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Advanced Social Media Training in Sydney August 2019

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

My 3 Day advanced social media intensive course is back! At the end of August, grab your laptop and head into Sydney CBD for a deep dive into the more advanced elements of social media marketing and strategy. Not for the complete beginner, suitable for Agencies and Government and Corporate].

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Networked City in practice: maps, apps, games and a model for Commons

Social Reporter

The ideas that a group of us have developed around Connecting Londoners and Networked City are bearing fruit, with a two-year Big Lottery-funded programme, models for creating local Commons, plus more games and an app designed to help community connectors.

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Coming to Your Senses with Iain McGilchrist

Jenny Connected

I have just returned (exhausted, but exhilarated) from a four day course in the Cotswolds – Exploring the Divided Brain. Coming to Your Senses. The course focuses on the work of Iain McGilchrist, principally his book The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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Community(Es)Sense

Making CommunitySense

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Organizations: keep an eye on your high speed learners

Joitske Hulsebosch

A participant during my master class on learning of the future shares: " I was learning a lot through the online world and would be at the cutting-edge in my field, this learning was logical part of my work as recruiter. Now I have a new job and it is not a logical part of my function.

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The Value and Limits of Intuition

Jenny Connected

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.”?—?Albert Albert Einstein.

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Last call for Rosviz19!

Michelle Laurie

We are in the home stretch for registration! One month until the annual graphic facilitation workshop ‘Rosviz19’ begins. There are 3 spots left.

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CommunitySense website makeover

Making CommunitySense

I did a major overhaul of the CommunitySense website. Check out [link] to see how I may help your organization, network or community build collaborative common ground. CommunitySense Uncategorized

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2019 July – 2 Day Facebook™ & Instagram™ Sydney Course

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

July 2019, Sydney CBD Facebook & Instagram for Business course: (2 day Sydney course) Are you wanting to take your Facebook Business Page & Instagram content to the next level?

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The Value and Limits of Imagination

Jenny Connected

On a 4-day Field & Field course I recently attended on The Divided Brain. Coming to Your Senses, Iain McGilchrist told us that there are four paths to knowledge: science, reason, intuition and imagination. He gave a one-hour talk on each of these topics.

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Yes, draw on walls!

Michelle Laurie

The other day, I received an email from a former graphic facilitation workshop participant. This has made my week! “Your workshop was really instrumental for me in my work. I use graphics in my research and am often invited to do recordings for strategic planning or dialogue-based events.”

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Painting of Mardi Gras Selfie - New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of myself and my wife as are getting ready to hit the streets for Mardi Gras day.    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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Discovering our common humanity through participatory mapping and collective impact

Making CommunitySense

Listen to / read the interview that Jeff Mohr, CEO of Kumu, held with me as part of their podcast series. CommunitySense Ideas collective impact common good community mapping CommunitySensor

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DEX 2019 – It’s Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at Step Two are about ready to take the wraps off the design for the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) conference , coming in September 2019 (and as of today, only 110 days away).

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Publishing in open access journals

Jenny Connected

Periodically I receive a message from Taylor and Francis about how often a paper I published with Mariana Funes has been read. This week they sent me the following message: Of course Taylor and Francis can’t know whether or not the article has been read.

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Almost there

Mathemagenic

Tomatoes on my balcony. My tomatoes are almost ripe and I am almost dancing from joy.

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Painting of Radishes New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of some radish in New Orleans. It was painted as a demonstration for the free pairing class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.

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New publication: Common Agenda Setting through Participatory Collaboration Mapping – a Knowledge Base-Driven Approach

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). Common Agenda Setting through Participatory Collaboration Mapping: a Knowledge Base-Driven Approach. In 16th Prato CIRN Conference 24-28 October 2018, Monash Centre, Prato, Italy. Abstract: Globalizing society faces an ever-expanding web of wicked problems. Community networks are at the heart of building the required collaboration capacity for achieving collective impact. One bottleneck is the process of common agenda setting among such widely diverging stakeholder networks.

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Parking without a Parking Meter

Michael Sampson - Currents

What’s the best way to levy and collect fees on parking spaces in congested urban areas?

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The Value and Limits of science

Jenny Connected

A bit of background. On the recent Field and Field four-day cours e (June 8 th – 11 th 2019), Iain McGilchrist discussed key ideas from his book The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , talking for an hour on each.

