Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

On the Art of Hosting email list last month, there was an inquiry posted by Monica Nissén asking about scaling the Art of Hosting as a leadership practice through levels of engagement. Art of Hosting Collaboration Evaluation Featured First Nations Leadership Learning

2019 68

A quick harvest from Art of Hosting Water Dialogues

Michelle Laurie

days doing of joint training with The Art of Hosting and Waterlution called the Water Dialogues. Chris Corrigan , one of the hosts, introduced the Cynefin framework (used by Cognitive Edge ) as a way to differentiate between simple, complicated and complex problems.

Reflecting on my TAFE Workshop Approach

Nancy White

At dinner one night just past the mid-point, my host Brad Beach and I were debriefing and he wondered if this approach was recognized or “seen” by the participants (between 20-35 people per session. First, a bit about my approach – I welcome your feedback.

BIG promotes a positive approach to community building

Social Reporter

If Government were promoting the approach you might be suspicious that it’s all part of deficit-reduction and cuts … but coming from BIG it is perhaps more credible, not least since they have a lot of successfully-funded projects to point to.

Introducing Network Thinking: A Mobile Approach to Customer Communities

Online Community Strategy

Lean, customer-focused approaches aren’t as opaque or profitable as slow, heavyweight and complex technology and approaches. A fractured approach to customer experience inevitably leads to a fractured understanding of the customer and multiple silos of valuable customer data.

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Art of Hosting beyond the basics: a new offering

Chris Corrigan

Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Tim Merry, Caitlin Frost and I are just returning from a gathering of experienced Art of Hosting practitioners from around the world. A key part of our work is nto build capacity and depth in core teams to host systems work together.

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Collaborative Decision Making - the IBM Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM is hosting a webinar next week on making decisions collaboratively using Cognos Business Intelligence and Lotus Connections : " IBM Cognos Business Intelligence provides built-in collaborative and social networking capabilities to fuel the exchange of ideas and knowledge that naturally occurs in decision-making processes today.

Extending the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The four of us on the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics team are all global stewards of the international Art of Hosting community of practice. As such, the Art of Hosting is our lineage. And Beyond the Basics is very much rooted in the Art of Hosting.

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Take your pick - Facilitating, leading, managing, hosting, community-ship

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

A few notable points in the discussion: One of the key concepts which links with any ecological approach is co-evolution. Its a radical break from engineering or idealistic (define where you want to be and close the gap) approaches as it managers in the “present now&#.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

I think there are markets for each of the three approaches on this panel. (I The next question was whether they offer - on an on-premise vs hosted solution. Sabre - hosted. Jive - we allow for both - sometimes the issues is internal collaboration vs also external collaboration - customers tend to think hosted when arrive - three drivers, HR, business, IT - different questions so might change to an on-premise solution.

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

I’m on the road, currently in Columbus Ohio, working my way through a two week road trip that has taken me to Ontario to visit family and to New Brunswick where I was part of a remarkable hosting team for the Art of Hosting Working Across Divides.

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

Chris Corrigan

On the Art of Hosting list today there has been a very interesting conversation about some of the Japanese words that are used to describe space and container. In some ways it’s too bad that we use English in the Art of Hosting community as our global language! Perhaps this is why for the most part, people I work with in English are interested in tools and processes, and why we have a hard time explaining the “art” of the Art of Hosting.

2019 67

Tim Merry’s recent thinking on collaboration

Chris Corrigan

Tim Merry ‘s work on collaborative advantage: My friend and colleague Tim Merry is sharing some of his most recent thinking on project design and development here in Columbus at the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics retreat we are doing.

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Tim Merry’s recent thinking on collaboration

Chris Corrigan

Tim Merry ‘s work on collaborative advantage: My friend and colleague Tim Merry is sharing some of his most recent thinking on project design and development here in Columbus at the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics retreat we are doing.

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“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

At some point the client says something like “we’d like to have our people there as observers or table hosts or mixed in as silent listeners.” If you want to learn more about my approach to group sizes, here’s a post summing up what I know , and here’s a quick video my friend Nancy White made. Art of Hosting Chaordic design Facilitation Featured Open Space Power World Cafe

2019 61

Evaluation rigour for harvesting

Chris Corrigan

We are embarking on a innovative approach to a social problem and we need a framework to guide the evaluation process. In Art of Hosting terms, we might call this a harvesting plan. The problems with this approach are obvious.

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. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Cynefin Evaluation Links Philanthropy

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Prototyping and strategic planning

Chris Corrigan

From there we move to exploring and deploying new approaches and toolsets. Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Cynefin Design Evaluation Facilitation Learning Practice Stories

2017 75

Designing with introverts in mind

Chris Corrigan

Back in June I was on the hosting team for an Art of Hosting in northern California. It’s fierce hosting work, because extroverts are very dismissive of it, and I haven’t always been successful. Art of Hosting Conversation Design Facilitation Learning

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Understanding where you are, not where you think you are: some tips and a process

Chris Corrigan

There are several problems with this approach: It assumes that the consultant got the scheme right. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation Facilitation Learning Organization Stories

2015 101

Learning in the New year

Chris Corrigan

Seems my Art of Hosting teaching practice is making a couple of shifts. First, there are lots of places around the world where you can go and do a basic introductory Art of Hosting. You can find the list of offerings here at the Art of Hosting website. Over the past ten years the Art of Hosting community has grown widely and there are many many people out there now offering the basic workshop with different flavours. Art of Hosting Advanced Practice Online.

