Category Archives for Community

What you learn looking down on it all

Chris Hadfield, Canada’s greatest guitar slinging astronaut, has this to say: “… I was up (on the space station) for five months and it really gave time to think and time to look at the world, actually to steal 90 … Continue reading

12. August 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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A Better Way to Say Sorry

It’s simple:   I’m sorry for… This is wrong because… In the future, I will… Will you forgive me? But it’s so important.  When you are engaged in work with teams of people and you are doing things none of … Continue reading

18. April 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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Communities of Practice

My friend Peter Rawsthorne begins a series of blog posts today reflecting on what is required to keep a community of practice together online and across organizational boundaries. What do you need to consider when building a Community of Practice … Continue reading

15. April 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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An intro to the Art of Hosting and some mapping

  Back in November Janaia Donaldson from Peak Moment TV interviewed Dave Pollard and I about the Art of Hosting, especially as it applies to transition towns, resilience and community leadership.  That video was released today along with a lovely … Continue reading

08. April 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Community, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Leadership | Leave a comment

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

Creating a mindset to work with failure

Innovation does not come without discarding ideas, trying and failing.  In complex systems with complex challenges, failure is inevitable and desired.  If we need to prototype to sense our way forward we have to have a mindset that can handle … Continue reading

11. March 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Appreciative Inquiry, Art of Hosting, Collaboration, Community, Design, Facilitation, First Nations, Improv, Leadership, Learning | 2 comments

Capacity, engagement and authentic learning

I think there is probably nothing new under the sun.  Engagement work has been tried, refined and improved all over the world in the last couple of decades that I wonder if there is anything new we can learn?  It … Continue reading

24. January 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Community, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Invitation | 2 comments

Hahopa rising

  Yesterday was wonderful.  We spent the whole day around a fire on MacKenzie Beach listening to three stories and reflecting back what we learned.  Pawa’s father Moy and uncle Tim both told stories of growing up in a traditional … Continue reading

16. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Community, First Nations, Leadership, Learning, Stories | 1 comment

Opening Hahopa

  The weather here on MacKenzie Beach near Tofino is unusually summery.  THe families that were running around over the Thanksgiving weekend are gone now and only a few remain behind.  We began our learning village with a circle gathered … Continue reading

14. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Community, First Nations, Learning | Leave a comment

Happiness and kindness at Hahopa

    “Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will … Continue reading

12. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Community, Emergence, First Nations, Learning | 1 comment

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