THE FUTURE CAN BE BETTER THAN WE THINK.

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Keynotes

We will use Zoom Meetings (download).

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 16:00 - 17:00 CET

virtual KEYNOTE - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

The Good of the Whole
by Bliss Browne 

 

What is the nature of the change(s) you are now seeking to make and what will it take to make them? How has the change context changed? Ronald Marstin once suggested that justice is a matter of who is included and whom we can tolerate neglecting. With every system in constant motion and our own perspective hugely limited, how can one see the bigger picture and act on behalf of the whole? How does one reach across differences in a productive way? What small changes might lead to lifegiving impacts on those currently left behind?

Bliss Williams Browne is founder and president of Imagine Chicago, an Episcopal priest and a former Division Head of the First National Bank of Chicago, where she was a corporate banker from 1975-1991. She serves as a keynote speaker, facilitator, consultant, coach and trainer nationally and internationally, in civic engagement, leading and managing systemic change, collaboration, youth development and developing the generative capacity of communities--working with community, government, education and business organizations. Bliss was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in 1974-75, a Kellogg National Leadership Program Fellow in 1989-91, and received the Eureka Community Award (1995-1996), the Chicago Mercedes Mentor Award (1998), the Chicago Justice Pioneers Award (2003), and the IWA Chicago Woman Extraordinaire Award (2008). She is an Associate of the Taos Institute and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, plus two books: "Ten Years of Imagination in Action", a conceptual framework for imagination as a social movement and "Women Alive: A Legacy of Social Justice". A forthcoming book, to be published in 2020, about social innovation, motherhood and public life, chronicles the history and ideas of Imagine Chicago from the moment of inception to its catalyzing a global Imagine movement.

 

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 17:00 - 18:00 CET

virtual KEYNOTE - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

Developing New Views & Types of Change
by Matthias Varga von Kibéd 

 

(more to come soon)

 

Matthias Varga von Kibéd (born October 27, 1950 in Bremen) is a German philosopher. Together with his wife Insa Sparrer, he has established a school of structural constellations in constellation work. Matthias Varga von Kibéd is the son of the philosopher Alexander Varga von Kibéd and his second wife Mariamalie. He studied philosophy, logic, science theory and mathematics at the University of Munich. He has been a lecturer at the Universities of Munich, Vienna, Ljubljana, Graz, Konstanz, Göttingen, Maribor and Tübingen.

 

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 15.30 - 16:30 CET

virtual KEYNOTE - THE FUTURE OF ACTIVISM

 

Into the Wild 
by Jillian Reilly 

 

Where to go from here? After having been together for two consecutive weekends, we will be full of fresh ideas and commitments. But do we really know where to go? What mindset do we need to face the challenges that lie ahead of us. Jillian Reilly will send us off into the unknown and inspire us for becoming courageous agents of change

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Jillian Reilly, the founder of Antacara Frontiers, has been working on human behavior change since the beginning of her career in social development in South Africa in 1994.  Having worked and travelled across Africa and the global South, Jillian’s work has come to focus on one key element of change:  how we relate to uncertainty.  How we courageously step into Unknowns big and small.  Jillian helps individuals and teams to unlock their instinctive exploratory capabilities to enable them to take those steps more confidently, more creatively.  A sought after public speaker, author and facilitator, Jillian draws upon a life rich in exploration to help her clients adapt and evolve in our  21st century wilderness, learning not only to survive uncertainty but to thrive in it.


Virtual Workshops

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021

We will use Zoom Meetings (download).

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 17:30 - 19:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 1.1 - THE FUTURE OF ACTIVISM

 

Play this urgent systems changes game for important climate action by Kelly Okamura

 

There is no silver bullet for global problems like climate change. Yet taking decisive action on complex change is possible when you look at interconnected systems and consider the implications of single changes. In this engaging workshop, we’ll check out Climate Interaction’s dynamic systems model that has been used by the UN, and for the Paris Accord, for important decision-making to change earth’s current burning trajectory.

 

After a brief demonstration of the Climate Interaction’s EnROADS model, in small groups we can easily engage with complexity backed by the latest intelligence, to demonstrate that important climate action is not impossible.

