Chris CorriganThe countdown is on! EconoUs2017 comes to Calgary, September 13-15 and we’re so excited about how the final program has shaped up. The three-day event features more than 60 changemaker speakers and 27 workshops, local food, tours, music & beverages and a not to miss keynote dialogue between author Shaun Loney and Reconciliation Canada’s Chief Robert Joseph.

But at the end of two full days of workshops, connections, keynotes, and tours, you may be wondering how to take that energy and focus it on your real day-to-day work?

Friday’s plenary session ‘Learning to Action’ will be hosted by master of all things dialogic, facilitation and strategic design, Chris Corrigan. Chris has extensive experience in organizational development and has worked with large groups and organizations in areas like food security, Indigenous housing policy, government and labor unions.

Dubbed ProAction Café, his interactive three-hour session will help us activate our network and build on the connections made and the content accessed during the conference workshops. Rather than leaving Econous2017 only with ideas and inspiration, we’ll part ways having applied new learnings to current and future community economic development projects from across the country!

ProAction Café is not a learning method; it will be real work being done by real people in the moment. Chris leverages peer coaching and dialogue and then incorporates group work to provide feedback and guidance that will improve design, clarify process, and determine next steps.

While the entire delegation will want to attend the session, there are 30-40 dedicated project slots available. Interested parties will be asked to submit their idea, current or future pre-session on Wednesday or Thursday.

To learn more about this powerful part of the program and how you and your organization will benefit from participating check out this short video from the Art of Hosting.

Thanks to Chris for bringing this incredible opportunity to EconoUs2017!