Community for the 21st Century Harvest

Nancy White

On April 1st, amidst all that was going on in my family, I had the chance to step into a different “space&# and participate in WeDialog’s first online world cafe on “community.&# I simply LOVE these harvests.

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.

Through the Dark Mountain: A Harvest of Myths

How to Save the World

It might be more accurate to say these are prevalent myths in different circles of power and influence, since there are so many of them — seemingly competing for our attention and belief, some of them directly contradictory to others, and some growing in influence while others are losing their hold.

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Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

The group, as it often is, is from varying backgrounds, brought together through facilitation work and the interest in taking the work further and deeper. We talked about different kinds of agendas, about the development and suitability of different ones for different circumstances.

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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.

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.

2017 56

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. Art of Harvesting BC Collaboration Design Emergence Facilitation World Cafe

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. I have a stack of different card decks that have been created for various purposes that I use.

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

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. In the afternoon I facilitated one of the four break out sessions and as part of my duties, created visuals for the report out on Thursday.

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

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

Can we learn graphic recording in 4 hours and actually DO something? YES! Part 1

Full Circle Associates

It is often an “extra” that I include in my facilitation practice. communication creativity graphic facilitation harvesting international development visual thinkingRarely do I get to go to an event with graphic recording as my primary duty.

Brandy Agerbeck’s Obama Speach Visual Capture

Nancy White

Brandy was inspired to do a visual capture of Obama’s inaguration speech - something quite different than she normally does. . Brandy Agerbecks Graphic Facilitation Work. What is your harvesting practice?

2009 151

Stories, Flash Mobs and Community Matters

Nancy White

Tuesday I facilitated an all day workshop on “Online Media and Your Neighbors.&# Then I facilitated two 30-minute “ Tool Flash Mobs &# – one on Twitter and one on YouTube – to provide a brief introduction and practice with social media.

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Continuing My Ecocycle Experimentation

Full Circle Associates

We used the Ecocycle Planning structure early on to help think about the network member’s work in a slightly different ways. From a facilitation standpoint, I was worried that the groupings we created for the maps would not work.

2015 75

Graphic Notetaking at IST Africa

Nancy White

Second, we are both nurturing our graphic facilitating and recording practices, and in fact are part of a graphico’s community of practice ! You will notice the different sketching styles of Maike and I, and the volume differences.

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.

2018 164

Beyond the Webinar

Full Circle Associates

There is a saying in the online facilitation world “A bad meeting F2F is a terrible meeting online.” This may mean you have someone facilitating these other channels if it is too distracting for the host and speakers. What does it mean to facilitate an online meeting?

2014 82

Some World Cafe tips

Chris Corrigan

“Typical” facilitated sessions imprint people with the pattern that someone will take notes while everyone else talks. Avoid the temptation to use a different question for each round. Know what you will do with the harvest and tell people.

2014 98

Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

You might have heard about graphic facilitation, been in a meeting with visuals as part of the process, or simply wondered what all the fuss is about. Why would we change the way we look at facilitated experience? My harvest? Harvest can look like whatever we want it to.

2015 141

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

How many different time zones might be represented by the group? Will there be subgroups that work on different things? Do the interactions need to be synchronous (same time) and/or asynchronous (different time) interactions? Planned number of facilitators?

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

Chris Corrigan

First we are tempted to fit every outlier into a category, which renders difference and novelty impotent. A gradient of difference, or a range of diversity in a set of data helps us to discover innovative practices and sustain creative tensions.

2015 101

Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

People with different lived experiences, ways of knowing and ways of seeing will pay attention to signals differently. Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation Featured

2018 46

Rosviz 2015 – Guest Blog

Michelle Laurie

You might have heard about graphic facilitation, been in a meeting with visuals as part of the process, or simply wondered what all the fuss is about. Why would we change the way we look at facilitated experience? My harvest? Harvest can look like whatever we want it to.

2015 130

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? -

Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Harvest. Notice commonalities and differences, emerging patterns, what already exists and what needs to be created. 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.

2015 90

Nuanced preferences instead of voting for sense making

Chris Corrigan

” Cafe style, each conversation happened with three different groups of people. Secondly it gets at concrete things that the team can do to improve scenarios and third it harvest preferences and not simple yes/no decisions which are not appropriate for this kind of work.

2014 84

Yes, draw on walls!

Michelle Laurie

The other day, I received an email from a former graphic facilitation workshop participant. Check out this testimonial: “I was looking for some hands on learning in graphic facilitation and was lucky to find Michelle Laurie’s annual ROSVIz workshop in Rossland BC.

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Poultry for Progress and the Chicken of Change

Nancy White

One of my jobs a few weeks ago was to facilitate sessions at the Rome Share Fair. I got my blog post up on the Graphic Facilitation workshop, and convinced Sophie Alvarez to blog about the Communities of Practice Clinic Etienne and I did, but then there were FOUR more!

2011 155

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 1

Full Circle Associates

Learners need to wrestle with the material, practice its application, consider their contextual differences and get the kind of feedback experts like Emilio have in their heads – the kinds of stuff that is rarely included in the slide deck or readings.

2016 78

Gratefulness: August Garden in a Cool Summer

Nancy White

I debated about cross posting… What does gardening have to do with onsline communities, facilitation or technology stewardship, right? Now a month later I walked out into my garden and realized the abundance is there this year, but in a different way.

2011 137

Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

In order for funders to show others that their funding is making a difference, they need a “merit and worth” evaluation of their funds. the next time you are facilitating a brainstorm session, have the group record dozens of insights on post its and place them randomly on a wall.

2014 66

Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

This is often when those of us who are consulting facilitators are brought into an organization. The second phase is hosting and harvesting. A further consideration for hosting and harvesting is to balance the three domains of work, relationship and co-learning.

“Not to fight with one another”

Chris Corrigan

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. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Community Conversation Design Facilitation First Nations Invitation World Cafe

2012 87

Blog comments that make you say “wow!” | BlogHer | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

So if you want comments and links, go forth and comment on things that others post – things the inspire, move you, make you want to offer a different perspective or just thank them for something they wrote that matters to you.

2008 130

Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

Think of the information needs of two different kinds of athletes. 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

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And it is ENTIRELY DIFFERENT than writing on my own. Sometimes it is about surfacing and understanding differences to use them productively (Socialization). I tend to work with people who have very different backgrounds, so I see these as learning experiences.

2008 130

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And it is ENTIRELY DIFFERENT than writing on my own. Sometimes it is about surfacing and understanding differences to use them productively (Socialization). I tend to work with people who have very different backgrounds, so I see these as learning experiences.

2008 130

The tyranny of flipcharts

Chris Corrigan

This does not facilitate a good flow in a conversation, and it is rarely a useful harvest of a discussion. Putting the harvest tool in the middle of the table allows everything we are doing to be directed towards the centre. This is the basis of the way we harvest in World Cafe and it is brilliant. It democratizes the harvesting tools in a powerful way. Your conversations WILL be different. Flipcharts.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have one group in where there is a connection, but there is still different understandings about the domain. I wonder if we are not discussing two quite different community types here. Facilitation?

2008 130