Returning keynote speaker Doug Griffiths joined us, for the second year in a row, to talk about change and how change will impact our community, economics and our lives.
We had the honour of having Griffiths for the 2017 Community Economic Forum to talk about the 13 ways to kill your community, the book that he wrote to spread the message on how to successfully kill your community and take about the challenges that confront small and not so small communities in the 21st century.
For the 2018 Community Economic Forum, Griffiths talks about the fundamentals of change and how people are afraid of change. When it comes to medicine, politics, economics, technology and much more.
Griffiths mentions the different attitudes and cultures within a community. The N.I.M.B.Ys (not in my backyard), B.A.N.A.N.As (build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything), N.O.P.Es (no on planet earth), C.A.V.Es (citizens against anything virtually everything) and F.E.A.Rs (fire-up everything against reasonable solutions). Griffiths relates all these acronyms to the five groups that show up within the community during the change.
Griffiths touched on a lot of changes that are happening right now as we speak. When it comes to accessing healthcare, online delivery and in-home diagnoses tools. Or online education growth and how everything is accessible on the internet when it comes to subjects lessons that is all at your finger tips.
The final message that Griffiths wrapped up on was how people need to adopt and adapt to new changes that happen within the communities. You need to be a part of the change whether you agree or not, or else you will fall behind with the changes and what they have to offer.