Katy’s practice focuses primarily on network and social system mapping, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and systems-informed strategy as key avenues for transformative systems change that strengthens social justice and ecological health. As a facilitator, systems thinker, and content expert in the fields of water, food and farming, and climate change, Katy supports leaders, organizations, and collaboratives in navigating complexity to develop adaptive strategies that address the root causes of social and environmental problems.
Katy is a Fellow of the Academy for Systems Change, Senior Partner at Ag Innovations, and volunteers on several projects advancing healthy, just, and regenerative food systems. She holds a Masters in Holistic Science (with Distinction) from Schumacher College in the UK and a BSc (Honours, First Class) in Physical Geography from McGill University in Montreal. Katy lives in a land-based intentional community in Northern California, where she has honed her consensus decision-making skills over the past 15 years.
She was previously Director of Programs at Ag Innovations, a Fellow of the Oakland Institute, and US Local Food Program Director at the International Society for Ecology and Culture. She has a background in systems thinking, collaboration, and environmental science and policy.
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I’ve been a participant on a number of Network Weaver’s webinars and have studied the online resource material in depth.
A little personal context – I’m a retired IT professional who, over a 35-year career, morphed from a Systems Analyst to a kind of Technology Consultant and eventually a Lean Startup Evangelist. The common thread between these phases was the use of graphic representations to collect, analyze and eventually provide some kind of diagnostic or prescription for future action. I am conversant with both Kumu & SumApp. My question is far more tactical in nature – how do I attract “& engage prospective members in a community into joining a Social Network when they don’t yet appreciate the potential collaboration it could make possible?
I guess I’m looking for other initiatives “out there” that I could both learn from and use as examples of what is possible.
Any suggestions or advice?
(Self-Appointed) Social Enterprise Evangelist – Israel
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