Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some resources on Change

John Courtneidge

12 September 2013


1) From Google search: How change happens

2) Movement Action Plan (MAP) - Bill Moyer:

3) International Centre of Nonviolence , (Sydney Australia)

4) Brian Martin

5) Seeds for Change

6) Energy profiles from chemistry:


1) From Google search: How change happens

    a) Renato Cardoso:
How Change Happens:
Two step process: dissatisfaction/anger emotions followed by whole-hearted commitment (mind, body, spirit, wholeness, resources - tools people, money, expertise - and, finally, speech - speak out!) to surpass Resistance:

Renato Cardoso blog:

    b) Ian MacKenzie: 
How Change Happens
15 views! Uploaded three months' ago (ie about June 2013):

My comment, there, to it:

Very fine video! - if you're interested in a discussion on effecting beneficial change, please be in touch or via a blog a web-site or my facebook page thx!

    c) Marianne Williamson on Occupy: Keep it smart, keep it nonviolent, keep it growing

ps My original hope was to find a ?two-minute seminar from her that suggests something like 'when 11% of a population 'get it' every-one follows' - but I've not refound that yet . . .


2) Movement Action Plan (MAP) - Bill Moyer:

The second external link gives:

Movement Action Plan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Movement Action Plan is a strategic model for waging nonviolent social movements developed by Bill Moyer, a US social change activist. The MAP, initially developed by Moyer in the late 1970s, uses case studies of successful social movements to illustrate eight distinct stages through social movements' progress, and is designed to help movement activists choose the most effective tactics and strategies to match their movements' current stage.

The eight stages

Moyer describes the eight stages as:
  • Critical social problem exists
  • Prove failure of official institutions
  • Ripening conditions
  • Take off
  • Perception of failure
  • Majority public opinion
  • Success
  • Continuation

External links


3) International Centre of Nonviolence , (Sydney Australia)

Video of founding event February 2013:

Launched on 2 October 2012 when celebrating UN International Day of Nonviolence and commemorating the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth:

The main objective of the ICON Australia will be to part education on action in nonviolence at various levels.
Our vision is of a nonviolent society based on the celebration of our common humanity and of the natural environment that sustains us. We will work to make strategic interventions in education – development of educators and curricula, teaching and writing – that challenge structural violence, enable learning untainted by violence and advance a culture of nonviolence. It works through reflective practice and focused research to develop and disseminate its understanding, and to build networks of educators with a similar vision and commitment

From there:


    4) Brian Martin


Book: 'Nonviolence versus capitalism' War Resisters International, London 2001
– on line at:


Nonviolent action is the most promising method of moving beyond capitalism to a more humane social and economic system. How can this be achieved? Nonviolence versus Capitalism offers a systematic approach, starting with an analysis of capitalism from the viewpoint of nonviolence, outlining nonviolent economic alternatives and describing what is involved in a nonviolence strategy. A check list for activists is proposed and used to assess diverse campaigns, including workers' struggles, sabotage, environmental campaigns, social defence, global campaigns and economic alternatives.


    5) Seeds for Change:

Workshops and Resources
for grassroots activists

Seeds for Change - activists providing support and training to activists, campaigners, community groups and co-operatives.

We're a network of activist training co-ops providing training and workshops on group and campaign skills. We support people who want to make our world a better and more sustainable place.
Have a look at our guides and briefings which have lots of practical skills and ideas to make your meetings run smoothly and painlessly, not to mention making your campaign or project a success! We cover topics like consensus decision making, facilitating meetings, how to win your campaign, publicity, and taking action. All our materials are free.
picture of lots of briefingsHere's just some of the workshops we can offer - if you want something that's not on this list then ask us - we may be able to help, or know someone who can.
  • Consensus Decision Making and Facilitation - make your meetings inclusive, creative and effective.
  • Campaign and action skills, work out a strategy for your campaign.
  • Co-ops - help in setting up your co-op, work out how to work together, choose a structure, work out your business idea.
  • Training for trainers - how to plan and run your own great workshops.
Workshops for unfunded grassroots groups are usually free, so give us a shout if you think we could help your group, or you want to offer your facilitation or training skills!


    6) Energy profiles from chemistry:

Please see attached diagrams for exothermic and endothermic changes.

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