Archive for the ‘Creative Stuff’ Category


Graphic Harvest from Thriving in Uncertainty #AINOz12

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 20, 2012
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking, Yes!And Improv

Fellow applied improvisor and friend April Seymore showed up to Thriving In Uncertainty last week. Not only did she contribute her enthusiasm and wisdom, April picked up the marker pens and harvested from conversations that were happening in break out sessions. Great to see others doing this as well!! April, amongst other things, is a key part of the education team at the City of Port Phillip’s Eco Centre in StKilda, Melbourne. She is trained as a Resource Smart AuSSI Vic facilitator, assessor and trained as a WaterWatch educator. Now April has put herself ‘out there’ as a graphic facilitator …

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Gift Economy

Giving your ‘stuff’ away is the new economy. We have moved way beyond a world of production and protection where we sell everything to consumers. Most of us now produce stuff … we share it (for free) … we consume and remix stuff from others. Here is a classic example … A few months ago I drew this picture – it’s simply a network of how I use and visualise my knowledge flows and social media. And then someone (Laura Pearle) spotted it on Twitter. Laura had a presentation to give at a conference about uses of social media for …

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Graphic Harvest with Narration

I am currently facilitating a series of conversations between a group of people who have joined the 3 Pillars Network Active Learning program. The core purpose of this program is to connect people from all over Australia who work in the field (if you can call it  field?) of behaviour change for sustainability. The idea is to promote learning between practitioners, researchers and those in policy. Last week I drew a map of the key things I remembered from the conversations. I love creating these maps after reading books and listening to TED talks. It helps to make links between …

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Graphic Harvest – from chat to dialogue

Last week I was part of a learning conversation with practitioners, policy makers and researchers, all interested in diving deep into the complexity of behaviour change. We started by helping each other out with current problems, challenges and questions about our work – this was highly practical stuff and focused mainly on principles and practices. At the end of the conversation we created a map of the group’s current thinking about behaviour change in practice. I felt we were able to go beyond ‘talking’ and enter the realm if Dialogue … we were thinking together. Here’s the map I drew …

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Serendipity?

Posted by  GeoffBrown —March 23, 2012
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation

John Hagel, author of The Power of Pull, offers a definition of serendipity: “Unexpected encounters that surprise and delight.” Here’s a screen-shot of a newsletter from a conference I am playing a part in designing and facilitating. The headline is about the musical performance and appearance by Geoffrey Gurrumul – he’s one of my favourite singers. Given my total focus on running the Aireys Open Mic Music Festival over the past fortnight, it’s both a surprise and a delight that musical richness comes together with my passion for work.

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