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Patterns & Possibilities — Day 4

Date & Time
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The philosophy behind The Festival of What Works is to share replicable ideas of how to live well in place amongst communities across the bioregion. Join us to collectively reflect on how to bring “what works” into your life and community. This is an open space to come together to “make sense” of what we are hearing and learning throughout the Festival. It is also a place to take care of ourselves before each day that lies ahead. Join us to go beyond ideas and into a sense of possibility—individually and collectively.

Sessions are daily. Participants can come to one, some or all.

This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access. 

This session is participatory and will include breakout groups for discussion. 

Session Type
Session Tags
Collective Learning, Integration Sessions


Using her experience as a learning scientist, neuroscientist, dancer, and dharma practitioner, Zanette invites the work of designing for life from a place of joy. Through embodied experiences that reveal and connect, Zanette activates teams and community leaders as they co-create specific new habits with the power to make visionary aspirations into reality. The practices of our daily lives are the key to changing our world toward resilience— Zanette’s two decades of work with Indigenous learning communities have taught her that values alignment, embodiment, and deep integration are keys to transformation that lasts. Relationship to place and ecology, relationship to kin and community, and relationship to self and shadow are vital elements that inform how each of us walks upon the Earth. Bringing to life new patterns for relationship, resilience, and regenerativity is the work that inspires Zanette’s multifaceted dance with living systems design.
zanette johnson
Jenn Meilleur is a systems change facilitator, sense-maker and strategist. Her passion is for cultivating bold, creative, and participatory leadership to create the conditions for happier, healthier, and more environmentally and socially just and resilient communities and workplaces. She has two decades of experience supporting and leading initiatives at the intersections of social and environmental health and wellness, community development, organizational development, and systems change. She has extensive experience supporting and leading collaborative networks and working with local governments, non-profits, cooperatives, philanthropy and community groups. She is also the Executive Director of NewStories. Jenn finds her inspiration in nature on the unceded traditional lands and waters of the K’omoks Nation on what is known as Vancouver Island with her husband, two children, and many four-legged friends.
Jenn Meilleur