Learning Agenda


We will be gathering (by special invitation) at Fanshawe College located in beautiful London, ON Canada. Each morning we will hear from two world renowned keynote speakers and panels. These panels will dive deeper into the work that residents are doing to build community.

Fanshawe College and The City of London ares hosting the event and Tamarack will be the learning agenda host and will bring a deep understanding of co-generative learning to the space. This will include small and large group conversations and creative design features that include a learning wall, active twitter feeds, a neighbour market and much more.

Lunch and three breaks daily are included in your conference fee with plenty of time for walks or just sitting in a garden during breaks. Special activities are being planed with a premiere movie, music and inspiring interactive spaces and interpretive exercises.

Each afternoon after our inspiring keynotes and panels, you will break out into a masterclass or take one of our 10 workshops. You will also have the choice of getting onto buses for the afternoon and going on an experiential learning excursion where we will combine tours and lectures from speakers who actually do the work of ABCD and neighbourhood revitalization daily.

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Masterclasses:

A special feature of this years gathering is that Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a four-part Masterclass. We have recruited world renewed faculty on each topic to lead these sessions. Upon completing the 4 modules each you will earn a masterclass certificate provided by the Tamarack Institute. Do Register early as the class size is limited to 55 people for each. We know these will fill quickly

  • Masterclass – Developing an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Strategy
    This four-class series will provide you first the fundamentals of ABCD to ensure your work is deeply grounded in the core principles. Next you will be able to explore key themes for the application of ABCD in your daily work and some of the techniques like asset mapping. A special feature of this masterclass will be a focus on neighbourhood building and revitalization. John McKnight who is the world authority and co founder for the collective impact movement and Howard Lawrence founder of the nationally recognized Edmonton.

 

  • Masterclass – Developing a Neighbourhood Revitalization Plan
    This four-class series will provide you with some of the latest thinking and advanced techniques used to revitalize neighbourhoods. We will consider ways to grow social capital, revitalize economic wellbeing, strengthening citizenship and caring. An asset approach will provide a unique lens for change-makers and you will learn some of the practical skills and techniques that will strengthen your leadership and ability to revitalize neighbourhoods. Jim Diers is the world authority on Neighbourhood development and one of the most entertaining speakers you will ever meet.

 

  • Masterclass – Measuring the Impact of your community change imitative
    This four-part series will walk you through forming a Getting to Impact report. Participants will learn a high-level framework to assist with organizing your understanding of neighbourhood strategies, and to effectively measure and communicate the impacts of their neighbourhood efforts to local stakeholders. Mark Cabaj teaches around the world on topics of impact. He also has amble experience working in community change initiatives.

 

  • Masterclass – A Community Engagement Strategy to build a common agenda
    This four-part series will provide you with both the basics and advanced techniques for community engagement. You will leave the Masterclass with an outline for implementing a community engagement strategy. A unique aspect of this masterclass is to learn what some of the latest techniques for community engagement being used in the private sector. You will also learn very practical skills and exercises used in your community engagement work. Lisa Attygalle worked for one of the top marketing firms in Canada before joining Tamarack as our Community Engagement specialist.

 

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Agenda at a Glance

7:00PM
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8:00PM
Movie Premiere
Join us for one of the first-ever private screenings in Canada of the movie "The Great Disconnect". You will be able to say you met the director and saw one of the first screenings before its much anticipated public release later this year. This amazing movie about community and its importance to your wellbeing will prove to be a classic.

Day One

9:00am
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12:30pm
Welcome and Opening
Two keynotes and a panel
12:30pm
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1:30pm
Lunch and Networking
An opportunity to network while sharing a meal together
1:30pm
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5:00pm
Masterclasses, Workshops and Experiential Tours
5:00pm
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7:00pm
City Celebration

Day Two

9:00am
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12:30pm
Reconvening the Learning
Two keynotes and a panel
12:30pm
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1:30pm
Lunch
An opportunity to network while sharing a meal together
1:30pm
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5:00pm
Masterclasses, Workshops and Experiential Tours
5:00pm
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7:00pm
Neighbourhood Block Party
Movie, Music & Discussion

Day Three

9:00am
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12:30pm
Reconvening the Learning
Two keynotes and a panel
12:30PM
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4:30PM
Experiential Tours
Opportunity for Masterclass participants to attend Experiential Tour.

 

Stay tuned as our agenda continues to evolve!