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All community posts from the last few weeks.

A new conservative era?

Cyndi Lauper with her chequerboard shave

The beginnings of centuries are conservative. They become more and more liberal until they end with a couple of decades of slightly chaotic, anarchic radicalism.

I’m no historian, so I don’t have reliable data to back up my hypothesis. But here’s what I can argue with my very average competence in general knowledge.

RainbowYOUTH turns 25

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Unfortunately I was unable unable to attend tonight’s 25th reunion of RainbowYOUTH, “a charitable organisation providing support, information, advocacy and education for queer and trans* young people (aged between 13 and 28), their friends and Whānau, and those who work with queer and trans* youth.” Having had the honour of being their patron for the last few years I asked for a few words to be read on my behalf.

NEW! Organisational development using online and offline technology

Form with tick boxes — Often, sometimes (ticked), seldom, never

Long time no blog! I’ve been busy working part-time at the New Zealand AIDS Foundation; getting ready to wrap up the fourth year of Be. Leadership and recruit for the fifth programme in 2015; and developing a new way to work with organisations to help them improve what they do.

A couple of months ago the GM of an organisation I helped set up in the 90s contacted me about doing a two-hour session on customer service at an annual staff hui. I told her there would be little of value I could achieve in two hours, but that I had an idea of how to gather data beforehand to use at the session.

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