Reflections from the 2021 Solstice Gathering

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On December 21st we had a strong turnout of HV community members to our online solstice gathering. It was a pleasure to see and hear from some folks for the first time in a long while! We took some time for people to share their personal reflections, Ken joined us to share his thoughts on the significance of the Solstice, … Read More

Human Venture Leadership: 2021 Report to Community

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Prepared by Chris Hsiung The Role of Human Venture Framework When disasters start stacking on top of one another – pandemic, heat domes, forest fires, wars – you can’t help but see these as indicators of systemic failure. Issues like human-caused climate change, fragile supply chains, or the shortcomings of political ideology begin to intersect in increasingly challenging ways. We … Read More

The Freedom Convoy is really a battle of narratives

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by Ken Low and Alison Hagan At a recent Friday community call Ken shared his thoughts on the truckers’ Freedom Convoy. Alison Hagan captured his reflections to share with the wider Human Venture community in this article and on the portal (available to alumni). The Freedom Convoy of the Canadian truckers’ story was compelling; it was about the ongoing struggle … Read More

Recommended Reading: 2021 Book List

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The Human Venture publishes a list of books and other resources annually. The list includes books that were either drawn on through the year to support our ongoing explorations and programming or were acquired in recognition that they filled a gap and could be useful in the future. The Human Venture community has read (or re-read) all of the books … Read More

Part 4: Ethics Begins with Compassion

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by Nick Kalogirou This is part four of a six part series on ethics for the Human Venture blog. Ethics is the study of right and wrong conduct. Why should we bother to conduct ourselves in the right manner? Fundamentally, right conduct can be grounded in the existential reality of suffering. We would like to avoid suffering, because we know … Read More

A Winter Solstice Message from Ken

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by Ken Low Photo by Denys Nevozhai The holiday season is so meaningful because we get to spend time with people we enjoy, we get to eat good food, and we get to feast on a diet of transcendent level experiences, images, stories and emotions. These experiences can be anything, like listening to a Christmas carol, or looking out your … Read More

2021 – 2022 Book Online Club

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We are offering online book clubs hosted by Lisa Amonson and Laura Kennett. Books clubs are open to all alumni of Leadership Calgary, Leadership Edmonton, Introduction to Human Venture Leadership, and Integrity Leadership, and their guests. An hour will be focused on the recommended reading and 30 minutes will be dedicated to talking about any promising resources people have found … Read More

Taking time to reflect on your life meaning and purpose

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By Eleanor Finger In June 2021, the Human Venture Associates participated in a reflection exercise using questions adapted by Laura Kennett and Mark Hopkins from the Presencing Institute and which they had used as part of their work as Fellows at the Energy Futures Lab. The exercise was meant to help us take a moment to assess our current context, … Read More

What kids need…. or, things I wish I knew about parenting

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by Kim Rowe There is not much that I can think of that tests and changes you more as a human than parenting. To me it is the ultimate adaptive challenge, needing the adaptive capacities of a Zen master. As soon as you think you have something ‘mastered’ or at least partly figured out, the environment and/or the child dynamically … Read More