NEXUS Great Lakes Exchange
Fri. Sept. 6 - Design Night
Sat. Sept. 7 - Exchange w/
Sept. 7, 1pm EST Hybrid Session
Connect with peers exploring and advancing collaborative change and innovation in Perrysburg, Ohio. Join professionals and students from all fields; practitioners, leaders, educators, and scholars passionate about collaboration in new, creative, and impactful ways.
Network and share your products and services. This event is for those with NO experience, those with LOTS of experience, and everyone in-between. Both the Friday design session and Saturday collaborative community event are welcoming spaces filled with laughter, contemplations, design principles, flip charts, sticky notes, shadow consulting, emerging technologies, food, beverage... and more.
Check out our past events here.
→ or sign up for the Sat. virtual event on QiqoChat
We focus on leveraging the power of 100+ collaborative change approaches to transform organizations and communities as they tackle 21st Century challenges. We draw from a rich mix of foundational methods, Collaborative Arts approaches, and blended engagements. The body of methods and techniques is growing exponentially. Join this inclusive space for connecting with the peers in your community and the collaborative change community at large. We will use the methods, as we learn the methods in order to do better work in our counties and the world, knowing we are not alone.
Promote and expand your professional opportunities
Expand your network and sphere of influence
Share and see best practices
Hear from thought leaders around the world
Identify and find collaborative projects
Add to your experience and work portfolio
Build your change toolkit with templates, designs, methods, techniques, activities
Stay on the leading-edge with curated resources
Be a mentor or find a mentor
Develop collaborative change and innovation capabilities in "real time"
Experience collaborative change with professionals from around the corner and around the world. For more than fifty years, the fathers and mothers of this work, people like Kurt Lewin, Ron Lippitt, Kathie Dannemiller, and other thought-leaders have come together on a Friday evening to design a welcoming experience for a broader gathering on Saturday:
Fri. - DESIGN NIGHT [ 6pm-9pm ]
Come together for an intimate, friendly and fun design experience.
Bring a dish or dessert to share and your favorite beverage.
Experience 'Learning by Doing' Collaborative Design
The Friday evening intensive design experience is filled with design principles, laughs, note cards, food, drink and community. This evening is comprised of a smaller more intimate group of people [typically up to 20] interested in learning and contributing to the Saturday Agenda. If you want to learn about Collaborative Design - this evening is for you.
If you cannot join us in person, video conferencing will be available via QiQo Chat [more details to come].
Sat. - The Exchange [ 9am-3pm ]
Connect & network with local professionals and regional leaders & scholars
Share the latest & best in Collaborative Change
Join us for engaging conversations, presentations and group activities
Our purpose is to use the methods as we learn the methods in a community of practice - leaving with more than we came in with... giving back more than we realized. Come be with other like minded people committed to the power of collective wisdom and action. Whether you are a beginner or advanced user of collaborative change approaches, this is for you. We often pair up an advanced user with a beginner to co-facilitate an activity - transferring competencies and building mentoring relationships.
Sat. - Hybrid Session at 1pm ET
Our onsite & online feature session will focus on the Collaborative Change Library App and include a Demonstration of features and capabilities.
Please RSVP here, or join the hybrid [virtual and in-person] session here via QiqoChat.
TO JOIN US in Perrysburg, Ohio - please register below.
Design work w/ food & bev starts at 6pm to
9pm with informal conversations after
Potluck & Design Session: No Cost
[bring a dish & favorite beverage]
at NEXUS Headquarters*
Welcome, Introductions & Food
Review Design Process
What is the purpose?
Who needs to be involved?
What conversations need to take place?
Room set-up and hand outs
Wrap up/ Check-out
*directions will be emailed to Design-participants who register.
MARKETPLACE [Coffee & Networking] starts at 9am.*
Sessions start at 10am - 3pm
Registration Fee: $10 at check in
[lunch & coffee included]
Welcome and Review of Design Night
Opening Grounding Activity
Best Practices Tools & Cases
Feature Hybrid Session/Keynote
Resource & Evidence Library
Professional Opportunities Marketplace: Publishing, Training & Consulting
*bring your own, or other's books/ flyers/ articles/ for sale items/ brochures/ RFPs/ postings ... to the Marketplace as you see fit!
Friday Event Location Information:
NEXUS headquarters is located on an 17 acre farm 5 min. from BGSU @ Levis Commons. Directions will be emailed to you when you register [below] for the Friday Design Experience.
Saturday Event Location Information:
BGSU @ LEVIS COMMONS Perrysburg, Ohio 43551at the interchange of the midwest where Cleveland-Chicago [I-80/90] intersects with Detroit-Cincinnati [I-75].