NEXUS4change is The Global Convener of the best approaches in collaborative change from around the world. As Practice and Process Experts for participative change we seek to accelerate Your confidence and competence in collaborative approaches that lead to deep transformative change. NEXUS4change is build on one cornerstone, our community of communities network, and these three columns:
Community of Communities Network
The cornerstone of NEXUS4change is the Community of Communities Network of organizations and the practitioners, leaders, scholars, and activists interested in the tools and methods of Collaborative Change. Make friends & get involved by connecting with the NEXUS team and other members by join our Regional Exchanges, International Conferences and Events or becoming part of the Expert Directory, discussion groups, and meaningful NEXUS membership benefits we're developing.
Curated Leading-Edge Content
The Change Handbook: Read the Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems with 60+ methods and tools for Collaborative Change in its upcoming 3RD EDITION. See what Thought Leaders are talking about, find The Best Collection of Curated Resource Materials and browse our library featuring a Webinar Archive, White Papers and new additional resources we working to develop to become your one stop information hub for Collaborative Change.
Talent Development & Training
Whether you want to attend Short & Sweet Learning Events, Gain Practical Tools, have training Brought to You through online media, or become a Valued Member of the “C” Suite; NEXUS for Change offers a wide range of webinars, online training courses, in-person workshops and certification programs in collaborative change. Participation in NEXUS4change webinars is always free of charge. Please check back often for new and updated offerings.
Consulting, Facilitation, & Coaching
Is your organization in need of change? We are committed to using a cutting-edge approach that inspires innovative solutions and collaborative strategy creation. NEXUS4change experts have an excellent track record of success because our approach to collaborative change is evidence-based. We offer, Consulting: Implement Amazing Large Scale Change Initiatives; Facilitation: Hold High Impact Collaborative Change Events; & Coaching: Be a Great Change Leader.
What is NEXUS4change?
NEXUS4change is grounded in a Community of Communities brings organizations and leaders, educators, practitioners, activists, scholars, and students together to advance the field of Collaborative Change, so that together we can address critical challenges and opportunities in our world.
We connect individuals who are dedicated to using principles of collaboration and dialogue-based methods through the use of webinars, trainings, conferences, small group discussions, and other opportunities, to connect even the most diverse stakeholders through community-driven dialog.
The values of NEXUS4change
We believe every problem has the potential of opportunity for positive change! The principles that guide our work include:
Collaboration - The only sustainable approach to transforming organizations. Community - Successful interactive learning environments depend on a community of all stakeholders. Collective Wisdom - Tapping into that wisdom spreads success and best practices. Dedication to Dialogue - The foundation for meaningful change at all levels. Digital/Technology Leaders - We strive to stay on the digital cutting edge. Process Experts - Process is our value add; effective processes drive stakeholder success.
The story of Collaborative Change
The foundation and history of the NEXUS4change Community of Communities draws from Organization Development, Urban Planning, Adult Learning, Public Policy, creative and applied arts, and other disciplines – making this a truly interdisciplinary approach and effort.
“We are more than a community of practice; we are a community of purpose – kindred at a very important point in human history. Now is the time to look for the NEXUS in which the magic can be found in the middle. It’s not about what method is the best. What lies beyond the methods? . . . What is the common work here? What are the principles that we all hold dear?”
– Juanita Brown – Founder, World Café
“We all are committed to reducing suffering at home and in the world. Working on our own, valuable as that might be, we will never have the impact that working in concert on a large, movement level scale might have.”
– Peter Block – Founder, Civic Engagement
“Up to this point we’ve been learning our scales, each perfecting our own technique. The time is right to learn to play jazz.”
– Dick and Emily Axelrod
“It is most important to start our conversations with the larger context—“the world as client.” We need to make sure we include people from around the world in these discussions. Then, we can consider things like shared principles, research possibilities, the role of technology, and our contribution to the challenges facing the world today.”
– Barbara Bunker & Billie Alban – Authors of The Handbook of Large Group Methods (2006) & Large Group Interventions (1997)