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Better World Leaders shares experiences, journeys and insights with leaders who are co-creating our better worlds and futures.

Each episode we explore their stories, what they have learnt through their lives and careers and what they are doing to contribute to making our worlds better. From these conversations we can all learn from their example and experience to improve ourselves and enhance how we as leaders can co-create better worlds for all.

Better World Leaders Tim Collings

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Better World Leaders shares experiences, journeys and insights with leaders who are co-creating our better worlds and futures.

Each episode we explore their stories, what they have learnt through their lives and careers and what they are doing to contribute to making our worlds better. From these conversations we can all learn from their example and experience to improve ourselves and enhance how we as leaders can co-create better worlds for all.

    Bill Sharpe shares futures practices for transformations over 3 Horizons...

    Bill Sharpe shares futures practices for transformations over 3 Horizons...

    This conversation is as serious as it is playful, as practical in exploration of practice as it is theoretical in examination of a framework, and as generative a journey for me as a practictioner as it is fascinating as a podcaster! Welcome to the wonderful, rich and informative dialogue with Bill Sharpe, co-creator of the 3 Horizons futures framework.



    For anyone interested in leaning into futures thinking and creating experiences of futures work for leaders, groups or whole organisations, this conversation could well be of interest.



    Having been aware of 3 Horizons for a few years, read the book several time and been practicing the framework with groups on numerous occasions, this was a wonderful opportunity to be in dialogue with Bill sharing our experiences, practices and practical examples of applying the framework in real living contexts.



    We hope you enjoy the discussion, and either deepen or begin your own exploration of this fabulous framework for accessing futures thinking.



    Here's a few links to connect with Bill and various pathways to be resourced on 3 Horizons;

    Future Stewards - https://futurestewards.com/

    Become a 3 Horizons facilitator - https://futurestewards.com/three-horizons-training/

    Join the 3 Horizons LinkedIn Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14150135/

    International Futures Forum - https://www.iffpraxis.com/

    U3Uni - https://www.h3uni.org/



    And if you'd like to, please feel free to follow and connect with Tim and the Better World Leaders community on LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/timcollings/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/74064716

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ben Haggard guides how to create frameworks for living systems approaches to life, work and transformation

    Ben Haggard guides how to create frameworks for living systems approaches to life, work and transformation

    On the very short list of organisations, entities and gatherings of folk that I've been wholly nurtured, enabled and impacted is Regenesis Institute.

    One of the key creators of developmental programs at Regenesis is Ben Haggard, and I've been fortunate to participate in several programs Ben has led and created. Ben is the Director of Educational Programs at the Regenesis Institute of Sustainable Communities, a core element of Regenesis Group.

    In this episode we concentrate most explicitly on the functioning of frameworks, their utility for considering and interpreting the world, designing intentional development experiences and crucially to create ways of interacting with and aligning with systems which centre, honour and regenerate life.

    I learn so much each and every time I interact with Ben, and co-creating this conversation was a great honour.

    You can connect with Ben, and explore more of his work and sign-up for courses at Regenesis via the links below;

    Follow and connect with Ben on LinkedIn here

    Find out more and explore the offerings of Regenesis here

    Dive into the resources area of Regenesis here

    Consider enrolling for their seminal course, The Regenerative Practitioner here



    If you'd also like to follow or connect with Tim and the Better World Leaders community, you can do so via the links below;

    Tim on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timcollings/

    Better World Leaders - https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-world-leaders



    Thanks for your time and attention tuning into this episode. We look forward to being back with you very soon.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Loes Damhof is building capability in the present with Futures Literacy

    Loes Damhof is building capability in the present with Futures Literacy

    I was first introduced to Loes, and Futures Literacy, by another BWL guest, Laureline Simon. When Laureline shared in her network that she was co-hosting a course on Futures Literacy for transformative climate action, I was drawn in and joined the cohort to experience this wonderful, exhilarating and enlivening work myself.



    Those days immersed in the Futures Literacy framework were the first of what has now become a continuing interaction with Loes Damhof, UNESCO Chair of Futures Literacy at Hanze University in Gronigen in Holland. I've been honoured and delighted to have co-created this conversation with Loes to bring an overview of Futures Literacy to our community here, and invite you to begin your journey into this specific way of building capability in the present to navigate uncertainty and find clarity in ambiguity through explorations and experiences of possible futures.



    Loes and I hope you enjoy this conversation, and will accept our invitation to engage this work via the links below and we hope in a co-created learning experience coming early in 2024.



