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Critical Decade Dialogue

08jul6:00 pm7:30 pmCritical Decade DialogueRob Work and Dr. Cosmas Gitta discuss compassionate leadership in this decade

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A Dialogue on The Critical Decade

Thursday, July 8th, 2021 • 6:00PM CT


Join the Room to Read Chicago Chapter for a discussion with Robertson Work led by Linda Hamilton, former staff member of the Institute of Cultural Affairs, (ICA), and a certified Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator and trainer. As an author and activist, Robertson serves people and planet and calls others to join in catalyzing compassionate-ecological communities, organizations, nations, and global society. 


About the book: Decentralized governance expert Robertson Work calls for decisive action in this critical decade. Addressed to 3,000 leaders around the world, these talks concern multiple crises and opportunities, an emerging civilization, innovative leadership (group facilitation, social artistry, integral thinking), sustainable development, compassionate action, public service, community development, the movement of movements (MoM), and peacebuilding. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.


About the Author: 

Robertson Work is a nonfiction author, ecosystem/justice activist, and founder/facilitator of the Compassionate Civilization Collaborative (C3). Having worked in over fifty countries for over fifty years, he was UNDP principal policy adviser of decentralized governance, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service adjunct professor of innovative leadership, and Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) executive-director in four countries conducting organizational, community, and leadership development initiatives. He has published three books and contributed to eleven others.


Linda Hamilton is a former staff member of the Institute of Cultural Affairs, (ICA), and a certified Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator and trainer, with many years of experience in working with nonprofit and public sector organizations in planning, problem solving and decision-making.  She is also the founder of FOOD FOR ALL, growing her innovative fundraising concept of using bar-coded donation cards at supermarket check stands to raise funds for hunger-related programs from a mom and pop in Redlands to a nationwide program.  Her retirement years are focused on helping communities understand the urgency of the climate crisis and to prepare for it.  She has founded the Community Climate Connection website Directory to bring together climate-related organizations in her region and is now helping to replicate a program developed by ICA colleagues in Denver to involve communities in a neighborhood-based program called Accelerating Neighborhood Climate Action.


While this is a free virtual event, we encourage a goodwill donation to Room to Read. The suggested price is US$25.00.



All donations will be used where and when most needed, allowing Room to Read to deliver a comprehensive and holistic approach to education. Through your support to greatest need, $25.00 can facilitate distance learning for one child learning to read through TV and radio read-alouds and lessons, distribution of printed materials, parent engagement, and access to our digital library,  Click HERE to register and donate.


This discussion is sponsored by, and books can be purchased from, Sassafras on Sutton, Black Mountain, North Carolina.



July 8, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-05:00)

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