Join Us for Connecting4Community in Cincinnati in May

On May 3 and 4, community and organizational leaders from all over the world will gather in Cincinnati,
Ohio for the inaugural Connecting4Community gathering.

The purpose of the event is to gather together people who have been inspired by Peter Block and/or John McKnight and the work they have been doing in the community space. It will be an opportunity to be in community with Peter and John and their friends from around the world. 

Most of the people who have already confirmed their attendance are doing fascinating work in their own organizations and communities and this gathering will make it possible for us to share our work with each other while being challenged and provoked by Peter Block, John McKnight and Walter Brueggemann.

The work that we are doing to build in communities and neighborhoods is important. As convenors, hosts and connectors we are building the fabric of society where we are.

Imagine what may be possible if we bring our stories of success and challenge to a gathering with others who are doing similar work? Who knows what might come from this conversation?

Our vision for the event is to build a community of community leaders and that we will leave the two days with new friends, inspired by each other and the opportunity to spend time with Peter Block, John McKnight and Walter Brueggemann.

We are particularly keen to welcome all of the people who have been enjoying and contributing to the stories on the Abundant Community website. We would love you to be in community with you to hear your stories and to learn from you.

  • On May 3 and 4 you will be in community with a special group of social entrepreneurs, senior executives, practitioners, community builders and learners who will join in conversation with each other and three thought leaders who have dedicated their lives and their work to building the common good: John McKnight, Walter Brueggemann and Peter Block.
  • On May 2, at a separate event, you can spend a day swimming in the wisdom of Peter Koestenbaum and Peter Block as you absorb his Philosophy in Business work with the Leadership Diamond

For more information or to register, please visit www.connecting4community.com

About the Lead Author

Louise van Rhyn
Louise van Rhyn
Louise van Rhyn is an organization change practitioner with a focus on large scale change in complex social systems. She has worked with diverse local and global organizations, across all sectors, in many countries. She is the founder of Symphonia for South Africa, a group of organizations committed to sustainable transformation in people, teams, companies, organizations and communities throughout the world. Through Symphonia, Louise works to mobilize citizens to become actively involved in addressing the education crisis facing South Africa. She has also initiated the innovative School @ the Centre of Community leadership development process that creates an opportunity for business leaders and school principals to develop their leadership skills in a co-learning partnership. Louise van Rhyn is an organization change practitioner with a focus on large scale change in complex social systems. She has worked with diverse local and global organizations, across all sectors, in many countries. She is the founder of Symphonia for South Africa, a group of organizations committed to sustainable transformation in people, teams, companies, organizations and communities throughout the world. Through Symphonia, Louise works to mobilize citizens to become actively involved in addressing the education crisis facing South Africa. She has also initiated the innovative School @ the Centre of Community leadership development process that creates an opportunity for business leaders and school principals to develop their leadership skills in a co-learning partnership. http://symphonia.net/teambio/LouisevanRhynver5.pdf

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