Change the Conversation, Change the Culture

In his presentation, “Change the Conversation, Change the Culture,” at the International Institute for Restorative Practices 19th World Conference, Peter reviews the basis and protocols for the small group methodology of community engagement and talks about his views on the restorative movement: “Get over this notion that there’s something wrong with me, or that those people need to change. How are we going to create an alternative to the world that we’ve inherited? To me, that’s restorative.”




Posted in cooperation with Restorative Works, a project of the International Institute for Restorative Practices and the Restorative Practices Foundation. Learn how you can participate with Restorative Works at Home page image: Marc Wathieu.

About the Lead Author

Peter Block
Peter Block
In addition to The Abundant Community, co-authored with John McKnight, Peter Block is the author of Flawless Consulting, Community, Stewardship and The Answer to How Is Yes. He serves on the boards of Elementz, a hip hop center for urban youth; Cincinnati Public Radio; and LivePerson. With other volunteers, Peter began A Small Group, whose work is to create a new community narrative and to bring Peter's work on civic engagement into being. Peter's work is in the restoration of communities and creating systems that restore our humanity. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops he has designed to build the skills outlined in his books.

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