2014 61

Training in structures that support humanity

Chris Corrigan

It is the basis of relational theory and is a core assumption underlying a whole world of organizational development thinking and practice, including the Art of Hosting. Art of Hosting Conversation Facilitation Organization

2014 79

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. A New Approach to Community Building.

2017 64

Simple meeting design

Chris Corrigan

This afternoon, Toke Møller and I are hosting a little session on Art of Hosting basics at a gathering for emerging indigenous leaders. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Design Facilitation Invitation

This complex world is hard.

Chris Corrigan

Clients all the time approach me looking for certainty, answers and clear outcomes. They seems to want to be able to accelerate the outcomes they want without having to change their approach. Art of Hosting Collaboration Cynefin Emergence Leadership Learning Organization Just off a call with a potential client today and we were scoping out some of the work that we might do together, with a small organization facing unprecedented change.

2015 67

The purpose of practice is practice

Chris Corrigan

We talk about the Art of Hosting as a practice. It is the same with the Art of Hosting. Art of Hosting workshops are not “trainings” in the typical sense of the word. In other words, the best way to come to an Art of Hosting is to prepare to pay attention in every moment to how you are practicing the basics of being in conversations with other people: being present, being an active participant, taking responsibility for hosting and co-creating a space together.

This morning’s dialogue poem

Chris Corrigan

to be basking in being hosted. coaching kids, approaching mothers and grandmothers. Art of Hosting Poetry The four fold practice meets the Diné healthy communities framework.

2015 68

Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

As a result it is generally a zone that is not failure tolerant and so these items are not good candidates for a probe or prototyping approach. This is of course the best approach to making change within complex systems. This learning was summarized in a report, but the bigger harvest was the capacity that each participant built to take steps to sense, design and implement change initiatives with a better informed complexity approach.

2016 57

Appreciating Kauffman

Chris Corrigan

Art of Hosting Being Cynefin FeaturedOne of the things I am learning reading Stuart Kauffman’s book “ Reinventing the Sacred ” is just how powerful and pervasive the phenomenon of creative emergence is at every level in our world.

2017 46

Teaching frameworks for practitioners

Chris Corrigan

So my basic approach to teaching these kinds of things is to use the following heuristic: Theory. Art of Hosting Learning Practice

2017 49

The Role of Brands in Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Examples include pundits advising brands to prioritize social efforts “off domain”, being passive observers in their communities instead of active hosts, and a general sentiment that hosting a brand-based online community is high effort and low return. The Role of Host.

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Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

I was honored to be asked to keynote the SWARM Community Managers Conference in Sydney this week, hosted by conference Co-Founders Alison Michalk and Venessa Paech. A New Approach to Community Building.

2017 46

Communities in the Crowd Economy: #CSWEurope15

Online Community Strategy

One key strategy is to develop customer communities where customers connect to people in the business (as hosts) as well as other customers and prospects (as peers). These communities translate into real value for the customer and for the host business.

2015 71

Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Through my work as a Fellow with Life Reimagined, I have (with my team of Fellows) developed an approach that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. The host organization evolves from an authoritarian role to become a responsive partner in co-development. Purpose.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

Green Chameleon » You Are Deletable

Green Chameleon

This reminded me of the actKM deletion event when it was hosted by Yahoo Groups (one member complained to Yahoo! Lesson for me: own your content, and if you’re using a hosted (especially free) service, back everything up.

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Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

Over the next little while I’m going to be giving this approach a lot of thought and try it out in practice as often as I can, and where the context warrants it. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Cynefin Evaluation Facilitation World Cafe

2014 65

Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

When we are evaluating work there is a mix of these two types of approaches at play. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation FacilitationEvaluation is such an influential constraint in organizational and community life.

2016 46

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

2018 207

Green Chameleon » Gary Klein and Dave Snowden on KM and Singapore’s Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning System

Green Chameleon

I have the same approach but in my experience 7 groups… By Tim Suoer great, such a fun United Nations group.

2007 130

To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

Further, you intentionally or unintentionally play many roles within those communities – host, member, participant, advocate, creator, and at times, possibly even destroyer. a helpful answer must be developed in the context of the host organization and their extended network and 2.)

2016 70

The complex world is hard.

Chris Corrigan

Clients all the time approach me looking for certainty, answers and clear outcomes. They seems to want to be able to accelerate the outcomes they want without having to change their approach. Art of Hosting Collaboration Cynefin Emergence Leadership Learning Just off a call with a potential client today and we were scoping out some of the work that we might do together, with a small organization facing unprecedented change.

2015 48

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. In the words of 2x participant Fern: “I wanted to send a quick thank you for hosting such a wonderful workshop.

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