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Dive into Resilience

SiG has produced an entire webinar series on topics related to social innovation, which you can find in our video collection. In our webinar with Frances Westley, she explored the related concepts of social innovation and resilience. She offers some

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Dive into Resilience

SiG has produced an entire webinar series on topics related to social innovation, which you can find in our video collection. In our webinar with Frances Westley, she explored the related concepts of social innovation and resilience. She offers some

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Dive into Labs

Current lab processes represent a rich integration of knowledge drawn from several decades of work done around group psychology and dynamics, whole system and complexity theory, design thinking and computer visualizations and simulations. In the Dip section we introduced you

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Dive into Labs

Current lab processes represent a rich integration of knowledge drawn from several decades of work done around group psychology and dynamics, whole system and complexity theory, design thinking and computer visualizations and simulations. In the Dip section we introduced you

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Dive into Public Sector Innovation

If you are interested in the impact that strategic policy making can have on social innovation, this paper by Frances Westley and Michele-Lee Moore from SiG partner, the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, offers important insights. You might

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Dive into Public Sector Innovation

If you are interested in the impact that strategic policy making can have on social innovation, this paper by Frances Westley and Michele-Lee Moore from SiG partner, the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, offers important insights. You might

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Dive into Scaling

The following paper takes a more in-depth look at the dynamics involved in scaling related to social innovation. At the same time, it differentiates between the popular terms of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and social innovation; an attempt to encourage

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Dive into Scaling

The following paper takes a more in-depth look at the dynamics involved in scaling related to social innovation. At the same time, it differentiates between the popular terms of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and social innovation; an attempt to encourage

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Dip into Scaling

You may either know or be an entrepreneur working for positive social change. Social entrepreneurs experiment with very effective social change projects or programs for the benefit of individual and/or communities. But when they begin to search for opportunities to

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Dip into Scaling

You may either know or be an entrepreneur working for positive social change. Social entrepreneurs experiment with very effective social change projects or programs for the benefit of individual and/or communities. But when they begin to search for opportunities to

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Dive into Institutional Entrepreneurship

Networking, servant leadership, pattern recognition……and more. The skills required by an institutional entrepreneur are diverse and critically important to system change efforts. Institutional entrepreneurs gain acceptance for innovative alternatives by working to change the beliefs, discourse, understandings, social interactions, resource

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Dive into Institutional Entrepreneurship

Networking, servant leadership, pattern recognition……and more. The skills required by an institutional entrepreneur are diverse and critically important to system change efforts. Institutional entrepreneurs gain acceptance for innovative alternatives by working to change the beliefs, discourse, understandings, social interactions, resource

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Dip into Institutional Entrepreneurship

“Complexity science embraces life as it is: unpredictable, emergent, evolving and adaptable – not the least bit machine-like. And though it implies that we cannot control the world the way we can control a machine, we are not powerless, either.

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Dip into Institutional Entrepreneurship

“Complexity science embraces life as it is: unpredictable, emergent, evolving and adaptable – not the least bit machine-like. And though it implies that we cannot control the world the way we can control a machine, we are not powerless, either.

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Dive into Systems Thinking

By now you will realize that ideas around systems and complexity are tightly linked. Complexity Theory has been called some of the most important thinking for the 21st century – read this short paper by SiG Fellow, Brenda Zimmerman and

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Dive into Systems Thinking

By now you will realize that ideas around systems and complexity are tightly linked. Complexity Theory has been called some of the most important thinking for the 21st century – read this short paper by SiG Fellow, Brenda Zimmerman and

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Dive into Social Innovation

As you dive deeper into this topic, you can explore examples of ideas that developed to make real change in complex systems.  Case studies are a great way to do this.  Take a look at the Great Bear Rainforest case

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Dive into Social Innovation

As you dive deeper into this topic, you can explore examples of ideas that developed to make real change in complex systems.  Case studies are a great way to do this.  Take a look at the Great Bear Rainforest case

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Dip into Social Innovation

“We are living at a point in history when the need and desire for change is profound…It is a pivotal time. Over the past two hundred years, human society has developed exceptional ingenuities, proficiencies, organizations and systems for the task

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Dip into Social Innovation

“We are living at a point in history when the need and desire for change is profound…It is a pivotal time. Over the past two hundred years, human society has developed exceptional ingenuities, proficiencies, organizations and systems for the task

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