simple. choice the easy choice, but … Communities that Can! Institute
  43. 43. Overheard in the parking lot … This is collaboration? Why do we keep on doing the same things We spent a lot – over and over again – of money on this, and yet expect different results? but … Communities that Can! Institute
  44. 44. Overheard in the coffee shop … At this rate, we’ll never find a solution to climate change! How can we bring our change-making to What’s underneath our the next level of resistance to thinking & practice? change? Communities that Can! Institute
  45. 45. Overheard atCommunities that Can! What if change leaders had common language, concepts, maps and tools to guide their change-making efforts? What if change leaders adopted integrated What if wethinking and practice frameworks addressed the that were effective in shadow side ofcross-disciplinary collaborations ? change? Communities that Can! Institute
  46. 46. Also overheard atCommunities that Can! What if change leaders built common core capacities for leading healthy change? What if we found ways for everyone to make a What if we could contribution to generating change the wayshealth, equity and sustainability? we make change? Communities that Can! Institute
  47. 47. The 21st Century Change Challenge:Changing the ways we make change Communities that Can! Institute
  48. 48. Five needs for buildinghealthy change 1. Shared inspiration & purpose 2. Response-ability (yes we can!) 3. Sense of contribution (yes I am!) 4. Shared language, ideas, concepts, tools – to promote dialogue and integrated action across sectors & jurisdictions 5. Practical framework to guide action & foster accountability Communities that Can! Institute
  49. 49. A Practical Framework …Communities that Can!  Three Global Needs  Three Global Goals  Four Strategic Directions  Five Practice Pillars  Five Key Intelligences Communities that Can! Institute
  50. 50. HealthThree Global Needs: Equity Environmental Sustainability 1. Health more of it, in all the right places 2. Equity more of it, in all the right places 3. Environmental Sustainability more of it, in all the right places Communities that Can! Institute
  51. 51. Healthy People: Body, Mind, Spirit Healthy Communities: Healthy System & Environment CultureThree Global Goals:1. Healthy People: body, mind, spirit2. Healthy communities: systems & culture3. Healthy environment Communities that Can! Institute
  52. 52. Madly off in all directions? Or … Communities that Can! Institute
  53. 53. Three Global NeedsThree Global GoalsFour Strategic DirectionsThe actions we take are most effective whenthey are aligned and leaning in a purposeful direction. Communities that Can! Institute
  54. 54. Four Strategic Directions HealthMaximizingCommunity Response-abilityContributions Healthy Change Communities that Can! Institute
  55. 55. Interconnected.Interdynamic.Irreducible. Communities that Can! Institute
  56. 56. Five Practice Pillars Health – Generating Assets Integral Leadership Leveraging Community Contributions Cultivating Human Potential Integral Capacity Building Communities that Can! Institute
  57. 57. Five Key Intelligences Salutogenic Intelligence Change Intelligence Developmental Intelligence Participation Intelligence Leadership Intelligence Communities that Can! Institute
  58. 58. Five Practice PillarsCommunities Health Generating Assets that Can! Integral Leadership An Innovative Leveraging Community Contributions Change-making at theChange-making and Cultivating Human Potential Intersection of Capacity Building Integral Capacity Building Health, Equity, & Approach Environmental Sustainability Four Strategic Directions Five Key Intelligences Salutogenic Intelligence Health Change Intelligence Healthy Change Developmental Intelligence Maximizing Community Contributions Participation Intelligence Response-ability Leadership Intelligence Three Global Goals Three Global Needs Healthy People Health Healthy Communities Equity Healthy Environment Sustainable Environment
  59. 59. An Integrated PurposeGenerating health, well-being andhealthy development - in all people,in all places, and in the environmentwe all share. Communities that Can! Institute
  60. 60. An Integrated ApproachPaying attention to each of the multiple& interconnected factors that influencehealth, well-being & healthy development • social • spiritual • economic • cultural • environmental • physical • psychological Communities that Can! Institute
