UNDP Sensemaker story triad

Patterns of voices from the Balkans – working with UNDP

The past couple of days, therefore, has been an interim stage – the first workshop and subsequent work was about getting narrative projects designed and collection started, this workshop was about starting to understand what the narrative was revealing and how to use it with different groups to engage and move to actions. … One of the many reasons I like using SenseMaker® is that, while it starts as a research tool in its initial stages, the real potential lies once we’ve gathered material – then it can morph into a monitoring system, knowledge-sharing facilitator, learning tool, innovation catalyst and much more.

Seminar workshop: Practical approaches to intractable problems

I mentioned this on Wednesday. Details are finalised: Practical approaches to intractable problems Prof Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge Thursday 4th November, 9.30-12.30; 1.30-4.30, QEII Conference Centre In recent years, techniques and tools are making it possible to exploit complexity and anthropological approaches to solving intractable problems – Read more…

Attribution is complicated, targets are unable to see contribution

I’m spending time this afternoon at the launch of the UK office of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). While it’s a subject I’m keenly interested in, it’s not one in which I’ve got depth of understanding. I struggle sometimes to understand some of the conversations, but many of Read more…