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100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know
Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People".

Changing Paradigms in Education

Award winning Sir Ken Robinson has presented informative and groundbreaking speeches on Changing Paradigms in Education. The RSA has produced an animated version of highlights of this presentation. Here it is!

Fusing sociology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy, Professor Renata Salecl shows that individual choice is rarely based on a simple rational decision with a predictable outcome. Watch the RSA Animate video by clicking here!

Collective Impact and the New Generation

The Teachers College of Columbia University was the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States and is perennially ranked among the nation’s best. With financial support from the Wallace Foundation, the Teachers College engaged in research relating to collective engagement around education reform.  The report describes development in the new generation of cross-sector collaborations for education and presents findings from a scan of initiatives across the United States. In this report, Collective Impact, LLC is identified as the first entity to coin the term "Collective Impact" in the early 2000's (page 6, footnote 7). This is an instructive example of how cross-sector collaborations have been bubbling up for several decades. Read the article by clicking here!

Community Design Innovations

Community Design Innovations is our signature "Collective Impact" service used for facilitating cross-sector community or system development and improvement.  It is a promising practice for leading teams or communities of geographic location and/or common purpose through a holistic and integrated planning process.
Community Design Innovations is a model that engages diverse stakeholders from various disciplines and sectors in comprehensive outcome-based planning. Community Design Innovations increases participants' capacity to work collaboratively in implementing development strategies, solutions, and projects that improve communities and the quality of life of its residents.

Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind
Just as we were getting used to the information age, Daniel Pink tells us that it is ending. With it goes our focus on charts, statistics, and linear thinking. Traditional "left-brain" activities like logic, analysis, and repetitive production are being turned over to robots, computers, and offshore labor. The valued skills of 21st century will be those of the right brain: empathy, design, synthesis, and contextual thinking. Click here to learn more!

Interagency Collaboration
Many efforts to improve child welfare services or reform child welfare systems involve collaboration to enhance and integrate service delivery and ultimately improve outcomes for the children and families being served. Interagency collaboration may occur among public agencies or between public and private agencies, communities, or families.

Language as a Window Into Human Nature
Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. Watch the RSA Antimate video by clicking here!

Leadership and Visioning

Visioning is the first step in a goal-setting or planning process. While mission statements guide an organization or community in its day-to-day operations, visions provide a sense of direction for the long term - the means to the future. Learn More!

Medici Effect

More and more, innovation is springing not from particular industries or disciplines, but rather across them, says Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts & Cultures. "When you step into an intersection of fields, disciplines, or cultures, you can combine existing concepts into a large number of extraordinary new ideas."

See the Prime Time Morning interview of Frans Johansson about The Medici Effect.

Mind Mapping
A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that structures information in a way that helps you better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall, and generate new ideas. Learn more!

Re-Imaging Work

How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem – and could it also be part of the solution? Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if more organizations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology and encouraged a truly open, collaborative and flexible working culture. Click here!

Start With Why - Simon Sinek

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” unshakable optimist Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people.  'People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.  There are only two was to influence human behavior; you can manipulate it or you can inspire it. "Why" is your purpose, it is your reason for doing what you do. It drives behavior. This is where "gut" decisions came from. Click here to to view the TED talk short edition of Start with Why!

Technology Future Quotes
For those who cant imagine the future of technology, check out these insightful quotes from days gone past.

The "Collective Impact" Approach

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination. Collective Impact is not only the name of our consulting firm, but is also our guiding principle and approach that has directed how we interact, perform, and succeed with our partners over the past almost two decades.  The "Collective Impact" approach is highlighted in the article titled "Collective Impact" in the Winter 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review.

The Divided Brain
Renouned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behavior, culture, and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA's free public events program. Watch it here!

The Empathic Civilization
Best selling author, political adviser, and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Watch the RSA Antimate video by clicking here!

The Power Of Networks

Manuel Lima senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualization to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part of the RSAs free public events program. Watch it here!

The Secret Powers of Time
Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. See the RSA Animate video by clicking here!

The Skill of Self Confidence

As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph's TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives. Click here to view!

What do Facilitators Do?

This video uses simple language and charming illustrations to explain just what we facilitators do! In only 4 minutes the video describes the three principal dimensions of the facilitator´s job in a way that your friends, colleagues, clients -- even your mother-in-law - can understand. Click here!

What Really Motivates Us?
This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.