Here is a description of one of the facilitation processes used at a Saturday morning (4 hour) session for a community gathering as part of a longer Friday night to Sunday afternoon winter / Matariki gathering. The purpose of the morning: to grow and deepen our community/neighbourhood.
Over New Year, I read a new book by Muhammad Yumus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, inventor of microcredit, and founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. This book, “A World of Three Zeros: The new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero carbon emissions”, started me on a learning journey, that led to “Postcapitalism:... Continue Reading →
Introduction: Recently I attended the Australasian Facilitators Network Conference held at Stanwell Tops, New South Wales, Australia (October 15-18). The conference focus was on improving our facilitation skills through strengthening intercultural processes. The title of the Conference was “Marelin, Yarning all ways” http://www.afnconference.org.au/ I gave a short (1 ½ hour) workshop called: Listening for collective... Continue Reading →
An interesting new completion and celebration process emerges during a 'wrap' session for a hard working team. There were ten people in the group with one additional member who 'skyped in' for one hour during the day. I had chosen ‘self and peer assessment’ as the heart of our schedule with warm-ups and energisers as... Continue Reading →
Collective Intelligence is now referred to in fields as diverse as revelation and altered states; effective group, team and organisational work; and also intelligence gathering for security purposes. How to make sense of all of this? In my efforts to understand the diversity of the collective intelligence field (s) - I have been googling away... Continue Reading →
This post below came as a reply to my Collective Intelligence thread and as it’s such a great informative piece of writing I want to share it as a blog post to open up the conversation some more.
Notes from Workshop at Macquarie University, Sydney at the Australasian Facilitators Network (AFN) Conference, 5/6 December. Purpose – To explore / inquire into accelerating collective intelligence through the use of energy and subtle capacities. Culture agreement – Personal stories stay in the room. Suspend judgement and disbelief. Speak from “I”. Question / inquiry What does... Continue Reading →
Dear friends and colleagues, I have been thinking of starting this blog for a while. Now my daughter Karen Hunter has been so kind to set it up I will start a conversation or two and trust that readers will add to it. My commitment is to “whole people co-operating in a sustainable world” and... Continue Reading →