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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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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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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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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society. They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions.

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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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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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Painting of Three Flutists at Mardi Gras New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of three flutists playing in a Mardi Gras parade 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.

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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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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.”

2019 130

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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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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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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Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch

This time the tool of the month is not one but no fewer than five tools. I co-organized a meetup about interactive video in the Netherlands. My own experience with interactive video had been adding questions to videos with the help of Zaption (which no longer exists) and Edpuzzle.

2019 130

Announcing Rosviz19 July 11-12

Michelle Laurie

Join us for a creative skills building retreat in Rossland, BC, Canada July 11-12th, 2019. Boost your ability to engage beyond words, help groups see the bigger picture and make meetings more interesting! More information is here! .

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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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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.

2019 158

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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Blog>> Talk and Resources on Knowledge Auditing

Green Chameleon

Thanks to Stan Garfield for putting together this SIKM Leaders call yesterday and all the supporting links and resources. Follow the link for the slides, the audio recording, and some helpful background links. Visit the post here

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Painting of Vintage Chevy Pickup New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" plein air oil painting of a vintage Chevy pickup 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.

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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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New publication: Participatory Collaboration Mapping in Malawi: Making Mike’s Community Informatics Idea(l)s Work

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). Participatory Collaboration Mapping in Malawi: Making Mike’s Community Informatics Idea(l)s Work, The Jour nal of Community Informatics , 14(2-3):109-115. Abstract.

2019 130

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.

2019 130

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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Painting of Peppers New Orleans

Portals and KM

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

2019 141

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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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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How facilitation can lead to exclusion

Net-Map Toolbox

I was totally thrilled to go to the first Liberating Structures Global Gathering in Seattle last month, to play with my facilitation superheros. Liberating Structures are a set of facilitation tools, gathered and curated based on a strong philosophy. Their aim is to allow anyone (whether trained as facilitator or not) to facilitate better meetings, with just the right amount of structure (not too chaotic and not too rigid) and giving everyone equal opportunity to contribute.

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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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Painting of Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

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

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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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The freedom of living undocumented

Mathemagenic

You either live, or write is still true. The last two months were quite intensive in terms of events – visits of family and friends, travel and making long-term choices with lots of impact. It’s not over yet, but I do have a quiet moment now to think and write before the next wave begins.

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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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A Plague

How to Save the World

painting: A Swarm of Locusts by Emil Schmidt, in the public domain. A plague (in its generic meaning) is defined as “a destructively numerous influx or multiplication of a noxious animal; an epidemic disease causing a high rate of mortality”.

2019 64

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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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

This is the third theme I have selected from Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , to look at more closely in relation to education. So far I have explored what he has to say about breadth and depth , and about flow.

2019 153

The folly of political lines

Chris Corrigan

I’m on my way to Europe for a week, cobbling together the first leg of a 26 day trip that will take me to The Hague, Hamburg, Manitoulin Island, Thornbury Ontario, and New York City.

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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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