Improv Gift: Viv and Johnnie’s Super Cool Cards

One of my favourite take-aways from the Applied Improv Network Conference was a set of the super cool cards Viv McWaters and Johnnie Moore co-created with designer Mary Campbell. The cards are all about “using serious playfulness to navigate uncertainty”, and they describe how Viv and Johnnie practice together in their Creative Facilitation work: We created these little cards to […]

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Engaging Emergence Questions

In my travels for great questions I came across this gift from Liz Rykert who extracted the questions Peggy Holman shared in her book Engaging Emergence. I frequently go back to Peggy’s book and appreciate being able to save her sequence of great questions here: How can we use our differences and commonalities to make a difference? […]

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Give Up On Balance

I came across this image in the photostream from a gathering with folks from the BALLE Network (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies): It reminded me of something Margaret Wheatley said last fall at her Leadership In Turbulent Times evening: I never did find balance but I did find meaning and purpose. So give up on […]

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Playing on the Edge with Dialogue Poetry

Something I am conscious of in my work designing, hosting and harvesting participatory meetings, gatherings and conferences is ensuring that I am always playing at my edge somewhere in that work experience. It is how I am constantly learning and improving, terrifiying though it can be. And certainly not without it’s failures (more on a recently failure […]

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