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2019 Conference Calendar

A selection of interesting conferences coming up in 2019 - RTing is easy; help spread the word and #createconnection. And if there's a relevant event missing, ping us @AlignYourOrg and we'll add it to the next edition.  February in LA - #IABCLI https://twitter.com/MNordNL/status/1072601583345721346 February in the Gulf - #EMENAComm https://twitter.com/alex_malouf/status/1064730711603773440 https://twitter.com/IABCEME/status/1075621241787170817 May in Milan - … Continue reading 2019 Conference Calendar

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Timeless advice for online communities in the age of algorithms

Crammed into a recent short volume by Richard Millington titled The Indispensable Community is insight from 100-plus interviews. It is a fast read, told not just through facts, but also memorable stories. It tracks the rise and fall of a range of online communities, and sets out actionable frameworks that you can pick up and run with. Some of … Continue reading Timeless advice for online communities in the age of algorithms

The powerful partnership between facilitation and communication

We're working on a book as part of a team of expert facilitators from around the world. The shorthand for the project is #FacPower and each chapter of the book will have a different focus. In combination the aim is to show the power of facilitation in various fields and contexts. We'll be focusing on … Continue reading The powerful partnership between facilitation and communication

Your reputation: discussing fake news at board level

The recent Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Interim Report is worth reading, whether you live in the UK or not. It covers issues affecting us all. If you're serving on a board of an organisation, you'd do well to proactively discuss these matters as they can affect your reputation, and if you're a listed company, your share … Continue reading Your reputation: discussing fake news at board level

Journal of the Association for Management Education and Development - Sharing experiences of facilitation through writing - Volume 25 | Number 2 | Summer 2018 You can find the full version in Volume 25 No 2 of the journal here: http://bit.ly/AMEDJournal25-2 - alongside lots of other useful articles on writing and facilitation.

Writing about facilitation in ways that help others – a checklist

In a recent article in the Journal of the Association for Management Education and Development, Khorshed Bhote and I shared a... A Writing Checklist for Critical Friendship conversations Here's an brief excerpt with practical applications... Enjoy. Set ground rules Clarify intent - including objective, audience, tone - and hoped for action Read the texts aloud … Continue reading Writing about facilitation in ways that help others – a checklist

2018 #IABC18 Tweetbinder Report - infographic numbers

How can you make a conference reach around the world?

Actionable strategic insights from #IABC18 - for participants - and event and conference organisers... This year IABC's World Conference got its mojo back. In-person participation was at a five-year high and a new record was set for virtual participation. Well done Team IABC. Now what might we learn from this that can be used to … Continue reading How can you make a conference reach around the world?

Bushcraft for Communicators pilot session at #Eurocomm18

Did alignment matter in the 17th century?

Here's a quick Q&A with two leading thinkers on strategic communications - drawing lessons, including on alignment, from 17th century explorers.   I took part in a pilot version of this new workshop format called Bushcraft for Communicators at #Eurocomm18. It was superb.  Michael Ambjorn (MA) - Bushcraft for communicators... why this, now? Mike Pounsford (MP) - Uncertainty, pace … Continue reading Did alignment matter in the 17th century?