New! Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to announce we are offering a graphic facilitation workshop July 13-14, 2015. This is the 6th annual ‘rosviz’ gathering taking place in the mountain setting of beautiful Rossland, British Columbia.

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Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015. Have you noticed how companies and organizations are using visuals more and more in the way they communicate with customers, employees and communities?

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Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

August 3rd-5th 2015. Shares Looking for an advanced social media course in Sydney ?

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Merry Christmas 2015

Portals and KM

Here are two Christmas color paintings of tomatoes to celebrate the holidays. I hope that whatever events you celebrate this time of year that you have a great time with your family. 

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Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

I had the great pleasure of attending the 2015 Rosviz workshop this week, and of watching a group of facilitators grow individually and collectively in their understanding of strategies for incorporating visuals into their work. By Guest Blogger Lisa Thiessen.

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Paul Tamburello on Satchmo Fest 2015

Portals and KM

My good friend Paul Tamburello writes a wonderful blog, PT at large , about his travels and other topics. We saw him at Satchmo Fest this year taking copious notes for a series of posts on the event. Here are a number of them. They will give you a great overview of what happens.

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

Portals and KM

I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places.

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New! Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to announce we are offering a graphic facilitation workshop July 13-14, 2015. This is the 6th annual ‘rosviz’ gathering taking place in the mountain setting of beautiful Rossland, British Columbia.

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Learning highlights: March 2015

Mathemagenic

So, learning highlights for March 2015. We are experimenting with multiple places and ways to document learning experiences of our kids.

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Painting of Wendell Brunious Jazz Fest 2015

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" painting of Wendell Brunious at Jazz Fest 2015. He was backing up John Boutte.  It is based on photo I took at the parade. The marching bands are always a favorate part of carnival for me. 

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Painting of Davell Crawford Jazz Fest 2015

Portals and KM

 It is based on a photo I took at  Jazz Fest 2015. Here is a 12" square painting of Davell Crawford , the New Orleans piano player. It He did a Fats Domino tribute that was great.

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Painting of Drum Major Mardi Gras 2015

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" painting of a drum major for Mardi Gras 2015. It is based on photo I took at the parade. The marching bands are always a favorate part of carnival for me. 

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Blog>> Intranet Innovation Awards 2015

Green Chameleon

Step Two in Australia have just announced the winners of the 2015 Intranet Innovation Awards. The awards report gives detailed case studies of winning intranets, and as always illustrates designs and ideas that have a positive impact on the business. This year, you can get the full series of reports for the past nine years in a bundle for only $100 more than this year’s report. Check out the release here: [link

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Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to be co-hosting the 6 th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015. Have you noticed how companies and organizations are using visuals more and more in the way they communicate with customers, employees and communities?

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #8

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 16" x 20" painting of a big chief at the  Mardi Gras Indians   Super Sunday (St. It is created from a photo I took at the event. 

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Painting of Wendall Brunious Jazz Fest 2015

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12"" painting of Wendell Brunious  at  Jazz Fest 201 5. This  This was a photo I took of him on the Jazz tent stage at Jazz Fest. He was backing up John Boutte. I have painted in one other position but this is the first time for this one. 

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Painting of Aaron Neville Jazz Fest 2015

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12"" painting of Aaron Neville  at  Jazz Fest 201 5. This  This was a photo I took of him on the Blues tent stage at Jazz Fest. I have painted in several other positions but this is the first time for this one. 

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #3

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 16" x 20" painting of a big chief at the  Mardi Gras Indians   Super Sunday (St. It is created from a photo I took at the event. 

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #2

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 12" square painting of a dancer at the Mardi Gras Indians   Super Sunday (St. It is created from a photo I took at the event. 

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #1

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 12" square painting of a Mardi Gras Indian chief. It is painted from a photo I took on Super Sunday (St.

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #7

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 16" x 20" painting of a big chief at the  Mardi Gras Indians   Super Sunday (St. It is created from a photo I took at the event. 

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Paintings of Mardi Gras 2015 #5

Portals and KM

Here is the fifth of a series of five acrylic paintings from  Mardi Gras 2015. It  It is a 12" square workI am also working on another set of five or six that focus on groups of float riders from this year's carnival. 

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #6

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 16" x 20" painting of a big chief at the  Mardi Gras Indians   Super Sunday (St. It is created from a photo I took at the event. 

