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Dear Constellation Friends,

Today the virtual Constellations Membership Meeting Q1, 2011 is starting. While, the 12 Membership Assembly members will have final voting rights, you are most welcome to contribute your experiences to the meeting.
On the agenda for this meeting are:
1. CST Work Plan and Budget 2011.
2. A remuneration Policy for CST
3. Coaches Fee
4. The constitution of a 'rejuvenation committee' to organise Board and Membership Assembly elections in 2011.

We are convinced that you have valuable experience to share with regard to those elements. We seek your support! Therefore we propose following process for this virtual meeting:

Friday 11 February: reference material available.

- We will put in the Voting Members Group on Ning ( - discussion Forum) a short introduction and reference documents to the four agenda items.
- We will invite you to an online document where draft text for Membership Assembly decision are available as a work in progress for all of us.

14-16 February: discussions and virtual input

- Monday 14 Feb and Tuesday 15 Feb all members are invited to participate in:
  08:00 - 09:00 am UTC time: Skype conversation on Item 4
  09:00 - 10:00 am UTC time: Skype conversation on Item 1.
 10:00 - 11:00 am UTC time: Skype conversation on Item 2 and 3.
- All members are invited to contribute to the draft documents online until Wednesday 16 February, 05:00 pm UTC.

**Important** Kindly be in touch with Marlou to sign up for the Skype conversations or access to the online documents you want to be involved in.

Friday 18 February - Tuesday 22 February: voting
On 18 February we will make all final documents available that take all input into account, together with voting forms. Voting closes on Tuesday 22 February, 11:00 pm UTC.

We are excited on the prospect of conversations with you all in the coming days!

Warm wishes,
Jean-Louis and Marlou

Dear all,

I hope my message reaches you well.

I am hereby introducing for you a new E-network for the Middle East and North Africa region on Facebook called "HIV Free Generation".

Kindly visit it, like it, and send suggestions to all your friends about it, by following the below URL:

Dear All,

 I wanted to share that one of my favourite books on Knowledge Management is now available in India at a very reasonable rate. I have learned a lot from it and I like the layout of this book.

Learning To Fly: Practical Knowledge Management From Leading And Learning Organizations (With CD)
(Paperback) by Collison Chris and Geoff Parcell


Two must see videos from TED on health and development. Thanks to Chantal Dupont from Liège University who shared these links 



Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies
We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

A Global Local Community Conversation (Glocon)

One week to go before Alison and Ian Campbell embark on the Glocon journey.

Throughout 2012, facilitation teams will revisit local communities that have had significant care to change encounters over the past 20 years, and reflect with them on how this happened. From this year long conversation, in about 23-27 countries, a global map of community voices will emerge, relating to HIV, family, faith and future; yet each voice will speak of a unique journey. GLoCon will be an expression of appreciation and stimulation of expanding local response above all.

Experience shows that all over the world the people involved, the languages used and the issues themselves may differ, but the solutions in trying circumstance usually come from the same source – A community reaction in the form of a social and spiritual conversation that brings people together to  drive a positive response. Right now, India is recovering from the impact of a tsunami, Haiti from an earthquake and Kenya is battling an HIV pandemic. The challenges are different, but in each case, the respective communities have taken action to protect their futures, to maintain pride in themselves and taken steps to recover from trauma.


What brings people together when things go wrong?

What makes communities pull apart?

What can communities do to overcome times of great difficulty?

GLoCon seeks to uncover answers to these important questions. It will visit communities, hear their stories and learn how people throughout the World join together to overcome challenges. It will promote conversation and will witness and record the lessons to be learned from village to village, country to country. It will bring people together. It will provide people with the opportunity to make a difference, to lend a hand and to take lessons learned back to their communities. It will look to find out what communities have in common and how people can use their human strengths to encourage each other to take positive steps. It will also be the first time such a longitudinal community experience is captured, and will contribute to the understanding of measuring local community capacity and response, and adaptive responses by organisations.  Read more at:

How will you join the conversation?

Check out the facebook page to follow the Glocon journey and share your experiences!/glocon.affirm


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A great initiative from the Rockefeller foundation! Interesting to see how the world is catching up on hte idea of connecting local responses. Do participate in the game!

Qu'est-ce qui nous rend humain ?  C'est le titre attrayant du nouveau livre de Jean-Louis Lamboray. Préfacé par le membre du conseil MariJo Vazquez,  il raconte l'histoire des personnes et des communautés de la Constellation qui surmontent leurs difficultés en mettant en œuvre leurs atouts collectifs. Il s'agit de NOTRE histoire. Le livre sera dans les rayons des librairies en France le 21 mars 2013. En attendant, nous travaillons sur les traductions en anglais et en espagnol qui seront disponibles plus tard dans l'année. Si vous êtes intéressés à précommander le livre pour vous-même ou votre collectivité, veuillez contacter Marlou (derouwm(@)

Qu'est-ce qui nous rend humains? or: What makes us Human? This is the inviting title of the new book from Jean-Louis Lamboray that will be launched on 21 March 2013. The book, with a foreword by board member MariJo Vazquez, tells the story of the people and communities in the Constellation who overcome their challenges using their collective strenghts. This is OUR story. The book will be in the shelves of bookstores in France as of spring. Meanwhile, we are working on translations in English and Spanish to appear later on in the year. If you are interested to pre-order the book for yourself or your larger community, you can be in touch with Marlou (derouwm(@)

