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November 17th, 2022 - Flourishing communities with a neurodiverse / hidden disability foundation

11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance We live in a world where we are generally unaware of other people’s real needs particularly when it’s a hidden disability. Understanding that neurodiversity is the norm and not a form of ‘other’ is essential to building successful and accessible communities in urban/city landscapes.  Understanding the needs of diverse communities and allowing those communities to be heard by ensuring that it is their voices that are at the forefront of decision-making will enable us to build something spectacular for everyone. We are all different. We all have different stories. Our stories, when written collaboratively, will create inclusive environments for us by creating spaces we will feel we belong in.  Register in advance  Join us to discuss:  Creating/building new inclusive spaces/places that are accessible to people with hidden disabilities  How can we create environments in which people can be their authentic selves?  Adapting/retrofitting work/h

Creativity offers us a new formula for life - November Session 2022

  JOIN US: 17th November 2022 12 Noon LA / 3PM NY / 8PM UK   Zoom link for session November Session - Project ideas and updates Are you a change maker? Could your creativity have a social or environmental impact?   How can we use creativity to create positive change in the world?   How can we use creativity to raise awareness of /solve world problem?    “The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire” - Malcolm Gladwell Zoom link for session The project explores the different ways creativity drives innovation, science and manufacturing; how it could provide solutions to world problems; and help us to adapt to change. We invite you to join us on the ASN creative journey (digital and real world), a place where art, science and manufacturing collaborate to drive positive change through the lens of lived experience that forms, informs and cultivates positive connections between people, place and c

December 15th, 2022 - Ready, steady, oh no, that’s not what we planned!

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11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance Getting ready for the new year we look at ways to plan, try to understand the limitations of planning, and investigate how the context in which we want to deliver our plan might have changed. Whilst we may be spoilt for choice when choosing from a huge array of planning apps and project management tools – do they help or hinder the delivery of our intentions?  Are there better ways to deliver requirements, and acknowledge but not necessarily always accept/understand that change can be useful, if not essential? Is having the courage to change what matters most?  The art of listening and responding to what is needed is a life skill. Is it through our desire to succeed that we often forget to listen and respond to everything we do and not just within the projects we manage or are involved in? How do you plan, and how do you manage to change a plan, and still look like you know what you are doing?  Register in advance Join us to discuss:  The

January 19th, 2023 - Destination Positive Change 2023

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11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance   Join us in our pursuit of planning a meaningful ASN discussion program for 2023. We are embarking on another journey of discovery with the constant destination of positive change.  We encourage you to participate in the planning and shaping of our ASN discussions so we can create a more relevant series of sessions for 2023 and beyond. Your involvement will allow us to ensure all voices are heard, providing opportunities for everyone’s thoughts and ideas to emerge.   The list of possible discussion topics for 2023 is huge and they are all relevant, so the ASN invites you to join us on our journey of discovery and share your thoughts, enthusiasm, and concerns about today, tomorrow, and the future.  Register in advance   Join us to discuss and identify:  The most important conversations we need to have in 2023  Self-awareness and the ability to choose how to think differently in decision-making and be open to other ideas  Enabling the zeit

Zoom Meetup: 7th September 2022 - Creativity offers us a new formula for life - ASN Project

JOIN US: 7th September 2022 Creativity offers us a new formula for life 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance   Are you a change maker? Could your creativity have a social or environmental impact?   How can we use creativity to create positive change in the world?   How can we use creativity to raise awareness of /solve world problem? Register in advance    “The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire” - Malcolm Gladwell The project explores the different ways creativity drives innovation, science and manufacturing; how it could provide solutions to world problems; and help us to adapt to change. We invite you to join us on the ASN creative journey (digital and real world), a place where art, science and manufacturing collaborate to drive positive change through the lens of lived experience that forms, informs and cultivates positive connections between people, place and communit

15th September 2022 ASN: Discussion - Why are we so bad at listening?

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 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance What is communication? How do we communicate? During the pandemic we had to rely on texts, emails, posts, video; essentially, communication with far less of the non-verbal clues and indicators we would previously have relied on.  As we continue to navigate a different phase of the pandemic, that of communication in a post-pandemic world, we find ourselves having to relearn the etiquette of face to face conversation. Has the way you socially interact changed?? What is my body language telling you? Are you talking to fill a supposed awkward silence or are you really listening to learn something new?  Through the exploration of all of the different ways in which we communicate, can we learn and benefit from deep listening, and collective sensing to bring empathy and a greater chance of experiencing deep and meaningful interactions? Register in advance    Join us to discuss Sensing and communication beyond words  Exercises to develop listeni

20th October ASN: Discussion - Regenerative, forget sustainable, it isn’t working

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  11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance We seem to be trapped into thinking that the solutions to our ecological and human issues are going to come from within our understanding of how everything works now, when in fact all we are doing is squeezing out the last dregs of potential from the technologies we discovered in the last century, if not the one before that.  Do we need to give up on sustainability as a way of thinking, and think differently? Does the idea that a regenerative approach will have a far better outcome and likelihood of success? Let’s not for example think about making cars go further on a different type of fuel, let’s think instead about a world without cars.  Let’s go to the core of what it means to be alive in a world of 7.9 billion people, with fewer resources, but with a mindset and ingenuity that will fix everything. Register in advance Join us to discuss How does a regenerative approach differ to a sustainable approach  Why we need to think differentl