What we’re reading: Culture | Common Good | Strategy | Mindware

Once a month we round up the top reads and recommendations from our community. Got one to add? Let us know @alignyourorg - and if you want to be not to miss an issue, do subscribe (form at the end).  Culture Priya Bates kicked off February talking trust as part of the IABC Circle of Fellows - and … Continue reading What we’re reading: Culture | Common Good | Strategy | Mindware

Where we’re going: #Eurocomm18 – and where to stay…

Are you coming to Denmark this April to participate in #Eurocomm18? This year's focus is on Communication, Technology and Participation - and we'll be there. But where to stay in CPH? Here are some options: Nearby & Now Skt. Petri - 3 min walk from Københavns Universitet - 288 rooms - Lovely part of town - … Continue reading Where we’re going: #Eurocomm18 – and where to stay…

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How to develop your facilitation skills

This brief how-to assumes you're already familiar with the value of facilitation, but just in case you need a refresher, here are two useful primers on that: One from the International Association of Facilitators and a longer-form one from Martin Gilbraith (who you'll meet again further down). A question from the Align community @michaelambjorn hope … Continue reading How to develop your facilitation skills

Pullens Yard Open Weekend (1)

So you’ve moved to London, eh? Part II – Longer term…

I might be leaving [thanks for everything London!] --- But you may just be arriving... So I put together a two-parter with resources for IABC  peeps. Specifically for recent London arrivals - but others might find it useful too. Part I here, Part II below. Feel free to share. Longer term Meet interesting people in general If … Continue reading So you’ve moved to London, eh? Part II – Longer term…

Bookshelf with lots of books

What we’re reading: Timing | Form | Purpose | Leadership | Elephants & Framing | The Mind | Big Data & Black Boxes | Storytelling

Once a month we round up the top reads and recommendations from our community. Got one to add? Let us know @alignyourorg. Timing Olivia Gadd is reading Daniel Pink's latest book. As she says, (working the title in nicely): "Rather than the what and the how, it focuses on When. A refreshing and different take. Provoked some … Continue reading What we’re reading: Timing | Form | Purpose | Leadership | Elephants & Framing | The Mind | Big Data & Black Boxes | Storytelling

Westminster Bridge Sunset by Michael Ambjorn

So you’ve moved to London, eh?

A two-parter with resources for recent London arrivals - compiled for IABC UK where you can also find a copy of this post.  So you've moved to London, eh? Once you’ve sorted out the essentials (visa, bank account etc. etc.) here are some ideas for a quick start. Quick start Get ahead of the culture … Continue reading So you’ve moved to London, eh?

A few online learning opportunities to kick off the year…

Whether starting out; a strategic advisor; or at board level: here are some professional development ideas for the year ahead. Foundation level The good people at Clore Social Leadership have launched a new super-affordable Discovery course for those new to leadership. So popular that it is sold out - but sign up to be notified … Continue reading A few online learning opportunities to kick off the year…

Mike Pounsford

Aligning people with purpose

Our friends at IABC EMENA are putting on what promises to be a useful free Webinar: Aligning people with purpose 17 January 2018 at 1 p.m. CET Join IABC EMENA’s guest speaker Mike Pounsford, as he discusses the importance of purpose and approaches to alignment in the webinar Aligning people with purpose. The webinar will … Continue reading Aligning people with purpose

Michael Ambjorn speaking at #IABC16 World Conference Conference Hilton Riverside June 6 2016

Timeless gift ideas for the non-profit Chair in your life

Whether starting out, or a masterful Chair, many tools of this craft are the same. And one can always use more of these... That said, if you have a bit more to spend, there are a few even more valuable ideas right at the end. The three essentials tools for good Chairing Pens Notebooks Chair … Continue reading Timeless gift ideas for the non-profit Chair in your life

Timeless gift ideas for the Facilitator in your life

Whether starting out, or a master facilitator, many tools of the trade are the same. And one can always use more of these... That said, if you have a bit more to spend, there are a few even more valuable ideas right at the end. Fill out those flipcharts Sharpie Berol Mr Sketch Safe, permanent, … Continue reading Timeless gift ideas for the Facilitator in your life