Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement
A gathering to celebrate John McKnight's life work and explore how programs and policies can make neighbours effective agents of change in their communities.
Its purpose is to deeply understand how to advance the importance of neighborhoods, explore what programs have advanced neighbourliness and discuss what policies cause communities to take the role of neighbours seriously.
Joining John are Jim Diers and Al Etmanski, two of the most important thinkers and advocates for neighbours and belonging in North America. Jim and Al are also both faculty of John's ABCD Institute. This unprecedented national gathering is exploring programs that advance neighbourhood resilience and capacity. This event will also discuss (and possibly co-create) cutting edge policy ideas within cities that promote belonging and neighbourliness. Most importantly it will celebrate the work of John McKnight as he receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo that week.
Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership 23rd International Conference
Peter and Rev. Mike Mather of Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, will explore how communal transformation is about leadership that is independent of style, role modeling and holding people accountable.
More information and registration details at https://www.greenleaf.org/conferences/program-speakers/#Community