I have updated and consolidated my website! Welcome!
It has been 4 years since I released my previous website, branded as Tim Merry, and I am now in the midst of launching my co-branding with Tuesday Ryan Hart. It was time for an upgrade! Please enjoy this simple and powerful site designed by Skysail.
You can still access all my blogs at the same links on this page. You can find the work I have been involved in up to mid 2017 here and info on the Collaborative Advantage model is here.
Tuesday and I working with Kate Inglis of Shed Creative on the re-branding of our shared work. I will be doing the majority of my blogging, podcasting and more with Tuesday from the new platform in 2018. Looking forward to seeing you there!
I recently did a keynote for the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia, talking about long term change in highly complex systems (like municipalities!). As part of my prep I interviewed Anna Karin Berglund from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and integrated some video of our conversation into the keynote. It went really well and Anna Karin has given me permission to post the video here. Some great reflections on how we can lead change in a more participatory way and in particular within municipal and government systems. It was also great to work with Anna Karin and SKL on my recent trip to Sweden - more info to come on that once we have the summary video!
Tuesday Ryan Hart and I have been thinking and dreaming, planning and scheming, creating and collaborating together for quite a while, and now it’s time: we’re co-branding!
After almost 10 years of working together, the scale of work we’re being asked into continues to grow, and we wanted to formalize our collaboration. We’re really excited and wanted to share it with everyone.
Hear a bit more about it in our short video below!
Here's what is cooking ... direct info is here
Tim Merry to Sweden on hosting system change
Tim Merry, change leader and co-founder of the Art of hosting is on a short trip to Sweden. He will work with organisations and groups in both Stockholm and Malmö. His colleague Tuesday Ryan Heart will join via Skype in both Stockholm and Malmö. Check out a 3 min summary of one of Tims key note or this 4 minute reflection from Tim and Tuesday about their model Shared work after working with leaders in Canada. During his visit in Sweden Tim is scheduled for following events:
SKL - Stockholm 10th of October
How can we build the foundation for the future together - rather than just coping with crises and downturns? An inspirational day with SKL and Tim Merry around the modernisation of public sector. Civil servants from municipalities around Sweden are invited to explore this question together with colleagues from Canada, who as well as Tuesday Ryan Heart will join us via Skype.
Masterclass - Malmö 12th of October
Leading system change. Leading long-term participatory change initiatives to battle societal challenges. A participatory masterclass with Tim Merry (Canada) and team for regional key players sharing the ambition to take the next step in their work on change and sustainability. Tim will share exciting examples from current work and together with Tuesday Ryan Heart (who will join us via Skype from the U.S.). They will share their latest learning on how to work with long term multi-stakeholder processes in a way that makes systemic change possible. The greatest learning comes from real life application. So, during the afternoon we will work on our participants real projects and challenges. This is an open event. Welcome!
Practitioners Gathering Malmö 14th of October
During the Saturday we are inviting all of you who work as practitioners in the field of co-creation around the question How can we learn and develop together as a community of practitioners?
This is a peer-learning event although Tim will start the day with a session on Shared work and how that applies to us as a community of practitioners. The event will be in English and we hope to attract a few international participants also from our neighbouring countries. The event is on a self-cost rate (approx 500 SEK) and will run from 10.00 to 18.00. In the evening those who want to stay will share a meal and enjoy each others company for a bit longer.
A few reflections form Tuesday and myself after working together on some systems change initiatives in these last few days ... check out www.workdonebettertogether.com to tune into some of our webinars around this content.
Tim recently partnered with Bravespace to deliver a live draw keynote for Education, Research, Development and Innovation (ERDI). I introduced Shared Work - a model created by Tuesday Ryan Hart that I have been part of developing. Shared work is seeking to bridge the work of social justice ad systems change by looking at how we can work together across difference over time. We are looking for more venues to do more of this! Drop me a line if your are interested ...
Tuesday and I just did a webinar on Shared Work with Joshua Cubista @ Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute. "The Shared Work & Collaborative Leadership For Systemic Change Webinar the Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute explores how to take action in the midst of the increasing complexity of the 21st century through our Shared Work and support the practice of leading systemic change within our personal lives, communities, organizations, and the world. " borderlandsinstitute.org // joshuacubista.com
I got to interview my old friend and mentor, Toke Moeller, for a webinar offered by Engage Nova Scotia, filmed at the HUB South Shore My questions were along the lines of:
Latest video blog from myself and Tuesday Ryan Hart - Why are meetings important?
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