Archive for the ‘Yes!And Improv’ Category


A thriving network to which I belong

Last week, a small event was staged. About 60 or 70 folks from around the World gathered in Melbourne for the Thriving in Uncertainty Conference. This was a true collaboration between Melbourne Playback TheatreĀ & Viv McWaters. I was a witness to the co-creation of this event and was largely on the sidelines … watching others do all the hard work … contributing where I could … taking it all in and learning. And here’s a photo of me watching Viv and Sherridan (Melb Playback) do the work at the HUB Melbourne … This small event is part of a much …

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A Resource to Share

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 19, 2012
Filed in Facilitation, Yes!And Improv

Last week I ran a session at the Thriving In Uncertainty conference titled, “Re-imagining Organisations as Living Systems”. Here is a previous post that sets the scene … An Invitation to Thrive. I shared lots of stuff with the group … probably too much šŸ™‚ … and promised them a summary of my favourite resources to kick start (or continue) their own inquiry into the links between Living Systems – Complexity – Applied Improv. Here’s the email I just sent out … Hi Gang I’ve added you to my contacts and have compiled a bunch of resources for y’all after …

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Power of Networks

Posted by  GeoffBrown —May 30, 2012
Filed in Living Systems & Complexity, Uncategorized, Yes!And Improv

Manuel Lima, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world in this latest RSAnimate talk. After you watch this, make sure you read this paper on Networks by Meg Wheatley & Deb Frieze. They add a layer of Emergence to the Network idea. I’ll get to the PUNCHLINE of Manuel’s talk first, and add the CONTEXT later … A new type of thinking is emerging according to Manuel. A way of thinking where everything is interconnected and interdependent. Right at the end of the talk (and this is bit I liked), he points out that …

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An Invitation to Thrive

Posted by  GeoffBrown —May 29, 2012
Filed in Leadership, Living Systems & Complexity, Yes!And Improv

At it’s heart, the Thriving in Uncertainty ConferenceĀ is a collaboration between Melbourne Playback TheatreĀ & an international community known as AIN (Applied Improvisational Network)Ā – the first regional conference to be staged in Australia. Our hosts and diverse array of presenters will be sharing their vast knowledge and experience sothat you can explore the power and transformative nature of improvisational approaches. It’s a two-day conference to inspire, educate and enthuse ā€“ in your workplace and community. When – Thrs 12 & Fri 13 July, 2012 Where –Ā Amora Hotel Riverwalk, Melbourne AUSTRALIA 649 Bridge Road, Richmond, VIC 3121 The premise of Thriving in …

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Go Do!

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 11, 2012
Filed in Gone Supping, Yes!And Improv

The team at the Do Lectures pointed to this little quote and it’s worth remembering for our own health and sense of vitality. I’ll add a little extension to this quote … Doing things, or just doing something and starting somewhere, is the best response when the unexpected happens. When our best laid plans turn pear-shaped and we become wracked with uncertainty. When the fear of failure dominates our being – this is when letting go and doing things is the only way forward. Never know, it might even stop you from growing old and slowing down šŸ™‚

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