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Here is an incomplete list of resources, books and websites we use in our consulting and facilitation practice. If you are curious about the background behind our work or would like to try out a certain approach yourself, these will help. If you have any questions or useful additions – get in touch!

Systems Change

  • The Systems Thinking Playbook for Climate Change: A Toolkit for Interactive Learning (GIZ) | PDF download
  • Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy (Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone) | Book website
  • Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (adrienne maree brown) | Book website
  • Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (Donella Meadows) | Essay online
  • Cynefin framework to support decision making in complexity (Dave Snowden et al) | Wiki resource collection
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People can work for Racial Justice (Paul Kivel) | Book website
  • Systems Change & Deep Equity: Pathways Toward Sustainable Impact, Beyond “Eureka!,” Unawareness & Unwitting Harm (Sheryl Petty and Mark Leach) | Article download

Organizations and Campaigning

  • Many Voices, One Song: Shared Power with Sociocracy (Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzales) | Book website
  • Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Results (Alison Green & Jerry Hauser) | Book website
  • Going Horizontal: Creating a Non-Hierarchical Organization, one Practice at a Time (Samantha Slade) | Book website
  • How Organizations Develop Activists (Hahrie Han) | Book website
  • How to Win Campaigns (Chris Rose) | Book website
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization (Peter Senge) | Book summary on Wikipedia

Facilitation and Hosting

  • Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (Sam Kaner) | Book website
  • Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter | Method overview online
  • ICA’s Technology of Participation | Method overview online
  • Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Diane Musho Hamilton) | Book website
  • Coaching for Transformation: Pathways to Ignite Personal & Social Change (Martha Lasley) | Book
  • Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems (Barry Johnson) | Book

Methods and Tools

  • Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers (Sunni Brown, Dave Gray, James Macanufo) | Book website
  • 58 1/2 Ways to Improvise in Training (Paul Jackson) | Book
  • Art of Transformational Consulting | Method library
  • Liberating Structures | Method library
  • Dragon Dreaming Project Design | PDF download
  • Agile Retrospectives (Esther Derby and Diana Larsen) | Book
  • The Change Agency Toolkit | Method library

Leadership and Practices

  • Simple Habits for Complex Times (Jennifer Garvey Berger and Keith Johnston) | Book website
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (Joseph Grenny et al) | Book
  • Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge(Roger Fisher and Alan Sharpe) | Book
  • Leadership Embodiment (Wendy Palmer) | Book website
  • Time to Think (Nancy Kline) | Book website


Occasionally we offer custom in-house training and courses on topics like:
  • Interactive Workshops Online
  • Engaging Hybrid Meetings
  • Decision-making in Complexity
  • Remote Leadership
  • Applying Agile Principles
  • Building a Feedback Culture

Interested? Let’s talk!
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