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Sharing our resources and reflections in real time. A good intention.

Save the date: BEtreat Portugal

Save the date: BEtreat Portugal

You asked for it! We’re doing it. We’ll be running a retreat for leaders of social learning, including communities of practice and networks, in Setúbal (50 kilometers south of Lisbon) from June 5 - 8, 2018. Hold the date, we’ll be putting up more information and...

Video snippets – social learning

Video snippets – social learning

In April 2016, we visited the Academic Enhancement Center at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. We did a keynote at their Learning and Teaching Colloquium and participated in a series of activities. The team created a great video report of our...

Custom BEtreats

Custom BEtreats

Last year we hosted an individual retreat for Jacquie McDonald of Southern Queensland University, Australia. She stayed with us in Grass Valley and we spent ten hours over three days, where “there was a really nice balance between the imagining and then getting down...

Workshop in Seattle – April 7

We are working with Nancy White to do a workshop about our value-creation framework on day 2 of a KM4Dev event in Seattle. Here is more information about the event and a page for registration. Learning to make a difference: a framework The value created by learning in...

2016 BEtreat Slovenia

2016 BEtreat Slovenia

This might be what you call slow blogging! BEtreat Slovenia was a first. It was the first time we held a BEtreat workshop in Europe. And it was the first time we did one in an institution - rather than in an informal setting. We were a little apprehensive but the CEF...

Etienne receives an Honorary PhD from Open University

Etienne receives an Honorary PhD from Open University

In September 2016, I received an honorary PhD from the Open University in the UK. In the photo above, I am standing with OU Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy who presented me at the ceremony. Here is the text of my remarks: Professor Kelley, distinguished guests,...

Say boo to collaboration and sharing

Say boo to collaboration and sharing

Partly out of a sense of drama and partly to make a point I sometimes find myself being dismissive of "collaboration" and "sharing knowledge". This is why. First, social learning is first and foremost about - well - learning. Learning as a social enterprise. Say,...

Social learning leadership

Social learning leadership

Social learning leaders embody certain paradoxes. Big picture – small picture, upbeat – reflective. There are ten types of leadership characteristics we’ve observed so far.

Blending online and face-to-face

Blending online and face-to-face

Blending online and face-to-face participation in a workshop. What are some of the innovations we tried this year?

BEtreat early-bird deadline: April 30

The early-bird deadline for BEtreat workshops in California is coming up - April 30. Register soon if you're coming. Meantime, check out our first play with Adobe Voice - a great app for story telling, in this case the story of BEtreat. A lot of...

A consultant’s anguish

A consultant’s anguish

Yet again I have a client – of 5 years – who has made the technology a centre-piece of their strategy. I cry. It’s a technology that I suggested and helped to create. But I seem powerless to convince them that the proportion of resources...

Workshops in 2016

Small and project-driven.

Face-to-face or online.

Certificate program

For social learning leaders

Video on social learning

Planning and evaluating to make a difference

Publication

Learning and convening in complex landscapes

Travel schedule

Saving time and expense

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