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.

Community for the 21st Century Harvest

Nancy White

Here are my images: But hold on to your socks, because Amy Lenzo also recruited two of the BEST graphic facilitators to listen and scribe what they heard, Nancy Margulies and Susan Kelly. I simply LOVE these harvests. And hosts Amy and Ben did a terrific job.

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.

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.

A simple way to explore the Four Fold Practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The Art of Hosting is predicated on a very simple set of practices which we call the Four Fold Practice. The next question then became, what if these four patterns were actually practices that could be cultivated both by individual leaders/facilitators and by groups?

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Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics, October 21-23, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Chris Corrigan

Over the past two years Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics has travelled across Canada, the United States and once to Europe and we have been lucky to welcome nearly 300 people to our three day program. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting

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Extending the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The four of us on the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics team are all global stewards of the international Art of Hosting community of practice. As such, the Art of Hosting is our lineage. And Beyond the Basics is very much rooted in the Art of Hosting.

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Some recent harvests

Chris Corrigan

So a little time to breathe and reflect on a couple of harvests. First from Geoff Selig who was at the Pembroke Art of Hosting, and who collected the tablecloths from a final day World Cafe on what we have learned about the power of conversation. Second, a harvest poem from the Open Space I ran yesterday in Kelowna. With Open Space these days I am trying as much as possible to have a place in which a meta harvest can be collected and created. We host space.

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! Our Participatory Graphic Recording Harvest Wall.

A collective harvest of the four fold practice

Chris Corrigan

The last couple of weeks my deepening of perspective on the four fold practice of the art of hosting has continued. In the Art of Hosting Water Dialogues we are teaching the practice and inviting participants to reflect on what they already know about the practice. Here is a snippet of the harvest from our work this week: Presensing and hosting yourself. Contributing and hosting conversations. Host people to enable them to engage in uncertain cisrcumstances.

A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

Since then, I have facilitated literally hundreds of gatherings from two person retreats to international conferences using a variety of participatory methodologies. I have worked with people from various communities of practice, including Open Space, World Cafe, Genuine Contact and most deeply, the Art of Hosting.

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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Tips for Chat/Talk Show hosts | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Finally, inspired by Michael’s post, I thought I’d share the tips I had for hosting one of these little gigs. I am often asked to be the host, so here are some of the things I try to do. I usually suggest the host sits in the middle to allow good eye contact.

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On the road again to co-host

Chris Corrigan

Off to Salt Lake City Utah to work with Tenneson Woolf and Teresa Posakony on another Art of Hosting. Taking an inquiry into this one about the dynamics and the work of co-hosting. So as I go into this Art of Hosting, I’m going to do a little harvest on what working together is like, and try to take that to others. Art of Hosting Facilitation

Art of Hosting Tofino, day 2

Chris Corrigan

This check in this morning was a powerful reminder to some about the way their work as hosts needs to change, to be able to stand in the fire of aggressive energy and work with it. KNOW YOUR HARVEST * What do we want to take away from this meeting?

Some things that work in real reconciliation dialogue

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Facilitation Featured First Nations Learning World CafeWe were working with a local government client last week in a meeting that had a very contentious subject matter focused on the return of land and uses of that land, to First Nations owners.

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Some World Cafe tips

Chris Corrigan

“Typical” facilitated sessions imprint people with the pattern that someone will take notes while everyone else talks. Know what you will do with the harvest and tell people. People learned in the invitation what our plans were for the harvest.

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

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation Facilitation Learning Organization Stories A couple of good blog posts in my feed this morning that provoked some thinking.

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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. 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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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

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? -

Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

We are blending an Art of Hosting workshop with content and process from some recent research in neuroscience, epigenetics, and adverse childhood experiences and with wellness and leadership models from our Navajo colleagues with whom we have a ten year relationship.

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Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

We deliberately created a space where things were allowed to fail or radically change and we harvested learning all the way along. This learning was summarized in a report, but the bigger harvest was the capacity that each participant built to take steps to sense, design and implement change initiatives with a better informed complexity approach. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Cynefin Evaluation Facilitation Featured Learning Philanthropy Uncategorized World Cafe

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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.

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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. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Community Conversation Design Facilitation Invitation I think there is probably nothing new under the sun.

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Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

A basic diagram for hosting questions that create extraordinary conversations. This is often when those of us who are consulting facilitators are brought into an organization. The second phase is hosting and harvesting.

Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

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. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Cynefin Evaluation Facilitation World Cafe

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Full Circle Associates " Harvesting knowledge from text conversations

John Tropea - Delicious Community

John Smith asked me to write up the practice some of us have been nurturing on the KM4DevWiki to encourage summarizing and harvesting of learnings from key community conversations in our email list on to a wiki. We moved into harvesting what we called “Community Knowledge.&#

“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

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A couple of great days in Montreal

Chris Corrigan

Originally Amy Lenzo and I were scheduled to host a cafe here that was much more ambitious: a plenary cafe with the participants to explore the learning field of the conference. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Evaluation Facilitation Learning Travel World Cafe

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Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

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

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fOSSa2011, Coders and Sketchnotes

Nancy White

My thanks to all the organizers, hosts, speakers and presenters. collaboration communities of practice community events graphic facilitation harvesting fOSSa2011 open_source sketchnotesI’m home from another adventure!

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How chaordic design unfolds

Chris Corrigan

This is a pretty geeky Art of Hosting map, but essentially it describes the way planning unfolds in practice. 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

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

From the moment I set-up to the time I finished, I knew hosting this workshop was one of my best decisions. This was a fitting place for our circle discussions which focused on facilitation techniques but also deeper societal issues. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

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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. Tags: Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Facilitation World Cafe Flipcharts.

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Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Aidan’s United Church in Victoria yesterday, hosting another conversation in their continued evolution into their next shape. Harvest. Art of Harvesting Conversation Cynefin Facilitation Featured Stories World Cafe I was back at St.

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Announcing two workshops for September 2016

Michelle Laurie

This year I am very excited to host two workshops focused on the use of visuals in our facilitation practice. We are treading into new territory as we explore the role of visuals in design and facilitation. We are looking to push our boundaries (and yours) in terms of the role of visuals in design and facilitation. What is the process of others capturing and harvesting content? The second is the 7th annual Rosviz graphic facilitation workshop.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Insights on the nature of the times

Chris Corrigan

I am here in the Morton Arboretum in Chicago where we are at the end of the first day of an Art of Hosting with our friends in the Illinois community of practice. We have just been harvesting out of a World Cafe that was held on the question of &# What time it is in the world?&# We used a design I have been using with teams and communities that are needing to do deep sensing. Host others, but host yourself first.

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