New Home Forums Introductions INTRO VID: Hello fellow climbers!!

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    Stefan Morales
    Adventurer
    @StefanMorales

    Hi everyone! Watch my intro video here.

    From my about me page:

    “In your own words, what do you want to bring to this community and new genre of eCourses?”

    • I want to build an engaging eCourse for professionals like me, who always wanted an excuse to learn and practice social innovation. I also want to turn my subject onto the course creation process itself and figure out new ways to engage audiences online. I bring passion and creativity, and a desire to be honest and real with my process and challenges. Let’s learn!

    What is Social Innovation, you may ask?

    • Social Innovation focuses on the process of innovation, how innovation and change take shape.
    • Social Innovation focuses on new work and new forms of cooperation (business models), especially those that work towards a sustainable society.
    • Social Innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open source methods and techniques and also the innovations which have a social purpose.
    #26346

    Anneke Camstra
    Adventurer
    @lachbeer

    Great to meet you, Stefan. Looking forward to your Social Innovation methods. Do I think: urban gardening, sharing goods:not owning them etc,  or are you talking about something completely different?

    #26354

    Stefan Morales
    Adventurer
    @StefanMorales

    Yes, there’s a bit of that to it, but I’m more focused teaching some of the design thinking methodology, and problem solving skills associated with social innovation, as opposed to examples of it at work (although I am sure these will be peppered throughout).

    #26384

    Dr.Wayne Buckhanan
    Adventurer
    @waynebuckhanan

    Ooo! Ooo! Design thinking is on my list of topics to delve into more deeply.

    (Oh, and, “hi!”, I’m Wayne. 🙂 )

    Looking forward to interacting more.

    #26526

    Anneke Camstra
    Adventurer
    @lachbeer

    (This seems to be in the wrong place…)

    Thank you Andy and Bradley and all mountain climbers.

    #26613

    Lisa R
    Adventurer
    @lisa.russell

    Welcome Stefan! Looking forward to seeing your creations and to chatting round the campfires…

    🙂

    #26637

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    @stefanmorales, so great to see you on camera. Thanks so much for introducing yourself. Excited to turn your passion hobby into a course, service and source of extra income.

    I’m excited to learn more about what kind of transformation or skills your students will gain as they go through your course and experiences. I get a tingly feeling for the potential movements you can inspire. Just want more juicy details. Lets dig in!

    #26639

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    You’re welcome @lachbeer!!!

    #26802

    Stefan Morales
    Adventurer
    @StefanMorales

    I too am excited to dig in! Yes, I’ve got juicy details, but I’m stoked to have them organized and thought through in this space, with the community of folks here.  The mountain looks big from down here, but I’ve got my supplies and gear well packed, a map, fellow-travellers, and a couple of awesome guides.

    The pain point my course will solve: professionals who are interested in innovative approaches to GSD (getting sh*t done) at work, but who feel like they can never try out these new approaches, because:

    • there’s too much at stake
    • there’s not enough time to practice and dig into the techniques
    • “I need to be more creative to do that stuff”
    • it’s easier to lean on business-as-usual approaches to team building, problem solving, meetings, etc.

    At the end of the course folks will have the confidence to use a vast array of innovative tools and techniques for Working Together to GSD because:

    • they’ve learned how to channel creativity into working together innovatively
    • they’ve practiced with a community of fellow-students and been coached towards excellence through simulations/real world applications
    • they’ve had fun throughout the process

    This is just a start, but I’m excited to build on this s’more (campfire pun).

    Stefan

    #26804

    Stefan Morales
    Adventurer
    @StefanMorales

    Hi Wayne! I too am looking forward to interacting more! You’re work looks really interesting. I’ve always wanted to learn more about NLP and it’s myriad applications (coaching, negotiating, etc.), so we share a mutual interest in each others’ work!

    #26806

    Stefan Morales
    Adventurer
    @StefanMorales

    Thanks Lisa! Yes I’m looking forward to this. I look forward to sharing my progress and learning from everyone. Your work looks great.  Have you heard of David Whyte’s book “The Three Marriages”?  Very up your alley.

    I think coaching folks on their careers and strategizing the job hunt is one of my favourite pastimes… just paying it forward as so many folks gave me time for info interviews when I was trying to make the leap from barista to professional. Keep following your passion! Cheers,

    Stefan

    #26818

    Deanna Gibbons
    Adventurer
    @teenlaunchacademy

    Stefan, looking forward to watching your course develop. I agree with one of the points you made about why people can’t try new approaches.  It’s MUCH easier to lean on the business-as-usual approaches. The old “if it isn’t broke, why fix it” philosophy. I see it all the time with my graphic design clients and even at my day job where I can seldom convince my boss to try something different.  He is too set in his ways.  I had to put together several case studies before I could convince him that he would get more customers using social media. Anytime I want to try something different, it takes a lot of time and convincing.  Like pulling teeth.

    Anyway, I think so much more can be accomplished when we throw up “what we’ve always done” and brainstormed some new things.  I look forward to seeing how your course progresses.

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    sharon Lock
    Adventurer
    @Sharon

    Hi Stefan,

    Great to meet you here.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your course and getting to know you better around the campfire.

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