Slow Tours-Fast Connections Anti-Ageism Tour Webinar

April will representing in a webinar on February 19 – 10:30 am PST; accessible from the BCCRN  website    (register for mailing list to get access at She will talk about what has been labelled a ‘social innovation’ . April helped design the tour plan, and Courtney Hartman, Taylor Ashton and dementia music […]

Anti-Racism Protocol Signed – Sunshine Coast

Citizens, government, community associations and NGO’s gathered November 30 in Sechelt, BC, for the Signing of a Community Response Protocol to combat incidents of racism or hate which might happen locally. The protocol was developed by April and an organizing committee based on a similar document from Comox – Courtney.

This document […]

A New Song – Slow Tours : Fast Connections – Cross Generation Dialogue at NCDD Conf Nov 2018 Denver

“Slow Tours:Fast Connections” ……..At the NCDD Conference (National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation), Courtney and my work was labelled  a ‘Civic Innovation’, and we got to speak at the Plenary. Courtney sang a new song written for our Plenary talk; and we described anti-ageist slow tours; (which I had an idea for and Courtney […]

Better Collaboration and Decision Making – Join Ben and April in the Action Network



April is working with colleague Ben Kadel of Emotus Operandi to produce and support an Action Network (a Social Innovation) using Sociocracy 3 principles (a method of making more inclusive decisions and creating a productive social context for steering projects).

We are offering several webinar times for you to to find out more about this […]

Courtney Hartman and Taylor Ashton CD Release – and slow touring

Courtney Hartman and April have a co – learning arrangement and exchange. Courtney (a Grammy nominated and award winning guitarist/songwriter) teaches April guitar and performance lessons. April teaches Courtney how to be a ‘free range’ (freelance / independent) consultant; with techniques, approaches and design thinking she can use in life or in her projects.

They […]

Courtney and April – Building Civil Society at NCDD Conference


A Musician and a Consultant Walked Into Bar…And then the Bar Got raised                          

The National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation national conference in Denver in November brings people from all over North America to join in dialogue and create deliberate action to […]