::: Teaching on Convergence-Emergence-Divergence
::: Knowledge Expedition
Chaordic Stepping Stones, Open Space Technology, the Flow Game, Circle, World Cafe, Blending the Methodologies, Harvesting, Graphic Facilitation and Recording, Proaction Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry
::: Energizer: The Maori Haka
::: Teaching on Need, Purpose, Powerful Questions
::: Energizer: Caring for our partner's body
::: Solo in Nature
::: Collective Story Harvest (Evening session)
What have you learned so far?
Methodology expedition - Friday
The expedition in a nutshell: Ten methodologies to choose from, ten experienced hosts, two rounds of twenty minutes each. The focus: that what you can’t learn from the books. In which situations are these methodologies useful, and when are they not?
Visual sensemaking - Nanna Frank
· Engaging people
· Checking if everyone is on the same page
· Ensuring a wider vision
· When working with bigger groups, analogue visualisation can be a challenge and is best mixed with digital means
· The visual can become noise if overused. It’s important to find the appropriate level of detail.
Strategic harvesting – James Ede
· Setting concrete next steps
· Creating collective ownership of output meeting
· When the direction and desired outcomes of a meeting are unclear
Chaordic stepping stones - Anne Madsen
· Building a sustainable foundation for big projects
· Emphasising the need and purpose component of planning
· Risk of getting getting stuck in the model
Flow game - Tracy Meisterheim
· Personal insights & collective purposes
· Strategic planning
· When people are not ready
Circle practice – Marco Valente
· Creating equality of voices and a safe container
· Opening and closing
· Healing and transformation
· Big circles can be intimidating
· Not action-orientated
Pro-Action Café - Kajsa Balkfors
· Hosting both callers and participants
· Getting callers to see new things about their projects, investigate their blindspots, and learn about themselves
· Identifying next steps
· Not suitable for power situations when there is no sense of common ownership of projects
Mixing the methods – Toke Møller
· Spend time identifying with the caller what the question and purpose of the gathering is
· As a facilitator, you don’t have to tell the participants which methodologies you’re using
· Eating together and making music are also methodologies…
(The harvest sheets of the World Café and Appreciative Inquiry unfortunately went missing)
SUMMARY OF THE DAY
Short Summary (copied from Harvest page...)
Followed by longer description...
Day 3 Check-In
Day 3. The bottom of the U. The depth of Scandavian winter from which all the blossoms of spring come forth. Anne likened our brains to the Michelin man. Thus day two was to offer space for us to learn more, but also to digest, to be still and be in nature. The graceful Maaike shared a gorgeous poem.. "If I want to know you, I'll ask you what you are learning about life." A pin drop could be heard in the circle after her words. Day 3, the chance to go even further from the shore in our canoe to continue to learn about life. And then we sang :) It was a fabulous start.
What are you learning about life?
if I want to know
not what you do
but who you are
allow me to ask you
not what you do
for a living
but what you are learning
so that even when I know you
and we might have met
a great many times before
we might have spent
hours, days, or years together
I still would like to know
and I will ask you
again, and again, and again,
what are you learning about life?
- Maaike Boumans
Collective Story Harvest
On Friday evening we gathered to listen to stories and harvest their wisdom.
Amidst laughter and tears, nine stories were shared - stories of lives lived in defiance of convention and celebration of life, stories of courage, perseverance and profoundly impactful results. The overwhelming conclusion was once again that a life lived in fierce congruence with the voice within, ears deaf to the many voices of doubt, is the ultimate creative disruption.
We learned that when it comes to really making a difference, passion is more important than know-how; collaborating with others is essential; patience, humility and diligent work bear beautiful fruit; and being true to your self is your most magnificent offering.
We also learned that it's not always easy. There are obstacles and barriers within and around us, and many story-sharers experienced times of deep crisis on their journeys; but they kept going, and kept going, and triumphed, and then they kept going some more.
what have you learned so far?