Kissinger was right

I participated in a meeting on campus today that wound up dealing with politics more than anything else. I was having a really hard time trying to figure out why the problem being defined was worth such extreme polarization and strategy worthy of a Pentagon scenario, or at least an episode of Survivor. Actually, I still haven't figured that part out, but will do my best to contribute to the group as appropriate....

May 4, 2006 · 1 min

Open Space Meetings

One of the great comments on my BCEdOnline2006 Unkeynote Debriefing included a link to a wiki page by Chris Corrigan on Open Space Technology - a set of ideas, practices and guidelines for conducting "open space" meetings. Very cool stuff, and it resonated quite well with what we got to do as part of Northern Voice 2006 - specifically the Social Software Salon and the Edublogger Hootenanny. I finally had a chance to go through the linked wiki page, and it's chock full of goodness....

April 25, 2006 · 2 min

Tuscany Residents Association 2005 AGM

Just got back from the AGM at the Tuscany Club. One of the less eventful AGMs we've had (which is a Good Thing™), especially with Carma nearly done with planning the rest of their development. New member of the board of directors Kelly Taylor also represents the Tuscany Community Association, so there will be some nice connections there. All of the board members should be more active in the TCA as well....

October 26, 2005 · 3 min