CONVENING FOR ACTION IN THE COMOX VALLEY: “Trust is the currency of collaborative work, which the climate and every other societal crisis requires,” stated Nancy Gothard, Manager of Community and Sustainability Planning with the City of Courtenay
“There is a book called the speed of trust. The message really resonates with me. The reality now is we cannot keep up with the pace of work and there is a lot of tension in community planning work. Trusting the person on the other side of the call makes a world of difference to being in a productive frame of mind, to not be afraid to test new ideas, and feel comfortable enough to offer constructive criticism. We need this creativity and the safe spaces to explore it as we grapple with levels of complexity our brains have trouble processing,” stated Nancy Gothard.