RadioActive: Live Sundays at 6pm Why We Need GOOD Strategic Plans How I fell into and then in love with Community Psychology The gift of food: A family affair The simile of Motorcycles and Community Based Research
RadioActive: Live Sundays at 6pm
Why We Need GOOD Strategic Plans
How I fell into and then in love with Community Psychology
The gift of food: A family affair
The simile of Motorcycles and Community Based Research
RadioActive: Live Sundays at 6pm   RadioActive is an hour long talk show hosted by Natalie Kivell, a PhD student in Community Well-Being. Each week Natalie interviews academics and/or activists from around the world who dive into critical discussions from a Community Psychology lens aimed specifically at addressing structural inequality and the root causes of our complex social problems. RadioActive […]
Why We Need GOOD Strategic Plans Originally written for Jonathan Rivard and the CANGO team. The word strategic plan gets thrown around a lot in our communities, and yet we have no common definition or perspective on what these plans would/could/should look like. We do however know when we stumble onto a GOOD strategic plan (and a good process to get there). We know this […]
How I fell into and then in love with Community Psychology Blog post as found on the Community Psychology Practice Blog  By: Natalie Brown Kivell When I think about my journey into the field of Community Psychology, it has felt almost serendipitous, however, my decisions that have kept me here have been quite intentional. Throughout my undergraduate years, I had this image of  “success.” My ten-year […]
The gift of food: A family affair Day 7 of the #12daysforgood was a family affair of collecting money for food and loading up the local food donation bin! And what better way to work together as a family but to build in some healthy competition. We all put money in the pot to buy food for our foodbank up in Meaford […]
The simile of Motorcycles and Community Based Research In an attempt to keep my blog momentum going from my recent motorcycle adventure I asked myself what is it that I love so much about riding a motorcycle, and what does it have to do with my other all consuming passion Community Based Research?   On the surface you may think “what are you talking […]

Welcome to the home of Common Thread!

Common Thread’s energetic and passionate team wants to work with you to implement positive change within your organization. Through the use of
participatory facilitation techniques and community-based research we hope to help your organization or your initiative increase its community impact
and work for transformative change.
Through facilitation, as well as creative implementation of the evaluative process, Common Thread Consulting provides unique insight and, utilizing strategic planning methods, allows a group or organization to unlock the potential for positive change.
We look forward to hearing about the work that you do and seeing how we can help.

Natalie, founder of Common Thread is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Miami. During this time her consulting work is on hold. Check out the RadioActive podcast on here to see what she is up to now.

Why We Need GOOD Strategic Plans

Originally written for Jonathan Rivard and the CANGO team. The word strategic plan gets thrown around a lot in our communities, and yet we have no common definition or perspective on what these plans would/could/should look like. We do however know when we stumble onto a GOOD strategic plan (and a good process to get there). We know this […]

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