Some Reflections About Civil Society 2.0 and Why I’m Not On A Plane To Tunisia Right Now

Beth Kanter

The post I had originally planned to publish before leaving on a plane for Tunis, Tunisia was going to be all The Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) , funded through the U.S. Needless to say, I’m sad about what is taking place in the region and disappointed that my trip to Tunisia has been rescheduled. ” Stephanie Rudat, my co-trainer for Tunisia, pointed to a resource that included non-violent tactics for social change.

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

Beth Kanter

After facilitating the two-day E-mediat Networking Conference, “New Media for the Networked NGO” in Jordan at the Dead Sea last week, I flew 2,000 miles west to Fez, Morocco to facilitate and keynote a second two-day conference for NGOs from Tunisia and Morocco that had successfully completed the e-mediat program in their countries, Morocco and Tunsia. See the above video, created by team in Tunisia, which summarizes the program.) Quiet Reflection: Socoot.

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E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

Beth Kanter

The project is training 300 NGOs in Jordan , Lebanon , Tunisia , Morocco , and other Arab countries to become networked ngos and use social media for civil society goals. A true public/private partnership, the funding partners include Microsoft and craiglist Charitable Fund. In Tunisia, E-Mediat Participating NGO “ Association of Journalist of Kairouan ” won the 2nd prize of the best political video by Web Manager Center , which is one of the most famous Tunisian online Magazine !

What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It doesn’t happen overnight and it takes daily practice. One efficient technique is to spend five minutes of your day at the end reflecting. What if you used that five minutes of reflection, to visualize and understand your network? When we apply a network mindset to the way we work – whether as an individual or as part of a network strategy, we believe that value is created through our connections, interactions and building relationships.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

International Training Work: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for nonprofits literally all over the world. This past year I had the honor of facilitating an intense training in Tunisia in January for Women Entrepreneurs that included leadership, entrepreneurship, business planning, and communications. I have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year.

E-Mediat: Day 2 – The Networked NGO in the Arab World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Team from Tunisia identified Sawty as an example of a networked nonprofit in Tunisia, while the Lebanon Team pointed to Nasawiya. Lina Aleryani , Team Leader from Yemen, offered this reflection on her workshop blog during “laptop time.&#. At the end of the day, we did a reflection to identify ideas and insights that will be put into practice.

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Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth Kanter

” Using a webinar and conference call platform, we were able to bring in participants from San Francisco, Rwanda, Kenya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. She also reflected on how she had to quickly learn business skills in addition to her tech skills. ” She had to learn how to wear many hats.” Women Who Tech Around the World. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

E-Mediat Day 1: A Networked Mindset To Capacity Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the morning, we did a team building exercise to better understand the network core, the in-country teams from Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan. Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? The Train the Trainers also included “laptop time&# for participants to write reflections in their blog journals for the project. Photo by @sdarine.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

” I first used this exercise in 2011 in Lebanon to kick off E-Mediat project that brought trainers and capacity builders from 5 countries in the Middle East to be trained on curriculum based on my book, the Networked Nonprofit , and interactive training techniques. In this case, I used the exercise to help the teams from Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan see a visualization of their collective expertise.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Art of Good Openings and Closings

Beth Kanter

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip of facilitating workshops, discussions and master classes as well as a keynoting a conference on “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” in Australia and New Zealand. It made me very happy to be teaching non-stop for almost two weeks. I’m always learning as I help others learn. Here’s a couple of reflections from my “trainer’s notebook.” This is an exercise I used in Tunisia.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related. Problem-solving and reflecting (Intellectual). Don’t be so focused on getting through your lesson plan if you feel that participants need understand the content in a different way. The photos above are from a Train the Trainers workshop I did in Tunisia. Evaluation should also include your personal reflection.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

E-Mediat is working with more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. I’m always surprised at the questions and reflections I get when I lead workshops in different parts of the world and how they are the same or different when I’m in the US. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.