  61. 61. For example …Building Health-Generating AssetsPaying attention to the whole person in the whole community: • individuals (interior and exterior experiences) • the systems and structures in which we carry out our activities • the culture within which we live our day-to-day lives Psychological and Physical and Spiritual Assets Behavioral Assets Healthy mind, Healthy body, Healthy spirit Healthy actions Cultural Assets Social and Healthy cultural values, Ecological Assets beliefs, attitudes, Healthy environment, economy, assumptions, social systems, institutions, political will policies, services Communities that Can! Institute
  62. 62. For example …Building health-generating assets … Leveraging all Psychological and Physical and Spiritual Resources Behavioral Resources of our resources, Hope, choice, imagination, intention, creativity Skills, actions, behaviors, technologies in individuals, Cultural Resources Social and Shared healthy values, Ecological Resources in organizations, beliefs, attitudes, assumptions, goals; Healthy environment, economy, social systems, institutions, and in the multiple perspectives and worldviews policies, services; systems that engage citizens and support meaningful participation broader community Communities that Can! Institute
  63. 63. The Change LeadersCommunities that Can! are communities thatact on their aspirations to foster health, well-beingand healthy development in people, place and planet.The change leaders are people and organizationswho want to make those aspirations a reality. Communities that Can! Institute
  64. 64. Change leaders of all sorts, including:• health professionals, including health promotion and public health• social workers and allied professions• educators• program developers & evaluators in all sectors• psychologists, coaches, and mental health practitioners• government staff and elected representatives• spiritual leaders and directors• private sector leaders• policy makers in all areas related to health, equity & environmental sustainability (and what isn’t?)• engaged citizens Communities that Can! Institute
  65. 65. Different folks, same strokesIn each of these areas of change leadership,the goal is promoting health, well-being andhealthy development … in people, in communities,and in the environment we share. Communities that Can! Institute
  66. 66. Different folks, same strokesPaying attention to • socialall of the factors • economicthat influence • environmentalhealth, well-being • psychological& healthy • spiritualdevelopment • cultural • physical Communities that Can! Institute
  67. 67. Different folks, same strokesWorking individually and in groupsto address three critical issues of our time: Health Equity Sustainability Communities that Can! Institute
  68. 68. Communitiesthat Can!Leaning in the direction ofhealth, healthy change,maximizing communitycontributions &response-ability
  69. 69. Response-abilityCommunities that Can!A clearly articulated organizing principle… that helps communities getcloser to their goals
  70. 70. SalutogenicOrientationCommunities that Can! A clearly articulated orienting principle – reminding us to keep leaning in the direction of health Communities that Can! Institute
  71. 71. Generating Better Outcomes Communities that Can! supports change-leaders to create health-seeking, change-embracing, citizen-engaging and response-able communities. Communities that Can! Institute
  72. 72. If transformative change is the destination,generative change is the vehicle. Communities that Can! … generative change-making in action
  73. 73. Taking our thinking and practice to the next level … The Invitation In an increasingly complex world, with increasingly complex challenges, the Communities that Can! Institute supports change-makers to bring their thinking and practice to the next level. Communities that Can! Institute
  74. 74. Taking our thinking and practice to the next level … Toward a Community of Learning and Practice A mutual meeting ground for dialogue, deliberation, action and accountability for professionals, citizens, and governments alike. Communities that Can! Institute
  75. 75. Rising to the HealthComplexity of Equity Sustainabilitythe ChallengeCommunities that Can! is a practical responseto the growing need for integrative strategiesthat can address three interconnectedchallenges: health, equity and sustainability. Communities that Can! Institute
  76. 76. How?Democratizing Can-ness
  77. 77. Can-ness.
  78. 78. Can-ness.It’s in our hands.
  79. 79. You’re invited … Please join this emergent conversation on change. www.communitiesthatcan.org
  80. 80. For more information … Communities that Can! InstituteChange-making at the Intersection of Health, Equity & Environmental Sustainability Contact Janet Keller or Tam Lundy 1398 Solano Avenue, Albany, California 94706 Phone: 510.230.0939 Phone: 604.862.9213 (if you’re calling from Canada) Email: info@communitiesthatcan.org Web: www.communitiesthatcan.org Communities that Can! Institute – All Rights Reserved
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