Hanns Meissner has emerged from years of ‘formation’ at The Arc of Rensselaer County in Eastern New York State with lessons learned from a journey of individualizing supports. His agency’s story is one of relentless commitment of creating enough blue space for innovative ways to support and partner with individuals with developmental disabilities to form and flourish in spite of system constraints. Read, reflect, and learn about “bushwhacking” through the bureaucratic wilderness so you too can create blue space for innovation and citizenship for all to blossom.
Based on decades of experience leading a large organization through complex situations, Dr. Hanns Meissner created these resources as a guide to the vital practice of ‘creating blue space’ for creative thought and experimentation – even when living in the belly of a legacy organization.
- Creating Blue Space
- Expanding Blue Space
- Shapes of things to Come
- Exercises Creating Blue Space
Book Review by David Towell on Centre for Welfare Reform: https://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/creating-blue-space.html
Comprehensive set of slides by Hanns Messneir Meisnerr: http://www.reinventingquality.org/docs/A_Hanns_Meissner_Creating_Blue_Space.pdf
Good Things in Life Podcast Hanns Meissner with Pamela Mansell: https://goodthingsinlife.org/108-2/