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. I think in the Art of Hosting and Art of Harvesting communities we get the first principle quite well, that participatory initiatives are, by their nature, developmental. All conversations produce data.

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. We all read the 18 peages of raw data and noticed what spoke to us.

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.&#

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

Chris Corrigan

These quotes reminded me how much evaluation and planning is directed towards goals, targets and patterns that cause us to look for data that supports what we want to see rather than learning what the data is telling us about what’s really going on.

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Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Each table was working with probably 30-40 pieces of data, so the pattern finding was rich. Each table came up with a categorization scheme for the data they had, and recorded it on a piece of paper. Harvest. The team is now set to meet and review the data.

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The curse of predetermining outcomes

Chris Corrigan

Entraining your mind to outcomes is the hardest practice to beat as a facilitator working in complexity. It will shape your process, and cause you to harvest only what you are looking for, missing out on the juiciest, most powerful places of potential in a system.

Nuanced preferences instead of voting for sense making

Chris Corrigan

Furthermore, the follow up work will be informed by the heuristic of “disintermediation” meaning that the team working on the project will all be working with the raw data. Art of Harvesting Community Conversation Cynefin Facilitation

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Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

” you get a data set that is divorced from reality, meaning that it is subject to being gamed by the participants. But if I am asked to tell a story about a particular decision I had to made, the data set is richer and we have a good chance to see emerging patterns. ” Each person told a story and the other three at the table listened and wrote down what they heard was the impetus for change, with one data point on a post-it note.

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Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

The problem with this is that it places a person between the data and experience and the use of the knowledge. The answer to this problem is to let people in the system have direct experience of the data, and make sense of it themselves.

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Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

Making sense of emergence however can be a really time consuming affair, and so I’m thinking about how we can use good use of time to use dialogue and collective meaning making to help make sense of data and direction. In a complex system the data won’t give you answers.

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Social Media in International Development - 10 min interviews

Nancy White

I’m about to facilitate another workshop on social media in international development for the ICT-KM program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research ( CGIAR ). Blended Facilitation Podcast from Matt Moore (with Ed Mitchell, Matt and I).

Why culture matters

Chris Corrigan

Where as analysis relies on objective data and meaning making models to create rules and tools, action in complex spaces uses stories and patterns to create principles and practices which help us to create small actions – probes in the system – that work in a nuanced way with emergence.

Pen and paper sense-making 2.0

Chris Corrigan

Two weeks ago in our Leadership 2020 program I experimented with using a signification framework to harvest a World Cafe. We have used these themes to structure a collective story harvest exercise this morning.

2015 69

What do we mean by engagement online? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Now that some very crude and un-scientific definitions of engagement are on the table, let’s look at how we, as facilitators, can encourage engagement online. If that is the reality, consider sub groups and weave ideas between them as their facilitator.

Pen and paper sense-making 2.0

Chris Corrigan

Two weeks ago in our Leadership 2020 program I experimented with using a signification framework to harvest a World Cafe. We have used these themes to structure a collective story harvest exercise this morning.

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How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I was teaching an Art of Hosting here in Calgary, where we were looking at Cynefin and then followed with a discussion about how the nature of complex systems compels us to make important design choices when we are facilitating participatory processes to do work in organizations.

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Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I totally agree the balance between talking and facilitation throuhg graphics is hard to balance! Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

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Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I totally agree the balance between talking and facilitation throuhg graphics is hard to balance! Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

2010 130

SRI and Knowledge Sharing | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Saturday morning, on my way home from Rome at the unnatural hour of 5:15 am, I was surprised to look up in the airport to see a colleague who was at the joint Share Fair in Rome and a past participant of the online KS workshop I have facilitated for FAO and CGIAR.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

2008 133

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

More than measurable data. I’ve been contracted to deliver … strange word… facilitate online learning here in the big land under for a large organisation.

2008 145

GEWR Online Event After Action Review | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Note: The survey data reported below represents a small sample due to low completion rates (10 respondents, one of whom is an organizer). Nancy found it very useful as facilitator.) 78% felt they had enough opportunity to participate in their own language, and 22% did not, but we don’t have demographic data on the survey respondents to really understand what this means. Due to travel and availability we were not always actively facilitating the groups.

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Doctors versus internet: who is better at diagnosing?

Joitske Hulsebosch

The challenge for in a MOOC is to facilitate a large group process online. In some blogs I will share the harvest. Data, information or knowledge ? I have dreamed for a long time of organizing our own MOOC. I was waiting to somebody to pay me for it, but nobody did.

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

The even bigger draw for these merchants though is better management of their sales data and better connections with customers. It’s a smart approach to facilitating commerce – and it definitely makes Square a company to watch.

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Full Circle Associates " More on community management (part 3 or "what's in a name")

Nancy White

More than measurable data. I’ve been contracted to deliver … strange word… facilitate online learning here in the big land under for a large organisation.

2008 145

Product selection with your network | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Share and Enjoy: One response so far One Response to “Product selection with your network&# # Nancy White on 08 Sep 2008 at 10:41 am Here is some data that talks about why we buy what our friend’s recommend [link] Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle?

2008 130

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I totally agree the balance between talking and facilitation throuhg graphics is hard to balance! Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

2010 130

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I totally agree the balance between talking and facilitation throuhg graphics is hard to balance! Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

2010 130

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

2010 133

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

2008 133

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tracking Hurricane Gustav on Social Media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Just have decent meta-data or “tags.&# Also, I’m referring to connections to people, not data.

Himmelman Model - Networking Collaboration Cooperation Coordination

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Many coalitions and partnerships begin their meetings with a go-around of information exchange, in order to facilitate this kind of networking. The coalition brought this data to the local Chamber of Commerce. In this folk story, as you’ll probably remember, the Little Red Hen asked for help in planting the wheat, harvesting the grain, grinding the flour, and baking the bread.

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Forrester’s Online Community Best Practices | 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 21 2008 Forrester’s Online Community Best Practices Published by Nancy White at 5:18 pm under Uncategorized , communities of practice , community indicators , identity , networks , online facilitation , online interaction , social media Last week I wrote briefly about the recent Forrester report on building online communities for marketing.

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Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Just have decent meta-data or “tags.&# Also, I’m referring to connections to people, not data.

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

offers an award-winning platform that facilitates the creation and management of these private business communities with world-class, easy-to-use tools that visually display relevant matches between people, companies, products - virtually anything.

2008 55

The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Take a look at this data from The Girl Effect fact sheet (pdf). Ties Boerma, “Maternal Education and Child Survival: A Comparative Study of Survey Data from 17 Countries,” Social Science and Medicine 36 (9) [May 1993]: 1207–27.) Plus data is still locked in a PDF.

2008 133

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

More than measurable data. I’ve been contracted to deliver … strange word… facilitate online learning here in the big land under for a large organisation.

2008 145

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

More than measurable data. I’ve been contracted to deliver … strange word… facilitate online learning here in the big land under for a large organisation.

2008 145

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

More than measurable data. I’ve been contracted to deliver … strange word… facilitate online learning here in the big land under for a large organisation.

2008 145