Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

I’m planning a meeting for May where a group of scientists will come together to plan their reporting on five years of study. I have used the ecocycle a fair bit (and love it) though I think its not the best tool for our needs at this meeting.

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

How might those who plan and attend meetings make the most of this information? This could be in the form an ice breaker but also in how we achieve the concrete tasks of the meeting as well. You don’t need to be an artist to include visual and creative elements to your meetings!

Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft used the recent SharePoint Conference to introduce numerous improvements to SharePoint lists scheduled for 2018. About one third of these are available now, with the reminder scheduled to be delivered by the end of December 2018.

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Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools. Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

Slowing up with homeschooling Thursdays: instead of the weekly meetings with the others, we did just a couple of things, traditional blueberry picking and swimming event, robot-making workshop and a camping on a farm of homeschooling friends.

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A video harvest…forever grateful!

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz comms Facilitation graphic facilitation WorkshopsIt’s a challenge to prepare, be the trainer on site and capture what is happening in the room for sharing. Early on, my co-conspirator Nancy White and I found it helpful to have a social reporter.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

Sometimes a workshop or meeting leaves me feeling better than when I walked in the room and this happened recently at PGviz18 in Prince George. Effective meetings graphic facilitation Uncategorized #drawingonwalls #markers #neuland #rosviz connections conversations effective meetings

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Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. I have understood the gist of what this is all about, and I can see the importance of developing a distributed web with distributed open educational resources, but I think I will follow Montaigne’s advice when meeting these types of difficulties and ‘give them over’.

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Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz collaboration communications effective meetings Facilitation graphic facilitation harvest Visual Thinking Workshops

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Don’t just look at the fancy “digital community tools” A face-to-face meeting in a village center is also a tool, and a very powerful one at that! Use (relevant parts of) the maps by referring to them in meetings, workshops, and online conversations.

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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

How do we meet each other to discuss this? His question was, if we want people to meet each other to discuss alternative facts and perspectives, won’t the distributed web make things more difficult? This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As one oil reservoir engineer observed, “Sometimes you can share an insight that is so useful it saves a well from going down, but you don’t save a well at the first meeting.”. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For example, the video conference system can analyze the captured video content and identify that the video content includes a conference room with ten participants to determine that the video content indicates a company meeting.”

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Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings graphic facilitation Uncategorized #drawingonwalls #markers #neuland #rosviz communications environment Visual Thinking

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Your Gantt chart is always fodder for long meetings and poor discussions. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz Blogging communications Facilitation graphic facilitation harvest Visual Thinking Workshops

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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

So, according to Ben, there is room for more communities to develop a usable independent web, and human-centred design, based on a deep understanding of people, which meets users where they are and is desirable, feasible and viable.

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How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

In the evaluation someone formulated it like this: " it was nice to meet each other " Online you need to structure and guide more tightly than face-to-face. "I Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design.

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(video) tool of the month: 1 second video apps for blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

To get to know each other You can invite participants to record something about their lives for a week and then share this online, or show the results during a meeting. This blogpost can be read in Dutch on Ennuonline. Video is an important online trend.

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Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android. These nudges are : … useful suggestions, tips, and best practices around managing email and running meetings.

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And So It Begins

Michael Sampson - Currents

May 25, 2018. How do you meet the critical requirement of differentiating personal data according to the legal basis under which it was collected … and how does this flow-through into data subject’s rights to access their data, have it deleted, and more.

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You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

Twitter is perfect to establish weak ties (by following them), you can start to engage by interacting (such as replying, retweeting) but may also organize face-to-face meetings. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

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Microsoft Whiteboard

Michael Sampson - Currents

What we’ve lacked for too long – constrained by not having the tool itself nor a wide distribution of touch-enabled and pen-enabled devices – is the equivalent of a whiteboard in a meeting room.

Envisioning a New Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Focusing only on the goal of the current process (entirely ignoring its current form), and with the assumption that you could start from scratch, ask how you would design a work activity or process to meet the goal in light of current tools and approaches.

