Penny Walker
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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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Where do you live and work (City)?
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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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.…


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…


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…


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 F McAra said…

Hi, Penny


How did 'Deep Open' turn out? 



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.  





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



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




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.


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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