ABCD Global Gathering - January 2020 #2

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How Can Deepening Our Understanding of Gifts Support Community-Building?

We will be hosting two Global Gatherings in January 2020 to focus on the same question. Please register for only one of these events.

It seems like everywhere we look in ABCD theory and practice we run across the word “gift" as a basic component of community-building. But what is a gift? Is it any contribution that one person makes to another? Are there qualities to gifts that distinguish them from skills, talents, or other kinds of abilities? Is there any advantage to distinguishing between these differing kinds of human ability when people are gathering together, taking action, celebrating, or grieving? The idea of the gift has many interpretations across cultures past and present.

Let's gather and see what we can learn from each other’s thoughts and stories. Show up and lend your gifted thoughts to our conversation!

What is a Global Gathering?

Gobal Gatherings are NOT webinars or presentations. They are opportunities for members of ABCD in Action to engage in meaningful conversations. We don't have the answers to the questions we propose, but we'll provide a space for you to share your stories, ideas, and questions. Our hosts will guide you through a series of questions in small groups in order to help you think together about the questions we propose.

At the end of our scheduled time together, you can stick around for the "after-party", a chance to just hang out for 30 minutes and talk about whatever is important to you.

Co-hosts for this Global Gathering:

Bruce Anderson (United States) and Deb Wisniewski (United States)

How to Prepare

We’re going to be using Zoom, so read about it or download it here if you haven't used Zoom already. At a minimum, you'll want a webcam or video-enabled mobile device, a microphone, headphones, and a quiet space to chat with us.

How to Join

This event will be held on Zoom. We'll send you an email the day before the Global Gathering with the information you need to join the call, so please be sure to watch for that. Just click that link when you want to join and you'll be speaking to us in no time! If you haven't received the email with the information you need by the day before the gathering, please let Deb know at

Just One More Step ...

Please register right now so we can plan for the number of participants. Then make sure you get the event on your calendar. You can confirm the date/time in your part of the world with this Time and Date Converter

For Members of ABCD in Action!

If you're not already a member of ABCD in Action, it's never too late to join! Sign up here for ABCD in Action if you are not already a member. If you're not sure, contact Deb at


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