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.

2019 151

Yes, draw on walls!

Michelle Laurie

The other day, I received an email from a former graphic facilitation workshop participant. Check out this testimonial: “I was looking for some hands on learning in graphic facilitation and was lucky to find Michelle Laurie’s annual ROSVIz workshop in Rossland BC.

2019 130

Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch

I also experimented with Vialogues to facilitate a conversation around a video source. Here you see an example video made by Göran Kattenberg from Kattenberg Learning Innovation Consulting and The Blended Group. HiHaHo videos are used a lot in learning environments.

2019 130

Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot

Joitske Hulsebosch

You have to play with the importance of learning objectives and the level of detail, depending on the situation. Make goals / learning objectives also the subject of conversation. However, talking to specialists I learned that sometimes a scripted bot is all you need. I have learned and read a lot about the design process, including experiences and got training with IBM Watson. Have a look at this workshop I may facilitate for your organization.

2019 122

The Wisdom in the No: A New Approach to Conflict

Partnering Resources

The facilitator calls for a vote: “Who agrees that we should do X?” But the facilitator does something unexpected. Working across differences might just be one of the most important skills humans can learn in our intensely connected, globalized world.

2019 130

Helping kids learning to move around confidently

Mathemagenic

Once kids start doing things outside of the house on a regular basis we help them to learn packing what is needed and taking care of being ready in time. Next to a lot of practice and scaffolding what helps here is learning to use calendars, schedules and alarms and smart organisation of the gear needed. It is much easier for the kids to master what it takes to navigate regular routes by foot or with a bus than to learn how to do it safely on the bike.

2019 89

Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

As our chorus of 25 rehearsed, I was reminded of the incredible sense of community and joy that learning and singing great music together brings. I ‘ve spent many hours over the past four months rehearsing for a choir performance, a benefit for our local food bank.

2019 78

The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools

Mathemagenic

It is the last one which is a biggest challendge when it comes to figuring out what exactly the position and the role of staff entails – since the traditional hyerarchy of adults deciding what, how and when kids should learn is easier to let go in theory than in practice. Learning Unschooling democratic schools facilitating unschooling translation

2019 89

Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

People were busy doing their stuff and there any special activities to learn how to identify the fragments or well-defined tasks that you could do as a newcomer. They listened to what everyone said, learning at the same time. We didn’t talk about driving to another side of the country without knowing how much that adds to the learning experience of your kids, but I thought about that on the way back too.

2019 89

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

So at this stage that would seem to be my answer: First, re-skill our community’s people (learn the essential skills that we will need if and when economic and ecological collapse leads to bankrupt governments and corporations and broken infrastructure).

2019 70

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences. Art of Hosting Complexity Culture Facilitation Featured Power

2019 91

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Over the years it made me face my worst fears and imperfections, to see and accept things as they are and to learn from that point. Unschooling myself and project-based learning , December 2013. At times I feel that I’ve never learnt so intensely and so transformatively as I learn now.

2019 89

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

The FastCo mothership gave me a list of local subscribers, a discussion guide, some facilitation guidelines and an organizer’s button. Dell allowed me to learn and experiment at a global scale, and incorporate community analytics into marketing mix models and enterprise-wide reporting.

2019 46

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

We have run this leadership program for 8 years now, putting around 400 people through a nine month intensive program of residential and applied learning. There was no facilitation tool used beyond the ability to listen carefully and address the need and purpose of our work.

2019 74

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something. If you are consulting because you don’t know the answer to a question, being absent from the conversations does not help you learn. Furthermore they are founded on good dialogic principles, which you can point to and practice, such as, speak from your experience, listen to learn and be aware of your impact.

2019 61

Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

I learned today that all of these words are similar, and include not just ideas about the quality of space but time as well. Over the years, teaching about containers to people who speak these languages I have begun to learn a few concepts. Ove the years I’ve learned of similar words and ideas in other languages an cultures: in fact this seems to be a feature of human language in a way that isn’t quite available to unilingual English speakers like myself.

2019 56

A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

Since then, I have facilitated literally hundreds of gatherings from two person retreats to international conferences using a variety of participatory methodologies. I have mostly survived by holding questions, opening myself to learning, and reminding myself that I don’t have to be the expert all the time. And who can know what I’ll be writing about on August 31, 2019, in my 51st year, as I catch myself surprised at all that has happened.