Let your fingers do the talking! This Lego® Serious Play® activity, will encourage participants to think beyond their own world of change, extend their own change role and see how they depend on others to successfully deliver change. Tables will work together to build the best change team they can, using a range of unique and different Lego® bricks whilst also getting the opportunity to understand the power of collaboration, co-operation and change agent networks to deliver change.
Percussion & Disruption uses rhythmic disruption as a metaphor for organisational disruption. In the course of this workshop participants learn how to play three rhythmic patterns used in Afro-Cuban music. Afro-Cuban percussion is a rich and complex tradition which is played both in 4/4 time (typical of almost all western music) and in 12/8 time. Participants viscerally experience the disruption of trying to bring rhythmic patterns in different time signatures together. They then learn and experience how the third very simple rhythmic pattern, called the ‘clave’, is designed to be played in both time signatures and hence serves as a ‘hinge’ or ‘bridge’ across the disruptive forces from one pattern to the other.
‘Disruption & Percussion’ is a fully integrated hands-on workshop. Participants learn rhythmic structures by actually clapping them out, and are carried through a journey in which they viscerally experience rhythmic disruption and work to resolve it by learning new skills. The fundamental theme of disruption, and how it relates to organizational strategy and culture, are consistently returned to through ongoing conversation, questioning, reflection and analysis.
When doing facilitation and training, it is very important to understand the energy in the group, also is important that the energy flows in a reciprocal way. This introductory workshops to the Inka tradition offer a good mix of theoretical background information and practical exercises for connecting with the world of living energies and harmonizing your energy field. The workshop invites you to develop your personal and collective practice of Reciprocal Leadership.
The training offers:
- To learn what is Ayni (Reciprocation), Minka (Collective work), and Ayllu (Community)
- To reclaim and grow our relationship to Mother Earth
- To understand and grow our practice of Reciprocal Leadership
This interactive workshop focuses on how you can transform your conversations simply by the way you listen and connect with others. At the end of the workshop you will:
- Understand the impact of listening on how people engage and interact
- Distinguish the 4 levels of listening – Shifting from ‘noise in the attic’ and ‘face value’ listening … to partnerships for transformational change
- Discern how our neurochemistry distorts how we listen
- Know the 5 listening blind spots that prevent healthy relationships and impede optimal results when teams work together
- Be able to apply the number one key to listening that lays the foundation for healthy conversations. You and your team will understand ways to build trust and deepen connections by being introduced to the latest developments in the neuroscience of listening.
So, a merger or an acquisition has taken place
… or you are assigned to conduct a new project team which involves various competences and mindsets and you find yourself struggling because
… in this novel situation, you and your teams need to work with new people that you don’t know, coming from a different personal and organizational culture. Moreover, you may have even been competitors just some months ago. So how can you make sure that you can, as soon as possible, create a collaborative field of trust in such a complex environment where things seem to be a bit chaotic?
The ancient art of juggling in its principal is a continuous attempt to bring a kind of stability to chaos. Juggling is not so difficult as it appears to be and participants in this workshop will learn to juggle 3 balls in a clear time of 30 minutes! Even if juggling is considered to be an individual art, they will have the opportunity to juggle together. The whole process combines both physical and social interactions, which are essential for creating connection and initiating trust. Juggling introduces a self-trusting attitude, a kind of “I can learn anything I wish to”. Most importantly for participants, by increasing their self-confidence, they will feel more trustful and will shine out more trustworthy.
As You Open Your Eyes invites you to the homes and places of communities the world over. We will be the guests of people who have found a way to overcome sometimes life threatening challenges.
During the workshop we will watch and discuss one episode in a series of beautiful, touching and inspiring documentaries where, in 30 minutes, communities tell their own story of change. Each of the six communities in the series has a compelling story to tell. They are spread around the world, and the challenges they face are as diverse as their cultures, societies and economies. Each episode in the series tells one of these stories, including the essence of the different stages, emotions, difficulties and creative solutions encountered along the way.
During the workshop we will explore what we learn from a community that may seem very different to the groups or teams to which we belong. Interactive reflections will make us realise that we can do it too!
Participants will not leave the room before they will have established their own small feasible action plan towards a change in their very own community, team or workplace.
In this workshop, participants will be exposed to the basic principles and tools of applied improvisation and will be invited to use these principles and tools for personal development, team building, creativity, innovation and wellbeing. Applied improvisation argues that creativity happens collaboratively by using the principle of short turn taking between individuals in the group. Creating an atmosphere of positive purpose, everyone is encouraged to contribute. Fear, suspicion and anxiety are replaced with focus, creativity and sense of collaboration. This approach allows individuals, groups and organisations to release their creative potential. The exercises in applied improvisation encourage risk taking, playfulness and to be in the moment. Consequently participants will find that they are having fun whilst also developing or challenging their existing mind-set. It is a way to unlearn to give space for new learning. Learn to be flexible and explore multiple perspectives. Be at ease in an uncertain world and be resilient, compassionate and playful.
A workshop to strengthen the collective identity and shared values of your team, organisation or community.
Many signs indicate that complex human systems are fragmented by traditional management methods and techniques. Organizations and (urban) spaces lost their collective identity and shared values. Imagine you and your team re-discovering these core elements which are essential for development and growth in a fast changing world.
How it works? We will facilitate an interactive and playful workshop in which team members answer two online questions on a tablet. This takes 10 minutes. From their answers, a unique profile with collective identity and shared values is created. This can be a profile of a team, department, organisation, community or even a urban place. The profile stimulates participants to become aware about what keeps them together, what thrives them and how to further develop. During the conversation participants share observations, gain insights and agree on how to take action. It’s this collective experience that creates necessary commitment for action. The basic set-up is easy, it always works.
“The problem with listening is that it is so easy not to do. Listening is very hard work.” (Emma J. Justes)
Most of us believe that we are good listeners. In fact, few of us are, and many of us have little to no awareness, let alone control over our listening skills. It takes lifelong and constant practice to develop our listening skills.
In this workshop, I will give an introduction to the larger concept of Deep Listening, a skill that enables those who master it to focus on other persons while not losing themselves and their purpose in the conversation. It is based on a mixture of neuro-physiology and psychology with a dash of spirituality and philosophy. It helps us as change practitioners to grow our professional capacity and as human beings to mature.
After a short theoretical introduction, participants of this short workshop will practice fierceful listening by:
- Listen to self: learning to observe distractions, suspend assumptions and turn down inner voices
- Listen to others: increasing curiosity and search for other people’s purpose
- Search for alignment: finding the sweet spot that lies between both conversation partners.
The “Sticks and Balls” approach is all about using fun constraints (sticks, balls…) to connect our bodies through physical curiosity to the agility, creativity and stamina needed to change and grow. Trusting and experiencing a real feeling of strength and stability under some constraints, a unique transformative tension can develop. It is only with healthy tension that we can change and adapt.
This kinesiologically and design-thinking informed session will also have attendees walking out with a reminder that the human mind/body thrives when it can explore its agility and curiosity physically. Leave armed with tools you probably have in your cupboards and a new way to feel, experience and prepare for change.