SGGPCP representatives were lucky to attend a forum with acclaimed author Margaret Wheatley at the Municipal Association of Victoria last week. Ms Wheatley is a leading authority on leadership, theories of change, mobilising community and learning organisation and author of several books. Her key message throughout the discussion centred around the theme that there is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. She shared her experiences and stories of community development with the group. She reminded us not to speed up solutions as this can risk anxiety in the community but to ensure rich learning processes, to value  the “welcome” and to understand the inherent passion and capacity and assets existent in communities.  For further information about Ms. Wheatleys work go to

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