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  • Systems Thinking and Organisations

        It is understood that we face volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) times - where “wicked problems” abound – that’s to say problems whose solutions require a great number of people to change mind-sets and behaviour.   As individuals, we are all members of groups, teams, organisations, networks and even movements of some...

  • Reflections on KMb Knowledge Mobilisation Forum 2019

    For the second year running, Ruth Jolly and Silvia Capezzuoli took part in the UK-based KMbForum, an annual event for those with a passion for ensuring that knowledge makes a positive difference to society. This year the theme was ‘Crafting our Knowledge Stories’ and the Forum took place in the amazing Seven...

  • Evaluation of Training–making a difference through your change in behaviour

    In the last few years we have been having conversations with clients, participants and each other about how to evaluate training.  If you have attended an IMA International learning event it is likely you will have completed some monitoring on a daily basis, usually in small groups, as well as an...

  • Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) for REBYC-LA

    It is an amazing feeling to see the ripple effect of the training we ran in December 2017 on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) for REBYC-LAC II.   IMA has been supporting EAFM initiatives since 2013, initially in Asia and more recently in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting the sustainable and...

  • Word Power: How do we depict our organisations in language which can engender the types of mind-set and behaviour changes needed for them to flourish?

      I’ve increasingly been struck this year with the strength of the notion that the way the problem is understood and depicted determines what we do.  And the idea that language is generative is becoming more alive to me in all the recent work we’ve been up to.    Talking about organisations, for example,...

  • Reflections on KMb Knowledge Mobilisation Forum

    The place we inhabit as knowledge brokers/ mobilisers can often be a lonely place, one of filling the gaps between ‘spaces’ so I was looking forward to my first KMb Forum. I was not sure what to expect, as most of the Forum participants were practitioners and academics from the UK...

  • A pilot Study on Mindfulness delivered in the workplace

    As you read this, slowly move your toes. Feel your feet touching the inside of your shoes, and the sensation of your heels and the pads of your toes on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now, their weight on the floor. If you’ve never heard of mindfulness...

  • Deep conversations

    30 degrees on a lazy Sunday afternoon and we found ourselves having several deep conversations with a few of the participants on our M&E course in Brighton.  My son, studying for an A level Chemistry exam the next day, said he would say hi and then have to get back to...

  • IMA's video vaults

    I was disappointed I didn’t get to meet Ian Macdonald, the founder of Ian Macdonald Associates which later became IMA International.  Overlooking the MacLeod/Macdonald ancient rivalry I think we had some notable common interests, mainly an appreciation of film. I started working for IMA by creating a promotional film this later progressed...