GFSC Home Global Facilitators Serving Communities (GFSC) trains, supports, mentors and collaborates with communities and individuals to enhance local resources and skills that build community resilience and self-reliance. We believe that every community has tools and skills for improving resilience that often need to be identified, refined and encouraged. GFSC is committed to the development of, and reliance on, these local resources as much as possible. Worldwide, GFSC helps local facilitators create processes that increase capacity, sustainability and participation in their communities, agencies and organizations. GFSC also provides opportunities for volunteers and communities to share experiences and successful methods across cultures and borders. In this way GFSC contributes to our vision: a world of resilient and collaborative communities.
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Social Innovation Generation (www.sigeneration.ca/) Focaccia Focaccia: This is a simple savory bread warm from the oven, to be enjoyed with a crisp cool white wine, or a rosé from the regione di Ponente (western Liguria, where the sun sets over the mountains). It's also a wonderful base for a sandwich, and is one of the finest nibble-foods there is. To serve 6 you'll need: Prep Time: 3 hours Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes Ingredients: 6 1/4 cups (750 g) unbleached all purpose flour A cake or package of active yeast of the kind sold in the supermarket. Preparation: Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C). Grease a baking sheet and dust it well with finely ground salt. Let the dough rise about 10 minutes in the pan. Bake the focaccia in a low rack until it is a lively golden brown, turning it 180 dgrees when it is half-cooked, then remove it and let it cool. A couple of tips: Put a bowl of water in the oven with the focaccia, to keep it from drying out overmuch as it bakes.
| Escola de Diálogo de São Paulo IAF - Home Diffusion of innovations The diffusion of innovations according to Rogers. With successive groups of consumers adopting the new technology (shown in blue), its market share (yellow) will eventually reach the saturation level. In mathematics, the yellow curve is known as the logistic function. The curve is broken into sections of adopters. History The concept of diffusion was first studied by the French sociologist Gabriel Tarde in late 19th century and by German and Austrian anthropologists such as Friedrich Ratzel and Leo Frobenius. The study of diffusion of innovations took off in the subfield of rural sociology in the midwestern United States in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1962 Everett Rogers, a professor of rural sociology, published his seminal work: Diffusion of Innovations. Elements The key elements in diffusion research are: Characteristics of innovations Studies have explored many characteristics of innovations. Characteristics of individual adopters Process Decisions
InSTEDD iLab América Latina Mexican Food Recipes | Mexican Recipes Salmon is a wonderful fish to work with but make sure you get a good quality piece. This recipe calls for filets not steaks. Choose fresh (not frozen) salmon and pick some filets that are about 1 or 1¼ inch thick. A good indicator of freshness is a bright pink color. Fresh salmon smells like water not like fish. If you are using vacuum-packed fish then use the best before date as a freshness indicator as well as the color. Salmon can be baked, pan-fried, roasted, grilled, or even cooked in the crockpot. Serve the finished salmon with a side salad or with your favorite Mexican vegetable side dish. Make Flan the Traditional Mexican Way Mexican desserts are always a wonderful treat. One of the most delectable Mexican desserts to choose is the Mexican flan recipe and every Mexican knows this recipe well. Your family will thoroughly enjoy this wonderful Mexican dessert. Hello, “As a native Californian living in Boston I have to fend for myself when it comes to Mexican cuisine. Buen Provecho
Cours de formation en facilitation et renforcement des capacités Est-ce que votre projet ou programme est financé par l’Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI)? Oui En principe, tous les programmes et les projets de l’ACDI sont admissibles aux services qu’offrent au pays l’Unité facilitation et développement organisationnel interculturels du CAI dans le cadre d’une entente administrative entre l’ACDI et le MAECI. La demande peut être faite par un agent de programme/projet de l’ACDI, un partenaire de l’ACDI ou une agence d’exécution. Le personnel du CAI collaborera avec le personnel de l’ACDI ou d’un projet pour déterminer les besoins, la faisabilité et la rentabilité de l’investissement. Tous les coûts de développement de l’atelier (analyse de besoins, conception) et d’animation (honoraires, transport, hébergement et indemnité quotidienne des animateurs au Canada ou à l’international) sont couverts pour les ateliers approuvés par l’ACDI. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez S.V.P. contacter : email@example.com Non
Communities of Practice (Formation and Facilitation) Mike Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com "Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly" (Wenger,2006) A classification of communities of practice (2006). IGI Global.Akkerman, S., Petter, C., & de Laat, M. (2008). This paper aims to gain insight into ways in which communities of practice can be deliberately organized. Evans, M. A CoP has a social purpose of supporting peers and colleagues by sharing knowledge and artifacts that serve authentic practice. Garavan, T. The study identified a number of specific strategies CoP managers use to develop trust, facilitate collaboration, facilitate the negotiation of shared meaning and manage power issues within the CoP. Helm, J. Communities of practice have enormous potential to support and sustain quality care and education within a community and, in fact, are doing so. Laxton, R., & Applebee, A. Wenger, E. Byington, T. Kala S. Wagner, J.
inovação + gestão: Conceitos: A curva-S e seu valor para o gestor A curva-S nasce e seu posterior desenvolvimento através dos trabalhos de difusão da inovação de Everertt Rogers (Diffusion of Innovations, Glencoe: Free Press - 1962). Entre as maiores contribuições conceituais sobre inovação a curva-S é uma das mais geniais que temos a disposição. A minha percepção que sua base é consistente e valiosa no mundo prático da gestão estratégica da inovação. O conceito da curva-S surge de um modelo matemático que foi aplicado para uma série de disciplinas como física, economia, ciências sociais e biologia. Seguindo esta linha de pensamento a curva-S é um instrumento conceitual valioso para entender o ciclo de vida de uma inovação que utiliza dois parâmetros representando graficamente a sua relação. Tecnologia = artefato + conhecimento + habilidade Agora podemos descrever melhor a curva-S, esta tem um formato de um S espichado como mostra a figura abaixo. O mercado identifica estas oportunidades de criação de valor de forma mais eficaz e dramática.
Desis Lab Vision DESIS Lab members explore the relationship between design and social change. Our goal is to advance the practice and discourse of design-led social innovation to foster more equitable and sustainable cities and practices. In a complex world facing numerous systemic challenges, DESIS Lab members rethink assumptions about cultural and economic environments, bringing nuanced approaches drawn from integrated design practices to communities of all kinds. In the DESIS Lab, service design is considered an advanced approach, one integrating many design disciplines. Foundations Three foundations guide our research in design strategies: Bridging structural holes: Social settings often suffer from severe information asymmetries. Local and Global The lab works with local partners in New York City and with global partners through the DESIS Network, participating in large-scale research programs and projects to effect social change. Visit the DESIS Network website for more information.
L&Q: About L&Q L&Q is one of the UK's leading housing associations and one of London's largest residential developers. We own or manage over 70,000 homes in London and the South East. We build high quality homes to meet a range of needs and incomes. We also provide other services for our residents, such as managing their homes and investing in local communities. In this section In this section of the website you can find out more about: You can also download all of our printed publications here. Our residents and our homes We provide homes to a wide variety of people, on a broad range of incomes. Our 'general needs' homes, as we call them, are usually rented to families on low incomes, who come to us from local council lists of people who need housing most. We also provide shared ownership homes to people who are taking their first steps on the housing ladder. We rent and sell homes at the going market rate too. Our work All our work is about creating places where people want to live.