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Bree Sanchez
Friday, April 3, 2020
Perspectives
Along with other parents of school-age children, I have found many virtual water cooler conversations these days revolving around the new, unexpected, and daunting task of “homeschooling.” Being an effective teacher is part art, part science, and at least 50% magic—or rather, wisdom that only comes with experience. As we bemoaned our inability to deliver on our outsized expectations, we started to recognize a pattern in the challenges we are facing:We face competing priorities on our ... More
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Kristen Bailey
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Perspectives
[Image: Virtual breakout groups collaborated using an i­­­nteractive template that was completed on a shared screen and reported back to the full group]ChallengeOur client, a Fortune 100 company, needed to develop a three-year Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy. Their goal was to engage approximately 100 representatives from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific in shaping the D&I vision and priorities. This inclusive approach needed to... More
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Dave Rutley
Friday, March 6, 2020
Perspectives
*/ In the face of travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19, organizational leaders around the globe need to broker critical collaborations between business partners via video conferencing. What is more, these meetings often involve upwards of 20-30 people. What can you do to ensure that your virtual meetings are a success?Strong FacilitationFacilitation is important in every meeting, but in virtual meetings you have to take a very proactive stance. As you move into each topic ensure... More
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Tricia Walker
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Perspectives
Koya Leadership Partners is a leading executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at mission-driven organizations and institutions of higher education.Their tag line, “The right person in the right place can change the world” was fitting for an event that we had the pleasure of attending in March.Koya had the idea to use the opening of their beautiful new office space in Boston as an opportunity to host an evening of meaningful dialogue on the topic of... More
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Collective Next
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Our Team
Katherine grew up in Plymouth, Michigan, a place she describes as “halfway between Detroit and Ann Arbor, in every way from demographics to economics. Katherine’s passion for radio began with involvement at her high school radio station and developed further while apprenticing at NPR’s affiliate station in Ann Arbor during her college years. She went on to work for WYPR in Baltimore and WBUR in Boston as part of NPR’s Here and Now team. Radio proved a vehicle for Katherine to explore... More
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Collective Next
Friday, February 1, 2019
Our Team
“If I had a million dollars I’d still be at Collective Next, but I’d build my own studio to mash up songs, combine lyrics, mix-up beats on the side…” So waxes Solution Designer Mason Smith, the now not-so-closeted rap fan, whose favorite current album is Macklemore’s Gemini. While he is working on that, Mason says he is more than happy going on family hikes, coaching his kids’ soccer and hockey teams, and rocking out in the car. Every January for the past twelve years, Mason and his... More
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Collective Next
Monday, January 14, 2019
Our Team
Solution Designer Renee Piazza grew up in New Jersey (with “the hair to prove it,” as she says). She stayed in the tri-state area to attend Rutgers undergrad and Pratt for grad school. Today she lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters, with whom she is currently many rounds into a fierce battle of Uno. She is also a self-confessed podcast junkie, regularly devouring episodes of the Hidden Brain and On Being. Recently she especially enjoyed hearing TED’s Chris Anderson speak... More
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Collective Next
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Perspectives
For over a decade, Collective Next has had the privilege of working with Jill Cress who currently serves as Chief Marketing, Brand and Communications Officer of National Geographic Partners. Most recently, Solution Designer John Colaruotolo partnered with Jill to design and facilitate a strategic workshop focused on National Geographic’s extraordinary Planet or Plastic initiative. We had the pleasure of talking with Jill and John about Planet or Plastic and the role of collaboration in... More
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Bree Sanchez
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Perspectives
Quantum Computing Presentation and research by Andrea Morello, University of New South Wales, at Sibos 2018Link to video In our recent post, Reflections and Graphic Recording from SWIFT Innotribe at Sibos 2018, we shared highlights from our live visual capture at Sibos, one of the world’s largest annual financial services/fintech conferences. In addition to on-site graphic recording, we partnered with SWIFT Institute’s speakers in advance to develop single-frame illustrations of key... More
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Tricia Walker
Friday, December 21, 2018
Perspectives
Earlier this year we had an opportunity to bring graphic recording to a very special event in partnership with our friends at Fidelity Investments. The Fierce Urgency of Now (FUN) event, sponsored by the The Boston Chamber of Commerce sought to energize Boston’s millennials and to elevate the platform of next-generation leaders. The festival’s title is inspired by a famous Dr. Martin Luther King phrase. In “I Have a Dream, Dr. King states: “We have also come to this hallowed spot to... More

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