Visual Explorer™: Special Edition, is a set of 100 Visual Explorer images. These are a great add-on pack to Visual Explorer, and as a stand-alone starter set. The images are vibrant and metaphorical, diverse and global. The digital versions of the images are available with purchase of a printed set. Contact CCL Client Services to purchase and inquire (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Visual Explorer : Special Edition (12 / 100)
Check out the great work of Nick Owen and Edward Kelly in the Third Act Conferences and Retreats!
Friday January 20th (1800) – Sunday January 22nd (1530), 2017
The Third Act Retreat: Transitioning to the Third Act
Facilitators: Dr Edward Kelly, Nick Owen & Annette Hennessy
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
A weekend working with our own stories of transition, our stages of development, and the ancient insights of The Elder Tales in our journey to What’s Next for us? A residential weekend of craic and inquiry in a delightful rural setting.
Single: £495; Shared: £445 per person; Non-residential: £395 (including lunches & dinners)
To reserve your place contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of over 35 diplomats, peacemakers, and leadership researchers gathered last week in Geneva, hosted by the GCSP-CCL Alliance and sponsored by NATO. Learn more about this fabulous meeting here. Our topic was leadership development and how to improve it for leading sustained cooperation in fragile environments. (more…)
Our chapter in The SAGE Handbook of Action Research talks about the theory and research underlying Visual Explorer.
The main idea is that VE is a projective technique for assessment, evaluation, ethnography, and dialogue. Projective techniques have an honorable history via tools such as TAT, and Rorschach, going back to the work of Carl Jung. (more…)
Visual Explorer: Special Edition
Our CCL team in Ethiopia develops leadership at all levels of society including with grassroots and community organizations. Monitoring and assessment are key to this work, and the team has invented and adapted a variety of useful methods.
Samantha Adelberg just published a three-part series of posts on this topic that I highly recommend. The first one covers the use of Visual Explorer as an interactive tool for assessing leadership challenges and capabilities. (Here is an older post that describes a similar application of VE in Afghanistan.)
An excerpt …
Here’s a review of Visual Explorer, from Innovation Management:
Conclusion [full article here]
I like the Visual Explorer. The cards are of high quality, which means they should be durable tools that you and your team can use to open dialogue and explore new ideas. I like the fact that it isn’t just another card deck that helps you to generate ideas; rather, its primary focus is on facilitating discussion between people, building bridges between differing opinions and yes, even developing new ideas. And, as you may have gathered, I’m a big fan of the level of thinking, organization and presentation that went into the facilitator’s guide. A tool is only as good as the instructions that teach people how to use it. The Visual Explorer’s facilitator’s guide is first class all the way.
If you and your team are facing some difficult issues, or need to develop consensus on your organization’s future direction, or if you simply want to improve team communication and collaboration, then you may want to consider investing in this high quality toolset.”