Work in progress. Random, small scraps of notes from #engagemooc as I wander through it, out of synch. Will be attempting to add more notes as I go deeper and hopefully come out writing something at the end of it. Topic 1: Public Enagagment From Highlander Center video transcript (my emphasis): "...the folks at my … Continue reading Notes from Engagement in a Time of Polarization
I just re-read a post I wrote in June, 2015, reflecting on a challenge posed by educator and author Cathy Davidson. In Why Start with Pedagogy 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions, Cathy Davidson writes: “If your goal is equality in a world where inequality is structural and violent and pervasive, you can at least … Continue reading Revisiting: A critical pedagogy for organizational learning?
My colleague Ryan Smerek's book - Organizational Learning & Performance - The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture (Oxford University Press) - is now available. If you are a learning professional, or a leader who wishes to develop a deeper understanding of the link between learning and performance, read this book. I am biased, … Continue reading Organizational Learning & Performance: The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture
Nicole Dessain is a colleague who, among other roles, is founder of DistruptHR Chicago. This past week the organization held its second hackathon event, where a group of 50 people sign up to spend 2.5 hours brainstorming potential ideas to address an organizational challenge. The most recent hackathon focused on how to increase diversity in … Continue reading Practical inquiry, learning and the DisruptHR Chicago Hackathon
One of the things that I love to unpack is the ability to see things through others' eyes. Doing it is really difficult. Trying to teach it, I think, requires a total commitment to opening up the learning space. No one person knows the answer; the answer emerges. Which is why I love this story. … Continue reading ‘I have to let the cat out’