Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup: Creating a Culture and Practice of Collaboration Through Applied Improvisation, 12 June

June 12, 2012

Want to learn to play better with others?

“The need for more truly powerful collaborations, where the collective intelligence of a diverse set of minds is harnessed toward a common goal, is greater than ever. And yet we find collaboration vexingly difficult to do. We need better collaboration.

Register for June’s Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup here.

Last year, thanks to Michelle James, Lee Ryan and Viv McWaters I was introduced to the genius of improv and a set of brilliant creative principles that I’ve found invaluable in creating the conditions for generative, innovative and collaborative experiences for all sorts of group work.

And it seems I’m not the only one who’s discovering the value of Improv – particularly in the way it can contribute to better working environments…… and a culture of collaboration.

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Workshop: Social Media and Communications Essentials, 15 & 29 June 2012 – Strategy, Systems, Tips & Tools

June 15, 2012 June 29, 2012

Still finding the idea of implementing a social media strategy for your project or organisation a bit daunting? Have an idea for a campaign, enterprise or event and want to learn how you can effectively use social media and other online tools to build awareness, attract funding, engage supporters and build community?

This two day practical workshop will answer all your major questions, save you hours of stress, weeks of effort and kickstart your project, campaign or organisation’s presence online.

Learn how you can get started for minimal cost and with limited time and resources. Start developing a simple and easy to implement strategy that you can scale and adapt as you prepare to launch your campaign or build your business.  Continue reading “Workshop: Social Media and Communications Essentials, 15 & 29 June 2012 – Strategy, Systems, Tips & Tools”

Join us at Gathering ’11: To Build Better Futures

June 11, 2011 June 12, 2011

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Bucky Fuller

At Gathering ’11 next month, leading thinkers, futurists, change-makers and collaborators from across Australia and around the world are coming together to ask:

How might we tap into the potential of emerging technologies, networks, and systems to co-create a thrivable new world?

Where are the opportunities – and what do we need – to build pathways toward a new economy, a cleaner environment, resilient communities, and a happier planet?

What can we all do to build better futures?

Gathering ’11 will be an immersive experience of human-centred technology, leading edge systems and creative and innovative processes drawing from  Open Space Technologies. You will be inspired by presentations, dive deep in to participant-led discussions and together we will develop ideas on how to co-create solutions to today’s pressing social and environmental challenges.

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