Our CEO and Chief Storyteller, Tony Quinlan, spoke on Thursday 15th November 2018 at the Bangkok workshop on UN Data Literacy. Talking about using ethnography in-field, he discussed projects we’ve undertaken with Cognitive Edge’s SenseMaker tools.
NetIKX: Working In Complexity Just announced in the past week, a variety of opportunities to learn more about complexity, Cynefin and SenseMaker®. I’ll be in London on 7th March from 2pm running a session for NetIKX – all welcome. It’ll be a mix of theory and exercises, along with the obligatory side stories and examples. […]
Last week, Tony gave a talk at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Navigating Complex Adaptive Systems. Brilliantly hosted by the UNDP Innovation team, particularly Malika, the video from the hour-long presentation is here The presentation looked at the core elements of complexity, how to approach dealing with complex systems and included questions on […]
There's a new course coming up – one relevant for anyone interested in public organisations, government and policy-making in uncertain times. Luckily, I'm getting to support the course – I'll be getting to co-teach with Thomas Townsend in Ottawa in early October. The course will be running at HUB Ottawa 71 Bank Street, 6th Floor […]
This time next week I’ll be heading for Toronto, where Michael Cheveldave will be starting the first Toronto course. Details are here – Toronto – 4 courses in May 2014 Last chance to book – there are still a handful of places available for each day. (Although fewer for the narrative day, so be quick) […]
The excellent Cognitive Edge courses are running again soon – I'm due to be teaching with Michael in Toronto in May – details are here. (The venue isn't confirmed yet, but that's a decision depending on how many people we get turning, so go ahead and book quickly!) There are four courses on offer, and […]
A quick one today – I’m still catching up after last week’s lightning-trip to Kyrgyzstan. (Landing at 0330 on Thursday morning and leaving for the airport at 0530 on Saturday morning, with two full days of travelling at either end does not, I’ve learned, enhance my productivity…) Two things at Cognitive Edge are worth signposting, […]
The first Cognitive Edge courses of 2014 have just gone up on their website and I'm planning on teaching on some of them. Full dates for all courses are available here, but specific ones I'm down to be teaching include: 3-6 March 2014, Washington DC. Details here. 10-13 March 2014, London. Details here. 24-27 March […]
Two upcoming courses that I'd highly recommend – and not just because I'm helping teach them these days. I've recommended the Cognitive Edge courses for years, but this year has seen a major refresh of the content and approach to the material. It's a real combination of solid theory, exercises and practical examples – all […]
The Cognitive Edge trainings are being re-configured into modular courses – in May, I’ll be working with Dave Snowden on the first London rollout of the new four-day Cynefin course. … I’ve raved about Cognitive Edge courses since I first went on one in 2005 – if you’re in communications, influence, operational roles, organisational development and strategic planning, these courses are essential to staying ahead and working in the highly uncertain environments we see all around us.