Archive for the ‘Community & Belonging’ Category

Leading from within community

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 15, 2011
Filed in Being Present, Community & Belonging, Facilitation, Leadership

There is lot’s happening in my local community and that’s where my energy has been directed lately. It feels like there has been an explosion of local, community issues. Wonderful ideas have also emerged and I have noticed a great deal of leadership from within our community – I have been working at the edges in whatever way I can. Tomorrow night it’s my turn to play a lead role. I am co-hosting a conversation that is centred on a question of Need – “What does our school community need from the Parent Club in 2012?” The other question I …

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A lifetime ago

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 14, 2011
Filed in Community & Belonging, Just observations

I am on the road for a few days and my journey brings me back to the Latrobe Valley in Victoria. I rode my bike from Traralgon up to Tyers this afternoon and I was struggling to remember the events and people from this chapter of my life. But then I smelled that smell … the unmistakable odour of the local Maryvale Australian Paper Mill (APM). Once I smelled this, the memories came flooding back and I tweeted this … Serendipity strikes again … I realized it was 20 years to the day that Kirsten and I moved everything we …

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