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LEDcast Natascha Walker on Facilitation, Part 1 July 08, 2009

By:Shawn Cunningham

Shawn Cunningham interviews Natasha Walker on the essence of facilitation. During the conversation they share some practical tips and also agree ... more

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Tools #11: The Boston Matrix November 04, 2008

In another presentation from mesopartner's Africa Academy on LED, Colin Mitchell presents a variation of the Boston Matrix, a simple tool to ... more

Tools #10: The Leaking Bucket  October 25, 2008

In a presentation from mesopartner's Africa Academy on LED, Afia Darkwa-Amanor presents the Leaking Bucket, a tool that allows to leverage money ... more

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Tools #9: Polarity management October 10, 2008

In a presentation from mesopartner's Africa Academy on LED, Shawn Cunningham presents the concept of polarity management, i.e. an approach to deal with opposing options to address a given issue in a constructive manner and avoiding extreme swings of a pendulum. more

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Tools #8: The Vegetable Garden: A practical way to explain the "enabling environment" October 03, 2008

In a recording from mesopartner's first Africa Academy on LED, Sonja Ende uses the metaphor of a vegetable garden to explain the principles of an enabling environment and to highlight the appropriate role of government in LED. more

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Tools #7: Managing expectations May 17, 2008

Jorg Meyer-Stamer and Colin Mitchell discuss why the management of expectations in development activities so often goes wrong. more

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Tools #6: PACA May 04, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the background, main characteristics and evolution of the Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) method. more

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Tools #5: The Compass of Local Competitiveness March 20, 2008

Shawn and Jorg explain the Compass, a performance management tool for LED that turns the Balanced Scorecard into a practical and exciting workshop format. You can find a detailed description of the Compass here. more

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Tools #4: Mad - Glad - Sad December 08, 2007

Colin Mitchell explains a simple workshop format to engage with stakeholders at a very early stage of an LED process, asking them: What makes you mad? What makes you glad? What makes you sad? more

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Tools #3: Using the Five Forces Concept as a Workshop Format November 18, 2007

Shawn and Jorg explain how to use Michael Porter's Five Forces Concept as a tool in a quick workshop with local businesses from the same subsector. more

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Tools #2: Designing an LED workshop September 08, 2007

In this episode, Jörg Meyer-Stamer and Colin Mitchell continue their conversation on how to prepare a workshop. What are the issues that you consider when you design the sequence of activities in a given workshop? How do you make sure that the limited time is used effectively, and what do you do to ... more

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Tools #1: Organising an LED workshop -- whom and how to invite September 03, 2007

In this episode, Jörg Meyer-Stamer and Colin Mitchell discuss one of the critical issues in the organisation of a workshop: How do you invite the right people? And how do you handle the management of expectations properly? more

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