Michelle Laurie

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Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

That was a great conference!” ” How could I resist? Here is a bit of our story. You can also see the tweets and some images at #IGSKTM.

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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. What is it exactly?

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New! Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015

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I am very excited to announce we are offering a graphic facilitation workshop July 13-14, 2015. More information here: [link].

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What would a family friendly community meeting look like (besides noisy)?

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Recently, I attended a public meeting held at the local community hall to share the latest findings from a city budget engagement process.

Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

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I started this blog in 2007 as a way to keep in touch with a remote team while working in the field in West Africa. What could I improve on?

Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!

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Warming up at Graphic Facilitation workshop. I am pleased to announce that there will be a Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C., More info?

Personal reflections on 2013

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As the New Year gets rolling, I took a few minutes to reflect on the last 12 months. Looking back, these are my top five highlights: Becoming a Mom.

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What is collaboration?

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Have you ever collaborated with someone yet didn’t feel like it was quite collaboration?

A quick harvest from Art of Hosting Water Dialogues

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I recently experienced 2.5 days doing of joint training with The Art of Hosting and Waterlution called the Water Dialogues. What do I mean?

Prepping for a Think Tank Presentation

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I am preparing for the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference June 11 in Toronto, Canada. In general, it’s a tangle of terminology.

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Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts

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I wondered if graphic facilitation may be useful in this context and explained a bit about what I could offer. An artist also volunteered. An 8.5×11

Changing the landscape…

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Visually Planning Using a Mind Map. It’s fall in Canada and a season full of change. I love change and I love fall. Keep in touch online.

My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

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Don’t get caught in the tangle of terminology between learning networks, knowledge networks, CoPs. Relationship among group of organizations.

Participatory Facilitation Techniques

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A few weeks ago I facilitated a 1.5 day meeting for young leaders on the topic of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT). Concurrent Thematic Discussions.

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Ode to Rossland

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Rossland, B.C. image by freshots.ca, Steve Hilts. I work from a home office in this beautiful mountain town in southern British Columbia. I recently wrote a post about feeling isolated so I thought it only right to also share why most of the time, I am grateful! Here are 10 reasons why I love Rossland: 1. Miso, chia seeds as well as the staples.

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Key questions for planning a 5 day scientific symposium

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I have two hours to get the information I need with the people in the room. as specific as possible). What are your desired outcomes for: Participants.

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Aha moments…thanks to the metaphor!

Michelle Laurie

In the field of knowledge management, complexity and changing organizations, it’s easy to have conversations where one person is talking past another. Have you ever stood there wondering what a colleague is trying to explain while they seem really sure of what they are saying? One way to help clarify concepts is to use metaphors. Please share!

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Wow!

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This is a spring person – good for illustrating energy, fun and youthfulness! We worked with over forty people from around B.C., Rosviz13.

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One week until Graphic Facilitation Workshops

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Good Morning People! This is a week of anticipation…before a very exciting week of fun. We have the annual RosViz event in Rossland, BC (4 time!)

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Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships

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The Asian Development Bank has recently released “Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships”, a report prepared by Heather Creech of IISD and myself. This is a major step forward in our thinking on how to set up and manage partnerships that are primarily for the purposes of the generation and exchange of knowledge.

Should I Work For Free?

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Shouting out to all the consultants in the world, have you been asked to work for free? Do you sometimes ask others to work for free? Lessons learned?

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Sustainability: Rear View Mirror and Crystal Ball

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Given I am usually making presentations for others or coaching clients on messages for their presentations, I was excited to write my own talk.

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Reflections of a home-based consultant living on the edge of the woods

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“Be patient. Good things come to those who wait.”. This is the Chinese fortune cookie wisdom I received Sunday night after eating out in a town nearby.

Learning, community values and my skills – this is what I can bring to The Kootenay Coop Board

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I am running for the board of the Kootenay Co-op and would love to have your vote. You may be wondering why I want to volunteer with this group.

