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Dandelions

Dandelions

Laid-off in May 2020 as a result of COVID-19, I embarked upon a self-styled Masters program in People Development. The DSIL Innovation Leadership Course was part of that journey. After eight months of farming knowledge, the time has come to feast upon what’s grown, take seeds of interest, plant new ones, cultivate, invite others to bring their hoe, and see what blooms anew.

The DSIL experience has provoked an interest in exposing myself to the world in a more visible and frequent manner. Sharing curiosity, showing vulnerability, seeking opinion, spreading ideas, asking questions, and encouraging conversations among the right people at a natural time. I will plant monthly online ‘dandelions’, in the form of blogs, conversations, and digital creations. These will bloom, their pappus carrying seeds to other digital gardens, exciting souls, then blossoming again in new ways. Growth becomes exponential over time, with exotic new gardens resulting. 

With seeds spread, they will find new points of growth, be passed on to international gardeners, be replanted once more, and so it will go. It’s creating a space to consider ideas, actions, reflect upon their value, implications, inspire micro-adjustments in lives, and slowly change the world’s gardens and those who tend them. I look forward to sharing, exploring, dreaming, and changing the world with you, one small action at a time.

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Making Sense of Emergent Facilitation

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Saweepats

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