Community for the 21st Century Harvest

Nancy White

I simply LOVE these harvests. community community indicators events harvesting visual thinking wedialog

My Harvest from a Half Day at Seattle #Kaizencamp

Full Circle Associates

Thanks to a serendipitous conversation with friends im Benson ( @ourfounder ), Tonianne DeMaria Barry ( @sprezzatura ), I was able to pop in for 1/4 of the Seattle #KaizenCamp.

Harvesting and distillation

Chris Corrigan

In a little conversation this morning on the art and practice of harvesting we got into a conversation about the pattern of distilling. We talked about what it takes to lay a table with a meal for a group of six friends. The whole field of the harvest is a field of potential.

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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One introduction to harvesting

Chris Corrigan

From an email sent to a friend of mine (a Mohawk, for context!) about the art of harvesting. It includes an uncited hat tip to the Cynefin framework , and focuses on his particular field of education: Harvesting, as you know being from a tribe of long standing agrarian practice, (!) many systems do well at harvesting the artifacts (evaluations, studies, reports) but do very little in creating an architecture for implementing the results. This is BAD harvesting.

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.

Reading Joyce’s Dubliners With Imaginary Friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Share and Enjoy: 2 responses so far 2 Responses to “Reading Joyce’s Dubliners With Imaginary Friends&# # virginia Yonkers on 01 Feb 2010 at 8:46 am Believe me, you’re going to need all the help you can get in understanding Joyce!

4 Meetings, 6 Planes, and lots of amazing friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’ll write about all these events, plus the added treat of going on vacation with our friends Bev, Jess and Rory and an added bonus of helping with a meeting in Ponta Delgaga on the island of Sao Miguel in the astonishingly beautiful Azores islands.

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What can we do for our friends in Kenya? | 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… Jan 04 2008 What can we do for our friends in Kenya? Share and Enjoy: 2 responses so far 2 Responses to “What can we do for our friends in Kenya?&# # Andrius Kulikauskas on 04 Jan 2008 at 8:23 pm Nancy, Thank you!

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Shifting Conditions That Hold Problems in Place

Full Circle Associates

Two of my colleagues/friends have written very useful posts reflecting on practices that can enhance any year end reflections and new years planning you may be cooking up. change communities of practice complexity creativity harvesting learning non profits/ngos reflection systems

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A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

I have, in the words of song writer Dougie MacLean “moved and kept on moving, proved the points that needed proving, lost the friends that needed losing and found others on the way.&# It has mostly been an incredibly rich journey,working with tiny communities and huge coporations, young and radical youth and wise Elders. I have friends and colleagues in dozens of countries on every continent, and count myself lucky to be in their embrace.

My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

And I want to add to my American friends, with the Canadian rate exchange, this is a good deal! Then we’ll progress through a series of exercises and experiments alternating with reflection and harvest. What is the process of participatory capture and harvest of content?

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Stories, Flash Mobs and Community Matters

Nancy White

Yesterday I did small scale graphic recording for the opening plenary, large scale graphic recording for for the session on “ The Power of Stories &# (Image above) facilitated by my dear friend and conspirator, Barbara Ganley.

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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. That the growth on the apple trees and berries promises good harvests next year.

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Lughnasa under smoky skies

Chris Corrigan

Today is Lughnasa, the traditional commencement of the harvest season. The produce in our local markets is showing tremendous diversity, as the brassicas and squashes and fruits that were planted in the spring join the early harvest of greens and peas. These are all harvests for me.

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The essence of learning as an artist

Chris Corrigan

My friend Avril Orloff shared this beautiful quote on her facebook page. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Cynefin Learning“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste.

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Slowing Down to Pay ATTENTION – the #365 Photo Practice

Full Circle Associates

About the same time I noticed that my friend and “inspiring being” Eugene Eric Kim posted Ten Days Into my 365 Photos Project. I enjoyed when other friends hit the “like” button, or even better, left comments. My friends were being part of my paying attention.

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Reflecting on my 2015 #365Photo Project

Full Circle Associates

I always cross-post on FB, and sometimes on Twitter if the image is either pleasing to me or has some timely relevance to a wider audience as now only my friends can see my FB posts. creativity harvesting reflection Uncategorized #365photo

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Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you are interested in some on-the ground conversations about SharePoint, dig around the Ning site): SharePoint is not low-bandwidth friendly. My friend Jon Lebkowsky suggested that I blog my response.

Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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Blog comments that make you say “wow!” | BlogHer | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A few weeks ago a friend found herself on a tv show and I blogged her three minutes of fame (even though she didn’t do well) out of pride of a friend. This inspired a few more postings and serious of comments which my wife summarized in a guest post on my friend’s blog.

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

Nancy White

Rituals for Healthy Living – What are yours? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 7:22 am under communities of practice , community indicators , turning 50 My friend and neighbor, Ashley Cooper , has created a new blog to share what she learned when she asked her network, “what rituals do you do to invite balance and well-being into your life.