Drawing on walls update!

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Our graphic recording from #Etug keynote by @cogdog in Nelson, B.C. June 2, 2011. The room was buzzing and energy levels were high.

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Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-15, 2011

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Graphic Agenda for climate change think tank made by 2010 workshop participants - Learning in Action! Canada taking place July 13-15, 2011. Location.

Graphic Facilitation – I want to see more!

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Graphic Recording example, Michael Hepher, 2009. I first was asked to engage in drawing at a KM4Dev workshop in 2006.

Graphic Facilitation Workshop is Just Around the Corner…

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The early bird deadline is past, but we are sending out the word at a couple of face to face workshops in the next few weeks and the time to commit is NOW! Nancy White and I have learned so many new things this year that we want to share. We are expecting great, diverse interactions. We have a few more spaces available so MAKE YOUR MOVE!

Climate Change 201 in the making

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In 2010, with the help of creative colleagues ( Ingrid Liepa and Zeb Hansell ) I pulled together a short animation on climate change science for the Columbia Basin. The animation was intended to replace the need for a long powerpoint explaining how the climate works and what the modeling was telling us. Do you have an idea to share?

Workshop Alert – Rosviz is back!

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I am excited to announce the 3rd annual graphic facilitation workshop (aka Rosviz!) in beautiful Rossland, BC, Canada, July 18-20th, 2012. Drawing on Walls at the 2011 Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C. You are invited to this experiential workshop which takes place almost entirely at the drawing surface! Step out of the PowerPoint rut!

I support the protest….keep the Internet free and open

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Thanks for commenting and more

Michelle Laurie

My icons on networks, connections and strategy. As I blog into 2012, it’s important to reflect on what I hope to achieve with my blog this year. First, blogging is a personal practice where I reflect on work and ideas that intrigue me. The act of blogging forces me to consolidate my thoughts, articulate them and share.

Facilitation Resource Alert

Michelle Laurie

Hello facilitators and non-facilitators! Where do you look for ideas, inspiration and validation when you want to design, host or facilitate a great meeting? This is a deck of 91 cards describing ways to host, facilitate, and participate in an effective meeting. The cards are another ‘tangible and tactile’ (i.e. beyond online!)

DIY Wall Board for Graphic Facilitation

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A few months back I posted a question on the International Forum of Visual Practitioners Linked In Group asking: Has anyone made a portable ‘wall’ (that fits into a car) to bring to meetings that don’t have great walls and if so, do you have tips or a guide to share? The backside was plain white. Aha – my chance!!

Reaching out via Twitter

Michelle Laurie

In the last couple months I have come across an info graphic on Twitter that is definitely worth sharing. Thanks to @SocialBttrfly for reposting yesterday. Original source: [link]. As a recently new ‘tweeter’ (6 months) these stats are helpful in understanding the power of Twitter and how to harness that power.

From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

Samoan Circle Discussion on Policy Engagement with ADB, UN-Habitat, ICIMOD and MOUD (Nepal). Consider who is the best gatekeeper?

From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

Samoan Circle Discussion on Policy Engagement with ADB, UN-Habitat, ICIMOD and MOUD (Nepal). Consider who is the best gatekeeper?

Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

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By Guest Blogger Lisa Thiessen. Guest Blogger and Social Reporter Lisa Thiessen demonstrates tape tricks! What’s in it for the people in the room?

Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

By Guest Blogger Lisa Thiessen. Guest Blogger and Social Reporter Lisa Thiessen demonstrates tape tricks! What’s in it for the people in the room?

Announcing two workshops for September 2016

Michelle Laurie

This year I am very excited to host two workshops focused on the use of visuals in our facilitation practice. The first is called My Pens, Our Pens and is a brand new offering Sept 16-17. This is being developed with Nancy White (my co-conspirator of the last six years). This is not your traditional workshop. What is the role of metaphor?