Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year. Another Rotterdam mapping case concerns the EMI Centre Social Innovation.

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Mapping complexity theory

Chris Corrigan

If you are as much as a complexity theory geek as I am becoming, you might appreciate this map by Brian Castellani that links to the founders of the various branches of complexity science. And so, like all maps, the map is not the territory.

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Trending Sources

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. Mapping the Conference.

2017 28

Guiding your network weaving: Net-Map training in DC (June 27-28)

Net-Map Toolbox

At our trainings you dive into using Net-Map in your own context pretty quickly. Last fall one of our participants actually took a break from the map he was drawing because it made him realize that he had to make a few phone calls to some key influencers that he had not been quite aware of.

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Net-Map training: Learn to map your career or torture networks…

Net-Map Toolbox

The most interesting aspect of teaching Net-Map is that our participants bring their own cases to map, so that they can learn how to apply the method to their own problems.

A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes

Jenny Connected

I have never felt comfortable with mapping. It seems to involve a way of thinking that just doesn’t come naturally and interpreting other people’s maps seems to be beyond me. I thought I had written Mind Mapping in the Social Media Classroom. Research mapping matthias melcher

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Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

Let me start sharing them with you too – starting with everything I know about links: Net-Map Facilitation Pointers: Links. It can either be done with the participants, asking them: “In which ways are actors on the map connected which has an impact on the result?”

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Net-Map training, 16th-17th August, Washington DC

Net-Map Toolbox

The most engaging part of a Net-Map training that is open to everyone is the diversity of participants. You want to understand the politics of a reform, manage the people side of your business, evaluate complex projects or do engaging qualitative, quantitative and visual network research?

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Become an expert Net-Map facilitator: Next training in DC June 27-28

Net-Map Toolbox

We are are planning 2 Net-Map workshops in Washington DC this year. This is a two day workshop in which you learn the basics of how to use Net-Map to improve your ability to understand and navigate personal and professional networks.

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Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

One of its sub-projects, driven by CommunitySense, is to literally map the Tilburg Urban Farming Community. What does it mean to map a community? The essence of Kumu is that you make a map consisting of elements (e.g. On the map, you can define different perspectives , in which Kumu only shows those elements and connections which interest you at that moment. Mapping the Community. The community map. Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community.

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Next Net-Map Training: November 1-2

Net-Map Toolbox

We have to finalize some of the details, but the date is set, so mark it in your calendar: Our next two day Net-Map training workshop will be in Washington, DC, on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of November.

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5 Steps to Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

Imagine how effective you’d be in your organizational change efforts if, before you even lifted a finger, you could consult a magic map that looked into the future and laid out exactly how the key decisions that affect your goals were going to be made.

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Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

Net-Map Toolbox

How about hanging out at the beach, learning Net-Map and meeting about 1000 highly intelligent social network analysis experts of every discipline, who do everything from crazy complex quantitative stuff to anthropologically observing network development on the ground? This year Net-Map will be present there in a three hour hands on training in the first part of the conference and we will have two sessions for applied network knowledge which will be heavily leaning toward Net-Map.

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How to get strategic insights from Net-Map

Net-Map Toolbox

So, you have done the mapping, in front of you a messy bowl-of-spaghetti-with-toys-on-top-diagram and your participants or clients ask you: So what do we do now? Just a bowl of spaghetti with toys on top?

From Net-Map to Action in less than a Minute

Net-Map Toolbox

Today, at day one of our Net-Map training here in DC, participants spend the afternoon mapping out cases from their own experience. And I witnessed the fastest move from a Net-Map to action I have ever seen. Picture by junussyndicate on deviantART.

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Mapping the KM Landscape

Chris Collison

Knowledge Management has become an ever-increasing suite of interconnected tools and techniques – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed without a map.

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Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks

Networking Action

Last week I presented maps for a Renew Boston (RB) group. Although the maps are preliminary, they provide a good illustration of how the two methodologies used can be complementary. They present a nice case study about use of… Net Dev mapping

First Net-Map training in Nairobi, Kenya (May 21-23)

Net-Map Toolbox

It started with a simple request many months ago: Kentice Tikolo of the Kenya based strategy communications firm Impact Africa asked me: What do I need to do to learn Net-Map? And the answer is our first Net-Map training in Nairobi.

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New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. Community mapping can help urban farmers make better sense of their collaboration. We describe a participatory community mapping approach being piloted in an urban farming community-building project in and around the city of Tilburg. community building community mapping Tilburg topics urban farmingJust published: A.

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Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

Jenny Connected

It’s not that I don’t know anything about mindmapping or using mapping to capture information and inform thinking. This involved a lot of mental modelling in the form of maps. and you have the beginning of a concept map which can be drawn out initially by the adult for the child.

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Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

Map the current state of the system, including its dominant flows, eddy points and whirlpools. We then had the group cluster all the post-its to find major categories, and we sorted post it notes within the categories to produce a map that was rendered by our graphic recorder, Corrina Keeling. The resulting map shows the major areas for change making, specific “acupuncture points” and the “energy gradients associated with the dominant patterns.”

