March, 2018

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire. I recently read an article that states, “ a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.” ” And apparently everyone can benefit!

Quick Social Media Planner and Course Planner #UdemyLive

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

Would you like to show off at work with great ideas? This week I did some intakes for a course about learning technologies which is starting next Monday and I realized that actually very few people are using Twitter.

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Do You Have a Productive Partnership or a Tug of War?

Partnering Resources

They’re supposed to be your ally. Your co-conspirator. Your partner. But instead it feels like every conversation is a struggle. This isn’t how it is supposed to be. In the best partnerships, people create something that neither could have accomplished on their own.

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More Trending

5 Types of Content Calendar and Social Media Planning – Sydney Australia Course 2018

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here are the 5 types of social media planners you need. Depending on your organisation you may want different sections, different colour coding or completely different calendars: Most people know content calendars for social media. This is content YOUR create. Earned Attention.

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Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've been on a surprise strip. You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. Very exciting! We had to be at Schiphol by 5 am and although we were still sleepy: the taxi driver was not. He talked a lot, probably to stay awake.

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Our Relationship with the Ego

Alchemy of Change

An exploration of the ego, its connection to will and attention and how its forms a triad with these two organs of the mind to lock its grip on our consciousness. . The post Our Relationship with the Ego appeared first on Alchemy of Change. An exploration of the ego, its connection to will and attention and how its forms a triad with these two organs of the mind to lock its grip on our consciousness. Featured Soul

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Painting of Mt. Jefferson White Mountains New Hampshire

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting from my first attempts at plein air painting in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 2010. This one shows Mt. Jefferson from the high shoulder of Mt. Washington. There is an auto road to the top of Mt.

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Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

Last weekend I attended a 4-day Field & Field course in which Iain McGilchrist discussed with us the main themes in his book – The Master and his Emissary. The Divided Brain and the making of the Western World, and his recent thinking.

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Four Strategies for Transformation

Networking Action

Four distinct strategies undertaken to realize transformation are described in a new article in Stanford Social Innovation Review. Two cases are presented to illustrate the strategies: marriage equality (same-sex marriage) in the US and the energy transition in Germany. … Net Dev

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Facebook Course in Sydney 2018 – Workshop With Laurel Papworth

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Just a quick note to say that there are a couple of spots left for the 2 Day Facebook Intensive Course in Sydney CBD in a few weeks. One person transferred to a later course and another one, well TBH I’m not sure what they are doing LOL. We’ll figure it out.

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Safe enough in Open Space

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been deeply influenced over the years by Christina Baldwin’s principle that “no one person can be responsible for the safety of the group, but a group can learn to take responsibility for it’s own safety.”

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Living in the Present

Alchemy of Change

My older son just headed back to college after being home for a week for spring break. Arriving home from the airport early this morning, I was struck by a sliver of the same sadness I felt at dropping him off at school in the fall. Sitting there in our living room, pictures of our. The post Living in the Present appeared first on Alchemy of Change. Featured Soul

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Painting of White Mountains Cabin

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in Crawford Notch. It was done plein air. 

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Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

The Self-Unseeing (by Thomas Hardy). Here is the ancient floor, Footworn and hollowed and thin, Here was the former door. Where the dead feet walked in. She sat here in her chair, Smiling into the fire, He who played stood there, Bowing it higher and higher.

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How to Ask Strangers What They Care About (Without Scaring Them Off)

How to Save the World

W hy is it when we meet new people, our way of self-identifying, and our first question to them, is so often about what we do “for a living”? I suppose this is because it’s safe — most of us don’t see such questions as highly personal or invasive.

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Context for Group Process for Reconciliation (and other hard things)

Full Circle Associates

I snipped the quotes below from Chris Corrigan back in December (Some things that work in real reconciliation dialogue – Chris Corrigan ), meaning to write more about it. I think it is too important to wait for my “round to it” to happen, so here it is.

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How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Sonja Blignault has been blogging some terrific stuff on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity. Specifically she has been riffing on Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications of complexity for organizations.

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The Arch

Alchemy of Change

An Arch of Light, stretched o’er head, Ever growing with each new ache, Through Acts of Love, Creation in Its Wake. Nestled deep within, so black, so old, A Void, rising up through Space, Experience Herself reflects upon Her Own Loving, Lovely Face. Light sparks within Us When this Marriage we do see, Our very Core.

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Painting of Yellow and Orange Peppers

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting. It was done from life and I focused on using complementary colors for the shadows. I like to think of them as a family of peppers. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

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Painting of Yellow and Orange Peppers

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting. It was done from life and I focused on using complementary colors for the shadows. I like to think of them as a family of peppers. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

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Painting of Mt. Jefferson White Mountains New Hampshire

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting from my first attempts at plein air painting in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 2010. This one shows Mt. Jefferson from the high shoulder of Mt. Washington. There is an auto road to the top of Mt. Washington so I could bring my painting gear up high without having to carry it like the early painters. While sunny, it was very windy. I set up my easel beside my Jeep to block the wind.

2018 100

Painting of White Mountains Cabin

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in Crawford Notch. It was done plein air.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100).

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Two Liberating Structures Workshops at University of Illinois April 5 and 6

Full Circle Associates

Are you at or near the University of Illinois at Champagne/Urbana? Interested in Liberating Structures? Then join us for one or two days of hands/heads/hearts on workshops.

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Facilitating Strategic Planning in Complex Contexts

Full Circle Associates

My clients have been asking for more support in planning for the future. In almost every case there have been internal or external factors that suggest significant inflection or turning points. Policy changes due to political shifts. Growth in networks. Shifting priorities. Emerging possibilities.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page. Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. “Hey!”,

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What Happens in Vagus…

How to Save the World

E volution is a precarious process. Within every species, minor variations are constantly introduced and tested for ‘fitness’: If they help the creature survive, they are passed on to the next generation, and if they hamper survival, they will not be passed on.

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Learning is not a luxury…

Full Circle Associates

Learning is happening all around us. We ignore it at our peril. They (cyber attackers) are constantly learning from their mistakes, modifying their code and then launching the next round of attacks,” Mr. Liska said. Source: A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder – The New York Times Source. learning

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