What makes a Community?
We believe that only with a greater understanding and clarity of our personal self will then enable us to positively contribute back to our society. It is also through the personal awareness of our own strengths and aspirations that we are able to stay aligned and be grounded by our values. With the above, individuals are then enabled to create better opportunities towards their desired vision – for self and the community.

Nurturing Learning Communities, Learning to Nurture Communities
We co-host collective learning spaces, such as Sustainability Learning Circles, for the wisdom of the community to emerge. With our community engagement processes, tools and frameworks, clients learn what it takes to nurture and propagate self-sustaining communities in their own living and work spaces.

Sequoia Connects
Human beings aren’t the only ones whose learning ability is directly related to their ability to convey information. As a species, birds have great potential to learn, but there are important differences among them. Titmice, for example, move in flocks and mix freely, while robins live in well-defined parts of the garden and for the most part communicate antagonistically across the borders of their territories. Virtually all the titmice in the U.K. quickly learned how to pierce the seals of milk bottles left at doorsteps. But robins as a group will never learn to do this (though individual birds may) because their capacity for institutional learning is low; one bird’s knowledge does not spread.The same phenomenon occurs in management teams that work by mandate. The best learning takes place in teams that accept that the whole is larger than the sum of the parts, that there is a good that transcends the individual'

Adapted from article ‘Planning as Learning’ by Arie P. de Geus

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