I’ve been finishing up a big, distracting project that has required a lot of focus… for some reason this meant that every time someone asked me to work at an event I just said yes 🙂 Hospitals engaging patients, self advocates strategic planning, MAPs and PATHs and training in California and with teachers in B.C.. It was good to use the other side of my brain, but it was particularly a gift to be around so many interesting people doing so many good things. And always a gift to spend time with Liz Etmanski, who did some of … Continue reading A busy month…
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?
These are videos we often refer to or use in our workshops; feel free to use them too! We believe they are about ideas not often talked about 🙂 Want to talk more about our work – books, facilitation, dialogues, strategic planning, person centred planning, community mapping and engagement, or…? contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com What our PATH and MAPs workshops on person centred planning are like; 5 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ULJfPIDSQ Our Community Mapping Project – Victoria. 1 1/2 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikn3SrGR4DI The Power of a Plan – Inclusion B.C.’s transition project; 5 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPyD9LTgbpU PATH: ; 5 minutes. Cheryl’s PATH; … Continue reading Workshop Videos Part 1
I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with graphic facilitator Brandy Agerbeck and get to see how she challenges herself, and was amazed by her talk, “Shape Your Thinking: Brandy Agerbeck at TEDxWindyCity,” so when, just a few days later, I was asked to participate in an evening of story-telling with InCommon.tv I said yes. And then I said “yikes” – and said “yikes” many, many times in between yes and the actual event. I hadn’t actually memorised anything since I was about 22 and that didn’t go particularly well. But, as another of my mentors, Lee-Anne Ragan, said, “Let’s imagine … Continue reading “Let’s Call her Rachel.”