Leadership in Action Breakfast Series
June 3, 2016
“Communities Collaborating for a Collective Impact” with Paul Born, Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement
Paul Born had a profound awakening the day he accepted the United Nations Award for developing one of the 40 best community development practices in the world. Though he was receiving this prestigious award for his leadership, poverty had actually increased by five percent in his community during the period for which he was being recognized. His response will surprise you and resulted in him developing the Tamarack Institute with philanthropist and business leader Alan Broadbent in order to better understand how communities can work better together and how to make this work of working together easier and more effective. Come hear his remarkable story and explore the leadership principles that result in a collective impact and large scale systems change.
Paul Born grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia as the son of Mennonite refugees. This in part is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good, work that he describes as collective altruism. He holds a Masters degree in Leadership is considered a global leader in helping organizations and communities to develop innovative ideas that motivate people to collaborative action. Paul is the President and cofounder of the Tamarack Institute which since 2001 has provided leadership in Canada on issues of citizen engagement, collaborative leadership and community innovation. More than 12,000 subscribers engage in Tamarack’s learning communities. Tamarack also sponsors Vibrant Communities Canada, active in cities across the country and that has so far reduced the impact of poverty for more than 200,000 people. Prior to Tamarack, Paul was the Executive Director and co-founder of the Community Opportunities Development Association one of Canada’s leading community economic development organizations that was recognized by the United Nations as one of the top 40 projects in the world. Paul was elected into the world’s largest network of social innovators, as a Senior Ashoka Fellow in 2013. An Author of four books, Paul is a motivational speaker who loves the power of stories.
The Lift360 Breakfast Series takes place from 7-9:15 am at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
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