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A couple of great days in Montreal

Chris Corrigan

By far the better experience for me was hanging out with friends and colleagues. On the first night I arrived I had dinner and drinks with my friends from Percolab : Paul Messer, Samatha Slade and Elizabeth Hunt.

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Local boy makes good.pickles and makes the NY Times

Endless Knots

Jon loves to cook the way Daughter #1 does, in that he was then cooking at Harvest Restaturant in Harvard Square and she was in culinary school. Tags: Family Friends New York Food and Drink Photo by Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times Jon Orren of Wheelhouse Pickles.

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Happy New Years with Love | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Thanks for being ‘imaginary’ friends again this past year. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Dec 31 2009 Happy New Years with Love Published by Nancy White at 12:59 am under Monday videos , love Playing For Change | One Love. And All You Need is Love Wishing you and all of yours a peaceful, productive, learning and fun-filled year! Happy New Years!

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“Not to fight with one another”

Chris Corrigan

It doesn’t matter what it was, or what either side wanted – the result is the same result that happens in many small communities: people who are friends and neighbours shouting and fighting with each other.

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Good Stuff While I was Gone | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Thank goodness for friends and colleagues like Stephen Downes who filter and share via newsletters and Twitter. From my World Cafe Girl Geek friends, a pointer to the work of Franke James – wow, great visual thinking.

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Onramps to online engagement | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

My friend Mark Hammersley reminded me a few months ago of a tool to help surface intercultural issues and build trust in distributed teams.

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Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The effort required is more than working alone, but the opportunity for new discovery and potentially finding a new friend makes the effort worthwhile.

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A community of practice is not merely a club of friends or a network of connections between people.

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Happiness and kindness at Hahopa

Chris Corrigan

Hahopa is the dream of my friend Pawa Haiyupis. Inspired by our friends at Kufunda village in Zimbabwe , Pawa and her family this week are embarking on an incredible dream. If you would like to support this dream, please consider donating to the Indiegogo campaign and follow along here and on the facebook page where I will be helping to harvest what we learn. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Community Emergence First Nations Learning

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For when you just can’t be there | 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 16 2008 For when you just can’t be there Published by Nancy White at 3:22 pm under community indicators , events , online interaction You get by with a little help from your Twitter Friends, tweeting extensively from the Online Community Report gathering in Santa Fe.

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Small things to enjoy

Mathemagenic

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London Gathering in June? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have to book my ticket pronto, but I thought, hm, should I come in a day early and have a gathering with my lovely London (and vicinity) friends? Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 21 2008 London Gathering in June? Published by Nancy White at 11:04 am under events I’m going to be in London, then Lisbon in June.

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Intervening in a complex system: 5 Ps

Chris Corrigan

and my friend Pawa Haiyupis and I added two Ps to my concentric circles of intervention in a complex system. Evaluation is your friend and your enemy. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Conversation Cynefin Design Emergence Evaluation Featured Leadership StoriesWhen I was up in Whitehorse last week I got to spend time with folks from the Public Service Commission discussing a project that would see us looking at discriminations in the workplace from a complexity angle.

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How do you title a book well? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Some of the feedback we’ve gotten from our friends is that the title is… well… BORING! Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 04 2008 How do you title a book well? Published by Nancy White at 4:59 pm under technology stewardship We are down to the little things to finish up our book, which is currently titled “Stewarding Technology for Communities of Practice.&#

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Permaculture principles, learning and graphic recording

Chris Corrigan

This is my friend Colleen Stevenson , a lovely graphic recorder that I work with whenever I can. Tags: Art of Harvesting Learning Here she is talking about permaculture principles, something which she knows a lot about, and talking about this large shart she drew to capture and start conversations on how these principles work in learning.

Low earth orbit

Chris Corrigan

I arrive in South Africa Monday morning in time to recover and help design and deliver and Art of Participatory Leadership workshop with friends from REOS Social Innovation. Expecting lots of learning as usual and I’ll blog and harvest as is possible.

A dialogue poem

Chris Corrigan

Some of my friends and I with in the Art of Hosting community create poems from our work as a kind of harvest, a way of listening to the voices shared in a circle and reflecting back to the group, it’s wholeness using the words of those in the room. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Emergence Improv Poetry

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Just about the most fun you can have getting paid

Chris Corrigan

Our first challenge was to think about how to harvest stories and connections quickly from 800 people. It was a superb co-creative experience and a great way to spend time with good friends. Art of Harvesting Collaboration Design Facilitation First Nations Stories World CafeSItting here with Geoff Brown and Steven Wright at the World Indigenous Housing Conference here in Vancouver. We are on the back end of what has been a terrific gig.

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Thought of the day

Net-Map Toolbox

My tango friends sent me an email that started with the following thought by J. Tarrant: “Change itself is sudden; like harvest. It is preparing the ground that takes time.&#. It’s oh so true and not just for tango… Tags: musings

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.