    Connect with and explore Loes' work more deeply via the links below;

    https://www.ted.com/talks/loes_damhof_futures_literacy_shaping_your_present_by_reimagining_futures

    www.futursliteracy.net

    https://loesdamhof.medium.com/

    https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/event/futures-literacy-the-emergence-academy-may24/

    https://www.unesco.org/en/futures-literacy

     

    Connect with Tim and join the Better World Leaders community via the links below;

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/timcollings/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-world-leaders

    • 57 min
    Mel Geltch is hosting and harvesting conversations which matter

    Mel Geltch is hosting and harvesting conversations which matter

    I first encountered Mel Geltch after receiving an invitation to join a federally funded leadership program for bushfire impacted communities, following the Australian 'Black Summer' of 2019/20. From the prose in that invitation, I sensed I was encountering a fellow in the work, and as I responded to the expression of interest for that program, I also wrote to Mel and expressed that sense, and that I wondered whether we'd find ourselves weaving together beyond the duration of that program.

    That inception moment was the genesis of two threads which have great meaning for me - the beginning of my journey as a practitioner of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter, and my unfolding and ever deepening friendship with Mel.

    Mel is a steward of 'The Art of Hosting', co-Founder of Campfire Co-op and colleague and collaborator with our previous episodes' guest, Samantha Slade.

    This conversation covers several of the integral frameworks found within the patterns, processes and practices of 'The Art of Hosting', as well as some contemporary dialogue on the The First Nations' Voice to Parliament referendum, and the role of such frameworks in holding space for and connecting with ourselves, and our innate capacity to work in life affirming ways.

    Mel and I hope you'll enjoy this discussion, and potentially be curious to explore this work more deeply yourself.

    Links below to Mel, Campfire Co-op and upcoming opportunities to get involved in Going Horizontal training co-hosted by Mel & Campfire in November 2024.

    Connect with Mel on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/melgeltch/

    Check out Campfire Coop's website - https://www.campfire.coop/

    Explore Going Horizontal in Australia - https://www.campfire.coop/gohocanberra23

    Connect with Tim on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timcollings/

    Join and connect with the Better World Leaders community on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-world-leaders

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Samantha Slade unfolds practices for life-affirming organisations.

    Samantha Slade unfolds practices for life-affirming organisations.

    This conversation was recorded face to face, in fact almost toe to toe, with Samantha Slade whilst she was in Australia in early 2023. In the days and weeks before we spoke for the Better World Leaders microphone, we had hosted an Art of Hosting training together along with fellows from Campfire Co-op (more on Campfire in the next episode) and I had also participated in a Going Horizontal workshop
    led by Samantha and one of her Percolab colleagues, co-hosted with Campfire.

    I share that context upfront, as it's not often that I'm conversing with someone with whom I have been so entangled so recently and deeply as we create a conversation together, and it was so wonderful to do so with Samantha.

    Samantha is co-Owner & co-Director of Percolab, a network of living labs which develop new ways of learning, working
    and governing.

    Samantha is the author of Going Horizontal, an incredibly abundant collection of practices and practical approaches to bringing living systems frameworks into ways of organising at work. She's also
    to creator of "Listen For', a wonderful game of connection, deep listening and exploring bias through through the medium of collective story sharing. I've been a fan of 'Go-Ho' since it's release and have played and led Listen For games in multiple countries and can personally speak to both my own benefit, and that of teams and whole organisations from both of these sources based on my own direct experience.

    If you're based in Australia, you can attend the next
    Australian-based Going Horizontal training in November, see details via link below;

    https://www.campfire.coop/gohocanberra23

    Samantha and I both hope you enjoy the discussion
    co-created here, and invite you to follow the links below to explore this work for yourself...



    Follow Samantha & engage with her work here...

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthaslade/

    Percolab - https://www.percolab.com/

    Follow Tim and engage with the Better World Leaders
    community here;

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timcollings/

    BWL on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-world-leaders/

     
    Thank you as always for your time and attention. I'm looking forward to bringing you more episodes very soon.

    • 41 min
    Daniel Hires introduces us to the Inner Development Goals

    Daniel Hires introduces us to the Inner Development Goals

    I've had the good fortune to encounter today's guest, Daniel Hires, via LinkedIn during the pandemic, as we seemed to frequent a similar social media ecosystem, commenting on many of the same posts and engaging with the same discourses on social, ecological and economic transformation.



    Daniel and I had held an intention to create a BWL conversation a while back on those transformational themes, and life, work and the world aligned for us to create a conversation here, now, in this season on frameworks as Daniel has shifted into the team creating the emergent Inner Development Goals (IDG) framework.



    I loved diving into this work with Daniel having gotten to know him a little prior to his weaving with the IDGs, and I could really see the trajectory of his path moving through this framework, and felt a strong alignment with my own working over the past decade as well.



    If you're curious to explore the IDGs further, here's a few ways Daniel invites you to do so, connecting with him and tuning into a couple of other podcast conversations he's co-created...

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hiresd/https://www.innerdevelopmentgoals.org/.https://www.remotefulness.com/sustainability-is-still-anchored-in-the-growth-paradigm/http://alexswallow.com/social-good-six-interview-56-daniel-hires/



    I also invite you to connect with me, and the Better World Leaders community in LinkedIn:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/timcollings

    www.linkedin.com/company/better-world-leaders

    • 1 hr 28 min

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