An interesting list of learning/creativity card decks, from a collapsnik colleague Venessa Miemis: http://emergentbydesign.com/2012/10/25/21-card-decks-creative-problem-solving-effective-communication-strategic-foresight/ We're #15.
Reviews and Testimonials
From Posted by Dave Pollard - November 16, 2012
From Chris Roth
Editor of Communities Magazine
Excerpts from review printed in Communities Magazine:
These cards have many potential applications. I have heard a number of positive reports about their use by individuals and groups--including a cohousing group which used them to get past major difficulties to hold a very productive, constructive meeting.
This set has reminded me of how rich group process can be if its full potential is acknolwedged and nurtured. Some methodologies unfortunately seem to cram group process into a "paint by numbers" approach--or worse. The Group Works deck makes it clear that group work...read more...
From Joseph McIntyre
process artist and nonprofit organization leader (President, Ag Innovations Network)
I am sitting here in complete awe of the pattern language deck. It is simply amazing, inspiring, and affirming. This is an incredible offering to all of us who seek to serve groups and for all groups who seek to become what they are meant to be. So much wisdom distilled. Thank you!!
From Michael Wolf
This is a monumental work.
It's deep wisdom.
Do not confuse this with the cheesy, glib, marketing card decks that have become common lately. This deck is a work of art and a deep distillation of a wide variety of deep wisdom, many years (decades, actually) in the making.
From Tom Atlee
founder of the Co-IntellIgence Institute, author of The Tao of Democracy and Reflections on Evolutionary Activism
These beautiful cards mark a watershed in the evolving power of conversations, quality personal interactions, and vibrant gatherings and communities. Before these cards were released, we had methods, values, and principles. Now we can dig deeper into the underlying dynamics that make different forms of conversation work their different forms of magic.
In the Group Works card deck we find what to pay attention to - and, if we're going to attend to that, what else we need to heed... Whether used to enhance conversational design, facilitation, evaluation, training, organizational...read more...
From Peggy Holman
author, Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity and co-author, The Change Handbook
Need a productive response to a challenging situation? Group Works can help. The beautiful cards make visible underlying dynamics of great interactions. Use the cards to prepare for engaging creatively. Then dive deeper into the magic of group process through the wiki and booklet. You can even be part of a system for evolving Group Works, as needs and awareness change.
Now, more than ever, we need communities and organizations that function creatively and well. Group Works is a terrific contribution to making that happen. And as a bonus, it is fun to use! I recommend it.