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. Systems thinking. 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.

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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Hosting the harvest

Chris Corrigan

Steven Wright and I are working together here in Vancouver at an international conference on restorative practices , the kinds of things that people do to bring relationship and community to the justice, education and community systems that more often than not drive us apart.

Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is probably why I was so attracted to the “drawing on walls&# involved in graphic facilitation , kinesthetic modeling and just plain PLAY as a way to work together. I appreciate the facilitation tip.

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. Change must come from the margins of the system, sustained by a core that is willing to co-create. 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.

Graphic Facilitation Workshop Pictures – Sydney | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy White workshop – a set on Flickr (workshop) And… The full slideshow from the Sydney Facilitator’s network is here.

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.

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 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.

Coming out of the Graphic Facilitation Closet | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Graphic Facilitation Workshops Beyond doing graphic recording myself , I offer two kinds of workshops on the practice of graphic recording and facilitation. Then come learn to write on walls, the practice of graphic recording and facilitation.

Free workshop: Facilitating online communities | 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… Jul 24 2008 Free workshop: Facilitating online communities Published by Nancy White at 12:07 pm under facilitation , online interaction The inimitable Leigh Blackall of the Educational Development Centre of Otago Polytechnic is at it again, this time with an open, wiki/blog based online facilitation workshop starting next week.

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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

Blended Facilitation Podcast from Matt Moore | 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 17 2008 Blended Facilitation Podcast from Matt Moore Published by Nancy White at 6:55 am under community indicators , facilitation , podcasts Today Matt Moore wrangled Ed Mitchell and I into a fun podcast recording sesions. Engineers without Fears: podcast – nancy white & ed mitchell – blended facilitation.

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

Chris Corrigan

In a complex system, there is no way to know if you got it right. You are trying to make sense of the system so you can try new things, not get the truth about the system. What if people try to game the system?

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Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

And we listed five ways a signal can be weak that have to do with the system in which the observer is embedded : Rare – It just doesn’t happen often. Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation Featured

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The curse of predetermining outcomes

Chris Corrigan

Entraining your mind to outcomes is the hardest practice to beat as a facilitator working in complexity. It will shape your process, and cause you to harvest only what you are looking for, missing out on the juiciest, most powerful places of potential in a system.

Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Harvest. This is the absolute crux of strategic work in complex systems. And in a complex system, it is more likely to reflect cognitive biases than objective reality. Art of Harvesting Conversation Cynefin Facilitation Featured Stories World Cafe I was back at St.

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Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

Today he’s discussing “ dispositionality ” which simply means that making change in a system is much easier when you have a sense of what the system is pre-disposed to do (and what it is NOT pre-disposed to do…). Map the current state of the system, including its dominant flows, eddy points and whirlpools. This is of course the best approach to making change within complex systems.

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Thinking about systems change practices - letting go

John Tropea - Delicious Community

You have to work at it, whether that means rigorously analyzing a system or rigorously casting off paradigms. So next I thought about my habits and practices in system change that try and live up to Meadow’s lovely suggestion. Find ways to visualize the system.

Disintermediated sensemaking

Chris Corrigan

Lots of folks are making change, because they know intuitively how to do this, but they way we learn about that change is so tied to an inappropriate knowledge system, that I’m not convinced we have much of an idea what works and what doesn’t.

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

Chris Corrigan

Over the past four years, Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Caitlin Frost, Tim Merry and I have been sitting down and thinking about our learning about the way participatory leadership intersects with power, systems change, large scale and sustainable engagement and deep personal practice.

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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. Unless we are involved in deep systemic change – where the banks of the river change as it were – our work is about diverting some time and attention from the mainstream.

Trying to make developmental evaluation easier

Chris Corrigan

A facilitated sensemaking process to bring together multiple perspectives to interpret what is happening. In a complex system the data won’t give you answers. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation Facilitation

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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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SRI and Knowledge Sharing | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Saturday morning, on my way home from Rome at the unnatural hour of 5:15 am, I was surprised to look up in the airport to see a colleague who was at the joint Share Fair in Rome and a past participant of the online KS workshop I have facilitated for FAO and CGIAR.

Gratefulness: August Garden in a Cool Summer

Nancy White

I debated about cross posting… What does gardening have to do with onsline communities, facilitation or technology stewardship, right? They are each about systems, about intent and improvising with whatever you are dealt.

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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.

Why culture matters

Chris Corrigan

The most serious of these is remaining complacent in a simple context which has the effect of tipping the system to chaos. Art of Harvesting Design Emergence Facilitation First Nations Leadership StoriesAnalyse this.!

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

But then, after being continuously involved in research, feedback, official and private interactions of all kinds, after 1 1/2 years something happened that I came to call “harvest time&# because things (results) just came to me as if for free.

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Art of Hosting beyond the basics: a new offering

Chris Corrigan

One of the threads in our gathering was and exploration of how the practice of hosting and harvest conversations in the world can be applied to working with groups in ever increasing scale and influence. Art of Hosting Collaboration Facilitation Leadership

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Strategic planning using the World Cafe and Open Space

Chris Corrigan

His process works as follows: First I asked that the whole system be in the retreat. Harvested main themes in group. Developed the values for the non-profit from this harvest. Our process ran like this: Prepare a harvest wall with five blank spots for reporting, each with one of the five topic headings. Tags: Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Design Facilitation Open Space World Cafe

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How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Specifically she has been riffing on Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications of complexity for organizations. Complex systems consist of a large number of elements that in themselves can be simple. . Complex systems are adaptive.

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Full Circle Online Interaction Blog: Updating my basic article on online facilitation

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home About Full Circle Resources Contact Us Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sunday, April 29, 2007 Updating my basic article on online facilitation OK, what do you think should a) come out of this article, b) is missing and needs adding in, and c)needs to be better reframed for the current context. Facilitating Online Interaction Originally from: [link]. Last updated 4/07 From Websters: Facilitation Fa*cil`i*ta"tion, n.

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Want to learn Graphic Recording? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 11:43 am under events , graphic facilitation , visual thinking Ever since I was turned on to this thing called “Graphic Recording&# or “ Graphic Facilitation &# my work has changed.

Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 2

Nancy White

Are we talking about communities, or are we embarking on the era of network facilitation? In the past this has been about the inward set of processes around hosting, moderation and facilitation of web based discussion communities – large or small. Facilitating learning.

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