 

Role play a climate villain or a be an activist for your favourite climate solution to help the world get to our common goal of capping rising temperature to no more than 2 degrees by 2100. Gain new insight into why science alone does not ensure change happens. And, be inspired by knowing that the EnROADS model has captured a 2-degree target decrease since I first encountered the model in late October 2020. We all need to to ensure that climate change happens to keep our world from burning out. But what changes will matter most? Let’s find out together.

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 17:30 - 19:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 1.2 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

Establishing a personal plan for reconnection post pandemic

by Molly Angel

 

We’ve been torn apart in more ways than one. We’re isolated; each on our own islands. We must make a plan to return to “mainland” human interaction. The session is to establish a personal plan for reconnection post-pandemic. A series of interconnected facilitation methods provided virtually, will lead attendees through a process of self and group discovery to learn a) what has been gained and lost during the pandemic in terms of connectedness b) identify how to combine new connection skills and competencies with past connection processes c) build a hybrid reconnection approach going forward.

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 17:30 - 19:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 1.3 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

(Self-)Reconnecting for activists and change agents

by Jörg Jelden & Valentin Heyde

 

Saving the world, shaping transformations, and making our world and organizations a better place (to live and work) is quite the challenge. Too often, activists and transformation agents become disillusioned, cynical, emotionally detached, burned out, and sometimes even traumatized. In this session, we will emotionally and physically reconnect with ourselves and our causes by applying action methods like sociodrama, playback theater, and clowning.

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 17:30 - 19:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 1.4 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

The Art of Authentic Collaboration: Bridge-Building At Its Best

by Elizabeth Soltis

 

Fundamentally, this session is about transforming how we approach the art of collaborative relationship-building. During this time of the “Great Turning”, humanity is at a pivot point in needing to let go of unsustainable ways of working together. The ultimate lever is collaboration – an art, skill and science. Let’s shake things up by questioning how we relate, how we solve problems and how we make decisions. This interactive session introduces the distinctions between conventional collaboration and authentic collaboration. With this new framework, we’ll dive into the nuances of soft power - blending the creativity of the mind with the authenticity of our heart. This way of interacting values relationships, not just results. It’s about cultivating curiosity, power sharing, co-created vision, vulnerability, deep listening, radical honesty and belonging. When change-makers collaborate in this manner, inspired collective action and synergy emerges. Extraordinary outcomes, creativity, shared understanding and high impact all become possible in this container. Interwoven into the fabric of this conversation will be stories about multi-stakeholder partnerships and UN field experience. Participants will be invited to play with two exercises – one that involves self-discovery and one done with a partner. The intention will be to generate insights about the subtleties of collaboration, particularly when conflict arises. The overarching message is that addressing our complex societal challenges requires authentic connection, relationship intelligence and quality dialogue This is the path to shift out of us versus them to we’re all in this together.

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 17:30 - 19:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 1.5 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

Embodied case work to connect with self, others and the whole

by Delfino Corti & Susanne Conrad

 

In this online workshop you will experience an embodied method, creatively inspired by Social Presencing Theater, Presencing Institute Case Clinic and the GAIT* cognitive approach by Eugenio Moliní. A case giver presents a relevant case and other participants “enter the field” and “co-sense” what emerges as possible future options rather than “fixing the problem”. This approach allows to connect with self, others and the whole. As a case-giver you will take away: new insights, perspectives or images to move forward. As a participant you will take away: an engaging and powerful online experience of embodied resonance and co-sensing of possible next steps towards the future.

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 17:30 - 19:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 1.6 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

Staying connected using Playback Theatre

by Noa Leibu

 

This special workshop will incorporate a mini-performance with engaging exercises from the Playback Theatre world. This activity will give participants the opportunity to explore the “future” theme through sharing and playing.

Participants will be invited to share thoughts, feelings, memories and than watch them being transformed into improvised theatre pieces.

It will also introduce the participants to a powerful tool for building connections and creating engagement. In the workshop we will learn some basic and impactful playback theatre exercises that will expand our understanding of the theme “Connecting again”.

