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Update from Brenda

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21st Jan 2013

It is a new year, and I am full of good intentions.  One of them is to try to communicate more about what I am working on – so here goes. The last quarter of 2012 was taken up in

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Optimal Unpreparedness in Sweden

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Thursday 2 September 2021

Our collective of independent consultants is currently open to new members! What is Framework? Framework is a collective of independent consultants working almost exclusively with civil society organisations. Framework exists to foster the professional development of members.  (The relationships we

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