2018 136

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

They learn the basics of collaboration, communication, meeting, coaching and other practical skills for self-managed teams such as conflict management. Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ).

2018 138

On Interpretation and Artistry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Forget the meeting room. Meeting rooms have their place, and a well-designed and well-appointed meeting room is a great addition to the re-imagining activities of all teams. Find a different place to meet – the local coffee shop is a favourite of many.

2018 127

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

Her supporters did not speak up in the deliberations of the formal church — the first board meeting, where the focus was on her competence as organist. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International.

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On uniqueness lost - Anthony Bourdain

Evolving Web

He had now become someone with a distinct voice and a rare opportunity to let us all into the lives of people and peoples that few of us will ever meet. . There are people I respect immediately. . And there are people where I’m like, “Uh, okay, keep going…. Maybe I’ll respect you later.”.

2018 130

On uniqueness lost - Anthony Bourdain

Evolving Web

He had now become someone with a distinct voice and a rare opportunity to let us all into the lives of people and peoples that few of us will ever meet. . There are people I respect immediately. . And there are people where I’m like, “Uh, okay, keep going…. Maybe I’ll respect you later.”.

2018 130

Improving Personal Capability to Embrace New Ideas

Michael Sampson - Currents

Create a OneNote notebook and use a page for taking notes at their next meeting. We held a push-up competition several years ago at my house. Some of my sons could easily do 20 push-ups, but one in particular couldn’t do any (he was … 7?).

2018 127

Shopping for Inspiration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Attend a local user group meeting in your city, to network with others. Learning what others have done with the new tools and resources available to them provides inspiration and challenge on what could be possible in your work, team and organisation. I call this shopping for inspiration.

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Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Discover collaboration challenges – Use data from everyday work in Office 365, like emails and meetings, to discover challenges like meeting overload, minimal time for focused work, or high after-hours workload.

2018 116

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Your Gantt chart is always fodder for long meetings and poor discussions. In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

2018 130

Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

She also discusses them in the context of their time, describing a war torn Europe, which influenced each of them differently and determined who they would meet, when and where, and how they would communicate, both during and after the war.

2018 130

Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice

Full Circle Associates

I’ve been both working with some distributed communities of practice and talking to different folks in my networks about online meeting practices. … Continue reading Building Online Meeting Muscles – chunking and practice. I’m feeling a resurgence of the kind of interest we saw in the earlier waves of online interaction. There is a pattern that I realize I use, but had not written about it.

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Trust in the steps. Focussed and whole picture thinking

Jenny Connected

In her words, ‘the world comes to meet you’ and she described seeing the curvature of the Earth. The Field & Field McGilchrist 4 day course about Iain’s book, The Master and his Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , is a very rich experience.

2018 130

Embrace the Stupid First Draft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Propose your idea in your team meeting. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer]. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

2018 116

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

A “discuss everything” principle can create the sense of always being in a meeting; or as one executive described it , “an all-day meeting with random participants and no agenda.”

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Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Set up lunch-and-learn meetings with people in your city from a different industry. What could you learn from an operations manager at Schipol Airport, or an analyst at HSBC, or the man who schedules the trains for Network Rail or the process guy at the Department for Education?

2018 116

Don’t Get to Perfect Too Soon

Michael Sampson - Currents

Meetings with an intent to think and work together, not a minute-by-minute agenda that makes the whole thing presupposed, pre-planned, and an exercise in rubber-stamping the dream of another. Getting to perfect too soon reduces the available space for collaboration.

2018 116

Seeing With Your Eyes Closed

Michael Sampson - Currents

On one project I was going to be interviewing academics about their needs from the new SharePoint-based intranet, and the room I was given for interviews was a tutorial room at the university (think meeting room with tables down the middle and 12+ chairs).

2018 116

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new Hub 2 – for meeting rooms, team work, and visual collaboration – is more flexible and lighter than the first version of the Hub. Additional shots in the video put two or more Hub 2’s in meeting rooms, which is where the Hub 1 was positioned.

2018 116

Shoes That Tell You Where To Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sending a notification to a friend or colleague to meet you at a particular place – and letting the footwear guide you there.

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