Coaching Cocktails Blog
On Pace and Open Space Training In December
It’s the busy time. Why are we launching a new Open Space Leadership cohort now?
It’s because we’ve re-structured this workshop for a more natural pace which even works in December.
We’ve moved from a packed-full 3-week workshop to a this new more organic 6-week format. Since it’s December, we’ll build in a break for the holidays this time as well.
Should I do X (for my Open Space Event)?
This flowchart will get me “in trouble”. It’s really hard to capture the organic complexity of Open Space in a decision tree flowchart. This flowchart as graphical thinking tool is really not fit for purpose when it comes to capturing Open Space.
We practice and teach “classic” Open Space what does that mean? This flowchart helped me think about what it means to ‘add’, ‘subtract’ and ‘copy/paste’ when holding an event with Open Space Technology.
But … What are Wicked Issues and Adaptive Actions?
Glenda Eoyang says, “Wicked problems plague the global community today—climate change, violent conflict, hunger, corruption, to name a few. [Your]… issues may not be that far reaching, but they are equally wicked… ”
Adaptive Action Cycles, or Adaptive Action Planning, is a way to tame Wicked Issues and Sticky Problems.
An Adaptive Action Cycle has three phases, each phase id focused on a type of question. What? So what? Now what?
7 Simple Rules for Your Remote Sessions
Do you know these 7 tips that we learned by holding our remote experiences at CoachingCocktails.com. We’ve turned them into Simple Rules.
People first. Then interactions, processes, and tools. In that order.
Wicked Issues / Adaptive Actions
What? So What? Now What?
Adaptive Action Cycles give you a way of spotting patterns and taking action.
So do Agile Retrospectives.
We’ve always used the pattern of the Agile Retrospective merged with concepts of HSD Adaptive Action Cycles mixed-in.
So what if we used the full pattern of the Adaptive Action Cycle from HSD with some experience of Agile Retrospectives mixed-in?
Build a Little Bird House
Does “real” online engagement always require a high-bandwidth signal? Remember when They Might Be Giants invited us to “Build a little birdhouse” by Dial-A-Song?
That’s an unexpected source of inspiration for creating “real”-ness online.
What tool would you use for dot voting during a (remote) conference workshop?”, Yves Hanoulle asked.
Now i’ve been thinking about dot voting and the need for simple tools.
On Building and Using a Google™ Slides “Board”
Do you want to invite engagement in online meetings?
You can build an online whiteboard in Google Slides. Slides is a simple-ish tool which makes it a good option for for complex online workspace.
You may encounter different issues with access though. Here’s 5 issues that you can prepare for when you build your meetup (to avoid accessibility problems).
People, Place & Time
How do we schedule our course sessions around messy schedules?
“Something will happen with the right people, in the right place, at the right time.”
You’ll practice holding space for whatever happens in this workshop. This post is about how we connect the learners in our cohorts, and how we find the right time to meet …
Would it surprise you to learn that penguins can fly?
This is my story of what it means to hold space for penguins to fly.
Let me tell you a magical secret …