Presentation at the National Research Council Canada

Making CommunitySense

On Monday, I will give another version of the talk “From Inspiration to Activation: Making Online Collaborative Communities Work&# that I gave at the University of Alabama in Huntsville , this time at the National Research Council Canada Institute for Information Technology in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We outline a conceptual model of online collaborative communities.

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Living by Design: Measuring Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Living by Design. Effective design, initial content seeding and proactive facilitation are critical factors for re-firing in the innovation engine. Of course, you can replace "communities" with "team" if it fits better with your model. Canada License

eLearn: Best Practices - Online Course Design from a Communities-of-Practice Perspective

John Tropea - Delicious Community

2/19/09) Laurie Rowell, eLearn Magazine Reviewing Last Years E-Learning Predictions (1/23/09) Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada Predictions For 2009 (1/09/09) Lisa Neal Gualtieri, Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine Virtual Teams: Making the Online Classroom a Learning Organization (8/22/08) Edward Volchok, Ph.D, Quinn, Director, Quinnovation Online Course Design from a Communities-of-Practice Perspective (9/22/06) By John D.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Chart of group satisfaction by size, from Life With Alacrity E lisabet Sahtouris wrote an article in 2005 called The Biology of Business ,which began with a dubious recapitulation of Darwins model andexplanation of evolution, and then attempted to apply this model tobusiness ecosystems.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Likewise I dont believetechnologies will save us, because, as James Kunstler points out, theyare designed to enable us to continue to live the unsustainable way wedo now, a little longer. Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community.

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Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Keynote speakers sharing innovation stories from Kenya, Finland, and Canada were Daudi Were of Ushahid i, Marco Steinberg of the Helsinki Design Lab and Vanessa Timmer of One Earth. Like at the “Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop last year, I took presentation notes.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

M y book on Natural Enterprises proposes a partnership model for new enterprise formation and sustainability. Is the corporation, as a model, a hopelesscase, or can it be reformed or reinvented? Thedysfunctional model of the corporation will suffer the same fate asevery other institution and entity that has ceased to evolve, innovateand serve our collective interests. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I need some assistance from readers to finalize a titleand subtitle, and to design the web tools that will accompany the book. Should I set up a very simple wiki orsome other tool to talk through its design? I doubt that anyonewill be able to make money developing them -- my hope is that they willserve as working models for other applications that need similarenabling processes and infrastructure.

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Art of Hosting, October 3-6, 2010 on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Please consider joining us on Bowen Island, BC, Canada for an Art of Hosting learning retreat, October 3-6, 2010. On the hosting team will be Teresa Posakony, Caitlin Frost and Tenneson Woolf , me. Pass along to your networks or to anyone you know interested in this opportunity.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

  He also said the content management tools are currently designed to store content at rest.   Sandy Carter came up and talked about the exceptional benefits IBM clients are getting such as Royal Bank of Canada and the city of Warsaw, Poland.

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Role of facilitation in disaster recovery

Viv Mcwaters

But first, a little background: this workshop was designed and delivered by the Global Facilitator Service Corps (GFSC) is a voluntary group of committed and passionate people who provide a way for facilitators to contribute our facilitation skills to disaster preparedness and recovery. There were about 14 of us – from across the USA, Canada and Australia.

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Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Save the World

Things Are a Little Different in Canada: Some things you’ll only see in the Great White North. _. (I suppose I should start calling this “Links of the Quarter” since that’s about how often I’ve been posting it.).

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Requiem for a Species

How to Save the World

large-scale collapse of human infrastructure not designed for such extreme and frequent weather events. conception of post-civilization all-weather wear by mary mattingly.

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Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow - YouTube

John Tropea - Delicious Community

As there is general agreement amongst a number of CoP scholars that communities of practice cannot be designed or created (Barab et al, 2002, Wenger & Snyder, 2000), seeking to learn about best practice in encouraging these communities to develop is the next step. Engage Education | Induction Day Interview | Prabjot Sandhu | Maths | Canada. Upload Sign in. Loading. This video is unavailable. Find out why. Close. Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow.

