September, 2017

#openedMOOC begins October 1st

Jenny Connected

David Wiley and George Siemens are offering a new 6 week MOOC – Introduction to Open Education – on EdX at the beginning of October.

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Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia.

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Strategy & Resilience Take Center Stage at Partnering Resources

Partnering Resources

Image: Nicole on flickr. Organization survival today depends on recognizing and adapting to business environments that bear little resemblance to what we saw five or even three years ago.

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The origin of Pro Action Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Over the years the Art of Hosting community of practice has developed some methods for large group process facilitation that have become standards alongside the methods we have imported into our work, such as Circle Way, Open Space Technology and World Cafe. One of these, Pro Action Cafe, is one of my go to methods for hosting small and rapid fire project development.

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The Inner Dimension

Alchemy of Change

The impenetrability of the interior dimension, its secrecy, is what makes it so very precious and so very sacred. Featured Soul

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The need to lead

Ken Carroll

Marketers these days must lead. So many of the things we do in marketing as mechanical tasks, now require a leadership mindset: Winning, competing, positioning, creating a category, influencing the marketplace.

“It rains in the forest long after the sky has cleared”

Chris Corrigan

Isn’t that beautiful image? Here on the west coast of Canada the Douglas-firs and cedars and hemlocks that cover the mountains and islands rake the sky for moisture. As the rains return in the fall, the trees help the forest drink.

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Planning an update, stay tuned!

Michelle Laurie

The year has flown by and I have been neglectful in writing, reflecting and sharing online. However, lots of interesting work has taken place, and shamefully I got caught up in the busy frenzy. On the positive, I was spending more time with people face to face and less time on my computer. Now its time to take a deep breath, consider some of the highlights and articulate these thoughts through my blog.

Knowmads: the battle of generations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Generational differences in the workplace is a kind of debate. On the one hand you have the people who believe there are differences and that every organization should be responsive to those differences.

Blog>> The Magic Taxonomy Consultant

Green Chameleon

Rant Alert: Today seems like the umpteenth time this year that I’ve seen a spec for a taxonomy/metadata project that assumes you can just hire a consultant to look at your existing taxonomy/metadata model and critique and refine it, without any provision for analysis of business and user needs. It’s been getting so bad, that we at ISKO Singapore even ran a special workshop on that problem among others.

Is Your Strategy Stuck in the 20th Century?

Partnering Resources

Image: Ah, the good old days. The world was a more stable, predictable place. Companies knew their competitors: Coke had to crush Pepsi. Adidas sought to outdo Puma. Avis vied against Hertz. McDonald’s obsessed about its feud with Burger King.

Links of the Quarter: September 2017

How to Save the World

Photo taken out the author’s front door yesterday. “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” ” So says Hamlet, poking gentle fun at the science (“philosophy”) of the day.

Running a Pro Action Cafe for 300 people

Chris Corrigan

Last week I was a guest keynote facilitator at Econous2017 , the annual gathering of Canadian community economic development practitioners.

Can I Recover My Asynchronous Practice?

Full Circle Associates

Calm, asynchronous communication isn’t the norm. It’s going to take a major shift in thinking to recognize that focus and balance are vital assets that companies need to protect in order to be successful. Source: My Company Tried Slack For Two Years. This Is Why We Quit. Quite a while back this quote floated by … Continue reading Can I Recover My Asynchronous Practice? Source. facilitation online facilitation online interaction asynchronous attention

Blog>> Straits Knowledge Bulletin August 2017

Green Chameleon

Here’s the link to our August issue of the Straits Knowledge Bulletin. Lots of good stuff on upcoming events, knowledge audits, KM Assessments, and a book review! Enjoy

We Have No Choice

How to Save the World

New Yorker cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti. “Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on!” ” – Stephen Stills. M y friend Nancy White just wrote an article lamenting the loss of thoughtful asynchronous communication — the modern equivalent of the longhand letter.

The Worst Idea of All Time: Act 1

How to Save the World

[SCENE: The scene is sometime in the future, in a large meeting room, looking dusty and shabby from disuse. There are a dozen people in ragged, patched clothes milling around, seemingly setting up the room for a meeting.

Transitions, Plumbers and Poets

Full Circle Associates

In this season of immense natural disasters around the world (fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, war, famine, drought…) and here in the northern hemisphere, with a shift in the seasons themselves, I woke up thinking about transitions, and how we use them as plumbers and poets. As a group process facilitator and change agent (or as … Continue reading Transitions, Plumbers and Poets. change collaboration facilitation Liberating Structures reflection groan zone transitions

Chaordic Stepping Stones now in Spanish

Chris Corrigan

One of the staple toolsets in the Art of Hosting community is the Chaordic Stepping Stones. Based on the chaordic lenses that Dee Hock originally put together, this tool is both a planning and project management tool that is at the very core of my work. Now, T=thanks to Karen Mendez and Jose na Maturana of I now have a Spanish translation of my version of the chaordic stepping stones tool.

Appreciating John Ashbery

Chris Corrigan

John Ashbery has died. He was my favourite American poet for a long time, challenging to read, but the kind of poet that completely draws you in to a poem, into a little universe of wordplay and image and sense. You don’t read Ashbery so much as you taste his work. He took the legacies of modernity placed them beside the lessons of post-modernity and produced beauty, which tells you something of his genius. The Poetry Foundation has a number of his poems online.