March 2018

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Forum Councillors Step Up
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FORUM COUNCILLORS
STEP UP

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The first SDG Transformations Forum Stewardship Council has formed. The six individuals stepped forward in response to a call for Councillors in January, and met for the first time Feb. 15. They replace a Stewardship Team who lead the early development of the Forum. Thanks go to former Stewards:


COUNCILLOR
BIOS

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John Colvin – Capacity Working Group Councillor
John Colvin co-designs and co-facilitates learning systems for transformational development. A widely- regarded sustainability entrepreneur and action researcher, he has pioneered the development of long term, multi-level institutional learning processes


COUNCIL STRUCTURE
ADOPTED

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As its first act, the Council adopted a Terms of Reference (ToR) approved by the Forum Stewardship Team that formerly led the Forum. Holding to the principle of “emergence” associated with transformation, the ToR is held as a living document that will be amended as the Forum’s experience reveals needed changes.


WORKING GROUP Lead
STEWARDS

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Each Working Group has identified a Lead Steward with responsibility for advancing their Group’s development and action plans. Although the activity is low while funding is being raised, the Lead Stewards provide an important point of contact to organize non-cost activities such as webinars and submissions to the Forum blog.


WHAT ARE “TRANSFORMATIONS
SYSTEMS”

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The mission of the Forum isto develop powerful “transformations systems”. That concept easily provokes confused frowns at first, but it is relatively simple. The Forum developed out of conversations with people who were perceived to be working on transformational change in contrast to incremental and reform.


BRIEF ACTION PLANS, INITIAL
BUDGETS COMPLETED!

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Forum Working Groups (WGs) have completed their Action Plans In Brief. This marks a major milestone in the community’s development, since the Action Plans are products of groups identifying the challenge of their transformation issue and what they intend to do to address it. The Plans are available on each WG web-page.


FORUM-GEOGRAPHER
PUBLICATION

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The Forum and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society have paired up to produce a special issue of the Society’s magazine, The Geographer, on transformation. Two dozen Forum participants responded to calls for short articles that will also be posted as blogs on the Society’s and the Forum’s web-sites.


PROMOTE BLOG
REGISTRATION!

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The Forum depends on its participants to build our community! While funding is being raised, the major activities include blogs and webinars. Please invite others to register by circulating blogs and asking them to go to the blog page to register, and to register for the newsletter at the bottom of any page.


CALIFORNIA/BAY
AREA FORUM

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A second meeting of some transformation leaders in Oakland (across the bay from San Francisco) produced an enthusiastic response to the idea of starting a Forum node in the Bay Area or California. Participants included Heather Grady who attended the Forum’s founding Dundee meeting and is a Steward in the Financing Transformation


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