Friday, Nov 12, 2021. 17:30 - 19:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 1.7 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

BondNow! Trust before Task: How a 60min routine can set off a firework of substantial connectedness

by Patrick Cowden & Kerstin Stolzenberg

 

We invite you to experience the fun and ease of connecting with real people. With joy, appreciation, and gratitude you will create trusting and deepened relationships with colleagues or complete strangers. A wonderful and new interaction model that ignites that innate goodness in all of us ! The workshop will run participants through the highly interactive BondNow routine of connecting, building trust and having fun for 60 minutes and engage everyone in 30 minutes of joyful reflection.


Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

We will use Zoom Meetings (download).

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 2.1 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

The largest experiment in history - WFH 2020 - Learnings and Leading in the 2020s by Ute Franzen-Waschke

 

2020 showed that leading a fully remote workforce during the pandemic challenged some organisations and individuals more than others. What were those challenges about? How were they resolved, if at all, and by whom? What new challenges might traditional organisations and multi-nationals be facing in a hybrid working world where remote and on-site workers coexist on a permanent basis? In a participatory manner we will explore some of the paradoxes experienced. We will tap into the collective wisdom and experiences of those present as well as into research data and science.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 2.2 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

How can we connect just by paying attention?

by Kerstin Stolzenberg & Becca Timmins

 

Thinking Space - the final frontier.

These are the insights from working with the components and applications of Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment. Its life long mission is to create new ways of connecting with others in face to face and virtual settings as well as seeking out spaces for truly independent thinking - to boldly go where no wo*man has gone before.

Join us on a practical voyage to experience the wonder of your own independent thinking and experience how relatedness can be established though an attentive and encouraging mindset and a simple set of behavioural guidelines.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 2.3 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

The way to build a low hierarchy 2025 startup

by Leif Sørensen

 

I like to share how Actee as a learning and gaming company have been able to grow from 3 to 30 people within a few years without creating managers at all. As a company we are building on structures managed by employees with full responsibility for tasks, performance and wellbeing. I will share the practical insights to how we as a global company including 10 nationalities working on all continents have created a organizational system building on a employee hire process, Joy of learning conversations, colleague feedback and performance data. To engage listeners I will ask my colleagues to create a game with the most relevant dilemmas we face as an employee driven company. I will use the game as the process design for my talk.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 2.4 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

80/20 Human: Adaptability IQ for a compassionate world

by Jessica Breitenfeld

 

The change agent who recognizes their 80/20ness is one who makes a difference by initiating change in themselves first then inspiring like-minded souls to join hands in a path of self compassion. In the era of Brene Brown´s Vulnerability trend, we strive to be transparent and have meta conversations about what is happening now- in the process of co-creation. This is a my theory in self compassion: I propose, we are all 80% good intentioned, honest and honestly trying and then- we have this sneaky 20% where we show our human weakness. By accepting that we are black, white and lots of gray we can begin to change the world by changing our mindset. We must free up our thinking- to stop trying to be perfect- to generate innovation. Once we collaborate with ourselves- demonstrating how to adapt in real time, we become the Change Agents that impact lives. As one of the 12 Emotional Intelligence competencies, the Adaptability Quotient helps us adjust strategy based on what is needed most. Using the tool of ¨Yes, And¨ we explore the dramatic energetic differences this ¨And¨ provides compared to ¨But¨. Fast Company Magazine said “Adaptability Quotient” (AQ) will soon become the primary predictor of success, with general intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) both taking a back seat¨ 2010. I will explain how therapists challenge incongruities, and participants will practice inspiring exercises from Gestalt psychotherapy. I will help participants deal with deadlocked situations where little hope seems possible & know how to manage their emotions; this is a direct, compassionate way of disrupting patterns and habits- breaking down assumptions and it is made possible with the word ¨And¨. I create and sustain a Participatory Environment by doing a ¨One Word at a Time¨ story. Using much humor and play in 6 experiences of story telling and reflection, the lessons integrate faster and they don’t even realize they are integrating skills required for deep Group Processes.

 

These are the 4 learning objectives: 1) Tool: This mindset creates self compassion; training their inner voice and intrapersonal communication skills. 2) Processes: Experience the internal emotional shift immediately once you accept that we are good, bad and ugly. 3) Relevant new research: A sizable industry will emerge to boost our Adaptability Intelligence- the future of work skill. 4) Techniques: Participants experience a LAB (Listen. Accept. Build) experience with Serious Games and awesome debrief.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 2.5 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

Backcasting the future of organizational transformation

by Britta Mueller & Stefan Löhr

 

Let us start by defining backasting and how it differs from forecasting. Well; a forecast tends to extrapolate the future based on previous experiences while a backcast is an active, creative approach to the define the future. A backcast is created from a loop of consciousness in which we include ourselves, our emotions and intuition to envision the future. The past two years have proven that organizational space is changing a lot and eventually traditional planning methods are deemed ineffective. We need innovative and dynamic planning methods as the future unfolds…. hence the rationale of this session. The session will explain why and how backcasting correlates to today’s organization and their workshop will show how to effectively apply that.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 2.6 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

When Thinking Blocks Growth: The Cascades of Self Awareness

by Christoph Zill & Charlotte Weston-Horsmann

 

Emerging futures call for new thinking and reorientation of outdated beliefs. When first stepping out into new territory, we carry our well-worn familiar patterns with us. Moving into the Unknown, where much of our transformation potential lies dormant then becomes just another familiar story spiked with judgment and old biases.

Embarking on a transformation journey equipped with a fresh mindset sounds like a solution. However, it’s not that simple – even if we wish it were.

And here’s the key question: What keeps us stuck in outdated belief systems? At precisely this point the Cascades of Self Awareness set in.

The COSA is a (self)coaching tool that takes a close look at inner stirrings and picks up on the message they convey. Subjective experience is surfaced and sequentially structured to form a “Gestalt” that offers clarity, mental flexibility and options for personal and organizational growth.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 12:00 - 13:45 CET

virtual WORKSHOP Z.1 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

Chicken Change Nuggets are better than you think - a different lunch experience by Ariane Grundmann & Katrin Schillinger

 

Inspired by Holgers Udon Noodle Soup and meshing up with Arianes drafted article series „change nuggets“ we offer a virtually guided lunch experience. It combines change insights with preparing lunch with chicken nuggets. Yes, chicken nuggets - at first sight fast food, plain, boring. We deepen into different nugget variants (also vegan) accompanied by simple delicious fresh green, relating the experience to hosting and facilitating groups and individuals in transformation. Food preparation is explored as a sensually experienced, natural transformation experience many of us perform without paying much attention to its merits and takeouts - almost daily, hidden at plain sight, deeply connected.to our bodies and our closest community.

Many aspects of change facilitation and hosting wisdom present in the food processing will get surfaced. Participants will leave this session pleasently nourished and curious for more (unusual) connections.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 14:00 - 15:30 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 3.1 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

The thread of the emotions

by Elisa Conti & Beatrice Sommariva

 

The language of the emotions is our natural language. Nevertheless it is not still practiced. It is not only a matter of understanding but also and especially deeply entering and embracing the emotions. Through the practice we can access the genius of our emotions, comprehend their deep meaning and the energy they can bring us. And really connect with ourselves and the others in new ways.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 14:00 - 15:30 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 3.2 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

Offers and Needs Market #OANM

by Sabine Koppe

 

Your gifts are valuable. Your needs are important. There is a simple, meaningful and effective way to share both with members in your community or organization. Imagine a combination of speed networking, timebanking, and Craigslist… That’s the Offers and Needs Market: a 90 minute, guided process in which community or organizational members meet (virtually or in person) to identify and exchange their passions, knowledge, skills, resources, opportunities, and needs while building connection and trust. The Offers and Needs Market is an asset-based approach that helps to reclaim the "market" as a place where we are enough, we have enough and there is enough for all of us.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 14:00 - 15:30 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 3.3 - THE FUTURE OF ACTIVISM

 

Exploring Impactful Communication

by Steve Apps

 

For the last fifteen years, 'High Impact Europe' has been helping leaders to improve their impact when communicating. The result of this work and research is a deconstruction of 'impact' into its most potent ingredients or qualities. This session explores the world of impact and how anyone who wishes to initiate change in organisations and society, on a local and a global scale, might apply our learnings to help their cause.

