Interviews with Authors

Meeting with and learning from people exploring and navigating the frontiers of human and social development is an essential part of Human Learning Ecology. Understanding something about what they are paying attention to and learning, but also how they have been shaping their own learning journeys, provides insight into what kinds of capacities are needed to navigate the Human Venture.

Mark Kozak-Holland

Titanic Lessons for IT Projects, The History of Project Management and Lessons from History are among some of Mark Kozak-Holland’s work. His work recognizes the importance of understanding history in order to shape innovative, systemic-level approaches to development and project management. We discussed the current state and future of project management with Mark on November 26, 2015.

Romeo Dallaire

In April 2015 Ken Low interviewed 2015 Calgary Peace Prize recipient Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, author of Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda (2004). Hosted by the Calgary Centre for Global Community.

Andrew Nikiforuk

Ken Low  interviewed Andrew Nikiforuk, author of The Energy of Slaves, on March 7, 2015. The award winning journalist shared some of his life story, observations on leadership and what it has been like to speak out about climate change from the home of the oil sands, Calgary, Alberta.

Carol Tavris

In May 2014, we interviewed Carol Tavris, co-author of Mistakes Were Made (but not by me). Our conversation explored cognitive dissonance and the fallibility in our thinking, caring, learning and action. Carol’s book is an important part of the Human Venture Leadership curriculum.

Barbara Coloroso & Robert Bateman

It was an honour to host two very thoughtful and caring individuals, Barbara Coloroso and Robert Bateman on January 25, 2014. Barbara, a leading advocate for our world’s children and Robert, a thoughtful artist who captures the beauty of our world in his paintings and writing. Both spoke about the importance of caring for our world and the role of nature in the nurture of our children. This interview would not have been possible without the generosity of our partners at TEDxCalgary.

Chris Hedges

Our interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges on November 23, 2013 was an opportunity to hear first hand about his experiences in the field and his thoughts on the state of humanity. Human Venture Leadership draws on Hedges’ work regularly and we thank our partner the Arusha Centre for the opportunity to speak with Chris.

Samantha Nutt

On January 17, 2013 we hosted Dr. Samantha Nutt for an interview about her development as a leader. Dr. Nutt is a medical doctor, humanitarian, and founder / executive director of War Child Canada. Her book, Damned Nations, is a Human Venture Leadership curriculum book. A big thank you to the 90 people who attended, to our event sponsors First Calgary Financial, and The Calgary Foundation. It was amazing to learn about resilience, caring and discipline from a leader who has navigated through some of the world’s most complex challenges.