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Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

How to Save the World

A problem like this (a “wicked problem” is the technical term) will frustrate almost any country, and particularly the United States, where government is designed to be both weak and responsive to its citizens. A NYT editorial explains what this means for Canada.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

British Columbia has, as a result of high-level polar winds produced by these anomalies, had the coldest, snowiest winter in decades, while in Eastern Canada record high temperatures are now yielding to massive early spring blizzards.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

How to Save the World

” Our understanding of what was, is a model pieced together by the brain, not something experienced directly. The simplified, artificial model of reality that the brain constructs is attuned to fitness (survival), not to truth. There is now no true pro-environment party in Canada.

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Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

How to Save the World

I think there are four ways to do that: Live an exemplary, joyful, present life : Be a model of living in the present, joyously, every day, living a life that’s aware, generous, responsible, sustainable and full of learning, wonder and love.

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Links of the Month: November 30, 2012

How to Save the World

Death, and Life, with Dignity: I want to acknowledge the courage of ALS-sufferer Gloria Taylor, who got Canada’s ban on doctor-assisted suicide ruled as unconstitutional in June, defeating both the federal and provincial governments who opposed her case.

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The Democracy Project

How to Save the World

iii) creating “liberated spaces” and institutions within those spaces that demonstrate the viability of alternative democratic/anarchic models of living and self-governance and which reflect the dysfunction and illegitimacy of the current undemocratic and oppressive systems.

The Credit Crisis and Social Software - Part 1 - Why we need a return to credit based on social relationships

Green Chameleon

In Canada a mortgage rests upon the person of the borrower with the house as collateral. So the central relationship is weakened by design. That we keep repeating the same design flaw. As we have seen, all the brilliant risk management models of Wall Street failed.

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A Methodology for Web 2.0 Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations)

How to Save the World

Design & Create Experiments: Then, with this knowledge and some inexpensive infrastructure inplace, the organization can start launching, and encouraging, the mostpromising collaboration experiments. Instead,watch for successes, and craft stories that explain how and why they worked, in the context of your ownorganization -- these will be the models that will spawn othersuccesses. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Links for the Week: December 13, 2008

How to Save the World

explains how cynical businesspeople created businesses designed solely to exploit government systems weaknesses and public ignorance for personal profit , and corrupt other businesses into the same exploitative model. Canada's Next PM Admits He Was Wrong on Iraq: The new leader of the progressive majority coalition in Canada, which will be taking power as soon as the minority Conservatives re-convene parliament, is Michael Ignatieff.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dustin Rivers explains how the industrial education model helped damage indigenous culture, and why the unschooling, natural in-community education model of aboriginal peoples was so much more effective. Urban designer Kate McMahon is trying to make her own neighbourhood of Melbourne ecologically sustainable. BLOG TOOLS Salon Blog Rankings Salon Blog Recent Updates Technorati Cosmos Bloglines My RSS Subscribers Flickr: My Photos GeoURL World as a Blog BlogStreet Blogs Canada.

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Smart Phones: What Comes Next

How to Save the World

The cellphone company thought it was too wild, and couldn't see the 'business model' (how they could make money from it), so it never went anywhere. It's designed to improve users' social interaction, work effectiveness and time management, not to sell products.

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Giving Up on Environmentalism

How to Save the World

In the meantime the people of the US, China and Canada will get their insatiable energy fix somewhere else — burning more coal, or converting more grainlands to (heavily subsidized) fuel oil production.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

What we need is experimenters.Theway to create working models that work better than the dysfunctionalones we have now, in a complex system where no one is in control and noone has the answers, is to try things. February 2008 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Jan Mar SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

It began to dawn on me that Id seen this model before. Then Irealized, Id designed this model before. I had given up on this model because, in 2005, I couldnt see thatcustomers would see the value, or be willing and able to pay for,informed, breakthrough thinking that addressed their wicked complexproblems. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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Where am I now?

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I was wrapping up the 2009 Good Food Gathering in San Jose and I took a CalTrain up to SFO, hopped an Air Canada flight to Calgary, spent the night there, and flew to Winnipeg early this morning where I joined national gathering of Aboriginal youth who are meeting to thinking about how to renew a very successful federal government program. The Kellogg gathering was a lovely experience, and I was especially tickled by how we dissolved the traditional conference model.

Wirearchy :: Supernova 2008

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Networked Business Models * Traditional business strategy emphasizes scarcity and central control. Truly networked business models take advantage of openness and collective action to redefine markets. Liquid Conversations and Distributed Content * What are the barriers – technology, standards, business models, intellectual property rules, and more – to having content distributed across the Web and radically personalized, not tied to individual Web sites?

