The beginning of 2019 started with a wave of ocean work.

Finally, after years of awareness raising and dire projections, the poor state of our oceans and the ways in which humanity is degrading them has come into full focus.

What that means for Ocean nonprofits is a welcomed addition of money, attention and partners. This influx of support also can stress organizational priorities with new hires, new programs and, thus, the need for new strategies and operating models. That is where The Value Web stepped in.

We are finding that these organizations are clamoring for organizing principles along the lines of the MG Taylor models that many Value Webbers use. Specifically, the Vantage Point model® to ensure that staff, donors and supporters are speaking to one another on the same level.

Vantage Points

Deep Listening and Visual Practice

Our work with the oceans’ groups pointed to the need for new tools, like deep listening, which members Kelvy Bird and Alfredo Carlo have incorporated into their workshop on the foundations of visual practice. We offered these tools to the ocean participants and watched how the group dynamics changed. Go water NGOs. We are rooting and desperate for your success!
I highly recommend that you take this workshop. If you’d like to learn more about deep listening and visual practice, the next one is in Jakarta, Indonesia, with plans underway for Chile in December, Bilboa, Japan and possibly Brazil in 2020.

Visual Practice Workshop


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