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?

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

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.

The #OCE2012 Harvest

Michelle Laurie

This is an important question to ask when designing workshops and events. 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. I learned a lot during the day and I am glad it’s continuing with the harvest. How do we document, share and foster ongoing learning?

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?

Simple meeting design

Chris Corrigan

We decided this afternoon to bring real design challenges into the room and we improvised this simple, simple design checklist. In my experience good participatory meetings result from good design and preparation. In this diagram the meeting itself is the last thing we design.

Harvesting learning about design

Chris Corrigan

Geoff Brown put up a formidable blog post capturing the whole process of our recent designing, planning and facilitating a conference in Melbourne. If you are interested in multiple ways of learning and understanding process as well as ways of telling a story, set aside some time and go dive into what he has written. As one who was there, all I can say is, bang on, mate! PS there should be some sort of blog award for “most formidable blog post.&# This one would win it

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. It would be folly for me to work with a taxonomy of my own design, so I invited eight people to help me make sense of the work.

How chaordic design unfolds

Chris Corrigan

These nine steps help us stay focused on need and purpose and design our structure and outcomes based on that. the first four steps of Need, Purpose, Principles and People are essential elements for the design of an invitation process. The last two steps, Practice and Harvest, help us to shape our outcomes, create a process for impact and create useful artifacts and documents of our learning process that can help others to continue the conversation.

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.

2015 74

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

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

2019 74

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. IDEO Method Cards I’ve been using these cards for years and in almost every way except as design method cards.

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. There will be time for lots of practice, feedback and facilitation support.

2015 58

Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

Introduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach. change complexity creative destruction engagement evaluation facilitation harvesting Liberating Structures

2018 71

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

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.

2018 46

Graphic Facilitation Workshop Pictures – Sydney | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy White workshop – a set on Flickr (workshop) And… The full slideshow from the Sydney Facilitator’s network is here.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

Some World Cafe tips

Chris Corrigan

“Typical” facilitated sessions imprint people with the pattern that someone will take notes while everyone else talks. Know what you will do with the harvest and tell people. People learned in the invitation what our plans were for the harvest.

2014 98

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

Chris Corrigan

These helped me to reflect on a conversation I had with a client yesterday, where we designed a process for dealing with this. Plans are essential as the instrument of strategic design but how can these become more reflective and responsive, this is a real thorny problem to crack.

2015 101

Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

Introduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach. With a set of Liberating Structures we can create a more adaptive and actionable strategy for project design and development that contextualizes the plan into a fuller picture of the landscape within which it operates. change complexity creative destruction engagement evaluation facilitation harvesting Liberating Structures

2018 40

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.

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

The curse of predetermining outcomes

Chris Corrigan

Entraining your mind to outcomes is the hardest practice to beat as a facilitator working in complexity. Whether it is learning, strategy or design, if you are in the complexity domain your attachment to an outcome is highly dangerous. Courtesy WRme2 on flickr.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In a way, they are a glimpse back into the early days of the practice of online facilitation. I have removed the original copyright designation and it is now available as a creative commons, non-profit, share alike resource.

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. Then come learn to write on walls, the practice of graphic recording and facilitation.

My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

For the last 6 years we (Michelle and Nancy) have been leading introductory workshops on graphic facilitation, the use of visuals in group process. If you are looking for a great entry point into graphic facilitation, JUMP AT THIS OFFERING for September 19-20, 2016 in Rossland BC.

2016 71

Free workshop: Facilitating online communities | 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… Jul 24 2008 Free workshop: Facilitating online communities Published by Nancy White at 12:07 pm under facilitation , online interaction The inimitable Leigh Blackall of the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic is at it again, this time with an open, wiki/blog based online facilitation workshop starting next week.

2008 100

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.

2008 100

» Graphic Practices in Higher Ed: VizEd 2017

Full Circle Associates

I’m particularly excited that we are focusing the practice in all sorts of higher education contexts – teaching and learning, administration, design and… well, ANYWHERE! events facilitation graphic facilitation harvesting visual thinking

2017 63

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.

2014 52

“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. I am not a fan of giving people groundrules, because as a facilitator it puts me in the position of enforcer, and gives people an out for how the behave towards one another.

2012 86

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

2016 46

Some things that work in real reconciliation dialogue

Chris Corrigan

We helped our client design an invitation process but she took the lead in going to each group separately and talking to them about why they were needed in the conversation. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Facilitation Featured First Nations Learning World Cafe

2017 67

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. We are treading into new territory as we explore the role of visuals in design and facilitation. We are looking to push our boundaries (and yours) in terms of the role of visuals in design and facilitation. Where are there visual opportunities in process design? What is the process of others capturing and harvesting content?

2016 159

Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Harvest. One has to be very careful making that kind of design decision. Many times in world cafe’s the harvesting round engages in a convergence exercise whereby the tables come up with a small number of insights. I was back at St.

2015 89