Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

We took it slow, taking time to recover from all the changes in our lives, letting go things, thoughts and feelings that didn’t belong anymore and sorting out that is needed for the new phase. Harvest time.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Climate Change Performance Index: An international organization maps policies and progress on addressing climate change , by country.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

change complexity creative destruction engagement evaluation facilitation harvesting Liberating StructuresIntroduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

We need to fundamentally change our thinking paradigm and approach things in context-appropriate ways, otherwise we will never move the needle on these so-called wicked problems. How Evaluation Supports Systems Change. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

change complexity creative destruction engagement evaluation facilitation harvesting Liberating StructuresIntroduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach. With a set of Liberating Structures we can create a more adaptive and actionable strategy for project design and development that contextualizes the plan into a fuller picture of the landscape within which it operates.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

People had gathered from across North America and further afield to discuss issues of racial equity in hosting and harvesting practices. Evaluation frameworks are based on stories about how we believe change happens. The people need to be changed in order for a new world to arise.

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My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

We can’t hope to change a culture whose systems we’re utterly, helplessly dependent on. A Harvest of Myths (Jul 2014)†*. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). On the Shoulders of Giants (Feb 2018) (Short Story)*. T he inimitable Rev.

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Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

Habituation – We stopped looking a long time ago because nothing ever seems to change. Example: A sign changes on a road, nobody notices it for weeks.). Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation Featured

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

Until we notice, in some of the tropical rainforests (which due to climate change are not in the same places they are today), and along some of the warmer coasts, some rustling in the trees and darting movements along the forest floor. image: from Martijn Meijerink on skitterphoto.com, cc0.

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How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Build in individual and collective ways to harvest and make sense of what you are seeing. In natural systems, evolution and change is powered by what happens at the edges ad boundaries, where a forest interacts with a meadow, or a sea with a shoreline.

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