Values

Inquire: Framing Better Questions

What counts as evidence? What is representative participation? 

Our approach is based on comprehensive stakeholder analysis, and taking the time to understand the landscape of what matters to people and how to best enhance capacity.

Engage: Building Better Relationships

From the poet Elizabeth Alexander: “and are we not of interest to each other.”

How do we strengthen and grow essential relationships between humans, between humans and the environment, between humans and potential?

Our approach is relational, empathetic, and committed to understanding and amplifying the relationships that make every initiative most complete.

Transform: Shaping A Better World

How do come to know our own comfort zones and cultivate a sense of wonder to cross borders beyond our comfort zones?

What is possible in the dynamic space between transformative experience (challenging our frames of reference - openness to ambiguity), restorative practice (making sense of dissonance - reimagining the world), and responsive action (social change - civic purpose)?

Our approach is grounded in the value of transcultural and transdisciplinary communication and work in the world.