And we move into week 2 of #rhizo15 with Dave Cormier and a cast of many, many others… This week’s challenge Get out there and count! What can we measure that isn’t learning? Think about all the other facets of … Continue reading counting and not counting… #rhizo15
Week 1 (maybe) #rhizo15 My son wakes up; he’s 16 and sometimes cranky. He comes in to see what I’m doing, but he doesn’t walk into the room complaining loudly so that’s a gift. “I’m writing about learning objectives,” I say. “But I think I’ve gone off on a tangent.” “A tangent? What are you, 16?” “You think only 16 year olds go off on tangents?” “Well they’re better at it, for sure. No one knows what you’re talking about.” “Do you know what a learning objective is?” “Hah! It means you have a learning objective, you’re dumb as fuck … Continue reading Well that was bizarre #rhizo15
A lot of my work over the last few years, and my thesis (which led to many of the ideas in this presentation) has led me to the idea of relational leadership so I’ve been fascinated to discover Kenneth Gergen and the Taos Institute and its affiliates working hard to figure out what the new patterns and methods might be. They recently hosted a series of conversations by webinar – still available to watch here – and I was able to get to a couple of them. Now I want to graphically record all of them – such exciting thinking. Continue reading Relational Leadership Webinar Graphics
I was again invited to the Family Support Institute Training Weekend in Naramata – last year this was a really transformational weekend for me as a parent, professional and I got to test my chops as a graphic recorder and facilitator. This year we upped the ante 🙂 This is an amazing group of folks. If you are a parent or have a family member with a disability and need support, contact them to find out about Resource Parents in your area. If you are feeling like you’d like to offer something to other families which include people with … Continue reading Family Support Institute Training Weekend graphics
Dan Pontefract, author of Flat Earth: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization, was having a contest. It is over, so I won’t win a book, but I’m going to go buy his book anyway as I really like the way he is thinking about work and connections… and it gave me a chance to process some of what I was thinking about over the last weeks and last week in particular. The question he’s asking is “How do you define the word ‘work.’” I was in Toronto taking a refresher course in a planning method we use a … Continue reading What is the work?
Always a great pleasure to work with a group that I’ve admired – the Can You Dig It gardeners – bringing together all my passions for art, social justice, inclusion and gardening! From a visioning session facilitated by James Pratt, these graphics were used in the planning report that came out of a great day. Continue reading Can You Dig It graphics
SMITH: Your work has a deep sense of privacy to it. But yet you’ve often collaborated with others and you have assistants. There is a comfort in having people to work with. And now you’re even using other people’s language in your works. HOLZER: It can be kind of gruesome at times, making things alone. [laughs] I don’t want to be too dramatic, but it’s hard. It’s necessary to start most work alone. But I’m tickled to death when I can pull somebody in or join someone, whether it’s borrowing poetry or traveling with an associate. Company makes my day. … Continue reading The Future is Stupid #rhizo14