Penguins can fly?!

Posted by  admin —April 28, 2008
Filed in Humor & Fun

Just imagine …   Go direct to YouTube to view here. Geoff

 
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The best from my blogroll

If you’re wondering who are these people listed on my Blogroll … here’s a snapshot of great posts from some of the Yes!AndThinkers: Viv McWaters and Anne Pattillo launch the Facilitating with Confidence website – Viv has been my teacher and mentor for 5 years now. Anyone wanting to learn about facilitation and themselves … do this course! Johnnie Moore and Robert Paterson have a great podcasting site known as The Phoric – In episode 8 they interview Chris Corrigan and explore living systems. In YouTube Video #2 the traffic is just remarkable to watch!    Mark Earls puts me onto my …

 
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One song … one take … one cab.

Posted by  admin —April 28, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, Yes!And Improv

Discovered this great Black Cab Session site by accident when searching for a Taxi Service phone number. I have watched only 2 sessions (incl. the Kooks) and will watch more. For me, here’s what appeals: Like much of the stuff on YouTube its rough and often the first take The musicians are having a go and for the one’s I’ve seen are happy to make some mistakes along the way It is kind of like being a front seat passenger with musos doing their thing behind you It’s unexpected … most of the artists are complete unknowns … like Seth …

 
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Space Invaders, Holding Space and Improvisation

Posted by  admin —April 28, 2008
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation, Space, Yes!And Improv

Today is Sunday and I was involved in a community engagement event with a government department and a community adjoining a newly announced National Park. The draft plan was the focus and topic and conversation. Learning #1 – The surf was pumping … the surf is always going-off when I accept weekend jobs! Note to self … say no to weekend work in future 🙂 I was involved in 3 of these Community Engagement events which were wonderfully orchestrated by Carla Rogers using her version of the Open House (aka iForum) event. I was in the wonderful position of being …

 
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Do we make a difference?

Posted by  admin —April 25, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Sustainability

That is a big question for me! In my work as a facilitator and I rarely see concrete example of how my work changes people. Does what I do have an impact?  In March I spent 4 hours with a group of teachers who shared 1 thing in common … they were all “change agents” for sustainability in their school communities. Simon Groves from the Barwon Regional Waste Management Group (BRWMG) invited me to share some stuff to help these teachers engage with students and colleagues about sustainable practices.  I found them all to be passionate and fun to work …

 
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