Capacity development, organisational development, institutional change – The extended happy families of engagement


Encouraged by your comments on the post ‘Communication, KM, monitoring, learning – The happy families of engagement’, here is a follow up post attempting to complete the picture of the families of engagement. And despite my immediately previous post, this is the real final blog post for 2011. So, the three main branches of the […]

What to expect from a workshop – blinding, bridging and binding experiences?


To kick-start my last blogging week this year, I wanted to follow up on an exchange I had on Twitter with @cosmocat a.k.a. Chahira Nouira. A couple of weeks back she was sharing her expectations from a workshop she was attending (Online Educa Berlin, #OEB11 on Twitter) and it boiled down to ‘connecting, inspiration, learning’. […]

From evil-inflexible to fantastic-elastic, the not-so-simple shades of willingness to change


In an era of change, it seems very easy and almost officially appropriate to criticise the resistance to change (1) of some people, or simply their need for structure, their uninspired inflexibility. On the other hand, it seems indicated to praise the elasticity of others’ minds – the liquid minds – as they are naturals […]