Hello Facilitators👋 I'm really curious about where everyone is from. I'd love to make this a mega post where we can see how diverse the Facilitator Club community is. Who knows, you might find a lot more people in your area than you thought! Once I have lots of answers on this post, I want to make a nice graph!
Had the privilege of sharing my passion for multidisciplinary design with the bright minds of El Alsson School at their annual career fair, Innovative Careers. During my presentation, I delved into the exciting world of design, highlighting its multifaceted nature and the diverse career paths it offers. Later, I joined a panel discussion, where we engaged in a lively exchange of ideas, encouraging students to explore their creative potential and pursue their design aspirations.
I want to alert the community to a book I recently acquired that I think would be really useful for facilitators working with organisational change. Peter Jones & Kristel Van Ael (2022), Design Journeys through Complex Systems. I had bought it for the focus on service design, but it provides the canvas and setup for about 30 workshops. This would be great for more advanced facilitators. To give you an idea of what it is covering, the following are the titles of the main sections: Systemic Design Methodology, Convening Cocreation, Framing the System, Listening to the System, Understanding the System, Envisioning Desired Future, Exploring the Possibility Space, Planning the Change Process, Fostering the Transition. Book website with downloadable templates here: https://www.systemicdesigntoolkit.org/download
Anyone else in here who bought the Design Sprint Masterclass recently? I‘m looking for a group of people to keep me motivated to complete the course and discuss learnings. A bit like a book club The plan: - We split up the course (probably around 5 parts) - Everyone watches the videos by themselves - We meet virtually every 2 weeks to discuss our learnings (CET compatible timezone) Comment on this post if you are interested 🙋 I‘ll set something up if we find at least 4 people to join 🎉
I've noticed over the last few months the level of engagement on here has dropped off, and some of the earlier leaders on the Leaderboard now rarely participate. It doesn't take much to appear on the Leaderboard. An average of 1 post per day over a month will have you on the 30-day Leaderboard... in the top 20 of over 3,500 members. Though, appearance on the Leaderboard is just one criterium to measure engagement. I took screenshots of the Leaderboard 7 days apart to see what the differences actually are. Take a look at the changes. Quite a lot on the 7-day, some shifts on the 30-day, and very little movement on the All-time board. So, what do you think could be added to the site to increase the level of ongoing engagement? The point system is meaningless by the time you get to my level and no incentive (I have about a year to go at my current rate of contribution to move up a level). What else do you think needs to be added here to maintain a higher level of engagement, particularly for those who have been on here more than a few months? I'm tagging those on the All-time Leaderboard to get their thoughts on this. @Kerri Price @Shannon Wagers @Will Stammers @Joao Ribeiro @Benedict Odjobo @Hassanein Ismail @Sam Pettersson @Jeff Panning @David Finnegan @Jakub Michalski @Rebecca Courtney @Ren Yee Quek @Andrea Browne @Salah Bouchma @Claus Höfele @Austin Govella @Alina Balan @LaYinka Sanni @Abdelrahman Hussien
For me, what would keep me coming back to the community is to read more case studies that can be relevant to my clients. Also If I am asked to share my experience regarding a topic that is relevant to me.
I'm curious as to people's experiences developing workshops based on books. What has been your experience with this? Do you combine the use of multiple books to mitigate IP issues? What makes a book good to convert into a workshop? Your experiences and thoughts might help others in this community.
I would like share my experience about that. around 10 years ago I was building Brand Visuals Identities. and I found out that I don't get the right brief from the founders and marketers, simply cause they never ask the meaningful questions. So I started building workshops to build the brand strategy first. One book that was more of a bible to me was Designing Brand Identity by the amazing Alina Wheeler I turned it into a series of workshops and it was a life changing tool for many business here in Egypt. During the 10 years I added to it from many resources, including Wolff Olins online course The Secret Power of Brands and Simon Sink Start with Why. 3 years ago I turned it into a Miro board to be able to run it remotely. Currently I am experimenting with the 3 hours brand sprint, it is amazing but it is not enough. so I am working on rebuilding my workshop to make it quicker like sprint, yet deep, meaningful and insightful.
Hey everybody – I have the opportunity to introduce design sprints as a solution creating activity to dozens of school leaders across New York. I will introduce them amidst a conversation about WEF 4.0 characteristics and I only have about 20 minutes to show (rather than tell) them about their effectiveness for leadership teams and as a potential methodology to engage students differently. Do any of you have suggestions for how I might actively engage this audience within a 20 minute time frame to “wet their whistles” with a desire to learn more? TIA
Curious how people approach having music playing in the background during their workshops. • Do you put a lot of energy into designing a playlist? • Does it depend on the group with whom you're working? Feel free to share your thoughts! I included a link to a new song I discovered this week. Enjoy!
