Posted December 9th 2010 at 3:59 pm by
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Your Practice and Your Values: How do they align?

WHAT: Workshop led by Sebastiao Ferreira & Amy Stitely

WHEN: Friday, Jan 7th, 9-5 and Saturday Jan 8th, 9-12:30

WHO: Free and open to students and working professionals

WHERE: MIT –  77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139  – Room TBA

RSVP: Required – Contact Amy Stitely (, 617-253-1739)

Start the New Year with clear intentions

Join CoLab this January for a one-and-a-half-day exploration of “values-based urban planning.” During this workshop, we will guide participants through a series of reflective practice exercises that will allow them to contrast their personal values with their professional experiences. Once participants become more explicitly aware of the alignment (or misalignment) between their values and professional activities, they will then craft an action plan for orienting future practice.

Participants will also spend some time reviewing the theoretical frameworks behind activist planning, advocacy planning, and action research.

This workshop is designed to help participants set a personal and professional intention for facing the planning challenges of the new year.

Attendance on both days is required. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please email Amy Stitely ( for more information.

Sebastiao Ferreira is a CoLab Visiting Scholar who will be returning to Peru on January 12th, 2011.  His work involves development of cognitive methods for community-based knowledge capture and creation and development of mechanisms for detecting and promoting innovative initiatives in communities. Amy Stitely is the CoLab US Green Hub Director.  Amy enjoys working with students who are committed to building reciprocal knowledge with community partners.

One response to “Your Practice and Your Values: How do they align?”

  1. amy says:

    This workshop is full. Thanks for the great response.