Events

Some or all of the following may be listed below:
Scheduled events – usually a fixed time and date;
Small-group discussions – usually a few sessions over a brief period; and
Online courses – usually self-paced, fixed but long-term duration.

 

Scheduled events


June 2017 Workshop: Analysis to Action with SenseMaker®
• When: Thursday-Friday, June 8-9, 2017
• Where: 277 Richmond St West, Toronto, Canada
• Instructors: Zhen Goh (Cognitive Edge) and Laurie Webster (QED Insight)
• Charge: $1500 USD; early-bird $1275 USD until May 18

Are you grappling with the question of how you can work with and make sense of the data that comes from a narrative-based enquiry?… How to work with dots within a triangle, for example, and all the stories that sit behind them?

In this Analysis to Action workshop, Zhen and Laurie will share some of the analytical tools they use and their experience in interpreting the patterns in triads, dyads and stones. Along with the mistakes and experience they’ve picked up in working with a wide variety of projects in recent years, they will show how to turn a dataset into a useful conversation piece, and how to use the insights to develop small-scale interventions.

More information is available on the registration page.


 

Small-group discussions

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Online courses

allspice with spoonGathering Stories 2017
• When: Begin anytime, at least 3 months to finish
• QED host: Self-directed
• Charge: $97 (USD)

Part of any SenseMaker project is collecting the stories from people. This course helps you prepare for story collection and minimize its problems. Even if you have previously run a SenseMaker project, you can learn from the 7 people interviewed. Get sage advice from them. Get stimulating input for your own capture. The variety of stakeholders, methods used, and glimpses into 9 projects is information found no other place.

You can listen to a sample interview here.

More information is available on the registration page.

 

The following online courses are offered jointly and concurrently by QED Insight and Cognitive Edge (CE). Development and support is provided by QED Insight; intellectual property is vested in and used with the permission of Cognitive Edge. You may register either here or through CE Online Courses.

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SenseMaker® Environment Apr 2017 – Sep 2017
• When: Begin anytime, at least 3 months to finish
• QED host: Self-directed
• Charge: $199 (USD)

This is a self-directed course that introduces you to the SenseMaker® Environment. The course materials — custom-made videos, podcasts, and readings and other documents — cover the process of working with SenseMaker®; introduce the important terms and key concepts; and illustrate typical results.

Someone who has completed this course would be well-prepared for the two-day, instructor-led SenseMaker® workshop, but would not (yet) be able to run a SenseMaker® project unassisted.

More information is available on the registration page.

 

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SenseMaker® Signification Design
• When: February 1 through March 1, 2017
• QED Instructor: Laurie Webster
• Max class size: 20
• Min class size: 8
• Charge: $475 (USD)
Last day to enroll is Monday, January 30, 2017

This is an instructor-led course that introduces you to SenseMaker® Signification Design. It covers:
• Understanding the big question — Why run a SenseMaker project?;
• Learning the components of a SenseMaker instrument (prompts, triads, dyads, stones, multi-choice questions); and
• Getting a SenseMaker project up and running.

The course also offers four live sessions. Each session is scheduled at two different times, if needed, to be determined at the start of the course by participants’ time-zones:
• Conversation in small groups to get acquainted and answer questions;
• Clinic #1 on topics around SenseMaker®;
• Conversation on student-created instruments (signification frameworks); and
• Clinic #2 on topics around SenseMaker®.
The Conversations will be led by Laurie Webster from QED Insight. One Clinic will be led by Michael Cheveldave and the other by Sri Ranjini Mei Hua Raman, both from Cognitive Edge.

Someone who has completed this course would be well-prepared to design a project and set it up for story collection.

More information is available on the registration page.

 

 

 

Practitioner workshop, New York (courtesy of Cognitive Edge)

Practitioner workshop, New York (courtesy of Cognitive Edge)