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Teaching the Dinosaur to Dance: Moving Beyond Business as Usual

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April 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm CEST


Teaching the Dinosaur to Dance: Moving Beyond Business as Usual

Donna Kennedy-Glans in conversation with Julie Arts

Wednesday April 13 
9:00am PDT  | 12:00pm EDT  | 5:00pm BST  |  6:00pm CEST

Free Online Pari Dialogue

Donna’s latest book Teaching the Dinosaur to Dance provides the roadmap builders and rebuilders—of society and of enterprise—with the tools to rethink, redesign and revitalize their organizations and to remain relevant and sustainable in a new and very different future. Business as usual is extinct. Disruption and social pressure are the new norm and change is inevitable for enterprises of all kinds—businesses, governments, non-profits, community initiatives and social institutions. We’ve reached a turning point and it’s time to evolve, or we go the way of the dinosaurs. We all need to act now to survive and find new ways to thrive in a changed world. But in an age of polarized debates on complex issues (such as fairness and climate change), how can leaders find a new way forward? How can enterprises re-invent themselves to make capitalism work better for more people? These are some of the compelling and timely issues that Donna and Julie will tackle in their conversation.

On Wednesday April 13, Donna and Julie will be in conversation followed by discussion and Q&A.


Join our Zoom meeting via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85176061107

If you would like to participate, have any questions or need any help just contact Eleanor Peat: eleanor@paricenter.com

Donna Kennedy-Glans is a boundary-crosser, adding value throughout her career to enterprising projects in over thirty-five countries, in the public, private and non-profit sectors: as an energy insider rooted in Alberta’s oil patch; founding a non-profit to build the capacity of women in Yemen; serving as an elected politician and cabinet minister; holding leading roles on boards of directors; and helping to steward the family farm enterprise. She is a political commentator, community builder, writer and speaker, weighing in on energy, leadership, governance, community and integrity issues.

Julie Arts is currently on a sabbatical from being a senior faculty member and consultant with the Presencing Institute (PI), an organisation founded in 2006 by Otto Scharmer and colleagues, to support action research and leadership development for systems change and societal transformation.Julie is an economist by training and has worked as a senior consultant, designing and hosting multi-stakeholder transition processes and ecosystem leadership programs such as the UN SDG Leadership Lab and many in-house leadership programs for companies and NGOs.

Julie is also a board member of Meg Wheatley’s Berkana Institute. She lives in Mechelen, Belgium and in Pari, Italy.


April 13, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CEST