2016 24

Having the wrong map can kill you

Net-Map Toolbox

Your personal conflict map might be full of sea monsters no one has ever seen (source: [link]. Would you get this map by climbing on a hill (or sitting in a ditch) and just looking all around you, drawing what you see and inventing what you don’t see?

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Preparing for Collapse: The New Political Map

How to Save the World

But as long as the media and many/most of the people I know are still in camp A, this map gives me some comfort that I’m not crazy, and some sense of where I’ve come from. C ouldn’t sleep last night.

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Net-Map – Agile – Organizational Change

Net-Map Toolbox

And this is why my colleague proposed that we Net-Map it. ” Also, mapping out the whole situation provided a great opportunity to dig deeper into the history of this project, the divisions and people involved and how their past experience with each other might influence their ability and willingness to work together on this project. This is not the kind of Agile I'm talking about (picture by Double--M on flickr).

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Net-Map Manual in Portuguese!

Net-Map Toolbox

I am thrilled to add a Portuguese version of the Net-Map manual to this blog. Please read, share and use it! And tell me about your experience. Many thanks to. Jaqueline de Camargo , Roberta Amaral de Andrade and. Luiz de Campos Jr. . for putting so much work in the translation. Other people's work training material Uncategorized

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Net-Map Level 1 Certification Course (Washington, DC)

Net-Map Toolbox

We offer Net-Map certification courses on 4 levels: Level 1: Net-Map Facilitation. Level 2: Net-Map Qualitative and Visual Data Collection and Analysis. Level 3: Net-Map Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis. Level 4: Net-Map Mastery – Train the Trainer. Join us for a 2 day, Level 1 Net-Map class on the 4.-5. of August in Washington DC!

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Poster: The New Political Map

How to Save the World

Most of us have multiple and changing worldviews across swaths of this map, which is only sensible when new information is constantly surfacing. Full-sized downloadable PDF version with hyperlinks here.

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PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

To decide on which papers to select, I used Matthias Melcher’s Think Tool , which allows you to enter text into a mapping tool and look for links between the entered texts. I blogged about this process at the time – A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes.

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Net-Map workshop in DC – May 1-2, 2015

Net-Map Toolbox

Come summer and it is that time of the year to immerse into mapping your complex networks. The two day Net-Map workshop teaches you basic understanding of the method, with emphasis on learning by drawing your network.

2015 29

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Network maps provide new and helpful information about how people actually perform work, make decisions, and solve problems. Using Network Maps as Leadership Tools. When his division undertook a network mapping activity, he was skeptical but open.

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How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

As I’ve noted, influence mapping is an important means to increasing our influence. Lobbyists can help build an accurate influence map, but their not really set up to map decisions in the private sector, and they’re expensive. Part 2: 5 Steps to Influence Mapping.

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Mapping Systemic Change Processes

Networking Action

Drawing from these experiences, he has developed a system dynamics map that describes generic systemic change processes … Blog Change Joe Hsueh is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Labs Steward along with me, who works on large system change issues by applying system dynamics modeling.

2014 13

Organizational mapping, crisis mapping & disaster response

Endless Knots

My colleague, NetAge Director Doug Carpenter, recently brought my attention to the need for better organizational mapping during major crises. This led us to take a look at Haiti, where the need for understanding who's doing what and how they. Collaboration Crowdsourcing Environment Haiti Networks and Networking OrgScope Volunteers

LinkedIn Maps: art or science?

Making CommunitySense

One feature that can help you visualize your network is LinkedIn Maps. However, the maps can also be useful. My LinkedIn Map – Overview. To give you an idea of what LinkedIn Maps is about in practice, here are some of my own maps.

concept map of scaffolding

Taming the spaces

Layers project scaffolding

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Net-Map training – 2 spots remaining!

Net-Map Toolbox

If you are one of those eternal procrastinators (yes, you know who you are) and were thinking about joining us for the Net-Map training in August , this is your last gentle nudge. Some have initial experience with network analysis or Net-Map, others are just excited to learn it from scratch.

Can a high school drop-out find a job with Net-Map?

Net-Map Toolbox

Will drawing a Net-Map help her understand who can help her make the next step, who she needs to avoid, what issues she has to tackle next and where some unexplored opportunities lie? (Picture copyright Lydia on flickr).

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here is a world map showing where KM4Dev members are from: If you are a member of KM4dev you can have a look for yourself, as membership changes and the screen-shot above is now out of date: The dataset and this map are available.

February 18th-23rd: All the Network Analysis Gurus and a Net-Map training in Tampa, Florida

Net-Map Toolbox

I will teach a three hour Net-Map intro class on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th of February and otherwise just go with the flow and be inspired. Social Networks training Uncategorized upcoming events Conference Florida INSNA Inspiration Meeting Net-Map Training Sunbelt Tampa

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Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

First time-use of a Net-Map-procedure in a culture development process. By using Net-Map, the network structures between actors of culture, politics, administration, business and civil society could be traced in a very participatory process.