This is an alphabetical list of initiatives, organisations and ideas that are currently relevant to my explorations in the Landscape of Change. The one that I’m initiating is FASST. The others are relevant to my journey.
Before I Die Network – BIDN
Before I Die Network – BIDN (Pamela McLean blog post)
Civil Society Forum
Website of the Civil Society Forum
Enlivening Edge – a magazine of next-stage organizations … and creating enlivened workplaces where people can work with more joy, freedom, and fun. (Lots of posts related to teal and holacracy.)
FASST (Freedom, Accountability and Structure for Systemic Change) is an experimental initiative based on what I have learned through other initiatives, discussion and reflection. I am continually posting updates about FASST on DadamacConnect. Most of them are open letters, written to different people, and providing updates from various perspectives. The best way to find the latest ones will be via the FASST tags. When I compiled this list, at the end of August 2106 , recent posts were:
“Rag bag” of resources (i.e. not sorted tidily) relevant to FASST
- The book that introduces Holacracy and acts as reference on the practicalities: HOLACRACY the revolutionary management system that abolishes hierarchy by Brian J. Robertson
- EvolvingOrganisation – The organisation that first introduced me to Holacracy, and later enabled me to have some individual support thanks to Sally McCutchion giving her time freely to me.
- Holacracy and Evolving Organisation (Pamela McLean blog post – my first connections to Holacracy)
- Holacracy Community of Practice
- Holacracy introduction – 45 minute video
- Holacracy of One – A post by George Por including the idea of looking at yourself as a”holacracy of one” – A Circle of LifeWork – Enlivening Edge (all of us in the U.Lab continuation group did this exercise, and then fed our results into a day we spent together – written up here – A Collective Breakthrough! U.Lab Prototyping in London) George writes more about it on his facebook page
- Beyond the Holacracy Hype – From the July–August 2016 Issue of Harvard Business review – in depth article, not at short read.
- Holacracy glossary
- Holacracy Supports the Journey to Teal (IEC Report) – post in Enlivening Edge
- Four common challenges when adopting Holacracy – a single cartoon style illustration
- Watch & Digest “Holacracy” by Brian Robertson in 4 minutes (Book Summary)
I came to Teal ideas through a post written by Andy Paice soon after George Por launched Enlivening Edge. The post was Bridging U.Lab and Teal: a Personal, Collective and Societal Journey
Subsequently I became part of the Teal for Startups (T4S) group, and Teal for Practitioners. In my typical “learning by doing” way I started exploring connections between Landscape of Change ideas, Holacracy, Teal, U.Lab and the practical work I had been doing.
- The book that introduces Teal organisations – Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux
- Connections to Teal Organisations and Teal for Start-ups (Pamela McLean blog post)
- A short introductory video to the different organisational cultures (colours)
- Useful overview from change factory
- First Glimpses of the Illustrated “Reinventing Organizations” Book – from Enlivening Edge
- Illustrated book – Reinventing Organizations: An Illustrated Invitation to Join the Conversation on Next-Stage Organizations by
Laloux on the Illustrated Version of “Reinventing Organizations” – video 2mins 40 secs
- Video of Frederick Laloux at the RSA talking about his work – RSA Replay: How to Become a Soulful Organisation
- Teal for Startups on Medium
This is my age group, and the organisation is founded on Teal principles, so I hope to connect with it before long.
- The Third Act – an organisation for people age 55-80+
I did the U.Lab MOOC in 2015, I joined the learning circle at Impact Hub Westminster and subsequently became part of the U.Lab continuation group.
- For more about the course see – Transforming Business, Society, and Self with U.Lab
- 90 minute taster course – Awareness-Based Systems Change with u.lab – How to Sense and Actualize the Future
- Connections with U.Lab – the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (Pamela McLean blog post)
- Course book that I used – Leading from the Emerging Future: – From Ego-System to Eco-System Economics: applying theory U to transforming business, society and self by C. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer, 2013
- Course book second edition released on August 15, 2016 – Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges
- The London U.Lab continuation group’s special day – A Collective Breakthrough! U.Lab Prototyping in London
- Information on joining the course – I’m re-registering for u.lab – starting September 8th 2016
- Three U.Lab groups – Kings Cross, Brixton and Birmingham recently met in London for a special guest talk by Kenneth Hogg of the Scottish Government.
We were also fortunate to have Martin Kalungu-Banda and Aggie Kalungu-Banda with us.
Here’s an article about an inspiring afternoon we had together! http://kingscross.impacthub.
net/2016/07/29/social- innovation-from-the-scottish- government-at-impact-hub- kings-cross/
This website is the home of a registered charity co-founded by Nikki Fishman, Janet Whitehouse and Pamela McLean. Its mission is “To listen to changemakers in Africa and enable effective use of resources.” It emerged from collaborative work that John Dada and I did previously, including Oke-Ogun Community Agenda 2000+, Teachers Talking, and People’s Uni.org.
- Dadamac Foundation 2016 and U.Lab – Learning by Doing (Pamela McLean blog post)
- Dadamac Foundation 2016 as a Teal Organisation – Learning by Doing (Pamela McLean blog post)
The name of the registered charity has been Dadamac Foundation but this is misleading as it suggests there is money behind it. In fact it is founded on a wealth of experience,strong person-to-person networks, and a track record of getting things done. The name is likely to be changed to dadamac.org when its new website is launched later in 2016.
Other foundational influences on my thinking and hence my contributions to the work of Dadamac Foundation/Dadamac.org are listed below, in alphabetical order – this is a partial list jotted in haste and I will return to make it more complete and better balanced.
- Andrius Kulikauskas and his online network Minciu Sodas
- Anna Pearce and her work with Wilberforce and the street children developing and using the Anahat solar cooker
- Fred Garnett and others I met through Everything Unplugged
- Gary Alexander – blog and book – eGaia – Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications
- George Por, Anna Betz and other people in the School of Commoning
- Graham Knight and his Biodesign work (especially early work with “DIY solar”)
- Hanz Nahrada and his Global Villages work
- Helmut Leitner and everyone else who introduced me to pattern language – especially Doug Schuler and Yishay Mor
- London University and the Distance Education people there
- Michel Bauwens and the P2P (Peer to Peer) Foundation
- The OOCD 2000+ team and Cawdnet core group, especially Chief Adetola, Chief Gbade Adejumo, Chief Mojoyinola, David Mutua, Maria/Mama-Tobi, Muji Lawal, Mr Timothy Oyawale, Pastor David, Victoria Adetona.
- Open Education Resource group and other online communities of practice
- Tim Unwin and the ICT4D group
- Tony Hall, who invited me to Everything Unplugged
- Dougald Hine and Vinay Gupta and everyone connected with Dark Mountain, Uncivilisation, Temporary School of Thought, the Really Open School, the Alternative University event at Hub Westminster and other connected happenings