June, 2017

PhD by Publication

Jenny Connected

Today I can christen this mug which was sent to me by my friend and collaborator, Mariana Funes (herself a Dr of long-standing) at the end of March, when I was told by my examiners that I had been awarded a PhD subject to three minor revisions.

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There’s training, and then there’s Creative Facilitation training!

Viv Mcwaters

There’s lots of things I can’t do well – way too many to list here – but I can cook a pretty good risotto and I can host facilitation training that’s memorable. I know this to be true because I love designing and delivering training that rocks.

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Trending Sources

Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

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Developing the Ecosystem for Financing Transformation with the SDGs: A Foundation and Science View

Networking Action

Transformation requires substantial investment in the change process: experimenting and identifying transformative solutions, creating capacity, and sustaining the actual change effort over the many years the process requires. A webinar will focus on the these issues and the role of … Net Dev

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Principles for living reconciliation meaningfully

Chris Corrigan

Wednesday is National Aboriginal Day and ten days later, Canada commemerates its 150th birthday.

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More Trending

Facebook’s “Community” Announcements and the Reality of Facebook Groups

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Developing Your Community

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Transformation and the Measurement Challenge

Networking Action

What is the relationship between traditional measures, such as national indices, log frames, results frameworks, and efficiency concepts, with the complex quality of transformation? How can/should the field of knowledge and practice advance? This webinar brings together three people who … Net Dev

2017 13

Understanding vision

Chris Corrigan

“Vision” is one of those words that is overused in our work and the reason it is so elusive is that is is so context dependant. You can have a vision of a full bath tub of steaming hot water. You can have a vision of making your home run on rain water alone.

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Feedback from the Cascadia R Conference participants

Learning Alliances

I helped organize the Cascadia R Conference on June 3, 2017. About 190 people attended the all-day conference. I volunteered to do the conference evaluation questionnaire and to analyze the results.

Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

Why do a PhD at all? I have considered this question many times since I completed my MA in 1997 when I was asked by the awarding University department to continue to do a PhD. I declined.

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I'm sliding and morphing

Joitske Hulsebosch

You possibly know the book by Lynda Gratton called the Shift ? It is about the future of work and she predicts that we will become increasingly serial masters instead of 'shallow generalist'. A master is someone with deep knowledge in a number of domains.

High Performing Teams Video Course launched by Ken Thompson

The Bumble Bee

High Performing Teams and High Performing Virtual Teams are topics very close to the heart of almost every leader irrespective of the size of their organization.

Looking for ideas at @LDNCommMedia summit on how community media can help in Connecting Londoners. Here’s our headlines.

Social Reporter

Originally posted on Connecting Londoners. I’m going to the London Community Media Summit later today, hoping to have some useful conversations about the role of local blogs, news sites, online communities and radio in Connecting Londoners and making London a more Networked City. It provides a good nudge for me to write some headlines summarising where we at, with reference links and notes.

Countering the despair of uncertainty

Chris Corrigan

I’ve begun Stuart Kauffman’s latest book, which will be a little heavy summer reading, and he states his purpose very clearly in the preface: “If no natural law suffices to describe the evolution of the biosphere, of technological evolution, of human history, what replaces it?

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Community-Based Business Success Predictor

How to Save the World

This poster, which you can also download in a larger size as a PDF , is a recap of some of the major findings in my book Finding the Sweet Spot. If you can’t even imagine starting your own community-based business, here’s a post that might hopefully alleviate some of your fears.

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Desire lines for strategy and change

Chris Corrigan

I think that doing strategic work with organizations and communities is really about learning. If a group is trying to confront newness and changes in its environment and needs to come up with new strategies to address those changes, then it needs to learn. I love the term “ desire lines.”

2017 14

Seven by seven

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I passed through the start line again. Forty nine times I have rode this incredible planet around the sun, corkscrewing together through space.

Updates on Networked City – and the RSA

Social Reporter

I’m currently blogging over here about the London Networked City exploration , and also about the RSA’s own Networked Cities initiative. In addition, I’m helping start a Fellows’ Forum for the RSA, and have put together some history of past RSA online initiatives on a wiki about OpenRSA. All posts

Links of the Quarter: June 2017

How to Save the World

PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S END. Photo taken from my balcony last month.

Limbo Pt. 2

How to Save the World

S o this is what it’s all come down to: a hopeless realization that this apparent person has no free will, no control or choice, no responsibility or agency — doesn’t exist at all in fact.

Limbo

How to Save the World

Some things that used to be important no longer seem to matter. image above from Gustave Doré’s illustration of Dante’s Inferno, in the public domain per wikimedia.