Bio and psycho-metrics are Easier to track and record in this digital age, but what’s worth tracking and recording, and what analog activities matter to change them? This foundational workshop will introduce some digital tools and apps in mental and physical health and connect them with actual practices that will make an impact on health and performance at work and at home… instead of just hoping from app to app hoping to find better health along the way!
Can you imagine the future of your organization, department, product, yourself in a highly disruptive world? Who will be you at that time and what will be your role? How disruption will have transformed you and your work? Are you interested to explore that?
As most organizations strive for a sustainable growth in an era of constant disruption, they fall into a paradoxical mythology, the one that they are able of keeping control and remain safe as they grow towards the future, the same way they did in the past. It is inevitable that a different approach is needed to detach themselves from the paradox that this mythology provokes and move towards a new narrative which reflects the multi-directional forces of the environment that they operate. The hypothesis, which forms the basis of this highly interactive workshop, is that if one tries to create successful strategies for the future, this cannot happen today without experiencing, “playing,” and getting more familiar with the disruption itself and its consequences.
This workshop firstly aims to produce important strategic outcome on the future of whatever you would like to explore, by considering how disruptive the future may seem. Secondly, via the introduction of a serious game concept, a set of disruptive interventions are used as ignitions and catalysts for new future personal stories and organizational scenarios to emerge. The concept provides a safe space for participants to familiarize themselves with disruption and by that to experience their creative-self being liberated.
More in detail, participants will be invited to interact with each other, combine and work with what exists today in the field they are operating, and what could be the consequences of several disruptive interventions occurring in the environment (I am disrupted) or induced by them (I am the disruptor). Inspiring challenges, working with stories and scenarios, leveraging group collaboration and dynamics, storytelling, sophisticated feedback and a lot of fun is deployed during this workshop.
The aim of the workshop is to present the ‘Deep Democracy’ approach and to show how that this philosophy can be applied to change management projects. The workshop consists of a short input presentation and a group exercise in which one goes through the classic phases of a (process-oriented) group process. Finally, a joint debriefing takes place. Deep Democracy is an approach that explicitly focuses on making cooperation patterns in groups transparent. There are different application possibilities, among other things in the organizational context. One possible application is change management. It is aimed at people who deal with change on a collective and individual level. Deep Democracy is more than a tool or a method. It can be relevant for OE’ler, change managers, PE managers, organizational consultants and executives (who are entrusted with comprehensive change projects).
We dive into dozens of our scientifically validated cases, ranging from German industry associations, European strategy consultancies to Global Networks, small family business as well as shareholder-driven corporations. Doing simple “napkin math”, the workshop provides tools and pathways for understanding how to design a business case for change in no time. Participants engage with simple and–if ready for number crunching also complex–tools. They learn key principles of how to create a business case for change initiatives.
People often avoid talking about thorny issues together. This workshop provides an avenue into nonviolent discussion.
Treating a given space like a giant piece of graph paper, participants position themselves in specific places to silently declare their opinion of a concept. Individuals are then offered the opportunity to create a sculpture to help illuminate why they have chosen their position; this image is further defined in words by viewers outside the given sculpture. This is important because when viewers “read” a sculpture, they short-circuit any judgement which might arise from a Sculptor who would otherwise use spoken words. In addition, when those at the opposite pole help describe offered images in words it effectively humanizes all individuals who might otherwise appear to be in bitter opposition.
The participants will:
- learn the power of making interactive non-verbal polls
- practice creating images to illustrate a deep truth
- be encouraged to practice deep, empathetic listening
Real disruption is a deep wound to the integrity of organisational identity, so real disruption requires radical adaptation, structural transformation… a transformation in identity. The question that disruption is asking is not ‘what is the problem?’ or ‘how do I survive?’ or ‘how do I make it go away’, the question that disruption is asking is ‘Who are you?’. How you navigate that question determines the path of your evolution. Will you react or respond? Or will you deflect, dismiss, resist, deny or hide? Will you be willing to wrestle with it and, more importantly, with yourself? Will you seek to understand it and, more importantly, seek to understand yourself?
‘Curiosity & Disruptive Change’ focuses on curiosity as the strongest motivation and most useful aptitude for navigating and instigating disruptive change. We will explore what it means to be disrupted, how we react to disruption, what curiosity is, and how to cultivate a curiosity towards disruption that enables us to discern the possibilities and realise the potentials in any challenge. Myth, fairy tales, problem solving, perceptual challenges, crafts & play, current affairs… any or all are possible approaches we might take. Prepare for a little disruption… We’ll create situations which will instigate your curiosity, and we’ll analyze and reflect on our experiences and how they apply to your current situation.
This workshop will focus on developing authentic leadership skills through the distillation and experiential activation of core brand values and personal value propositions. We will explore tools and techniques for understanding and implementing leadership skills. We will seek to ultimately transform the personal perception of power, the fear associated with holding power, the fear around assertion of power, and responsible tactics for execution of power.
This experiential training aligns to the theme of building trust in power, through techniques and strategies for empowering emerging leaders to more effectively and authentically engage with organizations and communities to lead, make clear and focused decisions, and execute with confidence. The objective of this workshop is to help participants define their personal brand, explore and shatter limiting beliefs, & optimize their communication strategy to execute within teams, organization, and communities with confidence.
Speaking with inspiration, projecting confidence in your abilities, feeling connected to your team and your job, transforming stress into creativity and inspiration; these are the themes central to the workshops I organize for businesses and organizations. Your voice is critical as a means for you to radiate presence, trustworthiness and authenticity. Learn to allow your own voice to resonate in harmony with your true nature and the message you want to convey. Through vocal and singing techniques to get in touch with your inner sound you will develop tools to deal with stress, and find that your speech and communication skills have a new and very different dimension. You will find out how unique your voice is, and that she has the power to guide you on your path in this changing world.
A workshop to shape the capacities needed to deal with complexity and uncertainty (VUCA).
Organisations are as complex systems, dynamic and constantly in flux. 21e century organisations ask for brave leaders who dare to shape dynamic network structures based on five capacities: Entrepreneurial, Adaptiveness, Resilience, Alertness and Creativity. In this workshop you and your team will learn to assess and develop these capacities to act effectively, to be fit.
How it works? We use a complexity-based framework with colorful canvasses and Duplo bricks to facilitate an interactive workshop. Participants learn how to assess and develop the essential capacities for their team, department or organisation. A hands-on and minds-on ’serious play’ stimulating a conversation, sharing perspectives, finding insights and shaping interventions to navigate in a VUCA world. We will create an environment in which you and your team learn to act effectively and be fit-for-action.
Over the past 20 years, neurosciences have substantially increased our knowledge of the human brain. A new approach developed by a group of scientists led by Jacques Fradin have developed a framework and related tools to help us in our understanding as well as optimization of human, relational and organizational behavior.
The workshop will start with a framework explaining the role of 4 decision centers of our brain and how they interact in a multifunctional way. Then we will see how this framework can help in 3 fields:
- Individual change: our personality, our belief system, our profound motivations as drivers for change –
- Group change: Spotting various personalities in a group, detecting limiting believes, dominant and submissive positions of people in the group and how to put the group in an open and creative mind by using the adaptative decision center (as opposed to the routine decision center).
- Relations and communications in the group from a neurosciences perspective.