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Paintings of Mardi Gras 2015 #4

Portals and KM

Here is the fourth of a series of five acrylic paintings from  Mardi Gras 2015. It is a 12" square work. I  I am also working on another set of five or six that focus on groups of float riders from this year's carnival. 

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #5

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 16" x 20" painting of a big chief at the  Mardi Gras Indians   Super Sunday (St. It is created from a photo I took at the event. 

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Paintings of Mardi Gras 2015 #3

Portals and KM

Here is the third of a series of five acrylic paintings from  Mardi Gras 2015. It is a 12" square work. I am also working on another set of five or six that focus on groups of float riders from this year's carnival. 

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Painting of Mardi Gras Indians 2015 #4

Portals and KM

Joseph's Day) 2015. Here is a 16" x 20" painting of a big chief at the  Mardi Gras Indians   Super Sunday (St. It is created from a photo I took at the event. 

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Art for Art's Sake 2015 New Orleans

Portals and KM

Art for Art's Sake is an annual event in New orleans that occurs the first Saturday of October. There wis lots of good street music, free wine in the galleries and some food. The street is full of people.

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Paintings of Mardi Gras 2015 #2

Portals and KM

Here is the second of a series of five acrylic paintings from  Mardi Gras 2015. It is a 16" x 20" work. I am also working on another set of five or six that focus on groups of float riders from this year's carnival. 

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Paintings of Mardi Gras 2015 #1

Portals and KM

Here is the first of a series of five acrylic paintings from Mardi Gras 2015. It is a 12" square work. I am also working on another set of five or six that focus on groups of float riders from this year's carnival. 

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Painting of Chris Adkins Jazz Fest 2015

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" painting of  Chris Adkins  at  Jazz Fest 201 5. He backs up a number of New Orleans musicians including Lynn Drury. This was a photo I took of him on the Congo Square stage at Jazz Fest. 

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Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

I have not attempted to evaluate their update by comparing the 2015 version with the 2011 version, but I have found the 2015 version very interesting to read. Manifesto for teaching online: Digital Education, University of Edinburgh, 2015. 2015). 2015).

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Jenny’s January 2015

Jenny Connected

And then I saw Stephen Downes’ post – A Year in Photos – and the wonderful photos and text have stimulated me to keep a record of my ‘happenings’ over this year of 2015. 2015 came in with the end of Fedwiki or not the end because I am still following and have signed up for the next Happening. At the end of last year I wrote a post about art I enjoyed in 2014. That was a time-consuming but really enjoyable post to write.

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Collabosphere 2015 in late September (Austin, TX)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late September, Central Desktop, a PGi company will be hosting its annual conference in Austin TX – Collabosphere 2015. I’ll be there, and am delighted to say that I’ll be speaking too. My talk is on user adoption: Make-or-break user adoption strategies for every business.

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May 2015 – metaphor, meaning and motion

Jenny Connected

I have committed to writing a monthly blog post this year, rather like those who commit to posting a photo a day. I have resisted the photo a day – I hate routine.

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Paintings of Mardi Gras 2015 #7 - Druids Two

Portals and KM

Here is the seventh of an expanded series of acrylic paintings from  Mardi Gras 2015.  It is a 16" x 20" work and shows the Krewe of  Druids. I posted another version on Monday.

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Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC, Nov 20-21, 2015

Net-Map Toolbox

Understand how people and their networks influence your (project) success – learn Net – Map! You are curious about network analysis but what you read about it sounds extremely technical, confusing and abstract?

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April 2015 – de-cluttering and disconnecting

Jenny Connected

I’m not sure where April went. I didn’t blog once during the entire month. Looking back I can see it was a month of de-cluttering and disconnecting. De-cluttering has taken the shape of a massive purge on our house, which we have lived in for 30 years.

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Insights on Adoption (March 2015)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Published March 2015. – Let’s Work Together in 2015. Download Insights on Adoption (March 2015) (PDF, 6 pages, 2.7 Insights on Adoption provides updates, socializes new ideas, and shares the latest thinking and approaches for being effective with user adoption. Table of Contents. – Opening Remarks. – Going Beyond Adoption 101. – The Adoption Challenge for IBM Connections. – Adoption Strategies for Unified Communications.

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March 2015 – A month of considerable learning

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of March we had an amazing fall of snow. In the space of half an hour we had about four inches.

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