Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019: second community gardening session

Urban Clinic LabGov EDU 2019: second community gardening session

Save the date: next Saturday, 23rd March we will host the second EDU@LabGov community gardening session in Luiss Community Garden from 10 am to 13am.

The LabGovers will work in order to improve and complete the prototype of the platform that they are building. This session will represent a fundamental moment to practically apply what they have learnt during the first three modules in the classroom. This is not only a didactic moment, it is a collaborative practice that they will see to bud a project on which the LabGovers (students of the Urban Clinic of LabGov) are assiduously working and with passion. If you are interested in following their work, follow our official social networks!

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Save the date: second co-design session of the Rome Collaboratory for the Local Action Plan

Save the date: second co-design session of the Rome Collaboratory for the Local Action Plan

At 5 p.m on Thursday 21rst of March, at the Area Camper L.G.P (via Casilina, 700 in Rome), will be held Rome Collaboratory’s second co-planning session. Rome Collaboratory is one of the 6 working fields to experiment sustainable models for the revalorization of European cities’ cultural Heritage. Coordinated by Luiss Labgov team, the session is open to all stakeholders active in the Alessandrino-Centocelle-Torre Spaccata districts. Using the output of the previous meeting, the participants will finalize the definition of the activities to be developed and implemented by the Rome Collaboratory from June 2019.

Smaller working groups will be constituted to think on specific themes and will then share their ideas to the Rome Collaboratory. Eventually a new date and agenda will be defined for the upcoming session.

Release of Purpose Power: How Mission-Driven Leaders Engage for Change by Alicia Bonner Ness

Release of Purpose Power: How Mission-Driven Leaders Engage for Change by Alicia Bonner Ness

The book explains the Heptagon Method, a seven-step framework that helps one take big ideas from ideology to action. It instructs how one can motivate its allies to become advocates for its cause. According to the author -self-described as a strategist, life architect, problem-solver, fundraiser and feminist-, we cannot change things by fighting the existing reality but by creating a new model that makes the old model obsolete. Often, when one is focused on sparking change, the natural instinct is to rush to action. This bias toward action and against analysis paralysis—the antithesis of enthusiasm and momentum—can be a real asset for organizations motivated to make a difference. But leaders should also be wary of haphazard action leading to inconsistent results. This book clarifies the strategic sequence of action required to catalyze a movement.

The idea dates back to 2016 when, as a field organizer in Florida, the author saw firsthand how the Democrats’ lack of ideological clarity helped elect Donald Trump. Thus, Purpose Power builds on her personal and professional experience, plus extensive research, to offer a framework from which to rebuild trust, invite dialogue and catalyze progress. It is meant to be a toolkit for action to explain how inspiring ideas become movements.

As one of Alicia Bonner Ness’ objectives is to bring people together to share their values and vision to one another, she will be hosting gatherings across the country. For instance, she will be organizing a meeting in Nashville at the end of March and another one in Washington DC on April 16th.