It all started more than 15 years ago. I’d just left the nonprofit community development corporation I co-founded in 1974. I’d met Meg (Wheatley) through some of the Y2K work my colleague Robert Theobald and I were doing. She invited me to her home in Sundance for a weekend of exploring patterns in our lives and work. It was like a meeting of old souls and we formed an intention to work together.
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Bob Stilger, Ph.D. is a conversation host, teacher, speaker, consultant, facilitator and coach who has spent 40 years building strong and vibrant organizations and communities. Since the triple disasters that occurred in Japan on March 11th 2011, he has spent 4-5 months a year working in the Tohoku region and other parts of the country. For 25 years he was the Executive Director of Northwest Regional Facilitators, an innovative community development corporation in Spokane. From 2005 – 2009 he served as the Co-President of The Berkana Institute, a nonprofit institute that works with communities and pioneering leaders in learning centers throughout the world–Zimbabwe, South Africa, Senegal, Pakistan, India, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. His current work is to support those who are stepping forward to provide critical leadership in these times. In early 2015 Eiji Press of Tokyo published Bob’s book, "Calling Communities Back" to Life in Japanese. The English edition is forthcoming.
Posted on June 27, 2015
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