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PhD by Publication

Jenny Connected

Today I can christen this mug which was sent to me by my friend and collaborator, Mariana Funes (herself a Dr of long-standing) at the end of March, when I was told by my examiners that I had been awarded a PhD subject to three minor revisions.

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Sydney, Australia – Facebook Course June 2017

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Dear Students, my next Facebook course is on June 21st & June 22nd (two day course) so please bring your laptop and charger on both days. Lunch and teas and online courses/workbooks are included with the course being run in Sydney CBD in a training room.

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There’s training, and then there’s Creative Facilitation training!

Viv Mcwaters

There’s lots of things I can’t do well – way too many to list here – but I can cook a pretty good risotto and I can host facilitation training that’s memorable. I know this to be true because I love designing and delivering training that rocks.

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The Prisoners Dilemma, Trust, Cooperation and Effective Teams

The Bumble Bee

Image Source: Chalkdust Magazine. I have been reading Lord Sacks daily thoughts "Celebrating Life" and was impressed by his piece on "The Prisoners Dilemma" which I have written about previously and in my new book.

2017 57

Painting of a North Carolina Sea Gull Number 2

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the second of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

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Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

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Emerging Metanarratives and Transformation

Networking Action

Transformation involves the creation of dominant new orientations, structures, and ways of global understanding. A core part of this is developing new visions and narratives about the way the world does/should work. Sustainable development” is part of this, but much … Net Dev

2017 32

Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

Why do a PhD at all? I have considered this question many times since I completed my MA in 1997 when I was asked by the awarding University department to continue to do a PhD. I declined.

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Mark Zuckerberg as POTUS? President of USA and Facebook?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There’s quite a shift at the moment with the heavy hitters in social media and peer communities making a play into politics.

2017 42

Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

Photo by Nico Cavallotto. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. If you’ve had any contact with youngsters over the last few years, you’ll have noticed that they seem to spend a significant amount of their time glued to a range of digital devices.

2017 31

The VALUE of invitation

Chris Corrigan

This month I am in the middle of delivering another very cool online offering with Beehive Productions on the art of invitation.

2017 26

Webinar – What is “Transformation” and why is understanding its qualities important?

Networking Action

Date: Thursday, May 18. Time: 10 am US Eastern Time; 16.00 This Webinar is Hosted by Future Earth, and supported by the SDG Transformation Forum, the Future Earth Transformation Knowledge Action Network, Transformations2017 , and Geneva2030. Topic: What … Net Dev

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Hand Cycling around Bali

Jenny Connected

Map of Bali. At the beginning of this month I joined a group of hand cyclists who were raising money for REGAIN by cycling 320 km around Bali. Photo by Liz Pardey, Volunteer at Bali Sports Foundation.

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Painting of North Carolina Pelican

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a pelican on the North Carolina coast. It is the third of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 2

e-Moderation Station

This post continues to address the question posed in Part 1 : Do digital technologies actually help students learn English? I pose two more statements and consider some related research for each.

2017 30

Understanding vision

Chris Corrigan

“Vision” is one of those words that is overused in our work and the reason it is so elusive is that is is so context dependant. You can have a vision of a full bath tub of steaming hot water. You can have a vision of making your home run on rain water alone.

2017 24

Developing the Ecosystem for Financing Transformation with the SDGs: A Foundation and Science View

Networking Action

Transformation requires substantial investment in the change process: experimenting and identifying transformative solutions, creating capacity, and sustaining the actual change effort over the many years the process requires. A webinar will focus on the these issues and the role of … Net Dev

2017 27

PhD by Publication and Collaboration

Jenny Connected

A PhD is always (as far as I know) an individual piece of work. The point is to make and defend an individual contribution to knowledge in your given field.

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Painting of North Carolina Sea Gull Number 1

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a sea gull on the North Carolina coast. It is the first of three paintings of shore birds from a recent trip there. 

How your landscape expands if you talk about conflict…

Net-Map Toolbox

Let me start by saying: I don’t like conflict. I am actually pretty good at diffusing unnecessary conflict and running away from necessary conflict. except sometimes, when I turn around in mid-running, and explode, but that is a different story). I don’t even like talking about conflict.

2017 10

Principles for living reconciliation meaningfully

Chris Corrigan

Wednesday is National Aboriginal Day and ten days later, Canada commemerates its 150th birthday.

2017 24

The SDGs and Transformation

Networking Action

“Transformation” describes change of great depth and breadth; one framing distinguishes transformation from incremental change and reform. The SDGs describe a global future for 2030. What is the relationship between the SDGs and transformation? What are the implications for SDG … Net Dev

2017 27

PhD by Publication – Making a Contribution

Jenny Connected

Earlier this year I was awarded a PhD by Publication from the University of Lancaster , UK. The process is not quite finished yet. I still must submit a hard copy and electronic copy to the library and wear the floppy hat at a ceremony in December.

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Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" acrylic painting of a sea shell in New Orleans. It was painted from life as a demonstration in a class I am teaching at the Community Commitment Education Center (Leonidas and Spruce).

2017 11

Facebook’s “Community” Announcements and the Reality of Facebook Groups

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Developing Your Community


Living in a radically creative universe

Chris Corrigan

More from the Kauffman book: “The wondrous diversity of life out your window evolved in ways that largely could not be foretold. So, too, has the human economy in the past fifty thousand years, as well as human culture and law. They are not only emergent but radically unpredictable.

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Transformation and the Measurement Challenge

Networking Action

What is the relationship between traditional measures, such as national indices, log frames, results frameworks, and efficiency concepts, with the complex quality of transformation? How can/should the field of knowledge and practice advance? This webinar brings together three people who … Net Dev

2017 13

Feedback from the Cascadia R Conference participants

Learning Alliances

I helped organize the Cascadia R Conference on June 3, 2017. About 190 people attended the all-day conference. I volunteered to do the conference evaluation questionnaire and to analyze the results.

I'm sliding and morphing

Joitske Hulsebosch

You possibly know the book by Lynda Gratton called the Shift ? It is about the future of work and she predicts that we will become increasingly serial masters instead of 'shallow generalist'. A master is someone with deep knowledge in a number of domains.

Painting of Cape Cod Marsh

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a marsh by Chatham on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art.

Countering the despair of uncertainty

Chris Corrigan

I’ve begun Stuart Kauffman’s latest book, which will be a little heavy summer reading, and he states his purpose very clearly in the preface: “If no natural law suffices to describe the evolution of the biosphere, of technological evolution, of human history, what replaces it?

2017 21

Facebook Help: Social Media Online Consult for Small Business Saturday

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you want me to look at your Facebook Page and give you some feedback? To do the research and then give you practical specific personal tips to improving your following and engagement and clickthroughs?

High Performing Teams Video Course launched by Ken Thompson

The Bumble Bee

High Performing Teams and High Performing Virtual Teams are topics very close to the heart of almost every leader irrespective of the size of their organization.

The influence of technology on professional identity

Joitske Hulsebosch

In january I facilitated a MOOC about knowmads A knowmad is what I term a nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere.