Get together to develop new solutions.
You can’t do it all on your own. Deep inside, you know that change happens in when people get together around a shared purpose – but too often collaboration feels like a waste of time instead of the way to get the work done.
Facilitation and process design can help to make multi-stakeholder coalitions, networks of organizations, joint explorations with staff, board and funders thrive. Let’s find a way to get things done together.
What we do
Strategy Retreats – It’s important to take time to think and connect. We design planning sessions, staff retreats and annual reviews that increase clarity and engagement across your organization.
Open Space and Unconferences – Bored with panel discussions? Need more interaction than just the coffee break? Dare to let your community create their own programme – and you’ll be amazed what happens.
Virtual Collaboration and Webinars – More and more collaboration happens online. We identify technology solutions and engagement approaches that work for your needs.
Process Design – Most changes take longer than a single meeting. Let’s think together how to build momentum and ownership for the change you want to feel in the world.
What we’ve done
What can facilitators learn from agile retrospectives for our own practice and debriefings? Last week, Karen Schmidt, Edith Steiner-Janesch  and I co-hosted a workshop on this topic during the European IAF Conference in Milan.
Retrospectives? Why, what, how?
We first introduced agile retrospectives as part of an iterative life cycle, based on the book “Agile Retrospectives” by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen.
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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 […]
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.