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Ron Donaldson

Senior Knowledge Ecologist, English Nature

 



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http://natureklog.blogspot.com 
http://www.english-nature.org.uk 

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Storytelling; Knowledge Management

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United Kingdom, Peterborough

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Ron Donaldson
Dave 'Snowdenised' in 1998 and then Cynefin certified in 2003, I have had to call my approach Knowledge Ecology because Welsh words are difficult to get accepted in an organization called English Nature.

I am most interested in how a sense of belonging emerges, not just in relation to a community but, just as importantly,in connectedness with nature and place. I personally find my own sense of belonging strongest with friends in traditional pubs drinking traditional ales, camping with the family where there are rock pools and fossil-rich cliffs (especially around Whitby), and in old churches, cathedrals and archaeological sites.

Born in 1957 to a father who was the last of at least seven generations of Donaldsons to build ships on Wearside in the north-east of England. I studied Ecology and Geology to degree level in Sunderland, my hometown. The newsagent said he would keep my paper job open - so I still have fallback position. I then spent 20 years in Civil Service IT and Information Systems before seeing the light on an interviewing course when the trainer noticed I was asking questions in binary.

I now spend my time facilitating story circles, speaking at conferences and seeding multiple attractors as events, ideas and stories in order to create the conditions (trust, friendship and a sense of belonging) necessary for knowledge sharing to flourish.

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  A colossal Knowledge Management failure!
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 8 March 2010

  Thinking traps!
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 17 April 2010

  No more targets please!
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 18 April 2010

Past Event
  Beginners guide to Knowledge Management - London, UK
What I wish I had learned 14 years ago
02 Nov 2012, Ron Donaldson 
London, United Kingdom

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