Michelle Laurie

Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

Note we had to reduce the number of talks to have time for discussion (this took a lot of convincing) however we still managed to have 46 scientific talks plus 16 open space sessions (mentioned below) and the opening panel. They have so much knowledge and energy.

2015 56

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. – this should describe HOW you are going to engage and how you are getting knowledge to your different stakeholders.

2015 34

Trending Sources

What is collaboration?

Michelle Laurie

knowledge management Uncategorized collaboration connectionsHave you ever collaborated with someone yet didn’t feel like it was quite collaboration?

2011 39

Prepping for a Think Tank Presentation

Michelle Laurie

I chose a Think Tank, rather than a standard presentation, because we are only at the start of our understanding…so why not use the knowledge in the room to help advance our collective thinking? knowledge management collaboration complexity conference CoPs networks social networking

2013 23

My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

Michelle Laurie

The session started with a summary of our initial thinking and was followed by a World Café brainstorm to help further our collective understanding using the knowledge in the room. Don’t get caught in the tangle of terminology between learning networks, knowledge networks, CoPs.

2013 21

Knowledge Management & Climate Change Adaptation

Michelle Laurie

A few months ago, the KM4Dev Journal put a call out for contributions linking Knowledge Management and Climate Change Adaptation. I wrote a short story: Lessons on bridging knowledge management with climate change adaptation: a story from southeastern British Columbia, Canada. knowledge management climate change Visual Thinking Given these are two of my most passionate areas of work, I could not resist.

Houses, Trust and Knowledge Management

Michelle Laurie

The two key words I think about in learning about buying a house are Trust and Knowledge Management. If one doesn’t know much about homes, building or renovations, one needs to trust the people who hold this knowledge. Knowledge Management is very important in several ways.

I don’t do knowledge management

Michelle Laurie

Upon great reflection, I am pleased to tell the world, I am not a knowledge management consultant. It needs a little work however I am quite sure this is not knowledge management. Mostly I manage complex community based projects.

From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

I have recently been reflecting on a knowledge sharing and learning session I organized in Nepal in March 2015 on the topic of Policy Engagement. This is part of my capacity building role in the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub.

From the field: tips for policy engagement

Michelle Laurie

I have recently been reflecting on a knowledge sharing and learning session I organized in Nepal in March 2015 on the topic of Policy Engagement. This is part of my capacity building role in the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub.

Tips for Researchers Drafting a Policy Engagement Strategy

Michelle Laurie

As part of the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub all national centres are required to draft a policy engagement strategy. – this should describe HOW you are going to engage and how you are getting knowledge to your different stakeholders.

Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

Note we had to reduce the number of talks to have time for discussion (this took a lot of convincing) however we still managed to have 46 scientific talks plus 16 open space sessions (mentioned below) and the opening panel. They have so much knowledge and energy.

Making sure your research doesn’t sit on the shelf: my recent experience in South Asia

Michelle Laurie

Earlier this year I joined the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub (K-Hub) made up of research institutes located in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka (one in each country), as their knowledge management specialist. Getting your research into action!

Making sure your research doesn’t sit on the shelf: my recent experience in South Asia

Michelle Laurie

Earlier this year I joined the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub (K-Hub) made up of research institutes located in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka (one in each country), as their knowledge management specialist. Getting your research into action!

Linking research to policy – my new project

Michelle Laurie

I have recently joined an interesting project to establish a South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub (funded by the Asian Development Bank). My role as knowledge management specialist is to build capacity of the researchers to undertake outcome focused research for policy influencing.

Improving your tweets

Michelle Laurie

He took forty plus years of knowledge and wrote a book on health issues for babies (0-5 yrs). If you have further tips for improving tweets, please share so we can help Old Doc Lester share his knowledge (and learn for ourselves too!).

Online and Offline Tools for Weddings

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings knowledge management Uncategorized communications effective meetings graphic facilitation project management Reflective practiceAnyone who has organized a wedding likely knows that it can come with its fair share of stress.

