Yes, and…, a monthly-ish gathering in the Philadelphia area, brings people together for conversations, connections and …. How can we create positive change in Philadelphia communities and beyond?

Hi and Welcome! We are Bruce Waltuck, Cathy Reynolds & Amanda Lyons and we hope this digital space continues to evolve (perhaps even with input from you, too!)…. As co-organizers, our Swiss cheese goal*, if you will, is to create space for all kinds of things to happen…. We aim to hold the space to build a community of co-learners, where we learn from one another at each gathering. We hope you will co-create what happens. Perhaps collaborators will explore common interests and help solve emerging problems within those interests. Perhaps the opportunity to dive deeper and wider into our own networks will create amazing curiosities that we’re inspired to follow.

THEMES & STRUCTURES, which we hope pique your curiosity!

Liberating Structures (LS) are frameworks people can use when facilitating group work of all kinds. They have been developed, tested and come from those who have studied and practiced complexity science for some time. They have been developed under a Creative Commons license and anyone can use them. They are all on the liberating structures website for people to see, as well as lots of user groups, and other relevant information. There is also a book for anyone wanting to hold something in their hands.

Visual Thinking – whoa, where to begin. Most of us do this in some form or another every day, yet it is something that often gets overlooked. Let’s put some intention into learning more about how focusing on visuals can help us better connect to content and each other!

Participatory Narrative
is all about…

Place & Space matter! We are super excited to be gathering in the Philadelphia area… (oh, Philly LOVE here!)


Plexus Institute, a non-profit working with a complexity framework to help people through change. As you can gather from their website they work some within healthcare as well as many other fields. http://www.plexusinstitute.org/?page=about

Liberating Structures… via Keith McCandless & Henri Lipmanowicz (liberatingstructures.com)

swisscheeseidea200* A Swiss cheese goal = the idea that we will have many of the pieces but not all of them, and those that gather may and will in time fill in what’s missing… or perhaps the cheese will change over time…

(Idea credit goes to Chris McGoff of The Clearing, Inc where he uses the framework of dynamic incompletenesshttp://theprimes.com/primes)

swiss cheese lightbulb drawn by Amanda Lyons (@amanda_lyons)

Twitter: @yesandphilly  /  Facebook: @YesAndPhilly   //  Eventbrite   

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