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16 10, 2015

Online Facilitation Unconference 2015

By |2018-11-21T15:42:13+00:00October 16th, 2015|Events, Facilitation|0 Comments

International Facilitation Week is upon us, October 19-25, courtesy the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). For the third year in a row (see here, here), we're involved in organizing an online unconference for practitioners from around the globe interested in sharing and learning about facilitation in virtual environments. Topic brainstorming is set to kick off [...]

30 01, 2015

Facilitate ’15

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00January 30th, 2015|Events, Facilitation|0 Comments

Update 2015/02/09: The event is now free of charge! See you on Friday, February 20th! Our friend and colleague Lucas Cioffi of QiqoChat is organizing Facilitate '15, an 1-day online conference on facilitation: Overview This interactive conference is all about the cutting edge of facilitation. Meet innovators working in dozens of fields. You can bring [...]

16 10, 2014

Online Facilitation Unconference 2014

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00October 16th, 2014|Events, Facilitation|8 Comments

Last year, an idea that had been cooking for quite some time finally bubbled up and turned into what became the inaugural Online Facilitation Unconference (OFU 2013). Well over 200 people participated in more than 20 session, exploring topics as diverse as virtual student exchange, online learning in higher education, and online graphic recording. We're a [...]

18 10, 2013

OFU13: Update on Registrations, Donations and Media Partners

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00October 18th, 2013|Events, Facilitation|0 Comments

What a week! The response to the idea of an online unconference on facilitating in virtual environments has been overwhelming. Check out these amazing numbers: 125+ people signed up (see the attendee list at the bottom) 20 countries $500+ raised in donations Here's a map to show where our registrants are based. Quite the international crowd! [...]

14 10, 2013

Online Facilitation Unconference 2013

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00October 14th, 2013|Events, Facilitation|7 Comments

As mentioned a few weeks ago, International Facilitation Week is around the corner, and I'd really like to see something happen around the topic of online facilitation. Here's the comment I left on the IAF LinkedIn group: I've been exploring the idea of hosting a virtual unconference on online facilitation as part of facilitation week. Looks [...]

10 09, 2013

International Facilitation Week: October 21-27, 2013

By |2018-11-21T15:42:20+00:00September 10th, 2013|Facilitation|4 Comments

The International Association of Facilitators (IAF), a global network of practitioners whose mission is to "promote, support and advance the art and practice of professional facilitation" has an interesting event planned for next month: International Facilitation Week The IAF is pleased to announce that it is planning International Facilitation Week and Board Director Carol Sherriff [...]

24 01, 2013

Group Works Bay Area Workshop: February 23, 2013 in Berkeley, CA

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00January 24th, 2013|Events, Facilitation|0 Comments

Group Works, the pattern language for "bringing life to meetings and other gatherings", launched a little over a year ago. I wasn't able to attend their "method mapping" workshop at the NCDD 2012 conference, but have heard good things about it. I look very much forward to this upcoming event in Berkeley, CA: "[a]n open workshop on the [...]

18 12, 2012

Brad Rourke: Nine Rules For Discussing Tough Issues Online

By |2018-11-21T15:42:24+00:00December 18th, 2012|Facilitation, Social Media|1 Comment

Brad Rourke shared a few observations yesterday regarding the conversation on social media he's seen following last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Anger In Online Interactions More troubling, though, is to observe how difficult it seems to be for people to be civil to one another. I see thread after thread (especially on Facebook) devolve [...]

6 01, 2012

Group Works: A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings

By |2018-11-21T15:41:53+00:00January 6th, 2012|Collaboration, Dialogue, Facilitation, Research, Resources|2 Comments

For the past three years (ever since attending "The Underlying Dynamics of Conversations that Matter", a most excellent pre-conference workshop with Tom Atlee and Peggy Holman at NCDD 2008 in Austin, TX), I've been following the Group Pattern Language Project, a very exciting endeavor led by Tree Bressen, Sue Woehrlin and Dave Pollard and involving dozens of contributors from a [...]