CoP Series #9: Community Heartbeats

This is the nineth in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick late last year in the context of communities of practice as part of online learning initiatives. I am finally getting the rest of the series up.  Part 1, part 2, part 3,, part 4, part 5, part 6,  part 7 ,  part 8 , part 9 and  part … Continue reading CoP Series #9: Community Heartbeats

Facilitation, Community & Network Building Services

I spend a good portion of my time designing and facilitating group interaction (and a little bit of time writing about it.) It is my passion to support groups in acheiving tangible outcomes to meet their goals through effective and enjoyable processes. Yes, meetings CAN be fun. I do this both online and face to … Continue reading Facilitation, Community & Network Building Services

Conference and Topic Structures

By Sue Boetcher Updated 10/00 By now, your head is swimming with decisions to be made: chat vs. conferencing? public vs. private? threaded vs. linear? newsletters, publicity, invitations. But before you get too far in your plans, be certain that your sense of purpose is clear, for it will drive all your other decisions. Purpose … Continue reading Conference and Topic Structures

Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Warning: Long post suitable for process geeks and lovers of detail. The rest of you might want to skip to the bottom and download the annotated slides PDF! For the last few years I’ve enjoyed presenting a 90 minute synchronous session for the Mid Atlantic Facilitators Network, or MAFN. The hosting team is top notch, … Continue reading Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

An Overview of Online Facilitation

Note: this is an update of an older article I wrote on online facilitation. You might say, this has been steeping for a while. 😉 I have both updated it, and tweaked it to meet the needs of the Project Community Course at the Hague Technical University. But it has more general applicability. What is … Continue reading An Overview of Online Facilitation