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’
I am still riding along, a bit, listening and trying to wrap my head around the #digciz conversation that began a week ago. Week 2 began with a post co-authored by Katia Hildebrandt and Alec Couros - What kind of (Digital) citizen are you? , followed by a video broadcast and Twitter chat on the … Continue reading What kind of citizen are you?
A lot of bits led to this post - which is really just me asking a bunch of questions that I'm interested in pursuing from different angles. It gets down to this: Once you recognize that your experience is partially shaped by design decisions, what next? I come at this through the lens of how … Continue reading Beyond recognizing that your experience is shaped
So it's been awhile. As a matter of practice, I don't write here about my family or politics. But I want to change that for maybe one post. It's my attempt to come to grips with what has been happening in the U.S. And I want to get this out there before I move back … Continue reading Struggle