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Optimal Unpreparedness in Sweden

Catherine Squire

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3rd Dec 2012

Robert Chambers’ guiding principle for workshops, being ‘optimally unprepared’, comes straight from his commitment to participatory learning. The paradox makes me sit up and think: where can there be room for ‘unpreparedness’ in a workshop, and how do you measure

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Report Launch

Catherine Squire

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21st Sep 2012

Just returned from the launch of my report on the Kings Hedges Family Support Project in Cambridge, with a speech by our MP Julian Huppert (pictured with the report). There was lots of birthday cake, and about 80 toddlers and

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An update from Bruce

Bruce Britton

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21st Sep 2012

It has been a busy Summer and the Autumn looks set to be busier still. I’m currently working with Oxfam Novib on their framework for Knowledge and Innovation Management and with The Leprosy Mission International on their system for Annual

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Farewell to Katherine

Bruce Britton

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20th May 2012

  Katherine Stoessel, a core member since 2008, has left Framework to concentrate on her restorative justice work through her company Beyond Conflict. As Katherine explained, “Of late my work has focused more and more in the area of restorative

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A good learning question

Bruce Britton

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17th Apr 2012

A couple of weeks ago I was working in The Netherlands with members of The Leprosy Mission (TLM). The occasion was a four-day workshop focusing on annual country learning reviews and how to make them more effective. I had the

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Piloting an online course

Bruce Britton

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31st Mar 2012

I have just started as a ‘test-pilot’ for Edinburgh University’s exciting new online course entitled ‘Global Environmental Challenges’. Already I’m learning a lot about how to set up a small online community and make it vibrant (encourage people to connect

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Consultancy Skills Development in Armenia

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5th Dec 2011

Framework will be facilitating a Consultancy Skills Development Programme for participants in Armenia from November 2011 to February 2012. The programme involves nine participants – six from Armenia Round Table (ART) and three from other NGOs – and comprises a

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Hybrid gatherings have been happening for years, from the team meeting where we arrive and hear that ‘Mary is going to dial in’, to a company wide ‘all hands’ meeting where national teams convene in conference rooms around the globe. 

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