Marie Michael Library
Learning Organizations and Change
- BiggerPictureVideo. (2013). Learning graphic facilitation: 7 elements by Bigger Picture [Video] (4:26 min.)
- From poverty to power: How active citizens and effective states can change the world, a blog maintained by Duncan Green, Oxfam GB.
- Participatory Methods (PMs), a resource collection extracted from the work of the Participation, Power and Social Change group at the Institute of Development Studies, UK.
- Arnstein, S. R. (1969). A ladder of citizen participation. Journal of American Institute of Planners, 35(4), 216-224. (StFX only)
- The barefoot guide 4: Exploring the real work of social change. (2015). [n.l.]: The Fourth Barefoot Guide Writer’s Collective.
- M & E Universe is a free resource developed by INTRAC to support development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation.
- Agwenjang, P., Landry, J., & Garbary, R. (2018). Engaging youth in municipal youth policy development (Santa, Northwest Cameroon).
- Akakpo, P. B., Landry, J., & Garbary, R. (2018). The Women’s Advisory Platform: Promoting gender-inclusive governance in Juaboso district (Ghana).
- Emiljanowicz, P. & Ibhawoh, B. (2017). Tradition, coalition building, and biological community protocols in land conflict disputes: The case of Tanchara, Ghana.
- Mathie, A., Alma, E., Lee, N., Peters, B., & von Lieres, B. (2017). Pathways towards political and economic agency: A synthesis of findings from five scoping studies (Innovations series no. 6). Antigonish, NS: Coady International Institute. (606K pdf)
- Pearson, L. & Crabtree, C. (2014). Case study 2: Enhancing resilience through cash transfers: Equity Bank and the Hunger Safety Net Programme in Northern Kenya. In Best practice case studies on private sector engagement in DRR: Undertaken as part of the FOREWARN Initiative (pp. 6-7). London: King’s College London. (2.38 Mb pdf)
- UN Women. (2013). Gender mainstreaming strategy in the Pro-Poor Horticulture Value Chain in Upper Egypt (SALASEL) MDG-F Programme.
- van Buuren, A., Landry, J., & Garbary, R. (2018). Seeking the meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities: The PATH process at L’Arche Antigonish (Nova Scotia).
- TEDGlobal. (2010). Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity [Video]. (3:42 min.)
- Habits of a systems thinker, poster for download. (456K pdf)
- Systems Thinking and Practice: Diagramming, site contains course video links to different types of rich pictures hosted by the Open University, UK.
- Hutchinson, K. (2014). Systems thinking and evaluation [Video]. (5:11 min.)
- Gordijn, F., Helder, J., & Eernstman, N. (2012). Reflection methods: Tools to make learning more explicit: manual for facilitators and trainers. Wageningen: Centre for Development Innovation.
- Hinton, R. & Groves, L. (2004). The complexity of inclusive aid. In Groves & Hinton (Eds.), Inclusive aid: Changing power and relationships in international development (pp. 3-21). London: Earthscan. Library has hard copy: 338.91 G919i.
- Brown, A.-M. (2017, July 27). Different software for developing and visualising theories of change [Blog post]
- Center for Theory of Change, free resources available.
- Development Impact & You, practical tools to trigger and support social accountability and an electronic do-it-yourself kit for project management.
- International Labour Organization. (2017). Decent work and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
- INTRAC. (2012). Theory of change: What’s it all about? ONTRAC, no. 51.
- Sustainable Human. (2014). How wolves change rivers [Video]. (4:33 min.)
- Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H. (2013). A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity (ODI Background note).
- International Budget Partnership (IBP)
- Miller, C. & Haylock, L. (2014). Capturing changes in women’s lives: The experiences of Oxfam Canada in applying feminist evaluation principles to monitoring and evaluation practice. Gender and Development, 22(2), 291-310. (StFX only)
- O’Donnell, M. (2016). Adaptive management: What it means for CSOs. London: Bond.
- Participatory Budgeting Project is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget.
- Reisman, J., et al. (2004). Theory of change: A practical tool for action, results and learning. [n.l.]: Organizational Research Services. (370K pdf)
- Vogel, I. (2012). Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development: Review report. London: DFID. (8.49 Mb pdf)
- BetterEvaluation. (2013). Describe activities, outcomes, impacts and context. (595K pdf)
- Tamarack Institute, an institute for community engagement.
- Managing for Impact: Participatory, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation is a portal managed by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen University and Research Centre.
- Griffiths, M. (2006). Leadership and agile project management, ideas, observations.
- Jain, S. P. & Polman, W. (2003). A handbook for trainers on participatory local development: The Panchayati Raj model in India (2nd ed.). Bangkok: FAO.
- Shutt, C. (2016). Towards an alternative development management paradigm? Expertgruppen för biståndsanalys (EBA): Stockholm. (1.07 Mb pdf)
- BetterEvaluation improves evaluation practice and theory by sharing information about methods, tools and approaches.
