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PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

In her book, PhD by Published Work , Susan Smith writes that one of the disadvantages of this route to a PHD is that ‘ it is tricky to retrospectively shoe-horn diverse papers into a post hoc theme’ (p.34).

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There’s training, and then there’s Creative Facilitation training!

Viv Mcwaters

There’s lots of things I can’t do well – way too many to list here – but I can cook a pretty good risotto and I can host facilitation training that’s memorable. I know this to be true because I love designing and delivering training that rocks.

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Sydney, Australia – Facebook Course June 2017

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Dear Students, my next Facebook course is on June 21st & June 22nd (two day course) so please bring your laptop and charger on both days. Lunch and teas and online courses/workbooks are included with the course being run in Sydney CBD in a training room.

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The Superintelligent Organization: create total competitive advantage?

The Bumble Bee

I have been studying one of the most highly regarded books on the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence), "Superintelligence - paths, dangers, strategies" by Nick Bostrom.

2017 71

Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department. Get hold of the department business process workflows.

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Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

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Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on. After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise , I now continue my series with the work I have been doing on mapping the collaboration in the URBACT BoostINNO project.

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Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

Why do a PhD at all? I have considered this question many times since I completed my MA in 1997 when I was asked by the awarding University department to continue to do a PhD. I declined.

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The Power of Outsiders

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent Art of Manliness podcast Doing More With Less , with guest Scott Sonenshein, talked about the difference between chasing and stretching. It’s a good discussion, with some great ideas throughout the 43 minutes. I’ve listened to it three times.

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Emerging Metanarratives and Transformation

Networking Action

Transformation involves the creation of dominant new orientations, structures, and ways of global understanding. A core part of this is developing new visions and narratives about the way the world does/should work. Sustainable development” is part of this, but much … Net Dev

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Painting of Coffee at a Parisian Cafe.

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" x 30" acrylic painting of coffee at a Parisian cafe. It is painted from a photo I took in Paris in 2008. I have done works from this photo six times now and always enjoy doing another version. This one was done for a friend by request. 

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

Photo by Nico Cavallotto. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. If you’ve had any contact with youngsters over the last few years, you’ll have noticed that they seem to spend a significant amount of their time glued to a range of digital devices.

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Hand Cycling around Bali

Jenny Connected

Map of Bali. At the beginning of this month I joined a group of hand cyclists who were raising money for REGAIN by cycling 320 km around Bali. Photo by Liz Pardey, Volunteer at Bali Sports Foundation.

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The VALUE of invitation

Chris Corrigan

This month I am in the middle of delivering another very cool online offering with Beehive Productions on the art of invitation.

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Webinar – What is “Transformation” and why is understanding its qualities important?

Networking Action

Date: Thursday, May 18. Time: 10 am US Eastern Time; 16.00 This Webinar is Hosted by Future Earth, and supported by the SDG Transformation Forum, the Future Earth Transformation Knowledge Action Network, Transformations2017 , and Geneva2030. Topic: What … Net Dev

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Painting of Mardi Gras 2017

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting from Mardi Gars 2017 in New Orleans.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 2

e-Moderation Station

This post continues to address the question posed in Part 1 : Do digital technologies actually help students learn English? I pose two more statements and consider some related research for each.

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New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Companies create organization charts that show hierarchies and reporting relationships. But work rarely gets done as it appears on an org chart. Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace.

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Understanding vision

Chris Corrigan

“Vision” is one of those words that is overused in our work and the reason it is so elusive is that is is so context dependant. You can have a vision of a full bath tub of steaming hot water. You can have a vision of making your home run on rain water alone.

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Developing the Ecosystem for Financing Transformation with the SDGs: A Foundation and Science View

Networking Action

Transformation requires substantial investment in the change process: experimenting and identifying transformative solutions, creating capacity, and sustaining the actual change effort over the many years the process requires. A webinar will focus on the these issues and the role of … Net Dev

2017 27

Painting of North Carolina Sea Gull Number 1

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the first of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

Feedback from the Cascadia R Conference participants

Learning Alliances

I helped organize the Cascadia R Conference on June 3, 2017. About 190 people attended the all-day conference. I volunteered to do the conference evaluation questionnaire and to analyze the results.

High Performing Teams Video Course launched by Ken Thompson

The Bumble Bee

High Performing Teams and High Performing Virtual Teams are topics very close to the heart of almost every leader irrespective of the size of their organization.

Principles for living reconciliation meaningfully

Chris Corrigan

Wednesday is National Aboriginal Day and ten days later, Canada commemerates its 150th birthday.

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The SDGs and Transformation

Networking Action

“Transformation” describes change of great depth and breadth; one framing distinguishes transformation from incremental change and reform. The SDGs describe a global future for 2030. What is the relationship between the SDGs and transformation? What are the implications for SDG … Net Dev

2017 27

Painting of Abalone Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of an Abalone shell in New Orleans. It was painted from life as a demonstration in a class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce).

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I'm sliding and morphing

Joitske Hulsebosch

You possibly know the book by Lynda Gratton called the Shift ? It is about the future of work and she predicts that we will become increasingly serial masters instead of 'shallow generalist'. A master is someone with deep knowledge in a number of domains.

Facebook Help: Social Media Online Consult for Small Business Saturday

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you want me to look at your Facebook Page and give you some feedback? To do the research and then give you practical specific personal tips to improving your following and engagement and clickthroughs?

Desire lines for strategy and change

Chris Corrigan

I think that doing strategic work with organizations and communities is really about learning. If a group is trying to confront newness and changes in its environment and needs to come up with new strategies to address those changes, then it needs to learn. I love the term “ desire lines.”

2017 14

Transformation and the Measurement Challenge

Networking Action

What is the relationship between traditional measures, such as national indices, log frames, results frameworks, and efficiency concepts, with the complex quality of transformation? How can/should the field of knowledge and practice advance? This webinar brings together three people who … Net Dev

2017 13

Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of a sea shell in New Orleans. It was painted from life as a demonstration in a class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce).

2017 11

The influence of technology on professional identity

Joitske Hulsebosch

In january I facilitated a MOOC about knowmads A knowmad is what I term a nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere.

Games connect

Viv Mcwaters

On our recent trip to Mongolia, in winter, I knew we’d be spending a lot of time indoors, with host families and with each other. It seemed like a good idea to take some table-top games to play. I chose games that did not require any understanding of English: Ghost Blitz and Skip-Bo.

Canada’s shadow

Chris Corrigan

An incident in Red Deer this week has made visible some of the deep seated xenophobia that exists just under the surface in Canada. While we are known as a country of tolerance and peace, and we largely are, there is a longstanding thread that runs through our history and right into our present that claims a kind of Eurocentric supremacy, and it has its impact against immigrants, indigenous people and people of colour who were born here.

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