Archive for the ‘Facilitation’ Category


Open Space Podcasts

Posted by  admin —July 31, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Podcasts that Rock!

Whilst away in San Francisco at the 2008 World Open Space on Open Space conference, Viv chatted with 2 of Canada’s best exports! Chris Corrigan and Larry Peterson on Open Space. Over at Winkipod, we have divided this interview into 2 podcasts of roughly 20 minutes each. Enjoy! Geoff

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Podcast – Harrison Owen on Open Space

Posted by  admin —July 24, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Leadership

Over at my podcast blog Winkipod, I have just posted an inspiring podcast. Viv just recorded Harrison Owen’s book launch speech at the 2008 OSOS Conference happening now in San Francisco, USA. The quality of the sound is poor, however, Harrison’s words are inspiring! Download Harrison Owen’s Book Launch Speech here Listening Tip – if you have control over the Equaliser Levels, reduce the BASS frequencies to a minimum. Cheers Geoff  

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Facilitating and Contribution

Posted by  admin —July 24, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Just observations

I had the pleasure of working with a large group of nearly 100 people today. I really enjoy the energy that a group this large can create. This image represents my facilitation role today. In between a score of guest speakers, I allowed the participants a voice … more than the usual Q&A’s … they had a chance to contribute their own thinking. For this, they thanked me. Once you accept that the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ (at any conference) is greater than the ‘handful of keynote experts’, facilitating whole-group contribution is simply a matter of common sense. Aka ‘Unconferencing‘. …

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WinkiPodcast explores Facilitation with Anne Pattillo

Posted by  admin —July 20, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Podcasts that Rock!

Viv and I had a face-face conversation last week with Anne Pattillo. This chat about ‘Facilitation’ was recorded and published here at our WinkiPodcast Blog.  Anne points to the core of Facilitation and this image sums it up. Enjoy listening.   Geoff

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Podcasting the Unexpected

Posted by  admin —July 7, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Podcasts that Rock!

Matt Moore had a chat with Viv and I over Skype last week. We chose to explore the theme of ‘The Unexpected’. Here is the result … Matt Moore, Viv McWaters & Me explore the unexpected! I really liked Matt’s metaphor ‘Beyond the Event Horizon‘ to highlight what happens (or fails to happen) after the event, workshop or whatever. The transition from workshop back to the real world is a dimension to my facilitation that I pay far more attention to now. Thanks to Matt for these Show Notes: 00:00 – Introduction – Sick kids, adrenalin junkies & improvisation. 05:00 …

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