“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Viv Mcwaters

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” I’m in a foreign country, working with my client, to prepare for a two-day facilitated event with 150 or so people from multiple countries and organisations.

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Disruptive facilitation #3 – We’re not in Kansas anymore

Viv Mcwaters

The key to disruptive facilitation is, well, disruption. That’s why you’re there. If you weren’t there it would probably be business as usual. So you might as well take advantage of the opportunity to disrupt. This can take many forms and can be in your face or subtle. My particular version of facilitation is heavily influenced by improv theatre.

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Upcoming Speaking in Engagements in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Raleigh

Managing Communities

After taking a speaking break for a few months, it is time to get back on the road. This fall, I am joining the Social Media Masters tour from Social Media Club. The conference series bills itself as “an advanced level conference for marketing and communications professionals.&# It’ll hit five cities and I’ll be speaking [.]. Managing Online Forums (Book) ManagingCommunities.com Press

Social Media True Confessions: Outsourced Community Management | Kansas City Social Media: K2Media

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New Year links

Viv Mcwaters

Web tools for qualitative data analysis from Michael Wesch at Kansas State University. Lake Superior University Banished Words List 2009 . 2008 The Year in Review from the folk at JibJab. Wise words indeed from Doug. Les Posen on 2009 being the year when presenting well comes of age. I hope he’s right! A short video that explains Net-Map , a networking and power mapping tool for communities developed by Eva Schiffer. ShareThis.

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Community Job Openings Update

Community Guy

H&R Block – VP Marketing – Digital Kansas City, MO. Times are tough, no question about it. If you’re in need of a new gig and are interested in community development work (which I assume you are if you’re reading this blog), be sure to check out the Community Guy Jobs Board. It’s free to use both for employees and employers, and has quite a few tasty new openings. Here’s a quick run down of some of the latest jobs. Good luck!

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From San Diego to Los Angeles: Beautiful Humans CA Road Trip 2016

Hildy Gottlieb

That alone is awesome, given that 12 years ago, Lizzie left Tucson, lived in NY then finished school in DC before “making movies” led her to LA; and that Jess left Tucson at that same time for Flagstaff, then Kansas for her PhD before “working at the Jet Propulsion Lab” led her to LA.

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KFC Gayest Chicken Parody – #ChickFila

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

About 50 people wait outside a Chick-fil-A in Kansas City, Kan., How are you using rituals and values to create celebrated divisions in your online community? Even offline communities break down into tribes – which is the last step of my 12 step online community strategy framework.

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Enterprise 2.0: Leading Collaborative Teams

Endless Knots

in Education from the University of Kansas along with two master's degrees and leads numerous transformational change initiatives both within the Army as well as other organizations.

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There’s more to an event than logistics and registrations

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts: “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Designing, organising, structuring, promoting, facilitating, and hosting a conference has provided me with a few insights that I’d like to share – just in case you find yourself in a similar situation. Here’s a few random thoughts. Venue.

Grounding beliefs in data

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Emissions from electric power generation have increased in all but four states (all in the Northeast), and emissions from transportation have increased in all states but Kansas. We all have beliefs about the way parts of the world work. Data is sometimes hard to come by; when we can find it, it's sometimes in a form that's hard to use. Tom Fiddaman published State CO2 Emisssions from Fossil Fuel Combustion on many eyes.

Giving Thanks and Giving Birth

Hildy Gottlieb

Louis and Kansas City. Three weeks ago, Dimitri and I left for a road trip across the midwest, doing some of the most rewarding work we’ve had the privilege to do.

Community Toolbox - Bringing Solutions to Light

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home | About the CTB | eNewsletter | Guestbook | What Users Say | Ask an Advisor | Add CTB Link | Contact Us | Use Policy The CTB is a service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. Copyright  2007 by the University of Kansas for all materials provided via the World Wide Web in the ctb.ku.edu domain

Collaborative Thinking: March Madness: That Time Of Year Again.

Collaborative Thinking

I think the Big East will do well overall with Georgetown having a solid shot at the national championship (although I think Kansas wins it all). Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Blogging Shoulder To Shoulder | Main | Getting People On The Same Page » March 17, 2008 March Madness: That Time Of Year Again. Well, hopefully my luck will be better this year.

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Fundraising Decisions and Transparent Engagement

Hildy Gottlieb

Photo Info: Choose Your Mood (Chinese masks at Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City).

Decompressing

Hildy Gottlieb

Louis, MO 2008 3) Kansas City, MO 2010. Week 1 of my sabbatical – it’s always the same, and yet I’m never prepared for that. Not sure what that says about me, except that maybe I’m a slow learner. Or maybe I’m just human. Life is so full these days.

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Let’s just pretend I wrote this, OK?

Viv Mcwaters

Interesting, and as they say, It ain't Kansas. Of course, I didn’t. It was written by Harrison Owen. And I am ever so grateful that he did. -. A long time ago a good friend, Ralph Copleman, was to be found in the middle of a large circle of peers dressed in a flowing cape and repeating the words, "Everything is moving, Everything is moving.” Odd to say the least and some doubted Ralph's sanity.

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Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

Baym, an Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, at the University of Kansas, argues that cyberspace cannot be looked at as something apart from everyday social life. Due to the storm and subsequent outages that hit CT last week, my annotated bibliography is not as complete as I originally intended but it's almost there. There are several additional resources I plan to add.

Mommy Madness: Influencer programs can be small AND effective

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Worth, Houston and Kansas City. This past spring, the North Texas Chevy Dealers worked with Velocity Marketing and CBS Radio to put together a very cool blogger outreach program. In short, the program targeted 5 moms. As you’ll see from the interview below with project lead Amy Krause, the SVP at Velocity Marketing, the impact of even this small number was huge. Who says influencer programs need to have huge numbers to be effective?? On with the interview!

Mommy Madness: Influencer programs can be small AND effective

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Worth, Houston and Kansas City. This past spring, the North Texas Chevy Dealers worked with Velocity Marketing and CBS Radio to put together a very cool blogger outreach program. In short, the program targeted 5 moms. As you’ll see from the interview below with project lead Amy Krause, the SVP at Velocity Marketing, the impact of even this small number was huge. Who says influencer programs need to have huge numbers to be effective?? On with the interview!

Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Save the World

protest sign in kansas, via sandy griffin. (I suppose I should start calling this “Links of the Quarter” since that’s about how often I’ve been posting it.). another gem from the incomparable michael leunig ; thanks to generation alpha (check out their new blog!)

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Fundraising True Confessions

Hildy Gottlieb

Photo Info: Cups Completely Empty shot by me, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO during our 2010 Midwest Tour. In December of last year, we made the last minute decision to do a year-end fundraising campaign for the very new organization that is Creating the Future.

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'Flocking' behavior lands on social networking sites - USATODAY.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Nancy Baym, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, suggests that at least when it comes to relationship effects, fears are not backed up by the research so far.

An invitation to go over the waterfall

Chris Corrigan

Interesting, and as they say, It ain’t Kansas. Harrison Owen periodically restates his invitation to the world to not only join in Open Space but to go as far as you can in Open Space and see where it takes you. I feel like my work of late has been about this in many ways, and Harrison’s recent post to the OSLIST came at just the right time for me.

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