Homing In On A Process Of Change, And A Group Identity

A conversation between Otto Scharmer, Peter Senge, Chuck Peters, Peter Pula, and Nathan Senge, from September the 2nd, 2016 by Nathan Senge In my preliminary drafts of this conversation, I was working with a flavoring of salient points, as I…

Effective Convening

One core dynamic we find in almost all generative communities is an interplay between convening and narrating. Convening means coming together as a community, whether in dyads, small groups or large ones, to explore who we are as a community,…

Narrating For Generative Community

Convening brings us together in body. Narrating brings us together in spirit.   Convening and narrating are the core dynamic that supports generative communities, or communities that have achieved a dynamic of self-sustaining growth and vibrancy in harmony with other…

A Literary Community Builds Itself In Carlisle, Massachusetts

Nathan Senge “One must be an inventor to read well.” - Emerson For far too long reading and writing have been viewed pedagogically as separate. That one could mysteriously somehow wield an intriguing command of simply absorbing the thoughts and…

Should Community Builders Meditate?

Benjamin Smith I've been a regular meditator for almost 10 years now and over that time I've realized that there are a lot of misconceptions about what meditation is and why one might do it. Meditation is much richer and…

Nurturing A Regional Education Community

Imagine an entire regional education community – all daycare centers, elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities, graduate schools, as well as the teachers, parents, students, and administrators – living, from the first day of a child’s life, a shared…

The Vision Of Generative Community

The universe, our earth, our communities, and every individual are all wellsprings of amazing potential. But the potential does not manifest itself under just any conditions. Communities are alive and like all other forms of life they are deeply interdependent…

A Provocation

Our students should be able to deeply sense their environment and respond constructively to what is needed now. This fundamental shift in purpose is well described in the RSA policy statement- The Power to Create. Creativity, imagination and character are…