Theory and Practice in Network Mapping: An Interview with Glenda Eoyang Part 1 of a series of 3 posts: Glenda Eoyang is the Founding Executive Director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute(HSD). About which, Glenda says: The goal of the HSD Institute is to develop and disseminate the theory in practice of HSD. It works across four scales at the same time. 1) Individual practitioners understand and apply HSD. 2) The HSD Institute manages processes and products to support others as they apply HSD. It is a bounded, fairly traditional non-profit institution. 3) The network of certified HSD professionals connects … Read more
For those of us who don’t resonate to Harvey McKay’s ‘Swim With the Sharks’ and that ilk – the default, mainstream meaning of ‘networking’ can be a big turn-off . We’ve come to understand it as a specific, often self-serving, not-necessarily-authentic, social butterflying kind of activity. To many of us ‘networking’ is a popularity contest – best left to smarmy salesmen, politicians, corporate CEOs & lobbyists. We get a little queasy just contemplating joining those ranks. And no amount of rosy pep-talk convinces us. For introverts and those who value authenticity ‘Networking’ fires up the wrong imaginings.
Coming Soon – A sumApp Update! sumApp Will Soon Be Sporting a Fresh User-Friendly Interface And Cool & Useful New Features Thanks to the Bush Foundation’s support, sumApp has been rebuilt from the ground up, to make it more intuitive and easy to use, and include some great new features that we know network mappers will love! The changes we’ve been working on are designed to make your sumApp-to-Kumu maps even more amenable to iteration, emergence, evolution. There will be more ways to gather, explain, alter & compile your data. And there will be more ways to filter and recombine your members. … Read more