Note: For transparency, one of the reasons for wanting to run this session now is that we have launched a questionnaire and report which allows people to self-diagnose their impact. I would like to mention this during the session. There is also a 'through other's eyes' version of the questionnaire/report.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 14:00 - 15:30 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 3.4 - THE FUTURE OF ACTIVISM

 

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek

by Katarina Veselko

 

The workshop's intention is for participants to explore their own personal call to courage to contribute to future they believe in. The title is borrowed from Star Wars, where Luke Skywalker is challenged to enter the cave of all of his fears, where he encounters his archenemy Darth Vader, fights and defeats him, just to discover his own face staring back at him from under Vader's mask.

The future is ours to make and each of us can contribute, but often our fears and insecurities hold us back. In the workshop, we will voice the dream and reveal our call to courage. Then, participants will be invited to imagine the cave they fear to enter. What stops them? What beliefs, attitudes and fears need to be addressed beforre they can take the call? Most importantly, we will learn recognize the armor we put on when in fear and realize how it hinders us rather than protects us. Letting go of the armor, we will enter the cave.

Using guided visualisation participants willl be guided through the cave and invited to explore the darkness and shed some light on the fears. They will be invited to embody the exploration. The trip into the cave ends with discovering the treasure; the most important learning, value, deeply held belief - the thing their call is really about and the power they need to answer it. They walk back into the light, carrying the newly discovered treasure with them.

We end by integration of the learning through a poem (or another form of artistic expression). Participants are invited to share their artefacts with each other and we end with a symbolic celebration of our gifts.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 14:00 - 15:30 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 3.5 - GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

The Council of Life – include the voice(s) of nature in decision-making processes by Marjolein Kok & Nohad Elhajj

 

Participants are invited to step away from their human identity to listen to and learn to speak on behalf of another life form. During a collective ritual participants will speak on behalf of nature to inform humans on what it is like to be this being, but also to offer advise to humans to be able to make the changes necessary for a sustainable world. Afterwards we will reflect on how nature could be integrated in our decision-making processes. With this session ecological intelligence is nourished. Participants will strengthen their ecological self and solidarity with all life. It also aims to raise awareness on the importance of including non-human voices for holistic and eco-centered decision-making.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 14:00 - 15:30 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 3.6 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

Working with the uncanny (unfamiliar): Voices that limit and voices that facilitate inclusion. Challenges for Ethical Reflection, Appreciative Gazes and Appreciative Practices

by Anna Kiapoka (& Ilias Gotsis)

 

In a prolonged period of crisis of meaning and questioning of dominant narratives, covering aspects of social life, relational processes and culture, as well as a variety of scientific fields, reflective practices aimed at understanding the inner voices of the facilitators who support the transformation of organizations and society acquire a new meaning.

In this context, the concepts of inclusion, heterogeneity, domination and exclusion are at the center of the dialogue, as we find it inevitable to be sometimes placed in a position of criticism and questioning seeking cooperation and deconstruction of expertise and sometimes to adopt positions of dominance or to reproduce exclusion within our relationships.

In order to support this position, ideas from the field of systemic appreciative inquiry, collaborative approach, dialogic practices and Michael Bakhtin, from the theory of deconstruction and Jacques Derrida and from the theory of complexity and Edgar Moren are used simultaneously.

Through these perspectives we lead to the need to enrich reflection on the importance of relational responsibility in relation to relational and dialogic processes.

In this context, we will work experientially with a practice called Oscillations of the polyphonic self in the interactive spectrum of domination and the biology of love.

The goal is to understand how our inner voices, our inner and outer dialogues place us in a landscape characterized by the emergence of both marginalized and invisible populations and cultures that claim space in public discourse, and by regressive movements that reinforce dominant discourses.

Critical, interactive and ethical reflection is a prerequisite for understanding the different positions we place ourselves in the Domains of organization of human experience.

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. 14:00 - 15:30 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 3.7 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

Avoiding The Blind Spots When We Are Driving Fast

by Dan Eng

 

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." (William James)

 

Change makers can miss the blind spots when they hesitate to co-learn, to learn together. Boundaries are established and thoughts are hardened before the right questions are formulated. We will take you through the system changes to prevail and that merit attention looking at the which, what, why, whom-when-where and how. Which system of interest is worthy of focus? Which systems might influence that focus? How might the urgent and important, local and distant be re-ordered in light of these systems changes?


Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021

We will use Zoom Meetings (download).

