Originally written for the recertification process for the IAF Certified Professional Facilitator designation in 2016
How can organisations influence change in complex environments?
Most of our facilitation work is with mission-based organisations and NGOs, especially around sustainability. Our clients do important work, trying to change the world for better. However, they also know that fixed command-and-control plans do not take into account the ever-changing realities of their work. At the same […]
In the coming three years, ON:SUBJECT will support the EU-funded project “hackAIR: Collective awareness platform for outdoor air pollution”. The overall objective of hackAIR is to develop and pilot test an open platform that will enable communities of citizens to easily set up air quality monitoring networks and engage their members in measuring and publishing outdoor air pollution levels, leveraging the power of online social networks, mobile and open hardware technologies, and […]
Today’s sustainability standards systems are challenged to keep up with a rapidly evolving technological landscape. While the corporate world has learned to integrate data flows across global supply chains, most standards systems are lagging behind. This report explores the relevance of current trends in technology to sustainability standards – from mobile data collection and the internet of things, to open data and blockchains – and proposes […]
Accreditation Services International (ASI) is one of the world’s leading accreditation bodies for sustainability standards systems.
ASI conducts an annual survey to solicit feedback from its clients, i.e. scheme owners and certification bodies for ASC, FSC, MSC, RSB and RSPO. The results are used to inform the organizational development of ASI and to instigate conversations with clients and stakeholders.
Since 2013, ON:SUBJECT is the lead contractor for the study. As […]
The 17th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on “Digital Inclusion and Technical Divides.” This issue covers a range of perspectives from those at the forefront of bridging the digital divide: schools, libraries, city governments, and nonprofit organizations. Subscribe & download the March 2015 issue: www.nten.org/ntenchange.
So, I spent most of last week in Austin at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (also known as #15NTC). I’d been working with NTEN (the host organization) for a while on their Editorial Committee, and I was very grateful for the invitation to link up with the community live and in person.
I feel the same way Austin, but I think we should see other people. #15NTC pic.twitter.com/svV5cc1qrD
Participatory Strategic Planning (PSP) is a consensus-oriented process that helps an organization, network or community come together in developing a strategic approach for the next few years.
Part of the suite of processes called Technology of Participation, Participatory Strategic Planning consists of four stages:
First, the group determines their vision for the future of the organisation or community.
Second, they describe the obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their vision.
In the third stage they move on […]