The Harvest: After Event Reflections

Nancy White

Harvest time. While I’ve put my garden to bed for the winter, the chickens are still giving us a few eggs and all the pickles and chutneys we cooked up earlier in the Fall are looking beautiful on the shelf. The harvest. Reflection is a form of harvest.

How to be a Network Gardener

Net-Map Toolbox

They are called “Network Facilitators”, “Network Organizers” or even “Network Managers” But I think the term “Network Gardener” describes much more tanglibly, what those people do who help large and dispersed networks of people grow toward common goals. These days networks seem to be the solution for every problem that is too big and complex to be tackled by one individual or organization, from eradicating HIV/Aids to promoting peace.

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Through the Dark Mountain: A Harvest of Myths

How to Save the World

A myth is a story that many people believe to be true. At this week’s Dark Mountain retreat, we collectively attempted to identify the dominant myths of our time, in the belief that many of these myths are no longer serving us well, if they ever did.

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Unleashing Joy Through Visual Facilitation – Part 4 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

While I intended to write these WHILE in Australia, it has, er, ahem, taken a bit longer. We scheduled two rounds of a 3 hour “Doodle, Draw, Learn” workshops to introduce teachers to the power of visuals for engagement and learning. What more do you want to learn?”

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Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

Lisa Theissen, our social reporter for rosviz18, has a 2 part blog reporting on what happened as well as sharing thoughts on juicy ideas that came up that we didn’t have time to dive into. I an opportunity to do this only a short while ago in Rossland with Michelle Laurie, at RosViz18.

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Some recent harvests

Chris Corrigan

Anchored down in San Francisco awaiting a delayed hop to Eureka California, from where we will drive to the Hoopa Valley and work there for a couple of days. So a little time to breathe and reflect on a couple of harvests. 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. A deep bow to you all -.

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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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.

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes | 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… Feb 24 2010 Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes Published by Nancy White at 3:08 pm under events , online facilitation , online interaction As promised earlier , here is my reflection of the keynote I did at the Instructional Technology Council’s annual gathering on February 22nd. Ready to start.

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.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. In another recent post I laid out how the work of information professionals is now being donein (what I consider) leading organizations, around five key types ofdeliverables: awareness products, research products, guidanceproducts, self-assessment and connectivity tools, and facilitatedevents. but which I prefer to call KM 0.0, Understanding How Gaia Works.

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Coming out of the Graphic Facilitation Closet | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After doing it on the side, teaching it to others, I realized it was time to declare this part of my practice on my website. I hope to more formally structure the visual online offerings I’ve been playing with as well. Come prepared to get your hands dirty.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. last, I think I have a framework that applies to just about anyorganization. It responds to what I keep hearing from people on the frontlines of organizations -- it addresses the real problems that most people have finding and using informationeffectively. but which I prefer to call KM 0.0, Most of themare quite simple and inexpensive to implement.

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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. Did I say these were going to be short?

5 Tips for Knowledge Gardeners: How to Grow a Collaborative Learning Community by Josh Little : Learning Solutions Magazine

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

How much is one additional sale worth to your bottom line?” You just launch a collaborativelearning tool and people will flock to it, right? Here’show to start your own. Once you’ve identified your group, you’ve likely found people hungry to learn.

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Brandy Agerbeck’s Obama Speach Visual Capture

Nancy White

Brandy was inspired to do a visual capture of Obama’s inaguration speech - something quite different than she normally does. . Brandy Agerbecks Graphic Facilitation Work. And as I scribbled notes, I realized that it was critical to quote Obamas words.

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The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 11:09 am under community indicators , events , facilitation , online facilitation , online interaction There is a very interesting conversation buzzing around in various locations online about how to do World Cafes online.

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Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I had tweeted that I was going to make this cake in celebration of our finally naming “the book, &# and I was amazed how many people wanted the recipe. I kept sending the recipe url to people who tweeted in reply. There were too many other things on my to do list.

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Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I had tweeted that I was going to make this cake in celebration of our finally naming “the book, &# and I was amazed how many people wanted the recipe. I kept sending the recipe url to people who tweeted in reply. There were too many other things on my to do list.

