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Kris Henry

holiday group collaborative giving
A pair of gloves. A toy guitar. Passes to the science museum. These are just a few of the things on the holiday wish list provided to me by REACH, a Waltham, MA-based organization that serves survivors of domestic violence. For the third consecutive year, my...

Marsha Dunn

visual tools scriibng graphic facilitation visual thinking collaboration
“I’ve had the experience of walking into a client’s office a year and half after we did a session with them and finding that the giant foam core boards containing our single frame visuals are still up on the wall, and still...

Marsha Dunn

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
Yogi Berra

As Yogi makes (un)clear—as only Yogi could—the relationship between theory and practice is anything...

Kathy Clemons

TED Talks for Business
If you know me, you know I like to talk. I chat, I converse, I narrate, I think out loud, I process the world with words. It’s part of who I am. It makes me different – and it’s my strength. And you could say I’m a professional “talk-er,” as a significant part of my...

Renee Piazza

Think back to your most recent first day of work at a new company. You were probably feeling excited but also a little, ummm… vulnerable? If it’s been a while, perhaps you have some vague memories of filling out paperwork, learning names and faces, and trying to find the bathroom. I can relate.


Brett Saiia

presentation text

(This is one of a series of posts we’re running on what inspires us as facilitators and designers here at Collective Next.) 

The unexpected inspires me. When I walk somewhere, I look to...

Geoff Amidei

Scan Focus Act

This is the first in a series of posts about the models we use in our work as facilitators. In this installment, senior principal Geoff Amidei goes deep on one model we have found extremely useful for a long time. Read more collaboration tips from Geoff...

Jimmy Guterman

Collective Next cards


Every time we think we’ve gotten all we’re going to get out of the Collective Next Cards, we find a new way to get them out.

The Collective Next Cards started as a project we hatched during an all-hands event to explore different ways...