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Conversations That Matter: What It Takes to Have Them

How to Save the World

photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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The Wisdom in the No: A New Approach to Conflict

Partnering Resources

Image: Nadine Shaabana, Unsplash. After thirty minutes of discussion, it looks like we finally have an answer. The facilitator calls for a vote: “Who agrees that we should do X?” Everyone raises their hands except two people. Many groups would call this success and move forward.

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One dinner learning: science, reading and snails

Mathemagenic

After a few hot days yesterday’s dinner was inside. Rain was coming, together with lightning and thunder. Alexander and I had to run upstairs – we needed to see how the next iteration of our self-watering system on the balcony and roof works.

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True Love

Michael Sampson - Currents

Husband and wife for decades, love changed but not forgotten, Old patterns long-ended replayed as though they were still for today. To love another through their valley of diminishing. To catch her again, not for a life time to come this time, but as she stumbles and falls in the closing years. And bleeds. That young beloved now bedridden and only half there, But still deeply loved, deeply cherished. This is where true married love shines.

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The Value and Limits of Reason

Jenny Connected

In this post I will share the notes I made when hearing Iain McGilchrist speak about the value and limits of reason on 4-day Field & Field course I recently attended in the Cotswolds, UK.

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What Will It Take?

How to Save the World

L ast evening a group of about 30 Bowen Islanders watched a documentary called The Reluctant Radical. I arranged it, since the film profiles Ken Ward, who is a friend of Tree’s and who I’ve met a couple of times myself. Ken joined us for Q&A via video link after the screening.

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Liberating Structures in Network Development

Full Circle Associates

When working in a network comprised of technical folks, it is easy stay in the familiar territory of presenting knowledge when the network gathers. Sometimes make assumptions about scientists, or policy makers, or engineers about how they prefer to interact at a face to face meeting.

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Customer Communities Are Critical For Business Transformation

Online Community Strategy

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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Re-Thinking Return on Investment for Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

How much do you pay every month for your employees’ Office 365 subscription? Research shows that the payments made by Microsoft customers for Office 365 are not being met with parallel value gains in return. Migrating to Office 365 is not enough to pay back your investment. The real value of Office 365 comes when you and your employees start changing work processes to take advantage of the capabilities in Office 365. This is the core adoption issue.

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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

To help us prepare for the Rebel Wisdom Summit on May 12 th , in London, participants have been sent links to a number of videos which feature the keynote speakers, Iain McGilchrist, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying and Jordan Greenhall (see my last blog post for links to the videos).

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Nothing on Offer Here

How to Save the World

image CC0 via maxpixel. P eople want to believe, and they want people who seem to have found answers to tell them what they’ve learned, and what to do as a result.

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Liberating Structures Immersion in ATL September 18-19

Full Circle Associates

Tired of unproductive meetings, stifling hierarchy, exclusion, mistrust and disengaged people? It’s time to jump into Liberating Structures for your life and work. To instigate more of this fun, I’m heading South!

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Aligning Your Enterprise Community Strategy With Your Customer’s Career Journey

Online Community Strategy

Use these three contexts to help create a bigger and better future for your company's community. The post Aligning Your Enterprise Community Strategy With Your Customer’s Career Journey appeared first on. Community Management Culture Digital Transformation Online Community Social Business social media social networks community crowd Strategy

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Learning to See More

Michael Sampson - Currents

How do you learn to see what you can’t? Or to put it another way, how can you increase your ability to pay attention to and describe what presents itself before your eyes? It’s all there for the seeing, but if you lack the eyes to see, it might as well not be. My wife often asks, “What do you think of the new flowers in the garden?” ” Or “Isn’t the blossom lovely on the tree this year” (although not in June in New Zealand, mind you). “Is it?”

2019 89

Everything Flows

Jenny Connected

In early June I travelled to the Cotswolds for a 4-day course organised by Field and Field , and featuring the work of Iain McGilchrist. Iain was the keynote speaker on each of the 4 days giving 14 one hour talks/interviews over this time.

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Playing Apart

How to Save the World

image from the collection of Nick Smith, “possibly by John Wareham” All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. — William Shakespeare , As You Like It.

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Shocks of familiarity with Michel de Montaigne

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of her book “ How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answe r”, Sarah Bakewell writes (p.5). ‘to to read Montaigne is to experience a series of shocks of familiarity’. I have found this to be true.

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