Projects – New Areas of Contributing to Community

Today a colleague and I are doing a lunch and learn with health researchers on “Engaging the Disengaged”. As organizational “culture shapers”, we focus on desired behavioural outcomes. Our thrust today is on the beliefs, values, and worldviews of researchers as they plan and deploy research in community. The discussion will seek to inform intersectional dialogue on the following ideas: cultural curiosity, cultural fragility, and privilege aligned with engagement models we apply from “Arrogance and Control” to new evolving ones of “Intimacy and Co-Creation”. Of course, we will introduce new thinking tools to assist their planning lens, to reflect on professional transformation and organizational alignment to their personal values frame. Other organizations may consider this workshop to assist their own culture shift and explore new approaches to their own organizational or team timeless core values, and resulting behavioural outcomes.