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My partner of 48 years, Susan Herron Sibbet, passed away this August 31, 2013, from metastacised endometrial cancer. We've been in full "cancer journey" mode for the last two years, which is why I haven't been posting much here. I'd like to share her obituary with you here, in appreciation of having the extraordinary priviledge of living with this brilliant sensibility for so long. Her poetry and modeling how to teach children to write has inspired me deeply in my own facilitation work. Susan Herron Sibbet passed away August 31, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, David Sibbet and her children—Thomas Sibbet, Valentine Brown, Jerda Solonche, Phillip Sibbet, 7 grandchildren and one great grandson.

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Strategies for sharing visual information with others David Sibbett, in his excellent new book, Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity, shares a number of tips and strategies for sharing key charts, maps and diagrams with meeting participants. Doing so helps them to retain the information discussed (a concept called “group memory”) and what they agreed to during the meeting. It also provides a sense of continuity from one meeting to the next. In the book, Sibbett shares a number of ways of sharing these visual outputs with others in print and digitally. While he is talking mainly about hand-drawn charts, diagrams and visual maps, these strategies also apply to mind maps used to capture the ideas and decisions from meetings:

Vision Statement (HBR) Text by Daniel McGinn; illustration by Stephanie Crowley For a big client meeting in April, Accenture senior manager Mark Papia hired a type of practitioner he’d never encountered before: a “graphic recorder.” During the session, artist Julie Stuart drew large murals depicting the participants’ discussion on 4-foot-by-8-foot sheets of paper. The goal: to help people make connections and better recall key points. Home On April 6, 1994 Gunter Pauli arrived in Tokyo at the invitation of Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, then Rector of the United Nations University who with the support of the Japanese Government decided to create a think tank which was to imagine a competitive business model in a world guided by the Kyoto Protocol. Twenty years later, the philosophy of zero emissions, where waste is converted to revenues, and unused yet widely available resources are cascading into a chain of value generation, can look back at nearly 200 implemented projects, the generation of €4 billion in investments and an impact as a concept that created to an estimated 3 million jobs. The most widely copied project is the farming of mushrooms on coffee (+1,000), the most advanced is the biorefinery with the inauguration of the first and second phase in Porto Torres, Italy in a few months. After all, whatever we pioneer, we need to inspire the next generation, pioneering beyond what we could ever imagine.

Ideas & Resources Copyright Policy The Grove’s models and templates are the intellectual property of The Grove Consultants International and are based on best practices drawn from more than thirty years of fieldwork. The Grove is committed to sharing its ideas, processes, and tools in order to foster collaboration, and while we strive to make these easily accessible, only authorized licensees may use our proprietary information and materials.

Roberta Faulhaber, facilitation graphique I've been meaning to share some of the content of EuViz 2014 via my sketchnotes and a brief article for those who were unable to attend or who would like to compare notes. EuViz was held in Berlin this summer, organized by Guido Neuland of Neuland Gmbh, makers of all those wonderful markers we love and use, and Kommunikationslotsen, a process facilitation consultancy that is deeply involvedin visual facilitation as well. The conference was co-sponsored by the International Forum of Visual Practitioners community, otherwise known as the IFVP. A total of 240 people gathered for a visual/process fest that included 7 of us from France and people from all over the world. The conference was brilliantly organized in tracks and also included participative formats such as a world café, an open forum, and circle dynamics. It was an incredibly enriching experience, taking us all to the next level...

Grove Copyright Policy The Grove’s models and templates are the intellectual property of The Grove Consultants International and are based on best practices drawn from more than thirty years of fieldwork. The Grove is committed to sharing its ideas, processes, and tools in order to foster collaboration, and while we strive to make these easily accessible, only authorized licensees may use our proprietary information and materials. Such licensees must acknowledge The Grove as their source by displaying a Grove copyright notice and may reproduce such proprietary information only with our express written permission.

Modeling the Economic Crisis I’m often asked by customers that are new to Systems Thinking, “How can this approach add value to conceptualizing and understanding common, everyday issues?” The issues range from business design to environmental concerns to macroeconomic dynamics. In response to this question, I can tell you from my personal experience, nothing beats seeing a skilled practitioner use our software tools and the Systems Thinking methodology to make sense out of a complex problem. With this in mind, we collaborated with our consulting and training partner, Lexidyne LLC , to create a new series of video-based presentations focused on common but often misunderstood problems that can be conceptualized, expanded, and then explored using Systems Thinking. We recently released the first video in this series — Understanding the Economic Crisis presented by Dr.

Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings In this era of PowerPoint presentations and videoconferencing, a growing number of companies are making what is perhaps a surprising move by hiring traditional illustrators to bring meetings to life. These artists, known as "scribers," provide live illustrations to give a visual interpretation of meetings and corporate events in an effort to engage the attendees and help set the company apart from their rivals. "It's a growing market," said David Christie, founder of strategy consultancy and design agency Innovation Arts, which has scribed at events including the World Economic Forum in Davos and TED conferences. Companies hire scribers to make sense of the "increasing complexity" in business environments, Christie said. "Essentially, it's used as a decision-making tool, either through capturing conversations live as they take place, or in an off-site setting where we can analyze information and data to make it more accessible."

Visual Facilitation Graphic facilitation isn't harmed by a bit of showmanship sometimes. Depending on the needs of the client. The client in this case wanted visual facilitation within a James Bond themed evening. The key is getting a really tight brief from the client.

Appraising Education Reform, Part 1: A Failed System The end of the decade has inspired me to reflect on contemporary efforts at education reform in the U.S., and to suggest next steps. This blog entry, in which I review the evidence of failure of our education system and explain the challenge created by rapid globalization, is the first part of what will ultimately be a 3-part series. American K-12 schools, colleges, and universities underwent their formative development in earlier eras.

Modern Education, lack of academics, psychiatry, behavioral psychology, "science" and the ultimate betrayal of the students Scroll down immediately to view many great links. Modern education, especially as it exists in the government controlled public schools, has deteriorated continually over the past 100 years. There are no "education specialists" who aren't now actually behavioral psychologists or psychiatrists. onlinefacilitation - Visual Work and Thinking "Every child is an artist. Theproblem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso Visual practices can enrich our work. This page is a loosely organized overview of visual practices in two related contexts, graphic recording and graphic facilitation. If you are interested in more about the use of visual practices in facilitation, I'm building a related page here: Visual Facilitation Practices What is Graphic Recording?

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