What cats taught me about project management

Recently we held a really fun day of internal talks around a variety of issues. I chose to build on the metaphor that Amber Thomas first suggested around “cats and dead birds”. I have used this before in workshops, but I wanted to build on it, and with limited time available (max 10 minutes) this […]

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Mapping for Change

Lego figures on a stage

Over the last few years I have been working with colleagues (Donna Lanclos and David White) on the Visitor and Residents process. These resources are now available and ready to use, with this post, Donna’s and Dave’s adding some of the the context. Visitor and Resident as a continuum of observed behaviours works well; and […]

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Mapping Practice and Strategy: Leadership tools from Visitors and Residents

I’ve been thinking about the role that recognising and understanding one’s own practice, especially in the digital space, can have when it comes to a more complex awareness of the strategic and operational aspects of an organisation. In serendipitous co-evolution of this idea Lanclos and White have recently delivered a more strategic focused workshop of […]

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Embedding and Anchoring Change

Today I ran a session to support projects working on the Changing Learning Landscape Programme. This was very much designed by Glyn Jones, and the examples drawn from the work I’ve done working with the LTSN (now HEA), TechDis and JISC. The session was designed to support the embedding of a specified change. This embedding […]

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Changing Learning Landscape: Strategy and Change #CLL1213

This morning I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the “Influencing Strategy and change processes to enable the embedding of digital literacies” event in London. My slides are below, and at the bottom are some of the tweets from during the presentation drawing out some key points. I would also like to […]

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