Thinking Like A Movement
A FOUR DAY RETREAT FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION
PLAN Institute in conjunction with Social Innovation Generation (SIG) is pleased to host our annual four-day learning opportunity with Canada’s leading experts in social innovation.
This year’s special guests are Tim Draimin Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation’s national office with special expertise on social finance and Beth Haddon accomplished Canadian journalist and former broadcast executive with CBC and TVOntario.
Designed for: Social innovators in business, government and the citizen sector who want to extend the impact, durability and scale of their work. Together with cross sector social change leaders the group will:
- Explore the role of social innovation in creating resilient families, communities and societies
- Reflect on personal roles and responsibilities, create a vibrant learning community
- Examine the scaling of innovative ideas
- Develop an understanding of whole system change
- Reflect on deep patterns that lead to high impact social change
- Prepare for change in an era of complexity and austerity
- Discover the catalytic potential of social enterprise and social finance
Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack husband and wife team and co-founders of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network.
Date: Sunday evening, January 27th to Thursday January 31st. 2013
Fee: Includes five star meals & accommodations, pre reading package and training
Early bird registration: $1,600 (deadline: Nov 30, 2012) $1,800.00 Dec. 1st
Painted Boat Resorts – Madeira Park, Sunshine Coast BC – a 40-minute ferry rides from Vancouver; the relaxing 5 star amenities of the beautiful Painted Boat Resort include sauna, pool, fitness facilities, west coast dining and the local marine community.
“Attending ‘Thinking Like a Movement’ was one of the best investments our organization have ever made. The four day retreat was worth more than a month of work time.” Past Participant
AL Etmanski – Co-Founder PLAN and Partner-Social Innovation Generation – Al is widely recognized as a visionary thinker in the areas of social policy, community development and individualized services for people with disabilities and is an author, advocacy consultant and social inventor. President and co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), he led the successful campaign to establish the world’s first Registered Disability Savings Plan He is a founding member of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s Social Innovation Generation. Elected as a global Ashoka Fellow in 2003, Al also holds a faculty position at John McKnight’s Asset Based Community Development Institute.
Vickie Cammack – President & CEO Tyze – Vickie is someone who finds and implements innovative solutions in the social sector. As the President and CEO of Tyze Personal Networks Vickie is a recognized Canadian source of inspiration and demonstrable solutions related to social networks, social innovation, citizenship and networks of care. Vickie is a Co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), a pioneer social enterprise supporting families to secure the future of their family member with a disability. She created PLAN’s Personal Network program, a unique response to the isolation and loneliness experienced by people with disabilities and mentored the spread of grass roots PLAN groups in 40 locations globally.
Tim Draimin – Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation (SiG). -Tim is a leader in the non-profit sector having worked across Canada and internationally. Tim authored Canada’s first national study of social entrepreneurship and is a frequent advisor to government, as well as to nonprofit associations and leaders. Tim is a senior advisor to the new MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (CII). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Grand Challenges Canada and of the Governance Strategy Council of the Institute on Governance. He has served on many international delegations and participated at UN prepcoms. He was the founding CEO of Tides Canada Foundation, which focuses on the environment and social justice. He was an advisor to Community Foundations of Canada’s Responsible Investing Pilot Project and a past board member of the Social Investment Organization (SIO).
Beth Haddon, Adjunct Professor in Masters of Journalism UBC -Beth has held a range of senior broadcast positions including Managing Director English Programming at TV Ontario, Head of Current Affairs and Features Programming at CBC Radio, Ottawa Bureau Chief for CBC Television’s The Journal, and Adjunct Professor in Masters of Journalism UBC. She’s a past member of the Advisory Board of the Coady International Institute at St Francis Xavier University, a volunteer with “Equal Voice” and board member of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
David Roche and Marlena Blavin – David Roche is “a theater pioneer, a major contributor to the culture of disability. In his acclaimed one man show, The Church of 80% Sincerity, he weaves childhood memories, scars, dreams, desires and everyday human experiences into a brilliantly funny, moving and absolutely mesmerizing evening of theater.” (Cheryl Wade, Disability Rag). He is featured in the iconic National Film Board film, “Shameless: the Art of Disability,” directed by noted documentarian Bonnie Klein. David is also a co-founder of San Francisco’s Childcare Switchboard/ Single Parent Resource Center, another first-of-its-kind social enterprise which received Ford Foundation funding and became the model for similar agencies across North America. Marlena Blavin is a professional speaker and performance storyteller and a founder of the Circle of Women performance storytelling group, in addition to having a thriving decades long practice in the healing arts. She is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and on the verge of completion of her training in Craniosacral Balancing.
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