Reducing complexity to a workshop? Wake & step up!


A short shoot post today. The white screen syndrome is kinda hitting me at the moment. But one thing is coming to mind: the delusion of packing the complexity of multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder, multi-perspective programs into planning activities in a planning workshop of one, two or even three days. I have recently facilitated a number of […]

Harvesting insights (5) KM / Over rated or under the radar


Knowledge management, as a field, is no longer hyped. It has gone under the radar. As a practice, however, it keeps surviving and remains useful. But some of its past life is still lingering, pumping up absurd expectations among (knowledge) managers. So it’s time to review some of the over-rated expectations that people once (or […]

Back on monitoring learning, from social media to impact


Second attempt to review some of the work done recently in the communication and knowledge management workshop (for CGIAR research programmes). Another building block session was about the monitoring and evaluation of KM and communication. The group of participants was very interesting: a mix of researchers who are interested in monitoring participatory work, monitoring & evaluation (M&E) […]