Colleen engages with clients around the world to make headway on today’s challenging social and environmental issues.
Colleen Magner works primarily in the areas of food security, land reform, healthcare, education, mining safety, insurance, and support for orphans and vulnerable children. She is also a writer and is co-author of Mapping Dialogue: Essential Tools for Social Change, which outlines a variety of transformative dialogue tools and change processes.
As a part-time faculty member in the Social Entrepreneurship Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg, Colleen teaches courses in systems thinking for organizations, Transformative Scenarios, participative practices for social change, and dialogue for solving tough problems. She has supervized a number of teaching case studies and edited the book Dust to Diamonds: Stories of South African Social Entrepreneurs.
Scenario planning, dialogue, facilitation, social entrepreneurship
- Experiments for 2019
- What insights has 2017 left with us?
- Does it have to be so difficult?
- Critique Fatigue
- Facing the unknown can help us shape the future
- The dreaded R Word
- The Good Rains
- Is hope relevant?
- The 100 Point Turn
- Safety does not always mean protection
- Conflict, collaboration and the courage to work with both
- When is it the right time to respond?
- Moving in and out of our boxes as we stay in conflict and relationship
- What's home?
- In South Africa, Transforming the Future of Food
- Talking About Race
- When to say yes and when to say no
- The Invisible Middles
- Fail Again, Fail Better
- Why disillusionment could be a good thing
- How Do We Talk When the Stakes Are High and the Trust Is Low?
- The Southern Africa Food Lab
- North Star Scenarios: Community Activation in South Africa
- World Cup 2010: Why We Must Not Forget What Just Happened