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Flex Course: Harvesting & Collective Sense-Making

June 12th – July 24th
“Real Time” Sessions: June 20th and July 18th
10.00am Pacific Time/19.00 Central European Time

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS COURSE?

This is different! We are creating a new way for you to  learn and engage with Beehive Productions – “Flex Courses”. As part of our continuous efforts to make all the valuable material we are gathering through our regular courses available, we are offering a new, more FLEXIBLE  format. Flex Courses are largely self-paced though a weekly pattern of short videos and written exercises, but you’ll still be learning with a community of peers going through the course at the same time.

For our “Flex” course you will have the benefit of:

  • Self-paced Learning. Carefully curated bite-size videos and audio presenting core ideas allows you to access the teachings when it is convenient for you
  • A Community of Peer Learners. Get to know peers & colleagues from all over the world, reflect on our own practice in the light of what others are doing, and receive and give valuable feedback.
  • Simple Exercises. Written reflection to help you integrate what you are learning in your own context.
  • A Weekly Rhythm. New content and exercises are shared every week.
  • “Real Time” Live Sessions.  To take the full benefit from this shared experience, each course will include two real-time live sessions to share our experiences, questions, and reflections.

WHAT NEED DOES THIS COURSE RESPOND TO?

  • The overall need for a sophisticated theory of harvesting to give direction and meaning to our practice, beginning with a deeper understanding about how we learn, know, and make sense of the world around us – as individuals and in groups
  • The need to be part of an effective Community of Practice – we learn most effectively with each other when we are sharing stories, designing together and asking for help.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
With the recognition that we have much to learn from and with each other, we extend a warm invitation to join us! Who this course is for:

  • Process practitioners in our shared global communities of practice (e.g. Art of Hosting, World Cafe, Open Space Technology, the Circle Way, U.lab and beyond)
  • Graphic Facilitators & other harvesting professionals
  • Researchers and Evaluators
  • Others with an active relevant practice who would find this inquiry of value  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES & TAKEAWAYS
In this course you will learn about:

  • Theory and Practice of Harvesting
  • Ways and Methods for Harvesting Personal & Collective Insight from Dialogue Processes
  • How to Design an Effective Process Architecture
  • How Power Dynamics and Differences Influence Harvesting Practice
  • How to Integrate Harvesting into Long-term Strategic Work

You will come away with:

  • A framework for designing harvesting plans
  • Practice in harvesting both personally and collectively
  • A set of co-created principles and practices to guide your own harvesting work.
  • New ideas and potential new collaborators

FORMAT
The course is a self-paced course, where we make new learning resources available every week. The course utilizes a variety of modalities to help you get as much out of the course as possible:

Self-Paced Learning Material:
Audio and Videos
An Integrated Online Learning Platform
Exercises to Apply the Material in Your Own Context

Participatory Learning:
Two Live Participatory Sessions, to deepen your learning and explore different contexts
Peer Learning: feedback on exercises, questions and sharing of inspirational cases

A Practice Guide:
An Illustrated Practice Guide, supporting the material covered in the course and guiding your learning

Online
Working online, we can take advantage of the international scope of our interconnected communities of practice

Live Sessions
The live sessions are 90 minute and will be:
20th June and 18th July 10.00am Pacific Time/19.00 Central European Time


Content for this course was developed by Chris Corrigan, Amy Lenzo and Rowan Simonsen, plus we have invited some of the most experienced harvesting practitioners on the planet to share what they have learned and what they are learning:

Monica Nissen, Marguerite Drescher, Kelvy Bird, David Sibbet, Gabrielle Donnelly, & Zulma Patarroyo

ALTERNATIVE ECONOMY POLICY
We have priced this course to be as accessible as possible – 100% of the suggested registration fee of $450 covers the costs of producing this training.

AND we don’t want finances to get in the way of your participation, so there are alternative financial options in your registration form, including group rates and an invitation to contribute more to help cover those who can’t pay the full rate right now. Contact us for group rate promo codes, or if you need more help making the course work for you financially.