Thank-you: Solstice Fundraiser 2019

Natalie MuyresEvent, Updates

The 2019 Solstice Fundraiser was a great success. Elizabeth Dozois hosted the Calgary group in her home with an incredible charcuterie display and Alison Hagan hosted the Edmonton group with equal holiday spirit. We were video connected! Thank-you to everyone who helped make this event so special. The 2019 Solstice Auction raised a record $5393! Alumni donated 20 items for … Read More

Dec 20: Solstice Party

Dana PenriceEvent, Updates

Join us for a evening to gather and reconnect to the human venture. Toast a glass with us to celebrate the year. Enjoy great conversation and reflect with friends on the journey of life that we are all a part of.  Location: Elizabeth’s House (address shared with ticket purchase) Date: December 20th at 7:00pm  Cost: $50/person. Includes charcuterie, drinks and $25 charitable receipt. … Read More

2019-20 Alumni Book Clubs in Calgary and Edmonton

Natalie MuyresBook Clubs, Event, Updates

We have alumni book clubs in Calgary and in Edmonton – held on the same night, using the same books, joined together by online meeting software. Huge thanks to hosts Lisa (Calgary) and Laura (Edmonton) for initiating and organizing these events. Books clubs are open to all alumni of Leadership Calgary, Leadership Edmonton, Introduction to Human Venture Leadership, and Integrity … Read More

Error Inquiry Program

Dana PenriceEvent, Updates, Workshops

“The predominant mode of treating this topic [error] is to consider the human as a hazard, a system component whose unsafe acts are implicated in the majority of catastrophic breakdowns. But there is another perspective, one that has been relatively little studied in its own right, and that is the human as a hero, a system element whose adaptations and … Read More

Human Venture Update: Looking Ahead at the Year to Come

Dana PenriceUpdates

Photo by Bogomil Mihaylov on Unsplash

A Collective Sabbatical The work we are engaged with through the Human Venture Institute and Human Venture Leadership is designed around a developmental logic to increase our ability to manage the species-level challenges. One glance at your news app provides an array of examples of the ecological, social and cultural challenges coming at us. The Human Venture community is supporting … Read More

Alumni Profile – Sami Berger

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful to you? My most significant engagements:  Make me feel a sense of wonder or connection to the planet. Most of this happens through travelling, being close to nature, and observing animals in the wild.  Show me how little I know about most things. This often happens … Read More

Alumni Profile – Nick Kalogirou

Anna-Marie AshtonAlumni Profile, Updates

1. What are the most significant engagements in your life, and why are they meaningful to you? I have been lucky in my life to be part of a close, caring, mutual support community. Especially over the last 10 years, this community has given me the opportunity to consistently strive across many domains. The close relationships around me have both … Read More

Winter Solstice Message 2018

Anna-Marie AshtonUpdates

by Ken Low The winter solstice is upon us, or more accurately, we’ve arrived at the solstice once again. The winter solstice is the point when the changing elevation of the noonday sun stops its downward course, appears to pause then begins to climb again. The change occurs slowly – almost imperceptibly – at first, then picks up speed. As … Read More

Poetry from Another Part of the Capitalist Machine

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles, Updates

by Anonymous This is a collection of poems from someone named Xu Lizhi. He was a Chinese migrant worker who worked at Foxconn corporation.  Foxconn is one of the pillars of our western society. It manufactures many of our smart phones, computers, monitors, televisions, videogame systems, and other electronics. A lot of the high tech stuff that we personally value, and that … Read More

2018 Report to the Community

Dana PenriceUpdates

The past year has been an exciting period of development for the Human Venture community. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our collective effort to support adaptive learning and wise action to meet the challenges of this period of history we find ourselves in and for future generations.  Read the Report