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Intranets 2017

Michael Sampson - Currents

My friends at Step Two in Sydney are producing the seventh annual intranet conference in Australia : Intranets2017 is in its seventh year, and it continues to power on as the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere, running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017.

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‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

For me this is just the right programme, after all that happened in 2016, including ‘fake news’ allegations surrounding Brexit here in the UK and Trump’s election in the USA, to broadcast at the start of 2017. Source of image.

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2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Business Page Lists

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Lists: the old way has gone. Dear students, In this video lecture I walk you through creating Facebook Business Pages especially for LISTS. Why do you want lists?

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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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Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

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

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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.

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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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KM4Dev and Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner – April 6-7 2017

Full Circle Associates

Care about communities of practice? Care about how we build and share knowledge in any context? In international development? Like hanging out with fun and interesting people? Then get yourself registered for a regional KM4Dev gathering here in Seattle on April 6-7.

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Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing. I pay about 100 bucks a year for Dropbox. Not sure why. I guess I feel more secure – even though I suspect Dropbox is no more secure than iCloud LOL – having some documents in the cloud, duplicated.

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Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

Source of image. dana boyd has written a post in which she discusses why America is self-segregating and she comes up with a few suggestions such as the role of social media in segregating people into filter bubbles and echo chambers.

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Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Blocking People on Facebook: It’s not censorship -they are free to continue talking bollocks – I am exercising my freewill to say enough is enough. I belong to some pretty atrocious Facebook groups. Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey.

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Two Great Systems Change Resource

Networking Action

While the US is mired in self-conscious political quagmire, Europeans continue to make impressive contributions to large systems change (LSC) knowledge. This week I’ve looked at two documents that deepen understanding about, and strategic guidance for, LSC. The first is … Net Dev

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San Francisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. Net-net: a good trip, with some positive outcomes and a strong plan for 2017. 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.

Systems Change Funding

Networking Action

Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question. Although aimed for grantmakers, it’s also valuable for donor agencies and those applying for funding. The guide is the product of … Net Dev

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Container Homes

Michael Sampson - Currents

New Zealand is suffering a housing crisis in many of its cities – the cost of buying a first home have skyrocketed over the past couple of decades since my wife and I first purchased a place to live.

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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 myth of managed culture change

Chris Corrigan

For a long time I have known that the idea that culture change can be managed is a myth. A culture is emergent and is the result of millions of interactions, behaviours, artifacts and stories that people build up over time. It is unpredictable and results in surprise.

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The New IT Department

Michael Sampson - Currents

The experience of Hollands Kroon, on reimagining what it means to work in a municipal government, and the impact on the IT department: One of the key decisions that Hollands Kroon administrators made as part of the workplace transformation was to empower employees by eliminating standard job hierarchies and reporting structures, freeing up more of the workers’ time and energy to help them better serve citizens.

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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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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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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. 

2017 21

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

2017 27

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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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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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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Societal Change System Stewards: A large systems change frontier

Networking Action

Addressing large systems change challenges such as sustainable energy, health care and poverty can be greatly enhanced by development of powerful societal change systems (SCSs) comprising all those organizations, projects and programs aiming to realize change. SCS Stewards can greatly … Net Dev

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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.

2017 21

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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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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Transformations 2017

Networking Action

Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system.

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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. 

2017 21

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 a Conch Shell

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square acrylic painting of  a conch shell I collected in Florida in the 1950s. I did this as a demonstration during a class I am teaching in New Orleans.

2017 21

When Death Rushes Up

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is not a good way to greet the morning. Some words of tribute from afar … When death rushes up, We meet it as we are. For some it comes swiftly, from the metal of a car. For others the knife wounds, from the assailant himself. For others death is stayed by the new bridge leap repertoire.

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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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Strategic engagement – with snakes, elephants, baboons, mosquitos and meercats

Net-Map Toolbox

I am just back from work in Southern Africa. And while I was in a specific country with it’s specifically difficult political context, the question that keept us awake at night was rather universal: How can we influence without much formal authority?

2017 21

Highlights Reel

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this decade I met a friend for breakfast, and he proceeded to tell me an idea for an ambitious project. I had some doubts about the efficacy of the idea, but he lined up the support required and pushed go. And started working. And working. And struggling. And wrestling.

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Painting of Zydeco Washboard Player

Portals and KM

Here is an 16" x 20"" acrylic painting of Rosie Ledet's Washboard player from Jazz Fest in from New Orleans. 

2017 21

Rain

Michael Sampson - Currents

We’ve had a drought in the part of New Zealand I live in. There’s been little rain for months, and the ground has shown the lack thereof. But it started raining – thankfully – last week, which has been good for Canterbury, but has had a less ideal response up north.

2017 25

Update on Microsoft Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Not only does it show that the product fills a real market need, but it gives us a ton of information to help shape the product leading up to General Availability, which is still on track for this current quarter, Q1 2017. Update from Kirk on the Office 365 Team on the new (still in preview) Microsoft Teams service in Office 365: … Microsoft Teams has picked up momentum since its launch last November.

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