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Inspired by Forest Kindergarten

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(This is one of a series of posts we're running on what inspires us as facilitators and designers here at Collective Next.) 

Facilitating Difficult Conversations

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At Collective Next, we're in the business of helping organizations facilitate conversations so they can come together, think better, and move forward. Sometimes we facilitate conversations that all parties are eager to engage in; other times it's not so easy.

Difficult conversation meetings are hard for everyone; that’s why they are "difficult." But good facilitation and agenda design can make a big difference in the outcome. Here are a few ways to ensure folks leave the meeting with a smile.

Inspired by a Resource Revolution

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(This is one of a series of posts we're running on what inspires us as facilitators and designers here at Collective Next.)

Frosty Hesson and the Pursuit of Mastery

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Inspired by Edward Tufte

(This is one of a series of posts we're running on what inspires us as facilitators and designers here at Collective Next.)

Creating Meaningful Change via Punk Rock

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(Over the next few months on this blog, we’ll be running a series of posts on what inspires us as facilitators and designers. To set the stage, here's a look at how inspiration works nowadays.)

Great Inspirations (Or, How Your Wallpaper Can Inspire)

We Work wallpaper

The Collective Next office in New York City is in a collaborative working space run by WeWork. Our neighbors there do everything from making cool socks to advocating for literacy worldwide. It’s a bustling environment, and it’s great to have a place with good coffee and decent beer available anytime you want.

The Power of Scan-Focus-Act

Geoff Amidei photo by Kelly Davidson at Kelly Davidson Studio

More TED2015 Scribing by Collective Next

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Collective Next's long involvement with TED and TEDx includes work scribing the recent TED2015 in Vancouver. You can see most of our TED2015 work here and here. Today we're presenting three more talks we scribed this year, this time including work from explorers Tamra Carhart and Karyn Detering.

The Collective Next Cards: Now an eBook!

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Every time we think we've gotten all we're going to get out of the Collective Next Cards, we find a new way to get them out.