Coffee and cups…

A group of alumni, all highly established in their respective careers, got together for a visit with their old university professor. The conversation soon turned to complaints about the endless stress of work and life in general…Offering his guests coffee, the professor went into the kitchen and soon returned with a large pot of coffee and an eclectic assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal – some plain, some expensive, some quite exquisite. Quietly he told them to help themselves to some fresh coffee…

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the flowering of innovation

imag(in)ing innovation flowering, growing and embedding

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… In these slides I am seeking ways to illustrate the connections between the journeys of what I have called the flower of innovation of Latour in Pandora’s Hope (he calls this the reality of science)

… with the connections into the landscape

… for this is what happens with innovation the doing of it changes the world…creating more than what is on the surface, the idea ‘connects’ in all sorts of ways and  ‘pops-up’ elsewhere…(nature)

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What is this “Sustainability Thing”?

You can see a presentation developed for Swinburne University for 24th August 2011 at Slideshare by clicking on What is this “Sustainability Thing”? This was developed mainly for engineers with the knowledge that a wider audience may attend.

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What can we do about this “Sustainability Thing”?

On the 27th July 2011 I presented at the Knowledge Management Leadership Forum (KMLF).

The topic was What can we do about this “Sustainability Thing”?

The powerpoint pack that I used as a starting point can be found by clicking on the link KMLF. Continue reading

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being at home in this world of before, now, becoming…

The content of this post was developed for a day at CERES together with oases Graduate School on Relating (community) in a course called Being Together: Being Sustaining. The overall program had three main days: Relating (self), Relating (community) and Relating (environmentally) interspersed with evenings of conversations.

The session described below followed one on individualism and connectedness, the present day discourse around autism and narcissism, the historical and contemporary destruction of community, the calls for dialogic and collective renewal, drawing participants attention to the importance of language, of slow-ness and conversation…by Jacques Boulet. On the day these two more cerebral sessions were interspersed with engagement with art, individually, in pairs and as a group. The intention of this structuring was to engage both physically through expression as well as cognitively with these concepts. Continue reading

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How I came to be ‘here’…at Girl Geeks Melbourne

Recently I presented my story of how I came to be ‘here’ doing what I am doing at Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne – if you follow this link you can listen to my presentation. Thanks to Jess for the invitation, to Amanda for publishing the recording and for the enthusiastic response from the Girl Geeks.

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a short presentation on personalising a global ethics…

I am undertaking a Certificate IV course in Training and Assessment. As part of this we had to prepare and present a short talk on a topic of our choice. This is mine on personalising a global ethics. Continue reading

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