Dining for Women in Rossland

Michelle Laurie

For now, I will keep practicing at the wall and in my notebook and the next Dining for Women is at the end of the month… Tags: Effective meetings Kootenay Life Rural development knowledge management communications conversations development effective meetings graphic facilitation

Doodling is a serious tool

Michelle Laurie

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Chit Chat + Relationship Building = $

Michelle Laurie

What does small talk have to do with Knowledge Management? These are the foundations for knowledge management. In summary, the heart of Knowledge Management is connecting people, ideas and experience. Everything according to Canada’s national news.

Vancouver’s PechaKucha on Sustainability

Michelle Laurie

Tags: Effective meetings Uncategorized knowledge management conversations engagement storytelling sustainability

I am tweeting!

Michelle Laurie

KM – knowledge management. So far there have been benefits particularly around crowd sourcing knowledge, sharing quick information and event specific information (real time sharing). knowledge management #nv11 collaboration communications conversations engagement twitterA quick hello to say I am now tweeting thanks to the fine folks from #NV11 and #OCE2011 such as @bxmx and @ToriKlassen.

A network without faces?

Michelle Laurie

. It’s interesting to think about how knowledge networks develop. If anyone has experience to share on how they have managed to engage a ‘disengaged’ network, please share with me – thanks! Tags: knowledge management

KM and a Christmas Tree Stand in New York City

Michelle Laurie

The simple stand is a true symbol of knowledge sharing in this NY neighbourhood. . My Knowledge Management lens is broadening. Tags: knowledge management “This stand changes the neighbourhood.” “People stop and talk to each other.” . .

Community Knowledge Sharing and Home Heating

Michelle Laurie

Tags: Rural development Uncategorized Kootenay Life knowledge management

Metaphors, Storytelling and What’s Happening in the Gulf

Michelle Laurie

Tags: Uncategorized knowledge management storytelling metaphors

Liking gmail

Michelle Laurie

Gmail is already great because its free, has inexpensive additional storage, has great search capacity, fairly good spam block, several features for archiving and managing the emails…the list goes on. The new Priority Inbox is going to help ‘day to day’ management of emails, thereby creating less distractions for me and ideally increase productivity. Tags: Uncategorized knowledge management animation communications Email

Quick keys for understanding complexity

Michelle Laurie

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Conversation Boosts

Michelle Laurie

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The use of a metaphor

Michelle Laurie

I am a strong supporter of Eddys and will use this metaphor when trying to explain the value of reflective practice to project managers in the future. Tags: Uncategorized knowledge management OCE2010 Reflective practice Yesterday I met with a group of people who identify as Online Community Enthusiasts. Something that resonated with me was the use of metaphors to talk about complex topics.

“Making the invisible visible”

Michelle Laurie

There is power in sharing observations and local knowledge. Tags: Uncategorized knowledge management graphic facilitation climate change The title of this post is a quote from Nancy White. This was part of her explanation to me about the power of graphic recording/facilitation. I am taken by these simple words, “making the invisible visible&# as they say so much. I hope to dive deeper into the concept within my work.

What is in a wave?

Michelle Laurie

Tags: knowledge management wiki

Social Media for Environmental Educators

Michelle Laurie

Tags: Uncategorized knowledge management Social Media

Technology, Speed and Fireplaces

Michelle Laurie

Tags: Rural development knowledge management

Taking technology for granted

Michelle Laurie

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About Social Media

Michelle Laurie

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Meetings and more meetings

Michelle Laurie

Meetings can be a great forum for communication and knowledge sharing though sometimes they don’t always turn out that way. Tags: knowledge management A lot of my work takes place in the form of meetings. I am participating in other people’s meetings or planning my own meetings. I was struck recently by an article published by the Asian Development Bank called Conducting Effective Meetings.

Best Practice vs Your Practice

Michelle Laurie

However I tend to agree with David Gurteen, author of the ’ Knowledge Lette r’: &# Instead of looking at best practice, focus your attention on the particularities of your situation, trying to understand all the factors at work, not just those prescribed in your model or best practice. Tags: knowledge management I recently read a short piece that questioned the concept of Best Practices. This really resonates with me.

Information overload?

Michelle Laurie

Tags: Uncategorized knowledge management

Seeing things differently

Michelle Laurie

Tags: knowledge management