Gabriola Talks!

A “Made-on Gabe” public engagement process

Gabriola Talks was conceived as a series of conversations between fellow islanders about complex issues that affect the community. Members of Sustainable Gabriola hosted the first meeting in May 2019 to ask participants to envision what effective cross-community dialogue could look like, and to help identify topics for future discussion. The workshop was designed to draw out ideas of what does – and does not – work in community discussions, and to set some grounding principles for future discussions.

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Next Steps

Our community discussion in March 2020 was on Climate Crisis Action Strategies.

Our community discussion in September 2019 was on  The Climate Crisis.

Our community discussion in May 2019 was our first event.

Reading List (pdfs)

Engaging Polarities
Four Levels of Listening
Ground Rules for Creative Dialogue
Polarization, Conversation and Collective Intelligence
The World Café in Action Research Settings

Photo: Anne Landry