Author Archives: Laurel

A Complex Year

As the end of 2023 draws near I am doing some reflecting. This year has been messy and complex, if not chaotic. My partner of 42 years died in April this year. I always thought ( and should have known … Continue reading

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So What’s Been Happening Through COVID

When COVID hit Melbourne in March 2020, things really turned upside down. There were many calls to do what one normally does, but do it online!!!! Well not that easy. But I am pleased to say that one aspect of … Continue reading

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COVID 19

It has been an interesting year…or maybe that is an understatement. COVID has provided a significant disruptor to anything that I had wanted to do or had planned to do so re adjustment has been necessary. I have largely been … Continue reading

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Cynefin Foundations Course

  I was pleased to be part of the Cynefin Foundations Course facilitated by Complexability last week. A very diverse group of people came together to explore the notions of complexity underpinned by the Cynefin Framework. The workshops employed adult … Continue reading

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Complexity in New York

On a recent trip to New York I had the pleasure of co facilitating a workshop with my friend and colleague Laurie Webster of QED Insights. Laurie had an invitation to work with a group of people who were interested … Continue reading

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Library Leadership in Fiji

In May I worked with the second group of librarians participating in the INELi Oceania project. As part of the evaluation process I facilitated workshops in Fiji with representatives from Australia, New Zealand , Fiji, Timor Leste and Papaua New … Continue reading

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Developing a Community Service

  So how do you change an important community service? One where there is a lot of emotion attached and where there are multiple perspectives, ideas and knowledge? Creative Cognicion recently worked with one such service. It was a large … Continue reading

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Creative Melbourne

  Last week I participated in an event called Creative Melbourne. This was the second year  Creative Melbourne had been held with this years event being co created by a small group of participants from last year. As part of … Continue reading

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Working in a Changing Environment

  Late last year I had the pleasure of working with  several large groups at one of Hong Kong’s tertiary institutions. They had been struggling with change and how to work with it productively. Much to their amusement I suggested … Continue reading

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Team Dynamics-Let’s Look at Behaviour

I worked with an organisation this week to assist them to better understand the behaviours of enhancing team dynamics and collaboration. It is all very nice and well people understanding the principles of this, but reflecting and practicing behaviours takes … Continue reading

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