The Change Exploratory :

- is at the leading edge of conversational leadership practice in Ireland
- is exceptionally well networked nationally and globally with leading change and leadership development practitioners
- is committed to forming new partnerships and networks that make a sustainable difference

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(with credit and thanks to Meg Wheatley – author of ‘Who do we choose to be? – Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership and Restoring Sanity’ and also Bob Stilger – author of ‘After Now – When we cannot see the future where do we begin’) “It is possible to find a path of contribution and meaning, […]

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Consultation can be really frustrating for all involved. The vast majority of public servants want to do a good job and understand that effective consultation can help. And, the vast majority of public stakeholders want to be consulted. So, why do we so often end up feeling frustrated and what could be another way forward […]

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Delighted to have had the opportunity to pioneer this innovative work with Social Innovation Fund Ireland and the inspiring Education Projects that they support. This represented a brave departure for a philanthropic organisation to look not just at growing the effectiveness of projects as service deliverers, but also growing their potential to influence the entire […]

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Honoured to have been asked to host / facilitate 200 or so people at the SDG Forum at Dublin Castle last week, along with a great team – Eimear McNally, Martin Hawkes and Davie Philip. The SDG agenda is enormously complex and challenging, and particularly challenging for governments to engage with meaningfully. It is great […]

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Reviewing 2018

Hi – very happy to say that 2018 was a great year for the Change Exploratory working with great colleagues and great clients on increasingly complex, but also critically important projects, the largest of which was the Creative Education Symposium at the Burren College of Art, looking to help shift the entire education system in […]

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(Sometimes there is merit in trying to keep things as simple as possible ! After years of doing this type of thing, here’s an attempt !) 1. Design and host engaging events and processes that enable the whole community to see itself in all its glorious diversity – assets, warts and all. 2. Support and […]

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Increasingly, people get that it’s all connected, that we can’t do one thing in one place without producing effects in other places (and often producing effects that we don’t mean to). Most of my work is as a Whole Systems Facilitator, trying to do good and create the conditions where more good can be done, […]

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After 13 years are so, Community & Voluntary Forums are mostly coming to an end and being replaced by Public Participation Networks, but who knows what is really happening and who is really working to make sure the good intentions of the Working Group on Citizen Engagement and Local Government are turned into reality ?  […]

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. Things feel like they are moving quickly – record arctic sea ice melt – activist groups linking up like they’ve never linked up before (e.g.  Awaken Ireland network connecting with Pachamama Alliance !) – I’ve even had a journal article published !  If for a moment, we ‘go slower, in order to move faster’, […]

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. We live in a fascinating time.  Lots of people are recognising deep systemic problems (e.g. that infinite growth can’t work forever on a finite planet, that excessive concentrations of wealth in the hands of ‘the few’ won’t be tolerated forever by the many, that the most common ‘way of being’ in the world isn’t […]

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