This is the second in a series of three blogs where I recap thoughts and tweets from the recent Harwood Summit.
Harwood Institute’s tag line is The Institute for Public Innovation. For more than two decades Rich Harwood has immersed himself in supporting individuals, organizations and communities to achieve their aspirations. He has learned that each of us need to “turn outward and act with intentionality to make hope real.” I crafted the following tweets as I listened to the 40+ Possibilitarians share their thoughts on how the practices advanced by Harwood resonate with them.
As you read them, I hope you will pause to reflect how your community deals with its aspirations and challenges. If they resonate, I hope you will share and tweet to your circles. Just imagine the new realities that might emerge?!
(@RichHarwood @HarwoodInst #turnoutward)
Public knowledge combined with expert knowledge pushes the possibilities into realities
Public knowledge blends individual experience & interdependence
Listening & being heard are integral to authentic public engagement
Public life needs to move beyond being a House of Mirrors where it is hard to discern reality
Love, hope, belief in Public Life build incrementally, not as flashes in the pan
Sharing perspectives create value, community discussions don’t always have to have a specific purpose
When conversations are tied to aspiration, change can percolate
Values must be lived, not just written. We will discover people have more in common than they don’t
Spend more time talking about what might work instead of what doesn’t work