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The way to create working models thatwork better than the dysfunctional ones we have now, in a complexsystem where no one is in control and no one has the answers, is to trythings. February 2008 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Jan Mar SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Heres whats coming up: Good Working Models of Social Networking: I mentioned last week that whats missing in Web 2.0 aregood working models, templates, forms, stories that we can use to sell the conceptand to illustrate to the unfamiliar what is possible with these tools and methods. I realize that such models and templates are verycontext-specific, but theyre still valuable, even to those who dontshare the context.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The mainstream media arepropaganda machines designed to dumb usdown so we dont realize what has happened to us, and they neverpresent information threatening to or critical of the corpocracy. To change something, build anew model that makes the existing model obsolete." Its time to build a new model, a betterway of living. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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Preparing for Civilization's Collapse: How Do We Create Community?

How to Save the World

Here is why that question is so important: I believe we need to create working models of communities and enterprises that are sustainable, to show the world that there is a better way to live and make a living. BLOG How Do We Create Community?

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The way to create working models thatwork better than the dysfunctional ones we have now, in a complexsystem where no one is in control and no one has the answers, is to trythings. February 2008 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Jan Mar SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

It involves putting their poster (Canadianversion above) in coffee shops and other sympathetic places, with anenvelope attached full of their beautifully-designed stickersinside. Learning How to Live a Natural Life: Illbe writing more next week about Natural Enterprises and how, ideally,they fit into a model of Intentional Communities which are furthernetworked into a Natural Economy. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Pump& Dump Enterprise: Economic reformer Catherine Austin Fitts explains howcynical businesspeople created businesses designed solely to exploitgovernment systems weaknesses and public ignorance for personal profit , andcorrupt other businesses into the same exploitativemodel. thanks to Nancy White for the quote) From Charles Bowden in BloodOrchid :"We are an exceptional model of the human race. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Since I developed this model, which is an extension of Dick Richards Genius model explained in his book Is Your Genius at Work , Ive used it to help a lot of people find what might be their sweet spot. I need your assistance to design these tools. BLOG TOOLS Salon Blog Rankings Salon Blog Recent Updates Technorati Cosmos Bloglines My RSS Subscribers Flickr: My Photos GeoURL World as a Blog BlogStreet Blogs Canada.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

That better way hasbeen and, I thought, would continue to be, through walking away fromcivilization (as Daniel Quinn describes it and as Bucky Fullerespoused) instead of confronting it, and Letting-Myself-Change tobecome a model, and to develop models, based on Love, Conversation and Community , of a better way to live. A model is exactly that -- an example,hopefully one that works and can be adapted by others, not acookie-cutter template that permits of no variation or evolution.

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Maybe That's What It Takes

How to Save the World

To implement these practically into my new life, once I've moved, I have organized my day into three blocks of time: 10am to 1pm for reconnection practices, 2pm to 6pm for learning, facilitating action and model-creating practices, and 8pm to 12pm for reflection and writing practices. Creating Models of a Better Way. Model-Building. (8). My two "starter" projects are to bring an end to factory farming (at least in Canada), and to halt the Alberta Tar Sands.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Local Flavour Plus is an Ontario-based organization working to certify local, sustainable, cruelty-free farms and encourage major retailers to buy from them.Its a great working model, and needs to expand to enable consumers toidentify and buy direct from certified farms and press their retailersas well. Great presentation, and it contains thislovely primary design objective that Bill presented to -- George Bush : How do we love all the children of all species for all time?

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

There have been weird projects hosted by the Crown Corporation that owns the 572 acre (232 ha) site, and grandiose, bafflegab plans for years to redevelop the park, which is occasionally used forspecial events (the Pope, the Rolling Stones), but which is now mostlyjust mowed and vacant.Famous architects and designers like Bruce Mau were brought in, buthave since left, and today a new chairperson was announced for theparks owner.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Youll notice that what Korten iscalling for is precisely the model corresponding to the Natural socialworldview in the lower left of this graphic: Natural Enterprises makingup a Natural Economy operating within devolved-power, self-sufficientNatural Communities. BLOG TOOLS Salon Blog Rankings Salon Blog Recent Updates Technorati Cosmos Bloglines My RSS Subscribers Flickr: My Photos GeoURL World as a Blog BlogStreet Blogs Canada.

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