Why creativity is much more than the right brainstorming method
Within this masterclass, we will, among others, answer the following questions:
- What actually is creativity? And can it be learned?
- What does creativity feel like? Which emotions and senses are addressed?
- What happens in our brain when we are creative? What consequences does this have on our creative work?
- What can we learn from “creative people” and artists?
- How might we creativity be integrated into scheduled and planned-out workshop formats or collaboration processes?
- How can I as a Design Thinking or Agile Coach support individuals and teams to be more creative?
Voice, presence and appearance
On the creative workshop stage – and what now?
As an Agile Coach and facilitator, you often have to slip into different roles: One time you are the expert who explains the next steps and methods. Then, you are the workshop leader and facilitator, who navigates individual teams and sometimes large groups through an often densely packed agenda. Or you take the role of a mediator in team conflicts. And last but not least, you can be a role model and “change agent”, who wants to exemplify the work culture associated with agile work in his own department or company and who wants and has to do a lot of persuading.
A strong presence and charisma are just as important as expertise in terms of the content and methodology you are trying to convey. This master class is therefore about building a coherent appearance.
We will be looking at the following questions and aspects:
- How do I prepare myself, how do I start, how do I enter a room?
- How do I affect others? How do I “come across”?
- How do I strengthen my vocal power?
- How do I use breath and body language?
- How do I move (on stage)?
- What gives me security?
- How do I focus and create focus in the group?
- How comprehensible am I and what language do I use?
- How do I establish contact with the participants and keep the connection?
- What is my style? What distinguishes me as a coach and facilitator?
Do less and achieve more. From a well-balanced agenda to the space-giving support of teams and organizations.
According to the definition of the International Association of Facilitation (IAF), facilitation is “the art of bringing to light the creativity and wisdom of a group through dialogue, by pursuing extensive transparency and clarity, and a form of participation that sees different perspectives as a resource rather than a disturbance.
Yet, facilitation means much more than just moderating an often strictly scheduled workshop. It is within this area of tension that we want to move in this master class.
We will deal with the following questions and aspects:
- With which basic attitude towards myself and the participants do I plan and design my workshops?
- How can I give agile teams more freedom and design options without losing “control”?
- What is the dramaturgy behind a successful workshop?
- How can I, especially as a Design Thinking Coach, “do less” and at the same time “achieve more” together with the participants?