- Church, M. (2016). Doing things differently: Rethinking monitoring and evaluation to understand change. London: Saferworld.
- EvalPartners.org is a platform to share knowledge on monitoring and evaluation systems worldwide.
- Haddock, P. (2015). Monitoring and evaluating training: Challenges, opportunities and recommendations (Praxis paper 30). Oxford: INTRAC.
- IDRC Panasia. (2008). Jess Dart: Most significant change, Part 1 [Video]. (10:15 min.)
- Kramer, M. & Kania, J. (2011). Collective impact. Video, article and webinar available.
- Monitoring and Evaluation News focuses on monitoring and evaluation methods relevant to social development.
- Outcome Mapping, a learning community puts people at the center, defines outcomes as changes in behaviour, and helps measure contribution to complex change processes.
- Pelican Initiative, platform for evidence-based learning and communication for social change. Free registration required.
- Davies, R. & Dart, J. (2005). The ‘Most Significant Change’ (MSC) technique: A guide to its use. London: CARE International.
- Monitoring and evaluation planning series, published by INTRAC.
- Garbutt, A. (2013). Monitoring and evaluation: A guide for small and diaspora NGOs.
- Haugh, K. (2015, November 23). Outcome mapping: Considering complexity, relationships, and context in M&E for social change [Blog post].
- Rose, S. (2014). “More of an art than a science”: Challenges and solutions in monitoring and evaluating advocacy (M & E paper no. 8). Oxford, UK: INTRAC.
- Swaans, K., et al. (2013). A monitoring and evaluation framework to assess the performance of innovation platforms in the context of livestock value chains (Discussion paper no. 24). Nairobi: International Livestock Research Institute. (2.75 Mb pdf)
- Mind Tools. (n.d.). Emotional intelligence in leadership: Learning how to be more aware.
- Deutschendorf, H. (2014, June 16). 5 crucial emotional intelligence traits of highly effective leaders.
- Bradberry, T. (2015, March 19). Why leaders lack emotional intelligence.
- Mayer, J. D., & Caruso, D. (2002). The effective leader: Understanding and applying emotional intelligence. Ivey Business Journal.
- Crossley, T. (2015, March 2). 10 reasons why emotional intelligence is critical for leaders [Blog post]. Huffington Post.
- Hendricks, L. (2003). Designing microfinance from an exit-strategy perspective. Journal of Microfinance, 5(1).
- Inter-Agency Standing Committee. (1997). Exit strategy for humanitarian actors in the context of complex emergencies. This paper explores exit strategies in an emergency situation requiring a humanitarian response and considers the conditions to be met in order to proceed with such a strategy.
- Kloosterman, J., with Safier, C. (2014). Transformative leadership for women’s rights: An Oxfam guide: understanding how leadership can create sustainable change the promotes women’s rights and gender equality. Oxford: Oxfam.
- Lewis, S., et al. (2017). What’s it like to be on the receiving end of exit? A partner and country office view. London: Bond. (935K pdf)
- MacPherson, M., & Gray, C. (2000). An ‘aid exit’ strategy for African countries: A debate (African Economic Policy discussion paper 49). (98K pdf)
- Morris, L. (2015). Working at the sharp end of programme closure: EveryChild’s responsible exit principles (Praxis note no. 70). [n.l.]: INTRAC. (577K pdf)
- Truelove, S. (2008). Exit strategy: Leaving responsibly: A practical guidance document.
- Energize assists organizations with their volunteer efforts. It develops resources in volunteer management and advocates for the power of volunteers and for the recognition of the leaders who unleash it.
- International Journal of Volunteer Administration is a peer reviewed digital publication of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University.
- OzVPM: Australasian Volunteer Program Management, assists individuals who have a responsibility for the management and coordination of volunteer groups.
- UN Volunteers contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
- Barefoot Guides combine stories, analyses, approaches and resources under a key theme. Each Guide has a simple format and is a practical, do-it-yourself guide.
- Berkes, F. (2009). Evolution of co-management: Role of knowledge generation, bridging organizations and social learning. Journal of Environmental Management, 90(5), 1692-1702. (STFX only)
- Bolger, J. (2000). Capacity development. Occasional series, 1(1). [n.l.]: CIDA. (1.06 Mb pdf)
- Britton, B. (2002). Learning for change: Principles and practices of learning organisations. Sundbyberg: Swedish Mission Council. (288K pdf)
- Bruma, T. (2010). The fifth discipline handout [Powerpoint presentation].
- Bushe, G. R. (1998). Five theories of change embedded in appreciative inquiry. (585K pdf)
- Cane, P. M. (2005). CAPACITAR emergency response toolkit. (1.92 Mb pdf)
- Columinate is a consulting cooperative that shares strategies, tools, and skills to help organizations build and empower community.
- Davenport, T. H. & Prusak, L. (2000). Working knowledge: How organizations manage what they know.
- Ermine, W. (2007). The ethical space of engagement. Indigenous Law Journal, 6(1), 193-203.
