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Questions 

In the research, learning, design process and the employment of the organizations we create, questions are important. They both frame the scale and scope of an investigation and project, as well as, the answers to them establish the beginning criteria for success. Here are some of my questions from when we started designing the upCREATION …

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Moment of Opportunity 

"Insofar as the past is over and the future has not yet transpired, this midpoint is an open moment of possibility. Properly used, it becomes like the eye of a hurricane, a quiet place at the center of life, a free, unconditioned moment of opportunity." Ira Progoff (At a Journal Workshop, 1975) We designed our …

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An upCREATION Experience 

Upcreation - self-organization that brings forth an emergent level of complexity that encompasses, without destruction, the previous lower levels of organization. In the right circumstances self organization can often also be legitimately called self-creation. Without an outside agent, the parts cohere into a new organization that brings forth an "emergent" level or self not …

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What This Is…and not 

I refer to the upCreation Experience as a non-workshop workshop. It is not a typical workshop, nor is it a designShop. Yes, it will happen in a purpose-build environment created for such kinds of processes. Yes, it will employ the methods accumulated over 37 years and thousands of collaborative events. Yes Gail, Mauricio, Gary and …

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Why join upCREATION? 

Bucky Fuller, engineer, futurist, premier designer said of the moon project, “It will take a million steps to get us to the moon and back. Thank god we have already taken over 90% of them.” Today many of us find ourselves in key leadership positions attempting to create a better world. As educators, consultants, mentors, …

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Welcome to the upCreation Blog 

Welcome to the upCreation blog where you will find an ongoing conversation about the strategies to enhance capacity at multiple levels and varying scales while building on earlier efforts.  From an educational perspective, such efforts to enhance capacity can create unique learning opportunities if the right conditions are in place. Determining just what those conditions …

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