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 4.1 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

IN-BODIED MEMORIES

by Débora Barrientos & Uri Noy Meir

 

In-bodied Memories is about making visible and tapping the potential of embodied awareness and grounded knowing as a source of personal and organisational wellbeing. The performance included a “process-oriented” presentation of In-bodied Memories, a video art premiered at THE BODY LANGUAGE (Venice 2020). The video art becomes a co-sensing of self and story through embodied practices. Integrating insights and techniques from visual arts, generative scribing, and Social Presencing Theatre reflect the resonance from the artwork and story it reflects. The intention is to develop inner and inter-personal well-being through cultivating emotional intelligence, open awareness, and a sense of play.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 4.2 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

Hybrid Leaders 4x4 – four gears to pass the rocky road to leadership at distance. by Claudia Weiss & Giulio di Santo

 

Many of us were thrown without preparation into the cold water of remote or hybrid working. The sudden distance in working relations was and still is difficult to handle and led to stress and exhaustion - as shown by a HBR study on the effects of transition to remote working. This has a direct influence on motivation and finally performance of teams.

In this situation, leaders have to be reminded of their responsibilities and that they do not only have to organize a new framework of when and where to work but to adapt their leadership style and their mindset to the new situation in order to guarantee the wellbeing of the people,-maintain connection to / within the team, communicate and collaborate effectively in remote mode, make sure that the newly gained autonomy is not exploited and avoid productivity and performance losses. Our Italo-German cooperation is based on a special synergy: in fact we put together Claudia`s 15 years skills in agile coaching, facilitation and change management and Giulio's 23 years of experience in leadership training, learning methods and change projects in multinational and domestic environment to give life to our blended learning program Hybrid Leader 4x4.

Hybrid Leader 4x4 is a creative and compact solution we have already applied in many Multinational Companies in the last year, and it is dedicated to both experienced and new leaders in order to consolidate the fundamental basis of hybrid / remote leadership. Our session of 1,5 hours is about elaborating key leadership skills change makers need to develop or reinforce in a new hybrid working environment. We discuss the new challenges for leaders and employees, evolve main questions leaders typically have in that new situation and how they can be answered with "the four gears of hybrid leadership". We tease with a Quiz about the changing requirements of leadership and finally discuss with the group actual real-world challenges."

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 4.3 - GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Crowdsourcing TransformOS for a better future

by Brigitta Villaronga Walker

 

We will be using the collaborative brain in the room to cocreate what we as the BCD tribe consider to be part of a new operating system for change and transformation in the business consulting sector in face of how the world and with it the industry is shifting. Based on the work we started with the GCD the session consists of 4 moments: 

  1. Dialogue to connect from essence to essence 
  2. Cocreating a new alphabet for our industry 
  3. Exchanging on the different letters of the alphabet and possible interventions 
  4. Cocreate something new and better (if we have enough time)

Consultants will exchange on what works in what context and on why it is necessary to count on this approach to make a difference. It is like a swapshop for good and building on this, of an emergent practice. (e.g. A = Awareness,  B = Boundaries, C = Coaching, D = Dynamic facilitation... S = Story, V = Visual facilitation, Z = Zen Archery) 
We will be harvesting in a way that there will be a tangible collaborative product in form of the alphabet. If we will have an incubator it could be done there in the best cocreational, artistic way.

If done virtually it could be the base for a kind of BCD TransformOS - Handbook of impactful interventions for the future.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 4.4 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

The Route/Rig/Reel Inquiry

by Nik Beeson

 

Our perception of our future – optimistic, pessimistic or apathetic – is intrinsically tied to our perception of who we are. Working towards positive transformative change requires optimism, grit, focus, curiosity, connection and, perhaps most of all, courage.

