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IAP2 2013 Presenter Check-In: Greg Ranstrom and John Blakinger

As we count down the days to #IAP2NA2013, we thought it would be nice to check in with our speakers and presenters to see what they’re looking forward to at the conference. Enjoy!

Who are you and what do you do?

Greg Ranstrom and John Blakinger of CivilSay. While community leaders do a lot of things right, there are a few crucial decisions that can become lightning rods for communities we know. We developed a process in our work with community groups to address these issues and help communities make tough decisions.

What topic will you be presenting on at the conference, and what makes you feel passionate about it?

The 5 individual stages of engagement described in The Moment of Oh! and 7 core principles to help communities make tough decisions. Communities are made up of individuals and it is only when enough community members understand how the situation affects them and therefore feel a need to act (their Moment of Oh!), that the community can move beyond arguing to resolution.

Based on the conference program, what other sessions do you hope to attend (and why)?

Catalyzing collaboration with facilitated experiential process and creating a sustainable collaborative community in the 21st century. We are interested in creating new ways for communities to interact and address the issues at hand.

Where can we follow you?

Blog, Facebook, Twitter. Book on Amazon: The Moment of Oh! (ebook free on the 5th of each month)

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