- Expandnet.net is a global network of public health professionals and scientists seeking to advance the practice and science of scaling up successful health programs.
- Free Management Library:
- Gardner, A., Greenblott, K., & Joubert, E. (2005). What we know about exit strategies: Practical guidance for developing exit strategies in the field: a product of the C-SAFE Regional Learning Spaces Initiative.
- Gender at Work. (2017). Gender at Work framework.
- Hailey, J. & James, R. (2002). Learning leaders: The key to learning organisations. Development in Practice, 12(3-4), 398-408. (STFX only)
- Hartmann, A. & Linn, J. F. (2007). Scaling up: A path to effective development. Washington, DC: IFPRI. (112K pdf)
- Hayman, R. (2012). Aid withdrawal, partnership and CSO sustainability in a time of global economic change: background paper. [n.l.]: INTRAC. (1.90 Mb pdf)
- Hiemstra, W., Brouwer, J. H., & Vugt, S. M. van. (2012). Power dynamics in multistakeholder processes: A balancing act.
- Leadership, Methods, Models and Theories, from 12manage, an e-learning community on management.
- Lewis, S. (2016). Developing a timeline for exit strategies: Experiences from an Action Learning Set with the British Red Cross, EveryChild, Oxfam GB, Sightsavers and WWF-UK. [n.l.]: INTRAC. (2.38 Mb pdf)
- Ludema, J. D., Cooperrider, D. L., & Barrett, F. J. (2001). Appreciative inquiry: The power of the unconditional question.
- Oswald, K. & Taylor, P. (2010). A learning approach to monitoring and evaluation. IDS Bulletin, 41(6), 114-120.
- Padaki, V. (2002). Making the organisation learn: Demystification and management action. Development in Practice, 12(3-4), 321-337. (STFX only).
- Preskill, H., Gutierrez, E., & Mack, K. (2017). Facilitating intentional group learning: A practical guide to 21 learning activities. [n.l.]: FSG.
- Rae, A. (2011). Mental models: Lessons from the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook by Senge, Kleiker, Roberts, Ross and Smith [Powerpoint presentation].
- Randle, A. & Anderson, H. (2017). Building collaborative places: Infrastructure for system change. London: Collaborate. (3.40 Mb pdf)
- Roper, L. & Pettit, J. (2002). Development and the learning organisation: An introduction. Development in Practice, 12(3-4), 258-271. (STFX only).
- Symington, A. (2004). Intersectionality: A tool for gender and economic justice (AWID facts & issues, no. 9). Toronto, ON: AWID. (248K pdf)
- Taylor, A. & Liadsky, B. (2018, May 28). Learning about learning organizations [Blog post].
- United Nations. (n.d.). Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and optional protocol. (448K pdf)
- UN Women. (n.d.). Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
- Ury, W. (2003). Third siders.
- Vincent, R. & Byrne, A. (2006). Enhancing learning in development partnerships. Development in Practice, 16(5), 385-399. (StFX only)
- Wheatley, M. & Frieze, D. (2010). Leadership in the age of complexity: From hero to host. (81K pdf)
- Wilson-Grau, R. & Nunez, M. (2007). Evaluating international social-change networks: A conceptual framework for a participatory approach. Development in Practice, 17(2), 258-271. (StFX only)
- Wyatt, M. (2004). A handbook of NGO governance. Budapest: European Center for Not-for-Profit Law. (1.35 Mb pdf)
- Aalto University. (2014). Peter Senge: “Systems thinking for a better world”: Aalto systems forum 2014 [Video file]. (60:14 min.)
- Adichie, C. N. (2009). The danger of a single story [Video file]. (18:43 min.)
- Brant, S. (2010). If Russ Ackoff have given a TED talk… [Video file]. (12:18 min.)
- Cabrera Research Lab. (2015). New systems thinking: A little film about a big idea [Video file]. (11:55 min.)
- CBC Arts. (2016). Gord Downie’s The secret path [Video file]. (2 hr., 8 min.)
- Haynes, P. (2010). Russell Ackoff: Studio 1 network [Video file]. (9:48 min.)
- Seeing into Being. (2016). The science of seeing into being English [Video file]. (8:15 min.)
- Sustainable Human. (2014). How wolves change rivers [Video file]. (4:33 min.)
- TED2010. (2010). Esther Duflo: Social experiments to fight poverty [Video file]. (16:41 min.)
- Veldpape, M. (2008). Everybody is an A student: Benjamin Zander [Video file]. (2:24 min.)
- 12Manage: Rigor and Relevance, management methods, models and organizational theory. Translation into twelve languages.
- Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations, virtual library of subjects.
- IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
- INTRAC (International NGO Training and Research Centre)
- The NGO Café contains resources for managing an NGO.
- Powercube.net, documentation to assist with and understand power relations in efforts to bring about social change within organizations and larger spaces.
- Reflect and Learn, organizational learning by increasing access to self-reflection tools.