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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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Privilege, beauty and evaluation

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been for a beautiful walk this morning in the warm mist of a spring day in the highlands near Victoria. It was quiet but for the cacophony of bird song, and everything was wet with mist and dew.

The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The title immediately resonated as recently I have found myself increasingly troubled by the constant noise of the online environment.

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Blog>> Knowledge Audits in Practice - Report on Global Survey

Green Chameleon

Let me thank the 150 respondents from all over who generously responded to my survey on knowledge audit perceptions and experiences. Some very useful insights from the responses, which I summarise below. The detailed report can be found in the attached pdf. Many of you expressed willingness to be contacted – I will be working on the interview plan over the coming weeks.Thanks again for all your help! Main Insights: 1.

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Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

Making CommunitySense

10 years ago to this day, I took the plunge. On April 1, 2007, I walked into the Tilburg Chamber of Commerce, and registered my very own company, CommunitySense. From the application form: “CommunitySense is a research consultancy company in the field of community informatics.

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Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

Ready for a thinking ramble? Payoff isn’t until the end. Fair warning! I have found myself pointing to Donella Meadows’ “ Leverage Places: Where to Intervene in a System ” more and more these days.

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

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Norway’s Ship Tunnel

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few years ago I was visiting Oslo to present a series of workshops, and on one evening one of my hosts drove me into the city centre for a meal out. I was intrigued by the underground/through-the-water tunnels that we drove through.

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The Path to 2030

Networking Action

What are the trends that will influence our ability to realize the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030? This was the question that I was asked to address in a keynote to the annual meeting of the Global Donor Platform for … Net Dev

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Painting of a North American B25 Mitchell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a North American B 25 Mitchell. This one is hanging at the World War Two   Museum in New Orleans. It is the fourth in a four part series on planes found there. 

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Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

The fabulous Tracy Kelly of BC Campus invited me north to Vancouver to co-facilitate two workshops, one on graphic facilitation in higher education (“ VizEd “), and the second a larger team collaborative Liberating Structures 2 day immersion workshop.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Image © Leigh Prather. The last few years have seen big brands make extraordinary investments in developing massive “digital transformation” and social media programs. On one hand, these programs have yielded moments of customer connection, advocacy and insight.

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No Laptop Onboard. Now What?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Almost a decade ago I wrote about my mobile office using an iPAQ 212 and foldable Bluetooth keyboard.

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Teaching frameworks for practitioners

Chris Corrigan

Reflecting these days on some two day courses I have coming up, including one on complexity and social change , one on invitation practice and one on Open Space. Each of these courses is workshop to introduce people to a practice or a set of practices, as opposed to techniques and skills.

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Painting of Purple Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of orchids in New Orleans.    Waiting of Purpl. 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.

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A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In this Tedtalk John poses an interesting statement about the 'rise of the knowmad'. " In 2020 45% of the workforce will be knowmads ". Eh 2020? That's already in 3 years time! Hurry up?

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Responding to Clark Quinn: Technology or preparation? 

Full Circle Associates

Clark Quinn has a great provocation on his blog today. I ‘ll share a quote, then reply. So, many of the things we’re doing are driven by bad implementation.

Weaponised Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

On just about every flight I’ve taken recently, a voice from the front of the plane has read a statement to the effect of: “ The United States Federal Aviation Authority has limited the carriage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device.

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Why you should come to learn about Open Space on June 1-2 in Vancouver

Chris Corrigan

Register for this year’s Open Space Technology learning workshop, June 1-2 in Vancouver. Early bird rates still available! I first stumbled across Open Space Technology in 1995 at a large conference of the International Association of Public Participation in Whistler.

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Painting of a Vought F4U Corsair from World War Two Museum

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a Vought F4U Corsair. This one in hanging at the World War Two Museum in New Orleans. 

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Blog>> Survey on Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

I’m currently working on a book about knowledge audits and knowledge mapping. I’d like to get a better sense of the variety of understandings of knowledge audits that exists out in the professional community. Here’s a short survey that should take between 10 and 20 minutes of your time – do take it, and recommend it to others. Responses are anonymous, but if you leave your email address, I will share the survey results when completed. Thank you!

Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Full Circle Associates

Warning: Long post suitable for process geeks and lovers of detail. The rest of you might want to skip to the bottom and download the annotated slides PDF! For the last few years I’ve enjoyed presenting a 90 minute synchronous session for the Mid Atlantic Facilitators Network , or MAFN.

San Francisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last month I flew to San Francisco for a week of meetings. My new colleagues at Silverside were coming across for a conference the week of February 20, so we split the distance and met half way. We held three days of planning meetings for 2017 and then did the conference thing; me for one day, and the others for the full three days. Some comments about San Francisco and the time there: 1. Mixed Remote and In-Person Meetings.

Painting of Live Oak, City Park, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of a Live Oak in City Park, New Orleans completed on site. The tree is easily several hundred years old. 

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Lessons learnt from the design of a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past year I have worked with Proteion , a health organization in the south of the Netherlands. They have 3500 employees and a large part of their work is care for people with dementia.

March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Making CommunitySense

Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events , from the North Pole to the Antarctic. This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty research politics.

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Laptops in Checked-In Luggage

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s a common question: Can I pack my laptop in checked-in luggage? The general consensus is “ no.”

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The literacy of messiness for philanthropy

Chris Corrigan

A couple of years ago I wrote a post that was critical of the way in which the Representative for Children in Youth in British Columbia drove practice changes among social workers.

A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to announce my new book " A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations ". Team Leadership Development

NEW ARTICLE: Realizing the Benefits of True Globalization

Partnering Resources

By Aussiegall on flickr. Many organizations say they’re global. Few achieve the benefits of globalization. Bayer CropScience (BCS) experienced this conundrum several years ago.

Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Eventful Group is hosting the second Enterprise Collaboration TechFest in Australia in June. It has recently published the research document that summarises the key themes from its research roundtable discussions : 2017 Themes. Starting with the Why – Delivering Business Value.

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Full Circle Associates

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Painting of Persimmons New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of persimmons 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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Smart Women

How to Save the World

image CC0 from pexels.com. I guess it had to happen someday soon. Wasn’t nothing to hold them down. They would rise from among us like a big balloon. Take the sky, and forsake the ground… Hold them up, hold them up. Never do let them fall. Pray to the dust and the rust and the ruin.