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In a recent workshop, Steve and I asked participants to think about three people outside of their organization whom they would contact when their organization faced a problem or opportunity the likes of which had never been seen before. Originally, we were going to create a nice little handout with contact information etc., but then we thought that a subtler reminder might be more helpful. So for each participant we are creating a map with their three identified 'go to people.'
We also asked them to draw or supply an image to accompany each person. I made my own example and am sharing it below.
Julie is a fellow ADE Board member who I greatly admire and respect.
Tom is the Head of School at MKA.
Jason is the Dean of Columbia University's School of Professional Studies.
I saw someone post on Twitter about printing what I think is a photograph of a page from the book. So I created a high resolution, poster-sized image and shared it back on Twitter.
As part of our Blending Leadership course, we are encouraging participants to host video conversations to share practices and habits that they use successfully (or at least interestingly). In a conversation I facilitated, there were 5 people connecting together from Connecticut, Vancouver, Hawaii, Japan, and Colorado to talk about creating whiteboard animation videos for online courses.
In the spirit of sharing, here is something (context removed) I shared with someone that others might gain something from if applied to their own context.
An engagement issue like this cannot be solved at the level of the messengers or the messaging, but instead has to be solved at the level of the product/service itself. For example, when [some other thing will go] live, I am sure that the messengers and messaging will all work just fine...because the product has established and validated its value.
So often in schools, students wait for the teacher to decide how their learning and interests are going to be shaped. Teachers wait for school leaders to do the same. Leaders wait for headmasters or conferences or courses to provide the opportunities. But it doesn't have to be that way.
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