Online Communities

Planning The Schedule For Metaphorum 2018

One of the most exciting parts of our online unconference, Metaphorum 2018, is watching the agenda take shape in the weeks before the event. For an in-person unconference using pure Open Space Technology, the topics don’t officially emerge until the day itself. But at many of the best events, at least some sessions are in place ahead …

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Why Facilitation Fails Online

I love facilitating groups online. It’s inspiring to support a bunch of scattered individuals to form a real team, working out how to communicate with each other and make stuff happen quickly and efficiently. And on Friday, I’ll be hosting the second Metaphorum – an online unconference for fans of Clean Language, metaphor, self-organisation and …

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Online Communities: Building Self-Organisation

I’ve been involved in creating and sustaining online communities for a scarily long time, and I’m gradually getting better at it. One of my current groups is doing brilliant stuff at the moment. In the last couple of weeks, members of my Metaphor Mastery student group on Facebook have: Organised their own global Wednesday-night meetup on Zoom, to …

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