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National Satellite Teleconference on Community Leadership Scheduled Jan. 22

PULLMAN, Wash. — Spokane-based futurist Robert Theobald and Margaret Wheatley, president of the Berkana Institute, will be featured in a national satellite teleconference on community leadership scheduled, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST, Wednesday, Jan 22.

“Inviting Leadership: Finding Our Role in Resilient Communities,” will originate on WSU’s Pullman campus and will be viewed at more than 90 locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including seven cities in Washington: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Chattaroy, Newport and Bainbridge Island.

The program is for educators, community volunteers, elected and appointed officials, business leaders, tribal leaders, clergy and others interested in exploring new forms of community leadership.

The recent financial crisis, global warming, and Year 2000 are evidence of the instability and failure of our current systems, according to Theobold. He says new ways of relating as individuals and communities are needed and that steps are being taken to create this new reality.

Theobold has written or edited 25 books on futurism, economics, fundamental change and related issues and has spoken widely on the need for fundamental change.

Wheatley has more than 25 years experience in research and consulting. She has worked with a wide variety of Fortune 500 clients, educational institutions, non-profits and health care organizations. The Berkana Institute is a non-profit educational and scientific research foundation supporting the discovery of new organizational forms. For more information and to register, contact Nancy Sanders at (509) 335- 2929.

The registration fee is $10. Scholarships are available.

The teleconference is the first of a three-part series. The other two: “Y2K – A Rational Perspective,” and part two of “Inviting Leadership: Finding Our Role in Resilient Communities,” will be broadcast this spring. The series is a collaborative effort of Northwest Regional Facilitators and WSU Cooperative Extension.

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