Resilience Begins with Beliefs 
Building on Student Strengths for Success in School

Sara Truebridge
Foreword by Bonnie Benard
Pub Date: December 2013, 160 pages

Paperback: $29.95, ISBN: 0807754838
Cloth: $70.00, ISBN: 0807754846 
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Sara Truebridge can be contacted for professional development at

“In this book, Sara provides clear tools, techniques, and strategies that can actually take something as elusive as beliefs and make it something understandable and embraceable in a concrete context.  Furthermore, this book is not only written for teachers but also for educators, administrators, and policymakers in education at all levels—federal, state, and local.  In fact, I feel that this book would be a beneficial resource for anyone working within any human service system.”
—From the Foreword by Bonnie Benard, Author, with over 25 years of experience promoting the concept of resilience based practice nationally and internationally.

“Truebridge has provided a gift to the field, bridging scientific evidence with everyday practice in schools toward maximizing resilience. She eloquently describes the enormous potential of authentic, caring relationships with teachers, and the critical need for teachers to be supported themselves in their ‘caretaking roles.’  With specific implementation directions provided, this is a must-read for educators at all levels of children’s development, from preschool through the end of high school.”
Suniya Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University.

Resilience Begins with Beliefs is a splendid book that is strongly recommended for anyone involved in, or even just interested in, education.  It is research based but also immensely practical and very engagingly written.  Major environmental positives that apply to schools, as well as to other settings, are caring relationships, high expectations, and opportunities to participate, contribute, and take responsibility.  This book integrates all of this in a most interesting and helpful way.  It is a marvellous achievement.”
Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Institute of Psychiatry, London

As adults working in schools, educators’ beliefs translate into messages, actions, and behaviors that can enhance or impede student success. This book affirms why beliefs are so important and why it is imperative to spend time focusing on, reflecting upon, and affecting educators’ beliefs—especially about students’ resilience. The author draws from her extensive experience in research, policy, and practice to present a wealth of information, strategies, and tools to help educators transfer current resilience theory and research into practice. Unfortunately, being an educator is not always publically supported, financially rewarded, or highly valued. Responding to these circumstances, Resilience Begins with Beliefs is an effective resource to support the resilience of the teachers and administrators working in our schools, as well as to facilitate any environment conducive to greater learning and life outcomes for all students.

Book Features:

  • Identifies concrete strategies for harnessing resilience in classrooms and schools.
  • Encourages and promotes reader interaction with reflection questions in every chapter.
  • Offers format suggestions for preservice and professional development programs.
  • Provides many user-friendly features, such as personal reflection ideas for facilitators and participants, and a resilience-in-practice checklist.

Sara Truebridge is an education consultant and researcher with over 20 years of classroom experience. Prior to teaching, she was the legislative analyst for education in the New York State Senate and the special assistant to the New York State Secretary of State. She also serves as an education consultant to films, including Race to Nowhere and Love, Hate, Love. Contact the author for professional development at

The Advances in Appreciative Inquiry series

Lindsey Book 1The Advances in Appreciative Inquiry series (refereed and published by Emerald) advocates a science of positive human organization, positive relationships and positive modalities of change, in order to create world benefit for individuals, organizations and communities. It is committed to the advancement of Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to organizational and human development, and as an interdisciplinary, non-deficit theory of positive change processes in human systems. Overall, the book series is dedicated to building the positive lens as an approach to social inquiry and human development, and the interdisciplinary articulation of strength-based theories of change and development.  Lindsey Godwin, Associate Professor in the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College was one of the editors for the newest volume, Volume 4: Organizational Generativity: The Appreciative Inquiry Summit and a Scholarship of Transformation.  Lindsey Book 2This particular volume focuses on theory and cases that explore how AI can be used to create generative organizational cultures, specifically exploring the evolutions of the AI summit methodology being used around the world.  In addition to being an editor, she was a chapter author (the abstract of her chapter, “The Exponential Inquiry Effect Magnified: The New AI Summit in a Technologically Connected World” is available at:  The table of contents  for the entire volume is available at: feed://


New book on hosting and leadership

After 11 years of interviews, discussions, workshops and writing session my book on hosting and leadership is published today.  It’s call ‘Host: Six new rules roles of engagement for teams, organizations, communities and movements’.  Helen Bailey and I have worked with both wonderful leaders and brilliant hosts to assemble a new synthesis about how anyone can build their practice in a dynamic and responsive way by leading as a host. 


It’s in both paperback and Kindle editions at ( and 


“This is a great addition to the world of leadership ideas and thoroughly recommended regardless of whether you are a CEO or leading a team of one – yourself!” - Ralph Lewis, Chair Greenleaf Centre for Servant-Leadership (UK)


“Today’s world requires a new concept of leadership; one that learns, one that has the gesture of generosity at the level of impulse. Here is the territory, forget the old maps.” - Nora Bateson, filmmaker, author, president International Bateson Instititute


We’re have a new-fangled launch party on twitter at 7pm UK time today – please join us at #HostLeaderHour. 





*** Host Leadership ***

15 St George’s Avenue, London N7 0HB, UK


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