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?

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. Art of Harvesting

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My Harvest from a Half Day at Seattle #Kaizencamp

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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.

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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My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

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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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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.

Continuing My Ecocycle Experimentation

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From a facilitation standpoint, I was worried that the groupings we created for the maps would not work. There was more to harvest and we left it on the table! change collaboration complexity creative destruction engagement facilitation harvesting liberating structures

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Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

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In late January I helped plan and facilitate the INGENEAS Global Symposium, a gathering of academics, researchers, practitioners, business people and policy makers interested in the role of gender and nutrition in rural agricultural extension services in the developing world.

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

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.

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. 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. 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.

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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Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Harvest. Many times in world cafe’s the harvesting round engages in a convergence exercise whereby the tables come up with a small number of insights. Art of Harvesting Conversation Cynefin Facilitation Featured Stories World Cafe I was back at St.

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Making a rough and ready pattern language as a creativity tool

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Facilitation Featured First Nations World CafeJust finished out first day of work with Navajo Area Health Promotion practitioners and 30 community wellness workers, Elders and healers from across the Navajo Nation.

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Simple meeting design

Chris Corrigan

First we design the bookends: Purpose on the one hand and harvest/action on the other hand. The meeting itself therefore become the vehicle by which a group of people reach a harvest and wise action ground in a purpose and a deep need. Harvest. What do you want to harvest? -

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

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” The field trips were “harvested” by our newly-trained sketchnote artists from Monday’s workshop. In the afternoon I facilitated one of the four break out sessions and as part of my duties, created visuals for the report out on Thursday.

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?

Basic design for extraordinary conversations

Chris Corrigan

This is often when those of us who are consulting facilitators are brought into an organization. The second phase is hosting and harvesting. A further consideration for hosting and harvesting is to balance the three domains of work, relationship and co-learning.

Nuanced preferences instead of voting for sense making

Chris Corrigan

Secondly it gets at concrete things that the team can do to improve scenarios and third it harvest preferences and not simple yes/no decisions which are not appropriate for this kind of work. Art of Harvesting Community Conversation Cynefin Facilitation

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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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Beyond the Webinar

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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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The Harvest: After Event Reflections

Nancy White

Harvest time. The harvest. Reflection is a form of harvest. I wanted to point out some examples of how people have shared out their harvest on blogs, tweets, and other social media to create external value. How can this “harvest&# feed, rather than rot in a pile?

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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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 1

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What can come out through the facilitation of a course, with direct online interaction with learners? harvesting international development knowledge sharing learning reflection elearning

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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

The VALUE of invitation

Chris Corrigan

While Rowan and Amy and I were thinking about content we discussed some of the essential practices of invitation that facilitators, leaders and process designers should keep at hand. She does our real time harvests for Beehive.). Facilitation Featured Invitation

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Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

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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. Harvest fail!

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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.

» Graphic Practices in Higher Ed: VizEd 2017

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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.

A couple of great days in Montreal

Chris Corrigan

Off for a couple of days to visit family and then home to Bowen Island for a series of small local facilitation gigs, all of which will tell me something deeper about my home place. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Evaluation Facilitation Learning Travel World Cafe

Why culture matters

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Design Emergence Facilitation First Nations Leadership StoriesAnalyse this.! Yesterday I had a chance to grab lunch with Dave Pollard in our local coffee shop on Bowen Island.

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.

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.

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

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Can we learn graphic recording in 4 hours and actually DO something? YES! Part 1

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It is often an “extra” that I include in my facilitation practice. communication creativity graphic facilitation harvesting international development visual thinkingRarely do I get to go to an event with graphic recording as my primary duty.

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!

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.