Especially useful in times of disruption and uncertainty, and applicable to individuals, teams or organisations, the ‘Route/Rig/Reel Inquiry’ is a unique approach offering fresh perspective and powerful insights into the core question ‘Who Are You?’ 'Route' ('Root') approaches the question of ‘Who Are You?’ through the lens of time and meaning; 'Rig' through the lens of ‘commitments’ and values; and 'Reel' ('Real') through the lens of cycles of behaviour. The inquiry reveals assumptions and conditions which result in blocks and traps, as well as surprising opportunities, liberating possibilities and pathways to positive transformative change.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 4.5 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

What we can learn from neighborhoods
by Luc Gallopin

 

Participation instruments for neighborhoods can teach us more about change than the classics we already know.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 09:30 - 11:00 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 4.6 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

yoU for business in a nutshell

by Eva-Maria Danzer & Julia Winkler

 

The mini-workshop "yoU for business" informs about a new and forward-looking framework that radically rethinks transformation in business from the future. It is based on Theory U and the integral approach. In short sequences, participants gain an overview of key principles and experience the methods used. The session will enable participants to discover the highest possible potential of the future.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 13:30 - 15:15 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 5.1 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

Transition Leadership - Key Practices for Navigating Environments of Continuous Change

by Catherine Hayes

 

Resilient capabilities for navigating environments of continuous change have become a key requirement in our world today. Developing core skills and practices when working with the complex dynamics of transitions is at the heart of successful organisations and society. This workshop explores key practices that support organisations to create mutuality-based environments that honour complexity, utilise uncertainty and ambiguity as opportunities for generating innovation. Sustainable approaches for stepping into the unknown territories of the present and the continuously evolving future.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 13:30 - 15:15 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 5.2 - THE FUTURE OF ACTIVISM

 

Facilitation for Future - inner transformation, responsibility, activities by Christian Kemper & Katharina Buchgeister

 

What could a new global network that acts locally, like the Facilitators for Future, achieve? What added value could arise globally from many local individual facilitation actions? Which connections could be formed that really support co-visioning, co-creating, and co-acting so that something completely new and better can emerge? As a facilitator more often than not, you may have experienced the magic and power that arises when diverse groups of people come together in a safe space full of connection, creativity and co-creation. How often do they find unexpected solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems?

 

What if…

…we were crazy enough to think really big?

…we were brave enough to act really big?

 

We invite you to a exploration trip towards utopia: What could be possible with an ignited community of like-minded and facilitation skills on board?

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 13:30 - 15:15 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 5.3 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

The power of intuition in changemaking

by Lisa Kretschmann

 

Our brains are receiving 400 billion bits of information every second. But we only become consciously aware of around 2000 of these. The problem is not the limited amount of information we are able to process, but rather the fact that we seem to see the same kind of information again and again, as our brains are looking for the familiar, referring back to past experiences. True change requires more than that and we have it available all the time: Our intuition is on stand-by 24/7 but we mostly dismiss it in favour of our rational thinking. Learn how to access your intuitive wisdom in a strategic way and to use it for any questions, decisions or solutions. Outside change begins within.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 13:30 - 15:15 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 5.4 - CONNECTING AGAIN

 

Finding Space For Resonance - An Epilogue

by Jörg Jelden & Valentin Heyde

 

Hopefully, the Change Days felt like a blast for you. New thoughts, new perspectives, new people. Deeper, fresher, and exhausting at the same time. When it's time for the conference to fade out, we want to provide a space for resonance. Loaded with action methods inspired by the likes of playback theatre and improv, clowning, and sociodrama, we contribute a hyper-interactive and engaging session for you to sense, connect, reflect and finally leave the Change Days filled with resonance - and the urge to take the following steps.

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 13:30 - 15:15 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 5.5 - THE FUTURE OF ACTIVISM

 

Headlines from the Future: How will we continue to enact change? by Mark Booker

 

Headlines is a game-like experience that allows participants to create headlines in a fictitious future. These headlines are related to the central topic or theme that connects to larger goals of an online conference. Participants are rewarded for collaboration and creativity and the most “liked” or “relevant” headlines then become part of the larger conversation. This version will have participants imagine the future of activism and change. What is a positive headline for the future of activism and change? How about a negative one? What does this say about our current path in relation to our hopes and expectations?

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021. 13:30 - 15:15 CET

virtual WORKSHOP 5.6 - TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

 

The art of bridging the gap

by Heiner von Viebahn

 

The person in pandemised society seeks security and finds it in retreat, while restrictive patterns are being established at high speed.

At the same time and in contrast to that fluidity and designability in role are of the essence, desireable and essential. Persons and organizations have to actively bridge that gap. I will propose options for leaders_as_persons and companies_as_systems how to dynamically handle that gap, and will explore and enact some of these options with the participants.