I usually use the music only during the together alone exercises, make sure that it is played from a good quality device like MacBook Pro, a TV or good quality external speaker, tune the volume to a medium level so it is easy to the ear. In this playlist I have some of the tracks I use depending on the duration of the exercise https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0gerCLz9YpywThJybHYBXk?si=Wr5Azub0RSSDmJIYbytfAw
Hi guys how are you ? I led a Product Thinking workshop last Monday and I wanted to know If anyone have done it before 😁 For those who are asking What’s Product Thinking? 🧐 Product Thinking goes far beyond the simple creation of functionalities. It's a strategic approach that puts users at the heart of the development process. By adopting it, you dig deep to understand your users' needs, challenges and desires 🔍 When you embed Product Thinking, every decision is driven by the impact on the user experience. Every iteration, every feature has a specific purpose, helping to solve a problem or improve the lives of your users 🌟 By cultivating Product Thinking, you evolve as teams and as innovators. You question assumptions, learn quickly and remain agile in every situation. It's an approach that transcends the boundaries of development to create products that have a tangible impact 👌🏼 Have you worked in this type of environment in the past ? Let me know 🤗
I'm Hassan Bangurah, a workshop facilitator at a nonprofit, where I assist learners in shaping their entrepreneurial ideas. I'm on a quest to be among the top 1% of facilitators and to further refine my skills. So I am happy to be here! Outside of my professional role, I'm a passionate creative, deeply drawn to the world of art and captivating stories. If you have any interesting podcasts or youtube videos to checkout, I am all ears. I look forward to meeting you! 😊
Hello Hassan, welcome to the club 🌸 I can relate very much to what you are doing, I am actually pushing towards something similar here in Egypt. To help teenagers learn about social enterprises and human centric design at early age so they are able to create their first social enterprise during their collage years.
When I am not working, I volunteer to mentor teenagers. So during my session at a teens workshop on Managing Change. I incorporated the LDJ and the feedback was amazing. Alot went on but here are the highlights : 1. I drew a duck and asked everyone to draw their favorite cartoon characters on a sticky note. And stick it up on the board. After that asked a couple of random questions like “do you have an older sister or brother if yes…. 2. Then drew the “sailboat “ , and we agreed that changes can be positive or negative. And they can move us forward or backward. Hence, you can experience a transition before, during or after the change. 3. I asked them to write on sticky notes and post it, changes that moved us forward on the sail while changes that moved us backward on the anchor. 4. Rounded up by reviewing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens as changes we can adopt to move forward in life. It was so much fun and a great time with the kids.
Sounds very interesting. How was the feedback from the teens, what is the thing that they related to the most or felt it can help them moving forward? Also that was the thing that they were curious about the most?
I am wondering if any one of you amazing facilitators tried design thinking tools like Sprints and LDJ with teenagers? If yes, How was it? How long did it take? What was the feedback? And if you have any advice.
@Mathew Georghiou Sure that sounds very very interesting, I am coming from an entertainment background and believe that edutainment is one of the best ways to deliver complex learning. So please feel free to share more about it. Thanks Mathew
Hey Facilitators!👋 I don't know if you remember, but awhile ago I asked you all about your favourite resources for facilitators and I got sooooo many amazing answers back! Thank you for your contributions 💛 Since then, we put together a video of our 7 favourites! These resources are packed with facilitation techniques, tips, tricks, workshop exercises, ice-breakers, and warm-up activities. In this video, I not only cover books but I also discuss tools that will help you run better and smoother remote workshops.Some of these resources are free, and some are paid. By the way, we DON’T get paid to promote any of these products. They’re just great, and we really like them. So if you’re looking to level up your facilitation game, then check out this video immediately 👉 https://youtu.be/bvGOFUeX9NY I go DEEP into these resources to show you what’s great about them and how to use them. So, give a big shout out to all of the authors and creators of these amazing resources! THANK YOU! Here they are in order of appearance: 1. Gamestorming by James Macanufo and Sunni Brown / Sun Kagami 2. Workshop Tactics Pip Decks by 🎴 Charles Burdett 3. Miro 4. The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless 5. SessionLab 6. FunRetrospectives by 🎯Paulo Caroli 7. Facilitator Club Free Community by AJ&Smart Have you tried any of the above resources before? Which one is your favourite?
Since we've started the R SPRINT for Miro template design journey, we were focused to reduce tons of hours spent on workshop preparation, keeping an eye on making our community grow and maturate 🌱 Today, WE NEED YOU to learn about your needs and behaviour to design the future of facilitation together 🔥 Take a chance with this community initiative, it won't take you long ⏱️ https://lwkbdz8ocxx.typeform.com/to/EyFTPE0v