The #OCE2012 Harvest

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago I co-designed/facilitated a learning event for BC Campus called “ The Online Community Enthusiasts Gathering “ This is an annual gathering of interesting people mostly from the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island. Here is the video from Heather Kincaid: Heather also put together a harvest using “storify” which made a story from all of the tweeting during the day: [link]. How do we document, share and foster ongoing learning?

PLUME: five principles of harvesting

Chris Corrigan

This morning we began our Harvesting and Collective Sensemaking online course. Specifically these principles apply to harvesting in complex situations where you are using participatory methods to make sense of and make decisions. And what if collective learning WAS the harvest?

Evaluation rigour for harvesting

Chris Corrigan

In Art of Hosting terms, we might call this a harvesting plan. This morning I used his eight principles to fashion some questions and conversation invitations for our core team. What I don’t see a lot of however is good rigour around the harvesting and evaluation.

Community for the 21st Century Harvest

Nancy White

Here are my images: But hold on to your socks, because Amy Lenzo also recruited two of the BEST graphic facilitators to listen and scribe what they heard, Nancy Margulies and Susan Kelly. Their gleanings from the conversation starters follow. I simply LOVE these harvests.

The Harvest: After Event Reflections

Nancy White

Harvest time. The harvest. Reflection is a form of harvest. I wanted to point out some examples of how people have shared out their harvest on blogs, tweets, and other social media to create external value. How can this “harvest&# feed, rather than rot in a pile?

Polarities to help design harvesting

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday in a webinar for the Art of Hosting Applied Practice cohort I threw out a set of ideas around harvesting that were prompted a bit by experience and a bit by the questions that participants were asking. ” The act of paying attention to that is called “harvesting.” ” Harvesting planning needs a coherent scheme to structure the work and it is important to focus on all kinds of different outputs and outcomes from a process. Art of Harvesting

My Harvest from a Half Day at Seattle #Kaizencamp

Full Circle Associates

Thanks to a serendipitous conversation with friends im Benson ( @ourfounder ), Tonianne DeMaria Barry ( @sprezzatura ), I was able to pop in for 1/4 of the Seattle #KaizenCamp.

Hosting the harvest

Chris Corrigan

Steven and I are putting into practice an idea that a number of us have been playing with for a could of years, namely hosting a reflective conversation space in which the conference participants can help create the harvest and meaning making about the whole event.

What harvesting tool works best?

Chris Corrigan

A colleague emailed today and asked me this question: “which tool do you use when you have to analyse the content of your harvest with groups?&#. The principle would be this: “Participatory process, participatory harvest, simple process, simple harvest&# The primary tool I use in complex decision making domains is diversity. From there we created a conversation that drew forth those insights and organized them into patterns.

Unleashing Joy Through Visual Facilitation – Part 4 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

When Brad Beach (of Chisholm) and I were noodling on what I might share through my fellowship, I was exceedingly happy that he was willing to step out of the more traditional practices and dive into visual or graphic facilitation.

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Some recent harvests

Chris Corrigan

So a little time to breathe and reflect on a couple of harvests. First from Geoff Selig who was at the Pembroke Art of Hosting, and who collected the tablecloths from a final day World Cafe on what we have learned about the power of conversation. Second, a harvest poem from the Open Space I ran yesterday in Kelowna. With Open Space these days I am trying as much as possible to have a place in which a meta harvest can be collected and created.

Guest Post: Sylvia Currie’s Reflections on the RosViz Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Nancy White

Nancy’s Note : In July Michelle Laurie and I ran another graphic facilitation workshop in beautiful Rossland, BC, Canada. What happened at the 2011 RosViz Graphic Facilitation Workshop? Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2.

Through the Dark Mountain: A Harvest of Myths

How to Save the World

Here is the Harvest, in alphabetical order (grouping seemingly related myths, and some of their opposites): Activism: that well-coordinated activism at the right scale can change the world.

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Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

In late January I helped plan and facilitate the INGENEAS Global Symposium, a gathering of academics, researchers, practitioners, business people and policy makers interested in the role of gender and nutrition in rural agricultural extension services in the developing world.

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Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

See below for a second reflective guest blog from Lisa Theissen, social reporter at Rosviz18: “I’ve been mulling over our time together, and thinking about my own Harvest from the point of view of Social Reporter.

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Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

We started talking and discovered the path as we went being very careful to harvest. Our insights emerged in very deliberate conversation. As skilled dialogue facilitators, we are also skilled dialogue practitioners and we have a refined practice of hosting and harvesting our own work.

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Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is probably why I was so attracted to the “drawing on walls&# involved in graphic facilitation , kinesthetic modeling and just plain PLAY as a way to work together. They have story starter questions on each card designed to help people enter into conversations with each other.

Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015

Full Circle Associates

Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 | Michelle Laurie rants and raves reminds us that it is that time again… drum roll… Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 Welcome to the 6th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015 Location: Beautiful Rossland, B.C., Canada Imagine you are planning a project, facilitating a meeting or writing a report. Adding visuals invites conversation, discussion and exploration.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

This was a fitting place for our circle discussions which focused on facilitation techniques but also deeper societal issues. This was a fitting start as much of what we do as graphic facilitators is try to understand how our tools can be of service to support others in their path.

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Full Circle Associates " Harvesting knowledge from text conversations

John Tropea - Delicious Community

John Smith asked me to write up the practice some of us have been nurturing on the KM4DevWiki to encourage summarizing and harvesting of learnings from key community conversations in our email list on to a wiki. We moved into harvesting what we called “Community Knowledge.&#

A collective harvest of the four fold practice

Chris Corrigan

Here is a snippet of the harvest from our work this week: Presensing and hosting yourself. Contributing and hosting conversations. be clear about the purpose of and the intended harvest of a conversation. Art of Hosting Facilitation PracticeThe last couple of weeks my deepening of perspective on the four fold practice of the art of hosting has continued.

Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Aidan’s United Church in Victoria yesterday, hosting another conversation in their continued evolution into their next shape. Yesterday was a short strategic conversation called to explore the shape of what that Centre could be and how it will change life at the church. Harvest.

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Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Feb 24 2010 Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes Published by Nancy White at 3:08 pm under events , online facilitation , online interaction As promised earlier , here is my reflection of the keynote I did at the Instructional Technology Council’s annual gathering on February 22nd.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Also From Workplace Courses to Communities (PDF from the Journal) From workplace courses to global conversations Nancy White and Josien Kapma A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are focusing on communities (of practice) and networks, as a key to improving their performance. Organizations need to listen to conversations about them, niches or needs they can fill, feedback and suggestions for improving what they do.

Conversation and scaling up complexity

Chris Corrigan

That is a good summary of why I work so hard at teaching and hosting important conversations in organizations and communities. Conversations are a very powerful simple systemic action, and serve to be a very important foundation for all manner of activities and capacities needed to tackle the increasing scale of issues in a system. The ability to sense, converse, harvest and act together depends on good hosting and good conversation.

Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Facilitation Workshop Published by Nancy White Upcoming Dates: The next workshop has not been scheduled. The first part will be two intensive weeks on the basic processes of online facilitation. ″ technologies on online facilitation. Learning Outcomes – Second Section – Facilitating in a Web 2.0

From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We had FAR more we wanted to write and had to edit out a lot, making us both appreciate how rich the topic is of moving beyond the formal workplace training model and blending it with the rich and ongoing learning we experience in our global communities and conversations.

Nuanced preferences instead of voting for sense making

Chris Corrigan

We then entered a period of three 15 minute small group conversations on the topic of “what do you think about these scenarios?” ” Cafe style, each conversation happened with three different groups of people.

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Simple meeting design

Chris Corrigan

First we design the bookends: Purpose on the one hand and harvest/action on the other hand. The meeting itself therefore become the vehicle by which a group of people reach a harvest and wise action ground in a purpose and a deep need. Harvest. What do you want to harvest? -

Can we role model graphic recording? Part 3 in the series

Full Circle Associates

” The field trips were “harvested” by our newly-trained sketchnote artists from Monday’s workshop. The second part of the opening was a conversation between the outcoming and incoming secretaries of GFRAS… the handing of the baton.

Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Facilitation Featured First Nations World CafeJust finished out first day of work with Navajo Area Health Promotion practitioners and 30 community wellness workers, Elders and healers from across the Navajo Nation.

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Coming out of the Graphic Facilitation Closet | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Graphic Facilitation Workshops Beyond doing graphic recording myself , I offer two kinds of workshops on the practice of graphic recording and facilitation. This workshop is part lecture, part conversation and a short hands on experience.

Online Facilitation Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Facilitation Workshop Published by Nancy White Upcoming Dates: The next workshop has not been scheduled. The first part will be two intensive weeks on the basic processes of online facilitation. ″ technologies on online facilitation. Learning Outcomes – Second Section – Facilitating in a Web 2.0

Blended Facilitation Podcast from Matt Moore | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 17 2008 Blended Facilitation Podcast from Matt Moore Published by Nancy White at 6:55 am under community indicators , facilitation , podcasts Today Matt Moore wrangled Ed Mitchell and I into a fun podcast recording sesions. Engineers without Fears: podcast – nancy white & ed mitchell – blended facilitation.

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“Not to fight with one another”

Chris Corrigan

We used a lovely redux of Peter Block’s work to help frame our conversation about design and implementation. Changing the room changes the conversation. What stood out is how people “lean in” to the centre of the conversation.

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Capacity, engagement and authentic learning

Chris Corrigan

What we are getting instead is some terrific collections of tools, handbooks and harvests of processes. This.pdf of a Handbook for Civic Engagement prepared for a community process in the United States is an excellent example of the kind of harvesting that is useful. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Community Conversation Design Facilitation Invitation I think there is probably nothing new under the sun.

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» Graphic Practices in Higher Ed: VizEd 2017

Full Circle Associates

Or when a conversation breaks open because someone goes to the whiteboard and draws something? events facilitation graphic facilitation harvesting visual thinkingSource: » VizEd 2017 Happy, Happy, Happy dance!

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Some things that work in real reconciliation dialogue

Chris Corrigan

There was an important conversation as a part of this work that involved removing a structure that had some historical significance to the community but was seen as a mark of an oppressive history by the First Nations owners who could not contemplate it remaining on their land.

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Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

A facilitated sensemaking process to bring together multiple perspectives to interpret what is happening. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation Facilitation

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A couple of great days in Montreal

Chris Corrigan

I was here on the recommendation of Junita Brown who has been in some good conversations with evaluators around the use of the World Cafe for evaluation purposes. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Evaluation Facilitation Learning Travel World Cafe

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Some World Cafe tips

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been working with this crew for a while – a core team looking at the future of the Victoria Presbytery of the United Church of Canada – and this was the first time they’ve stepped up to run their own conversational process as part of our work.

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Brandy Agerbeck’s Obama Speach Visual Capture

Nancy White

Brandy Agerbecks Graphic Facilitation Work. Her reflection about capturing Obama’s exact words brought to mind one of the challenges/questions I face when doing either text or visual summaries of group conversations. What is your harvesting practice?

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Ask them to reflect and agree on three things they heard commonly across all conversations. To harvest, your ask anyone to read out one of their post it notes. Conversation Facilitation Featured World CafeHelping a friend with a design challenge today.

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