Projects: LIFE Climate Action

Projects: LIFE Climate Action

2014-2016 | European Commission

When the EU approved new funding for its LIFE programme for 2014-2020, they included a new sub-programme for climate action, with the aim to

Contribute to the shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy;
Improve the development, implementation and enforcement of EU climate change policy and legislation; and
Support better environmental and climate change governance at all levels.

ON:SUBJECT provides expert evaluations of project proposals submitted under the governance and information strand of […]

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: Learning for Change Dialogues

Project: Learning for Change Dialogues

2014-2015 | International Climate Fund / DFID

The UK’s International Climate Fund was set up to help developing countries adapt to climate change, take up low-carbon growth and tackle deforestation.

However, we are not making fast enough progress; there are neither international treaties or binding commitments nor sufficient action on the ground. Estimates say that we need to double our rate of innovation and act in order to meet the challenge.

The Learning for Change […]

Resource: Communications Planning Canvas

Resource: Communications Planning Canvas

I first heard about the Business Model Canvas a few years ago. Since then, canvasses – large posters with a framework to structure conversation, usually supported by post-its – have become quite popular. The Strategic Communications Workshop in Jordan was a great opportunity for me to experiment with a canvas for a simple communications planning process. Download it here, experiment with it and let me know what works for you!

Download the canvas

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Workshop: Strategic Communications for Street Theatre and Minority Rights

Workshop: Strategic Communications for Street Theatre and Minority Rights

2015 | Minority Rights Group

The Drama, Diversity and Development programme uses culture to promote diversity and challenge discrimination against minorities in Southern Mediterranean countries. In 2015, it provides grants to seven street theatre groups to create plays and performances to raise awareness of the role of culture in social cohesion.

In February 2015, Minority Rights Group organized a set of workshops for grantees to gain the competences and skills needed for […]

So, what is it that you do?

So, what is it that you do?

“Momentum for sustainability? That sounds nice. But what is it that you do?”

I call myself a communications consultant and facilitator. I do a lot of things. Here’s an incomplete list:

I ask questions. I probe. I challenge you to go deeper. I help you find out what is really important for you, right now. I help you reconnect with why you do what you do, and how you are making a […]

When training is broken

When training is broken

The other day, I made an offhand comment on Facebook, stating that “‘training’ is a broken model for learning and behaviour change”. Tom immediately challenged me to explain.

Of course, this statement is a gross generalisation – and I’m convinced that there’s plenty of brilliant training in this world. So, let’s maybe consider a different question:

 

When is ‘training’ a broken model for learning and behaviour change?

Workshop: The Art of Marketing Facilitation

Workshop: The Art of Marketing Facilitation

2014 | International Association of Facilitators

This workshop for the IAF Conference “Facilitation Reloaded” in Copenhagen was designed to help facilitators (and other professional change makers) build connection to potential clients in order to do more of their best work – and increase their impact:

What is your niche? Are you finding clients that are making the best use of your superpowers? Is it time to step up your marketing game so that […]

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 […]