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What is the “technology” part of Technology of Participation?

Many have come to think of technology narrowly…in relation to the internet and electronic devices.  But the term technology has a much broader meaning. The word technology comes from Greek τεχνολογία (technología); from τέχνη (téchnē), meaning “art, skill, craft”, and -λογία (-logía), meaning “study of-“.[1].  So, by that definition, the Technology of Participation would be […]

Impact: Moving from Talk to Action

We’ve all been there.  Lots of great brainstorming, visioning, and discussion…leading nowhere.  When you spend precious resources of people’s creative energy, time away from the work, and money…you want to see results. There are many methods of holding discussions, building consensus, developing action plans, and creating strategic plans.   For maximum IMPACT all constituents should be […]

Visual Recording Template – Board Retreat

This planning tool was developed for an annual board retreat.  The goal of the retreat was to concretize the strategic plan developed the previous spring.  The visual incorporates the mission statement of the organization with the meeting goal of developing strategic directions for a 12-month period.  The visual is designed to incorporate the action plans […]