Archive for the tag: learning

Design Storming 2013 in Khayelitsha – solving complex challenges together.

We enjoyed facilitating a fantastic weekend workshop on 24 and 25 August 2013.  The focus of these two days was on the topic of early childhood development [ECD] and took place at the Enkululekweni Wellness Centre in Khayelitsha. The event was organised by the Cape Town Design Network and Cape Town Partnership, and the NPO’s Ikamva […]

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Theory U and the Presencing Process: Experiencing the Power of Emergence

We’ve been wondering lately how we could further improve our practice in the Emergence Phase of group processes, thereby also capatilising on this central moment in a change process for improved impact. When designing the sequence of work steps of any change process, we usually follow an overall “Divergence – Emergence – Convergence” pattern. This […]

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Design and Facilitation of the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme Inception Workshop

From 18-20 October I-P-K facilitated the Inception Workshop for the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Educational Technology (CET). SCAP is a project of the centre for educational technology and the Research Office at the University of Cape Town. About 12 scholars from the four participating universities (Cape […]

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New Facilitation Handbook available

We are happy and proud to launch our new Facilitation Handbook. The title “Knowledge Sharing for Change – Designing and Facilitating Learning Processes with a Transformative Impact” embodies our credo that underlies our work and in particular the events we design and facilitate: that the ultimate goal must be to bring about transformation of some […]

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Not only self-organised events, but self-organised learning, too!

We strongly believe in the power of self-organised events and organisation, but self-organised learning takes it still on another level! However, why should something so complex as teaching and learning suddenly ignore and escape all the things we know about complex systems? Such as the prevailance of emergence? If we believe that it is important […]

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Is it ok for change to be fun?

So it is maybe not such a good idea to make things look too serious and scrupulous if we want to effect behavioural change. On the contrary, is it maybe a sign of being unprofessional if we try too hard to look professional? More information on “It’s Nice That“.

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The Enigma of Sustained Momentum – Is Community Building The Answer?

I met a consultant friend for coffee the other day. We spoke about the challenge of sustaining the momentum that a group of individuals gathers at an event aimed at coming up with ‘solutions’ in the form of ‘projects’ to achieve ‘transformation’. In other words: designing and realizing a future that is different from the […]

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What Motivates Us?

Time and again, we come back to the question of how to create a knowledge sharing culture. One of the constantly recurring points is: we need to stimulte people by building KM into the performance management frameworks, we need to provide all sorts of incentives. Well, maybe we – once more – have been on […]

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Measuring for Learning instead of Measuring for Accountability

“We would like to dethrone measurement from its godly position, to reveal the false god it has been. We want instead to offer measurement a new job – that of helpful servant.” (M. Wheatley and M. Kellner-Rogers) Measuring for accountability examines “what”, the products, the “things” and assumes that knowledge is a package that can […]

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