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Presentation by Alice MacGillivray to the SIKM Leaders Community on June 16, 2020

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Could a Rural Island Inspire KM Approaches?

  1. 1. Could a Rural Island Inspire KM Approaches? Alice MacGillivray Alice@4KM.net In human networks, what matters is your social distance ~Valdis Krebs
  2. 2. The [Unlikely?] Setting Gabriola Island: west of Vancouver Canada in the Strait of Georgia Car ferry and float plane. Size of Manhattan 4000 year-round residents; some growth in summer. High education levels. Wealth AND poverty. Left leaning politically No industry allowed Governance is complex “4000 opinions surrounded by water”
  3. 3. 2020s: Larger Context Pandemic Pause Concern about Human and environmental health Business/income continuity Supply chains Food security Consumerism Social inequities & racism Wellness beyond GDP https://www.varnahandcycles.com/video.htm#hc16
  4. 4. Shelter Example (Supply Chains & Environment) Many ways of finding good local talent, including specific facebook groups, & “water coolers” JIT Internet unusual buildings, and work to change related by-laws supports such as wholesale heat pumps, kill-a-watt meters and a “tool library.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waEESuKt4f4&fbclid =IwAR3iy3lb6sOKkM8Xfokw08q3yqARKPQlZBgQi9KD2gI 2AQrzLj1PGFfA1Vo
  5. 5. Food & Water Security High level of awareness of food security issues, locally and globally Hard-working young farmers growing organic food Constant knowledge sharing Some meat production; successful lobby for abattoir 0-waste programs Farmers’ market coupons Minimizing water use and several companies helping with rainwater capture, use and re-use systems Citizen science: e.g., eel grass beds Lisa: active in “women who farm”
  6. 6. Health Example of a Big Attractor Public Sector System Rural & remote shortages Aging pop and families “No you can’t...”
  7. 7. Health Example of a Small Attractor GALTT Gabriola Lands and Trails Trust Best known for trail building and maintenance and invasive species control Covenants have allowed great networks of trails on public and private lands. John Peirce led GALTT for years US citizens donating or covenanting Canadian land: American Friends of Canadian Conservation (AFCC) US citizens who wish to donate money or environmentally significant Canadian land, or to put a protective covenant on Canadian land may find it advantageous to work with the AFCC. Recognized by the US IRS as a publicly supported charitable organization: tax deductible in the US; not subject to Canadian capital gains tax. May request that your money donation be put toward work on a specific Canadian conservation covenant project. John Peirce, named to the Canada 150 Land Trust Honour Roll https://vimeo.com/312399863
  8. 8. Equity Relatively “white” island Inclusive events Indigenous relations Sponsorship of Refugees Gardening training for homeless Homes for homeless School lunches…
  9. 9. [Implicit] KM Practices Include: • Environmental Scans (e.g., GAFA) • Action Reviews (e.g., Medical Centre Fundraising) • Peer Assists (e.g., GERTIE) • Dialogue or Storytelling Circles (e.g., Gabriola Talks) • Liberating Structures during meetings • Deliberate cross-group networking
  10. 10. Key Elements Island boundaries AND thinking at different scales Relentless optimism; abundance mindset Contributions to specific goals and systems that matter (see Nancy Dixon’s May 26 post) Diverse, emergent social networks AND “incubators” Collaborations (e.g., Commons) Humility and Respect Emergent governance
  11. 11. Alice MacGillivray Sample KM interests & work Long term interests in informal workplace learning, knowledge work and innovation Consulting with primarily public sector clients Project for a large park organization: developed application to integrate attribute and spatial data for priority setting. Implementation focused on group decision-making guided by customizable reports Worked with advisory board to develop first MA in KM Dissertation explored effective leadership in horizontal, boundary-spanning groups (Including several KM practitioners) CONTACT ME AT ALICE@4KM.NET
  12. 12. Thank you I hope you can translate even one idea for your work or life
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Presentation by Alice MacGillivray to the SIKM Leaders Community on June 16, 2020

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