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Books on organisational change...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Grieve Sep 13, 2013.

Crowd Wise: discussion after our meeting
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yung Lie Sep 27, 2010.

Presence on the web - do you have a website, are you thinking of getting one?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Penny Walker Nov 4, 2010.

 

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Bruce Cornock Nixon commented on Penny Walker's group Sustainable Development Network
"Roger Niven's talk was fascinationg and I was sorry to eave early. It was so good meeting old friends and making new ones"
May 5, 2016
Bruce Cornock Nixon commented on Penny Walker's group Sustainable Development Network
"My new bookThe 21st Century Revolution – A Call to Greatness The 21st Century Revolution – A Call to Greatness launched in November is proving more successful than A Better World is Possible - it is timely, concise and optimistic see…"
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Apr 15, 2016
Bob MacKenzie commented on Penny Walker's group Sustainable Development Network
"Just let me know when you're ready, and we can take iot from there.  OR you're perfectly entitled to post an Invitation yourself on the AMED Events Page. To alert people to this possibility, it sometimes helps to post something as…"
Nov 21, 2015
Bruce Cornock Nixon commented on Penny Walker's group Sustainable Development Network
"Many thanks - yes, in the New Year after I get back from Hong Kong. How do I arange it? Thank you. Bruce"
Nov 21, 2015
Peter Martin commented on Penny Walker's group Sustainable Development Network
"Bruce, Bob - I would come to that! With best wishes, Peter Martin"
Nov 21, 2015
Bob MacKenzie commented on Penny Walker's group Sustainable Development Network
"Many congratulations, Bruce.  A timely publication indeed.  Would you consider hosting a session of the AMED Sustainable Development network to disucss some of your ideas?  Best wishes.  Bob"
Nov 21, 2015
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Oct 29, 2014
Penny Walker replied to Paul Levy's discussion Finding the right coach or mentor in the group Coaching
"That's a nicely provocative post, Paul! I agree that the unhealed healer is one to avoid - and that one way of doing that is to find someone who has had both professional training of some sort, and long experience.  Word of mouth…"
Nov 15, 2013
Chris Grieve replied to Penny Walker's discussion Books on organisational change...
"This might be long past time to be useful, but I just bumped into this conversation strand. The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems (2nd Edition), Peggy Holman, Tom Devane & Steven…"
Sep 13, 2013
Penny Walker replied to Penny Walker's discussion Books on organisational change...
"Sounds great!  Thanks for sharing your recommendation here."
Aug 29, 2013
Sue Howard replied to Penny Walker's discussion Books on organisational change...
"Thanks for your question Penny.  Initially, it's got what you asked for - lots of practical examples.  On further reflection it's not so much about organisational change, as organisations which are changed by really valuing…"
Aug 28, 2013
Penny Walker replied to Penny Walker's discussion Books on organisational change...
"Thanks Sue.  What do you like so much about this book?"
Aug 28, 2013
Sue Howard replied to Penny Walker's discussion Books on organisational change...
"Spirited Business by Georgeanne Lamont"
Aug 27, 2013

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Where do you live and work (City)?
London
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
Training, facilitation, change consultancy - all with a view to helping organisations & people co-create a sustainable society, or - failing that - a soft landing.
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
networking, collegiate discussion/debate, personal development
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
I'll go along with Goethe:
- whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it
boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Actually, according to the web, he didn't actually say it. But it needed to be said and I like it anyway.
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http://www.penny-walker.co.uk

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Penny Walker's Blog

What are the chances that I'll fall off a ladder?

I was reminded horribly of our different attitudes to risk a few days ago, when we were roused just after 7.00 by a strange sound.



Turns out the wonderful man who's been cleaning windows in our street for over 15 years had fallen while washing our neighbour's windows.



A--- was lying there in next-door's front garden, his arm bent rather alarmingly under him.…

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Posted on October 29, 2010 at 10:01

Making my work a no-fly zone

Last time I flew for work was in 2007, running a workshop in the Netherlands. I had tried to find a way to go by boat and train, but couldn’t make the timings fit in with other commitments. The last time I flew for pleasure was so long ago that I can’t remember.



I have turned down all work that involves flying since then, but without being up-front about this. I say I’m unavailable or “I’m sure…

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Posted on September 21, 2010 at 8:55

Tasting the Future: tangy fresh process

As you may have noticed, I’m a process aficionado.



I love to hear about innovative ways of helping people have the conversations they need. I love to try out new processes as a facilitator and a participant. I network with fellow facilitators

through AMED as well as the IAF and a facilitators’ group on linked-in. I read about unorthodox approaches, and…

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Posted on July 2, 2010 at 5:21 — 2 Comments

Dancing with preparation and responsiveness

Frequently, my work involves large group workshops and teams of willing volunteers acting as support facilitators. They may be drawn from the client team or from the wider consultant team. They are often technical specialists or traditional communications specialists, and sometimes – but not always - they have facilitation experience.



In a recent workshop, I was faced with quite a challenge:



* Up to 50 participants who we’d invited to help with the larger project;

* A… Continue

Posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:37

What is the job of a river?

Over the last few years, a new way of looking at big plans, policy shifts and projects is to analyse them from the perspective of ecosystem services.



We all rely on ecosystem services, whether we like it or not - and whether we know it or not. We all eat food. We all drink water. We all breathe air. Mostly, in a country like the UK, we just don’t realise that these are ecosystem services – to most of us, carrots come from the supermarket, not an ecosystem.



In the… Continue

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 2:17

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At 6:09 on March 29, 2012, tim thomas said…

Thanks for your comment, Penny. I'm thinking about it. Tim

At 6:09 on February 27, 2012, Penny Walker said…

:-)

At 6:03 on February 27, 2012, Elizabeth English said…

Thanks, Penny! I enjoyed your personal welcome. Looking forward to seeing how AMED unfolds for me... All the best.

At 8:20 on November 30, 2011, Kate Keefe said…

Hi Penny , thanks, I am on twitter, I am Katekeefecoach

At 9:13 on July 22, 2011, David McAra said…

Hi, Penny

 

How did 'Deep Open' turn out? 

 

David

At 10:55 on May 15, 2011, Alison Hodge said…

HI Penny,  Thanks for your welcome and feedback about my web site.  I think I've now uploaded a photo of me....fingers crossed.  And will give some thought to adding stuff to my profile in the next few days.  I've also joined the Coaching Group, thanks for the suggestion. 

Your name is familiar to me, so I imagine our paths have crossed at various workshops and events, so I'll look out for you next time.  

 

Regards

 

Alison

At 2:42 on May 15, 2011, John Pritchard said…

Thanks Penny,

 

I came to you through knowing Theodore Taptiklis, a contributor to eO&P.  I had hoped to submit an article myself but now plan to submit something for the Winter issue on the intertwining of practitioners' self-awareness and their sense of organisational reality(ies). I look forward to engaging with everyone.

 

Best wishes

 

John

At 3:04 on May 9, 2011, Dick Eve said…

Thanks Penny

I am afraid I cant make it Friday but would love to start getting involved when I can

Regards

Dick

 

At 1:20 on May 6, 2011, Carl Jackson said…

Hi Penny, thanks for the warm welcome.

It was a tweet from Belina Raffy that alerted me to AMED.

Feel like I've been looking for this network for a long time and happy to have found it.

I'm not around on the 13th but will look for the next opportunity to meet F2F.

Carl

At 9:02 on May 4, 2011, Vincent Driscoll said…
Hello Penny. Glad to be on-board the good ship AMED. I heard about you from a friend and didn't need to think long and hard about joining! Best wishes, Vincent
 
 
 

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