Our favorite materials, books, blogs and more! *FYI: the color turquoise = links!
events + people
BOOKS + ARTICLES
Experiential Learning with Horses
a workshop in Ohio
with Spirit of Leadership
(generally 2 per year)
ULab, Theory U social change course
(current one started Sept 2017)
Yes and Philly monthly-ish gatherings
Int'l Forum of Visual Practitioners yearly conference, this year with EuViz
(July 31 thru Aug 2, 2018)
Parker Palmer, profound convener
Kelvy Bird, amazing deep listener
Courtney Martin, storyteller
Maria Popova, brilliant curator
Plexus Institute, complexity group
Presencing Institute, social change group
ATD: Assoc for Talent Development
NCDD: Nat'l Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation
OD Network, organization development
________________ _____change + complexity
Leading from the Emerging Future
by C. Otto Scharmer
The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures
by Henri Lipmanowicz + Keith McCandless
________________ ___________art + business
the Right-Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee
How to See by David Salle
Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rhode
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Trashed by Derf Backderf
But I really wanted to be an anthropologist by Margaux Motin
EmiTown by Emi Lenox
KoKo Be Good by Jen Wang
by Elle Luna
__________________________ _brilliant books
The Woman Who Says No by Malte Herwig
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Deep South by Paul Theroux
_______________for all your facilitation needs
Neuland markers rock!
Their Big One markers are extra thick - great for outlining + adding color quickly - my favorite marker. All Neuland markers are fabulous. They have permanent and water based as well as whiteboard markers and makers to write on black paper, different tips, many colors + most are refillable. Also, don't miss the paint markers, however I find them too loud for live graphic recording work.
the black permanent Sharpie marker
It's a classic, although these definitely smell and will give me a headache if I use them too often!
If you need whiteboard markers and don't have time to order from Neuland, I'd recommend these. They have fine point markers which are a really nice size. Also, they use non-toxic, low odor ink which makes a big difference for headache prevention if you're sensitive to such things!
Mural Paper for graphic recording, facilitation or community murals
I prefer paper that's 70 or 90 lbs in weight, which comes in 48 inches x 10 yard rolls. This way I know my Neuland markers are not going to go through my paper so I don't need to waste paper setting up back up sheets AND it's not as likely to rip if anyone handles it and is not gentle. I buy mine from my local art supply store as shipping is expensive.
Other things always in my facilitation kit are:
o Painter's Tape
o Artist's Tape (basically white painter's)
o x-acto knife
o blank index cards (no lines)
o a toy train whistle for attention getting
o extra large binder clips
o 8 x 11.5 blank paper
o snacks like nuts + GoMacro bars
Cutter Bee Scissors
These are the sharpest (be careful!) and best precision scissors ever! I'd highly recommend them for collage work or any cutting you do.
* Feel free to ask if you have specific questions about materials.