Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning (PSP) is a consensus-oriented process that helps an organization, network or community come together in developing a strategic approach for the next few years.

Part of the suite of processes called Technology of Participation, Participatory Strategic Planning consists of four stages:

First, the group determines their vision for the future of the organisation or community.
Second, they describe the obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their vision.
In the third stage they move on […]

Workshop: CEC Members Assembly

Workshop: CEC Members Assembly

2015 | IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.

When the current chair Juliane Zeidler visited the Netherlands, we co-organized a meeting with IUCN and CEC members in the country to exchange ideas on meaningful CEC activities and how members can contribute.

Project: Knowledge Management at NALAS

Project: Knowledge Management at NALAS

2014 | NALAS & GIZ

The Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South-East Europe (NALAS) brings together 16 associations representing roughly 9000 local authorities. Established in 2001, NALAS’ objective is to effectively leverage knowledge and information throughout its network to increase the quality of local governance in South-East Europe and thus contribute to democracy and regional stability.

This work is supported by a number of local Knowledge Management Assistants (KMAs) who […]

Project: Powered by Nature

Project: Powered by Nature

2012-2013 | IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation

Powered by Nature is an award programme for European communications students to co-create a social media campaign on energy and nature. The award winners participated in a 5-day retreat on 26-30 August in Starnmeer, the Netherlands during which they co-created the social media campaign Better in the Dark. 

Facilitation: Renaming FoeBuD e.V.

Facilitation: Renaming FoeBuD e.V.

2011-2012 | Digitalcourage (formerly: FoeBuD)

The German Verein zur Förderung des öffentlichen bewegten und unbewegten Datenverkehrs (FoeBuD), one of the world’s oldest digital rights organizations, had a problem: Their name. Increasingly, funders and members of the organization had grown tired of being ignored in the media and frustrated with repeated requests to spell or explain their name.

Facilitation: Strategy Retreats for Digital Rights Activists

Facilitation: Strategy Retreats for Digital Rights Activists

2011-today | FoeBuD et al.

So many interesting projects and working groups that there’s hardly any time to tweet – padeluun 

Net neutrality, data retention laws and privacy – Germany’s digital rights activists are a busy bunch in their efforts to protect civil rights online. They also value freedom of expression and democracy when working together in grassroots networks.