The #OCE2012 Harvest

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago I co-designed/facilitated a learning event for BC Campus called “ The Online Community Enthusiasts Gathering “ This is an annual gathering of interesting people mostly from the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island. Here is the video from Heather Kincaid: Heather also put together a harvest using “storify” which made a story from all of the tweeting during the day: [link]. How do we document, share and foster ongoing learning?

Stories, Flash Mobs and Community Matters

Nancy White

Tuesday I facilitated an all day workshop on “Online Media and Your Neighbors.&# were terrific – telling real stories about the real power of stories. Tags: community events graphic facilitation harvesting CM10Conf Community_Matters

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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. 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. Story and art can do that.

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Simon Hearn on Online Community Facilitation

Nancy White

What Simon Hearn of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) does for his community of Outcome Mapping practitioners is facilitation, management, technology stewardship and plain old leadership.

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. A story. Art of Harvesting BC Collaboration Design Emergence Facilitation World Cafe

Some recent harvests

Chris Corrigan

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. Most often this looks like a graphic recorder who gathers materials and snippets from the sessions and co-creates a harvest with session conveners and participants. into the record of our collective story.

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.

Harvesting learning about design

Chris Corrigan

Geoff Brown put up a formidable blog post capturing the whole process of our recent designing, planning and facilitating a conference in Melbourne. If you are interested in multiple ways of learning and understanding process as well as ways of telling a story, set aside some time and go dive into what he has written.

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. Collect and share stories. 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.

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

Chris Corrigan

A story to illustrate: yesterday I was coaching a client who was designing a meeting to bring together stakeholders to discuss the results of a massive engagement process and to start thinking about new ways to address their mandate.

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Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

First round: “Tell a story of your own development of spiritual practice.” Harvest. A smidgin more community through the process of sharing stories and listening deeply to one another, especially listening between people who don’t normally talk to one another.

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

Full Circle Associates

The second post in the series shares a few stories and artifacts from the workshop participants about their sketchnoting at the meeting and after they returned home. ” The field trips were “harvested” by our newly-trained sketchnote artists from Monday’s workshop.

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.&#

Some things that work in real reconciliation dialogue

Chris Corrigan

” This question kicked off 45 minutes of intense learning, listening and story telling at the tables. Only that way to we share perspectives and find possibilities and to do so in small, deep conversations where stories can be shared, perspectives understood and.

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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. Part 2 will share a few stories from the workshop participants about their sketchnoting at the meeting and after they returned home.

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

This was a fitting place for our circle discussions which focused on facilitation techniques but also deeper societal issues. This was a fitting start as much of what we do as graphic facilitators is try to understand how our tools can be of service to support others in their path.

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Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

Example: The “looking for your keys under the street light” story is one of these.). Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation Featured

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Graphic Notetaking at IST Africa

Nancy White

Second, we are both nurturing our graphic facilitating and recording practices, and in fact are part of a graphico’s community of practice ! So that is, as they say, the story as I know it!

Why culture matters

Chris Corrigan

The Cyenfin framework advocates working with stories and social constructed meaning to sense and act in complex spaces. The stories that are told and the practices thy are used to make sense of those stories is the method for acting in complex space. Analyse this.!

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

Full Circle Associates

This second post in the series shares a few stories and artifacts from the workshop participants about their sketchnoting at the meeting and after they returned home. But wait, this is not the end of the story! I have two stories to share already (and hopefully I will glean a few more.

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. The theme of the conference was “Sharing our Stories, Sharing our Successes.”

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Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

We did this with a two round World Cafe in which we asked for stories of supporting resiliency and stories of leadership challenges. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Facilitation Featured First Nations World Cafe

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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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Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

We began with a World Cafe design based on small stories of change. It is always good to ask people about actual decisions or stories that they remember to ground their experience in discovery. 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. And so our Cafe ran like that: “Tell a story of a time when you knew things needed to change?”

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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? Sometimes they look like a story, sometimes a web, and sometimes, a mess.

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

Chris Corrigan

We have combed through years of our stories and experiences, and developed a learning offering that shares some of our theory, deep practices and stories of systems change. If you have been working with facilitation, complexity and engagement for a while, this is for you.

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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? Sometimes they look like a story, sometimes a web, and sometimes, a mess.

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Social Media in International Development - 10 min interviews

Nancy White

I’m about to facilitate another workshop on social media in international development for the ICT-KM program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research ( CGIAR ). The best way I know of doing this is to start the conversation with some stories of use.

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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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 1

Full Circle Associates

The reason I wanted to share this story is time after time I hear people state “Hey, let’s just convert our face-to-face (F2F) training into elearning” without a real sense of what that process might entail.

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The tyranny of flipcharts

Chris Corrigan

Who controls the flipchart, controls the story. 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. Flipcharts.

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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. So that’s the back story.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Moral of the story: you never know what you’ll learn during a dinner conversation. At the moment I’m surfing a few blogs and keep landing on posts about story – is it my increased attention to story that makes these stand out?

2008 130

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of Red-Tailed Hawks that raised a family on an apartment ledge just of Central Park.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Then, going to learning professionals, I think there’s an additional level that is community / network facilitation. As learning increasingly happens through communities and networks, learning professionals need to be able to facilitate this. Any stories to share?

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More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We did not include it in the Digital Habitats book because in the community we have seen more failures in the use of SharePoint than successes and our goal was to tell stories of usefulness, not frustration. It actually creates more division, rather than facilitates connections.

Insights on the nature of the times

Chris Corrigan

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. I listened with a poet’s ear tuned to the harvest and this is what I heard: You have to be ready to die on the hill atop which you have heard the deepest call of the world. I move and leave pieces of myself behind, and I have no story of grieving?

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Learning from our mistakes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’ve edited out some of the text so as not to cross ZDNet’s copyright, so click into the story for the full details.

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Learning from our mistakes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’ve edited out some of the text so as not to cross ZDNet’s copyright, so click into the story for the full details.

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6footsix and Becoming a Sponsor | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

First of all, my pal Steve Crandall (another “imaginary friend who I met via my online network) told me about Colleen and her story grabbed me. I think Colleen’s story resonates and that people will respond.

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Art of Participatory Leadership, day three

Chris Corrigan

This is a huge and important teaching about harvesting. It was a powerful way to experience hosting and being hosted, joining the field and harvesting in the moment, becoming fully present. My friend Robert Oetjen was a key member of our hosting team at Altmoisa.

We don’t know what we are messing with | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Then the guilt of people who didn’t have those type of stories. Jen on 24 Feb 2008 at 8:39 pm Nancy, you are so brave for sharing this story, as is Meg for exposing her fears. For one of my writing classes last year I wrote a story based on my breakdown into depression last year.

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Strategic planning using the World Cafe and Open Space

Chris Corrigan

Harvested main themes in group. Developed the values for the non-profit from this harvest. Created list of what the non-profit is and is not for them to develop a story about their organization and it role in the community. Our process ran like this: Prepare a harvest wall with five blank spots for reporting, each with one of the five topic headings. Today John Inman had a great post on using the world cafe for a five hour strategic planning session with a non-profit.

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