Monthly Archives: November 2013

Being the Hero of your own Myth

I read a couple of weeks ago that folk tales evolve in the same way as species do in biology. That is they follow a pattern of replication with variation that allows social scientists to use the same tools as … Continue reading

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Frames for change

Last week we started looking at story and story-telling by exploring the ubiquitous and pervasive nature of story in our family life to our national identity. This week, I want to focus down on the shape of our stories – … Continue reading

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Values, Fairy Tales and Organising

As a part of the Locality-led community organisers’ programme, we’ve been encouraged to tell stories. Well … not lies and fabrications but accounts of our experiences and achievements as organisers. This is one of the main ways the government sponsors … Continue reading

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Redesigning Organiser Training

The Locality-led community organisers’ programme was commissioned by the incoming UK Coalition government in April 2011. It promised to develop a new home-grown movement of 5,000 community organisers across England building on the experience of existing community organisations and using … Continue reading

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