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Cultivating Communities of Practice

Etienne Wenger provides a useful set of principles for cultivating communities of practice as living, breathing things: Design for evolution. Open a dialogue between inside and outside perspectives. Invite different levels of participation. Develop both public and private community spaces. … Continue reading

31. March 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: CoHo, Collaboration, Community, Leadership, Learning, Organization | 1 comment

Mutations are the way to make change

Very few of us have our hands on the real levers of power.  We lack the money and influence to write policy, create tax codes, move resources around or start and stop wars.  Most of us spend almost all of … Continue reading

02. January 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Being, CoHo, Community, Emergence, First Nations, Leadership, Organization, Practice | 4 comments

Getting beyond the reaction

My friend Bob Stilger writes today from the radiation fields of Fukushima where he has been joining people for the past year in the work of remaking lives after the tsunami and the meltdown.  It’s worth heading over to his … Continue reading

01. October 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: BC, CoHo, Collaboration, Community, Flow, Leadership, Organization | Comments Off

Waking up beloved community

Last night in Vancouver listening to Le Vent du Nord, a terrific traditional band from Quebec. They put on one of the best live shows I have seen in a long time with outstanding musicianship combined with incredible energy. Listening … Continue reading

02. March 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, BC, Being, CoHo, Collaboration, Community, Facilitation, Invitation, Leadership, Music, Practice | 2 comments

Field work, football and Tiki Taka

A brilliant post from Field work, football and Tiki Taka @ Dance of Unity: Their style of play is known as Tiki Taka, commonly spelled tiqui-taca in Spanish. In Wikipedia is it shortly described as “A style of play characterised by … Continue reading

30. November 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: CoHo, Collaboration, Flow, Improv, Organization | 1 comment

The principle of non-contradiction

Lawrence Lessig has noticed a very important practice that is emerging from the #occupy movement. It is the principle and the practice of non-contradiction: In this movement, we need a similar strategy. Of course a commitment to non-violence. But also … Continue reading

17. October 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, BC, CoHo, Collaboration, Conversation, Facilitation, Leadership, Practice | Comments Off

Let’s get this straight

Behaviour change is not the same as culture change. That is all.

01. June 2011 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: CoHo, Facilitation, Leadership, Practice | 1 comment

Insights on shifting systems

Running an Art of Hosting workshop this week for employees of the City of Edmonton.  We are about 30 people all together looking at the art of hosting participatory process, convening and leading in complex environments where certainty is an … Continue reading

27. September 2010 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: BC, CoHo, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Emergence, Facilitation, Leadership, Organization | 2 comments

Preparing for Estonia

I’m off to Estonia on Saturday to run an Art of Hosting workshop with Toke Moeller and Piret Jeedas. To say I’m excited is an understatement. First, this is only the second trip to Europe I have made since I … Continue reading

23. November 2009 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, CoHo, First Nations, Leadership, Stories, Travel | 5 comments

Reframing failure

I love working with engineers.  They are curious and always looking for ways to make things better.  They sometimes suffer a little from bringing a mechanistic problem solving mindset to complex living systems, but more often than not what they … Continue reading

09. October 2009 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: BC, CoHo, Learning | 8 comments

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