I look back to look forward. 2021: what are my main themes, moments of change and ripples?
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I went deeper into the discipline of community management this year in various ways:
📜 Reviewed the State of Community Management report 2021.
🌍 Joined Rosieland: “Community and education for community building people.”
🌍 Engaged in a few communities of practice – global and local.
Learning on my own in networks and communities is still my intense focus and capability. Call it learnability, learning agility or continuous workplace learning. My cornucopia keeps evolving through a bunch of activities:
💻 Last year, I went to the Learning Technologies France conference to get a pulse on what’s happening in the workplace learning space. This year it was not on the ground in Paris but remotely.
✍️ Shared my notes from the ‘Women in Learning’ podcast on mentoring.
🚀 Attended a webinar by INSEAD and shared my notes: supercharge your Ingenuity & Innovation.
This future skills map could be used by individuals, teams, networks, organisations and communities of practice to assess the state of their future skills and to explore the people, pedagogies and projects needed to enhance their learning and community potential.
One of the family skills in the future skills map is futures thinking. I sharpened my understanding and practice of futures thinking through an IFTF course and community in 2021:
📜 Certified after completing the course: Life after Covid-19: Get Ready for our Post-Pandemic Future. Shared blog posts on some activities and productions we did during the course: distributed learning futures, Water Future Shifts, Growing Better From Anywhere Shifts.
🌍 Participated sometimes in the IFTF meetups that occurred monthly with fellow futurists.
Being engaged within communities, learning continuously and developing future skills and thinking. Combining the three activities triggered the need to make sense of my learning journey and our crazy world. One of the shapes that emerged to do so was through book reading, notetaking, writing and publishing:
✍️ Unleashed the work behind the scene for the Tapestry book I wrote, edited, designed and published this year. I am grateful to each person who bought the Tapestry Book, promoted it, read it, shared feedback, and helped me produce it.
✍️ Shared my book annotated reading: A Brave New Era: Harold Jarche on Perpetual Beta — Our New Normal written by Harold Jarche.
📚 Captured from Community Book Clubs. Hosted by moi over three weeks in the Explorers community: Four Timeless Exploratory Books. Notes from the Book The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker hosted by The Community Roundtable.
Visual thinking is also another shape of my sensemaking. Hiking and road trips in the French mountains and villages made me reach new heights.