What’s your “big idea”?

I’ve been reading a lot about human-centred design these days and one of the “mindsets” of HCD is to have creative confidence. To help achieve this, experts advise that we should venture out of our comfort zone, including learning about and immersing...

Facilitation Workshop Roundup

I’m happy to say that there are a lot of facilitation-related workshops coming up in Victoria soon, so I thought I’d make this post a “roundup” of some of the options that I know are available over the next couple of months. Please share in the...

Yes, volunteer management is a profession!

A few weeks ago I taught a half-day workshop called “Vital Volunteer Management” with a group of about 20 participants. It was a very interactive introduction to Volunteer Canada’s volunteer screening cycle. I began the day introducing some of the...

The time to think

Like many people I can sometimes be a real procrastinator. Often it involves things I don’t really want to be doing in the first place, but sometimes it includes work that I actually really do love. These days it’s busyness that takes me to that place,...