Twigs in Her Hair

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Just thought y’all would like a heads-up on this: Mindcamp presenters Cynthia Reyes and Hamlin Grange got a surprise last week when the new book they collaborated on — Twigs in My Hair — became the Number 1 New Release in its (gardening) category on the US Amazon site on its first day. Congratulations, Cynthia and Hamlin! We hope to …

Free Stuff and the Environment

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Most conferences provide at least some “swag” — free stuff you get as a memento of the conference, but which often ends up as landfill. That concerns us. So this year, rather than offering everyone a cheap bag for free, we’re offering you the chance to purchase a really nice one. Thus if you don’t need or want another bag, …

The only thing your comfort zone produces is comfort. Everything else comes at your edge.

Where the Magic Happens

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In 2003 KristenPeterson, John Sedgwick, and I thought it would be fun to invite some colleagues to a weekend retreat. We asked a group of people who specialized in creative problem solving and innovation if they would be interested in sharing their experiences and expertise with one another. Our mission was pretty simple: to expand our collective capacity to think …

First 13 Sessions… and a Contest!

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Lucky you, lucky 13! We’ve hit the ground running with 13 sessions (there will be more!). If you’d like a first taste of the Mindcamp Canada 2019 program, hop on over to our 2019 Sessions page and check them out! Here’s a contest for Mindcamp veterans: Many of the presenters will be familiar to you… but three are presenting for …

Study CPS Facilitation in Europe

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June 24 to July 5: two intensive and practical ICSC courses led in the Netherlands by Mindcamp stars Ismet Mamnoon and Branko Broekman (both coming to Mindcamp Canada this year!): Principles in Creative Problem Solving and Facilitation of Group Problem Solving.

Heads Up: Eight Singles Left

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This is a special alert for blog followers only: As of this writing, there are eight (8) single rooms remaining for Mindcamp 2018, 22–26 August. If you want one, grab it now before it’s gone. There ain’t no more (single rooms, that is. There will still be shared rooms).