May 9-11, 2011 | St. Louis, Mo.

Detailed Session Listings

Noon Registration begins
1-4:30 p.m.

Optional Pre-Conference Activity

Cost: $50 | Limit: 30 participants
  • Understanding Change
    Participants will be introduced to system dynamics/systems thinking as a way to understand the changes in household economic security, banking, and check cashing, payday loans, etc.

    Presenters: Timothy Hower (read bio) and Krista Rux (read bio), Social System Design Lab, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

    Key takeaways:
    • Introduction to system dynamics
    • Tools for leading small-group exercises with communities
    • Potential leverage points for sustainable change
  • Bridges Out of Poverty
    We regret that this workshop has been cancelled.
6-8 p.m.

Optional Pre-Conference Activity

Reading Supper Circles with Authors
Cost: $30 (includes dinner; alcoholic beverages are at additional cost)
Limit: 15 participants per author

Participants will enjoy dinner with one of two authors of cutting-edge books that have direct implications for community development. Those who sign up are asked to read the book they choose in advance and come to the dinner prepared to discuss.

Please note: You will choose one of these two books if you register for this activity.


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