The Art of Paying Attention

Clients who have extremely high standards engage Stina.

Stina’s work in 2015 includes 3 main focus areas:

Climate Change Conversations:
Through her work with the Climate Justice Project, Stina is helping diverse and intergenerational groups gather to talk about the connections between climate change, everyday life today and in the future and our role in it all. The first series of conversations takes place in Vancouver February 14, 28 and March 14 and 28. Registration is by application and closes January 26.

The Academy for Systemic Change:
A 10-year initiative to enable leaders, communities and networks in critical systems to catalyze and facilitate societal, environmental and economic well-being on a scale that matters. The Academy has been formed to connect and leverage world-class systems change leadership development providers and mentors with young leaders to learn while working directly in systems change application “laboratories” worldwide. Stina is on the program team for the Next Generations Leaders Academy for Systemic Change, an Awareness-Based Leaders Journey. http://www.academyforchange.org/

Teaching and Training:
Creative Leadership in Groups: (DACP 4001)
Stina is teaching a 12 week course through Langara College (Vancouver) in April and September in the Ideation and Creative Leadership Program. Creative leadership involves cultivating diverse ways of thinking, innovative idea generation, the ability to manage and present creative ideas and have the skills to direct groups through a creative process to a tangible outcome.

This course focuses on creative techniques for team formation and functioning, as well as creative techniques for concept development, ideation and actualization within groups. Project teams practice and workshop the techniques through their chosen project lens.
This course is highly active and reflective, and includes discussion on the creation of sustainable change in today’s society full of complex needs. Register through Langara.

Speaking in Pictures:
Back by popular demand! Visual language for professionals, facilitators, engagement specialists, and anyone interested in developing this highly flexible and valuable skillset. We all, to some extent, think in pictures – but we hardly ever speak in pictures. This course sets the stage to change that. Participants will be introduced to the skills that support speaking in pictures including: a brief historical context, benefits, learning styles, left and right brain thinking, listening, drawing while you listen, presence, composition and structure (visual grammar), color, your own customized visual language library, etc.. This experiential course is designed with multiple learning and social styles in mind. There is no artistic ability pre-requisite for the course and you will leave (even a 1 day course) with significant skills improvement. May 2015 and October 2015. Contact Stina for registration.

“I expanded my toolkit with skills I’ll be able to use for a very long time – forever?”

“This course is about being open minded, and teaches us to actively listen and engage in the lessons.”

“Democratic. Creative. Efficient. Inclusive. Awesome.”

“Breaks the habit of judgment and offers new tools for engagement and dialogue.”

“Highly valuable skills learned today. I can use it anywhere and everywhere. It’s not limited to meetings/conferences. It can be great for brainstorms, reflective journals, and helpful for analyzing and dissecting problems and conflicts.”

“Stina Brown embodies cutting edge work in visioning and creativity for individuals, teams and organizations, bringing passion, professionalism and precision to all that she does.” ~Robert Gass

Contact Stina by calling 604-612-8563, email stina at stinabrown.com or fill out this form.

 

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