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02Sep
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We’re Growing! A Warm Welcome to Our New Chief Experience Officer

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“I can’t think of a more exciting role for me right now. I get to learn and be inspired by trailblazers in social systems working tirelessly to make the world a better place while bringing a depth and breadth of experience from all that I have learned. It’s perfect.” Kinetic Seeds is excited to announce […]
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05Aug
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Design Out Bias. Design in Justice.

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METHODS TO ADVANCE NEW MESSAGING IN AN AGE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION Despite good intentions, unconscious bias permeates how we communicate – from the words we choose to the images we feature. From the patriarchal tone that implies “confidence” to racial constructions in the imagination that limit everyday encounters with people different from us […]
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04Jun
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Modern Advocacy in an Age of New Power

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We’ve been doing a lot of work over the past few years supporting postsecondary advocates looking to effect policy changes for today’s students. It’ll come as no surprise that many voice concerns about the lack of time, resources, and capability available to them. This got us thinking. Where are the modern approaches to advocacy? Have […]
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09Oct
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Toolkit Tuesday: The Opportunity Space

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Truth be told, we’re not big fans of brainstorming sessions. You know the kind: you’re forced to sit at a table with a group of people you don’t know, given a whiteboard or flip chart and asked: “come up with ideas to catalyze the future of work.” Everyone looks to the other, hoping someone will […]
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29Aug
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2018: The Year of Work / Learn Futures

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We recently took a moment to reflect on the number of presentations and workshops we’ve done this year. Turns out most have been related to the future of work + learn. Here are some highlights: Designing the Learning Ecosystem of the Future Interested in running a workshop on platform design? Want to dig deeper into […]
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05Aug
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How-To: Developing accessible and transparent communications strategies

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While our natural posture is to stick to the things we are used to using, polarization, gridlock, hyper-connectivity, fragmentation, movements, platforms, and exponential technologies suggest “new power[1]” communication strategies are needed to propel new templates for strategic communications. Templates that embody networked and collaborative leadership, including “leaderful” and ownerless engagement models; that cultivate cultures of […]
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15Dec
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Transforming the student experience through career education and exploration

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Over the past 8 months, Kinetic Seeds has been working with Jeffrey Selingo, author, Professor of Practice/Special Adviser, Arizona State University, and Visiting Scholar, Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities conducting a 4-city journey to discover how to create better pathways from education to the workforce. Traveling to Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis, we […]
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01Nov
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Announcing New Initiative: What Might an Aligned K-16 CBE System Look Like?

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In a rather serendipitous moment, the Illinois state legislature recently passed legislation to create an aligned P-20 system that will support competency-based education (CBE). This idea of an aligned system is well-timed for a new project Kinetic Seeds is tackling to conceptualize what it means to create a seamless CBE education system. CBE is an emerging academic […]
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26Apr
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Toolkit Tuesday: Ecosystem Mapping

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We’re suckers for a good ecosystem map. They are a wonderful tool that allows us to understand people’s experiences in the context of wider institutional and community systems. This ecosystem map – which we created following a facilitated activity with a group of higher education innovators – reflects one holistic view of a higher education ecosystem. The simple circular […]
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