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?

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. They evolve and change and engage emergence.

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. Intentional/emergent.

Through the Dark Mountain: A Harvest of Myths

How to Save the World

Here is the Harvest, in alphabetical order (grouping seemingly related myths, and some of their opposites): Activism: that well-coordinated activism at the right scale can change the world.

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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

Hosting the harvest

Chris Corrigan

Steven and I are putting into practice an idea that a number of us have been playing with for a could of years, namely hosting a reflective conversation space in which the conference participants can help create the harvest and meaning making about the whole event.

Reflections on 3 days of graphic facilitation in Rossland, B.C, #rosviz

Michelle Laurie

Rosviz, our annual graphic facilitation workshop in Rossland, B.C. finished July 20 th however I am still buzzing as the ‘harvests’ of the 3 day ‘drawing on walls’ adventure keep rolling in! Here are a few of the creative artefacts that emerged!

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.

Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

See below for a second reflective guest blog from Lisa Theissen, social reporter at Rosviz18: “I’ve been mulling over our time together, and thinking about my own Harvest from the point of view of Social Reporter.

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Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

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

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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.

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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

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A collective harvest of the four fold practice

Chris Corrigan

Here is a snippet of the harvest from our work this week: Presensing and hosting yourself. be clear about the purpose of and the intended harvest of a conversation. provide the minimum structure to focus work while allowing for emergence. Art of Hosting Facilitation PracticeThe last couple of weeks my deepening of perspective on the four fold practice of the art of hosting has continued.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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

Chris Corrigan

Compare the themes that are emerging across the tables. It is much more difficult to game the system when the schemes you are developing are emergent and based on actual pieces of data. A couple of good blog posts in my feed this morning that provoked some thinking.

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Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation FeaturedWhen working in complexity, and when trying to create new approaches to things, it’s important to pay attention to ideas that lie outside of the known ways of doing things.

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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 StructuresWith 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.

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Can we role model graphic recording? Part 3 in the series

Full Circle Associates

My graphic recording charge was a chart for Monday, Tuesday and what was needed for Thursday was “emergent.” ” The field trips were “harvested” by our newly-trained sketchnote artists from Monday’s workshop.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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. Alan # LaDonna on 30 Dec 2009 at 10:51 am Thank you Nancy – you’ve inspired me to learn deeper into facilitation and especially online facilitation for quite some time.

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.

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Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

One of the things I appreciate about developmental evaluation is its deliberate engagement with emergence. A facilitated sensemaking process to bring together multiple perspectives to interpret what is happening.

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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. It never ceases to amaze me how such beautiful creations emerge, and how empowering this is. communication creativity graphic facilitation harvesting international development visual thinking

Evaluation and monitoring

Chris Corrigan

I was able to see the crude boundaries of traditional evaluation methods very clearly and was able to see that most of the work I do in the world – facilitating strategic conversations – was actually a core practice of developmental evaluation. Violent societies are emergent.

Some World Cafe tips

Chris Corrigan

“Typical” facilitated sessions imprint people with the pattern that someone will take notes while everyone else talks. This is especially important if you are wanting people to raise their level of awareness from what is important personally to what patterns are emerging.

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Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Harvest. Notice commonalities and differences, emerging patterns, what already exists and what needs to be created. In other words, what are the attractors that are emerging that become activities to understand and develop more deeply? I was back at St.

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Continuing My Ecocycle Experimentation

Full Circle Associates

From a facilitation standpoint, I was worried that the groupings we created for the maps would not work. But I was surprised how much cross project relevance and resonance emerged. There was more to harvest and we left it on the table!

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Simple meeting design

Chris Corrigan

This afternoon, Toke Møller and I are hosting a little session on Art of Hosting basics at a gathering for emerging indigenous leaders. First we design the bookends: Purpose on the one hand and harvest/action on the other hand. Harvest. What do you want to harvest? -

Why culture matters

Chris Corrigan

But in complex domains, characterized by emerged phenomenon, analysis tends to externalize and ignore that which it cannot account for with the result that solutions often remain dangerously blind to surprise and “black swan&# events. Analyse this.!

Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

But if I am asked to tell a story about a particular decision I had to made, the data set is richer and we have a good chance to see emerging patterns. We deliberately created a space where things were allowed to fail or radically change and we harvested learning all the way along. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Cynefin Evaluation Facilitation Featured Learning Philanthropy Uncategorized World Cafe

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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. This is an artifact which has emerged out of the space of engagement “praxis” – the gap between theory and practice. I think there is probably nothing new under the sun.

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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.

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Pen and paper sense-making 2.0

Chris Corrigan

Two weeks ago in our Leadership 2020 program I experimented with using a signification framework to harvest a World Cafe. We have used these themes to structure a collective story harvest exercise this morning.

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Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

This is often when those of us who are consulting facilitators are brought into an organization. Each of these phases has to be designed in the beginning, but with space for emergent outcomes. The second phase is hosting and harvesting.

Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

And it also increases the time between an experience and the meaning making of that experience, which can be a fatal lag with strategy in emergent systems. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Cynefin Evaluation Facilitation World Cafe

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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!

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How chaordic design unfolds

Chris Corrigan

The next three steps of Concept, Limiting Beliefs and Structure help us to think about how we will organize ourselves to hold space for emergence. 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. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Design Facilitation Learning