CONVENING FOR ACTION AT ‘THE DIALOGUE IN NANAIMO’: “We have had the guts to start this dialogue, but we will also need bigger guts to complete what we started,” stated Cori Lynn Germiquet, VIEA President, when she foreshadowed the CAVI breakout session at the State of the Island Summit (June 2010)
Note to Reader:
The Dialogue in Nanaimo was structured around a water sustainability panel. Rather than talking heads, the panel engaged in a form of ‘improv theatre’ to feed off each other in spontaneously expressing key messages about water. This primed the audience for ‘small group’ dialogues in eight theme areas. The small groups dialogue were followed by a ‘big group’ dialogue. Watch Cori Lynn Germiquet, President of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, provide closing remarks (1:12 minutes).
From Dialogue to Action
“We have had the guts to start this dialogue, but we will also need bigger guts to complete what we started,” continued Cori Lynn Germiquet, VIEA President. “Part of the process is summarizing what we heard today, inviting people back to the table to talk about what we have determined in that summary, and then putting together a plan of action together for moving forward. When we have that plan in draft format, we will be hosting a breakout session at the State of the Island Summit.”
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