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How to Hit the Enterprise 2.0 Bullseye

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Petersmeyer is the CEO of Personal Pathways , a startup that aims to increase levels of trust and confidence among people within an enterprise “who need to collaborate successfully, but who don’t really know one another.&# (I have no financial interest in or business relationship with PP) PP believes in the power of technology to increase trust and confidence among weakly-tied colleagues (and perhaps even to convert potential ties into actual ones).

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Can we actually practice graphic recording after just a 4 hour workshop? Yes! Part 2

Full Circle Associates

How are they using their new skills? Unleashed across breakout sessions, field trips and plenaries, many of the participants of our short graphic recording workshop took their pens and notebooks to try and capture the essense of sessions as sketch notes.

Want to take your blogging to the next level? | 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… Apr 30 2008 Want to take your blogging to the next level? Published by Nancy White at 8:22 am under Uncategorized People ask me, “how do I become a better blogger and how can I make money at blogging?&# It offers a good writer the chance to hone her skill, get exposure and street cred as a paid blogger.

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Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

This will involve us spending time in Open Space tomorrow and on Friday running a ProAction Cafe in which 6-8 projects will be able to to be developed. I invited them to write a word or a phrase on one side of an index card and write some explication on the back.

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Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

Hmmm…maybe I should have let the group do this… When I popped off to London last week to take a deep dive into Cognitive Edge’s work with complexity, one of the questions I held was about working with evaluation in the complex domain.

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Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

When resources and attention are tied to evaluation results, a kind of tautology gets set up. One begins managing projects towards the evaluation outcomes, in order to give the best chance of an initiative surviving and continuing to attract resources. How can we make this easy?

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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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Gratefulness: August Garden in a Cool Summer

Nancy White

My friend and mentor-of-many domains, Barbara Ganley, asked me to offer a guest post related to my gardens sin her Open View Garden blog. I debated about cross posting… What does gardening have to do with onsline communities, facilitation or technology stewardship, right?

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The tyranny of flipcharts

Chris Corrigan

We have to write everything down. Having a flip chart in a meeting seems to demand that everything spoken gets written down for all to see. This does not facilitate a good flow in a conversation, and it is rarely a useful harvest of a discussion. Wisdom disappears over the fold, every point is given equal weight and conversations tend to proceed in linear ways rather than emergent ways. Hotels charge exorbitant rates to rent a flipchart stand.

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Just about the most fun you can have getting paid

Chris Corrigan

We were hired by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association of BC to facilitate dialogue at this 800 person international gathering. The first cafe would look at stories of success, the second would think about how to build capacity to support success and the third was focused on institutional development. ” With that theme to play with, we knew the cafes needed to be about connecting people and ensuring that stories were central to the work.

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Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

The fabulous Tracy Kelly of BC Campus invited me north to Vancouver to co-facilitate two workshops, one on graphic facilitation in higher education (“ VizEd “), and the second a larger team collaborative Liberating Structures 2 day immersion workshop.

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Art of Participatory Leadership, day three

Chris Corrigan

He brings a lovely capacity to the work, being the head of an environmental learning centre in southern Estonia, he understands the deep connection between human and world, and is a practitioner of the most ancient arts of human kind: tracking and fire building.

Strategic planning using the World Cafe and Open Space

Chris Corrigan

Returned people to original table and asked them to capture the main themes at each table. Harvested main themes in group. Group process to explore opportunities to work on and time frames. Assign teams to develop tactical plans to address opportunities. Used affinity process to capture everyone’s values, and group into value titles. Developed the values for the non-profit from this harvest.

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Want to learn Graphic Recording? | 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… Feb 18 2009 Want to learn Graphic Recording? But something, somewhere along the line liberated just enough of my inner censor to build my practice.

What do we mean by engagement online? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The chance to have a conversation with practitioners is always an automatic YES for me. This blog post is a little bit of “thinking out loud&# prior to our conversation later this month. One one end you have very visible ways to observe and measure engagement.

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 are beginning another cohort this week and so I had a chance to further refine the process and gather much more information.

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Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

The January 2017 INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange in Zambia aimed to use mapping to catalyze this process, connecting practitioners and researchers across the sub-domains of the field, including participants designing and committing to follow-up activities back home.

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