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📣 Join me in a Free Live Training Session Tomorrow (Wednesday the 17th @6pm CEST)!!
Hey Facilitators! 👋 I have something exciting to share with you! I wanted to invite you all to a special free LIVE training event that's happening tomorrow, Wednesday April 17th at 6PM CEST. In this invite-only training, I’ll introduce you to the most up-to-date version of AJ&Smart’s versatile problem-solving workshop, the LDJ (Lightning Decision Jam). The LDJ workshop is a structured session designed to help teams quickly identify issues, generate solutions, and decide on action steps without getting stuck in lengthy discussions that go nowhere. In this session, you’ll learn… 👉 Why collaboration is broken in teams and how to fix it. 👉 A step-by-step guide on facilitating the most refined version of AJ&Smart’s signature workshop, designed to help ANY team solve ANY problem. 👉 Practical tips and tools you can use right away to improve your meetings/sessions and team collaboration. If you’re interested in learning how to help ANY team solve problems and make decisions together in a more productive, efficient way, then definitely join me tomorrow. We’ll host the event on Zoom, so you'll just need to join using the link you'll receive via email after you register. 🔴 To secure a spot, all you have to do is register here. I can’t wait to see you there!!!! Rebecca P.S. There won’t be a recording of this session, so I’d recommend setting a reminder so you don’t miss it!
New comment 11h ago
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@Rebecca Courtney : I am disappointed you aren't recording this as I will be travelling at this time and unable to access it... and you also have a global audience, which means for some it is at an inaccessible time. Or... you could this be offered at multiple times?
📍Where is everyone from?📍
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!
New comment 9h ago
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@Patricia Bird : welcome and glad you are having such a great time with facilitation
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@Rebecca Courtney : I don't know the detail of this, but I'm pretty sure AI would be able to read the locations and collate them. My suggestion would then be a map with circles showing broad geographic locations, with the locations having larger numbers of members having larger circles. I don't know the technical details of how to do this, but I'm sure this would be possible with AI. Maybe someone in the community can help with this.
Lego Serious Play
Good Morning Workshoppers, is anyone of you using Lego Serious Play as a facilitation method? I‘m currently wondering if I should imvest in a 2-days certification course for LSP. Do you think it can be an invest that pays off for me as a Self-employed Consultant and facilitator? Thank you and have a nice day - Chris
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@Peter Cox : I did my initial training with Play4Business (they have just rebranded to Serous Play Business), and Denise Myerson was one of the original Master Facilitators with the LEGO Group. It is a good starting point, though I (personally) think that in-person training is important if that is how you are going to be using it.
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@Bryan Guzmán : yes... I think that skepticism is widespread and culture can certainly play a role.
Choosing Icebreakers: The Familiarity - Playfulness Matrix
How do you choose the best activity for opening your workshop? Today, I was supposed to be writing a new chapter for my book about "Ice Melters," but I had this idea that I couldn't let go of until I visualized it. Over 50 people registered for an upcoming workshop and shared their biggest challenges with "breaking" the ice in groups, and there was one recurring message: 🥶 Decision paralysis! How to find something meaningful and fun that genuinely gets everyone warmed up and ready to engage. I have already created a step-by-step framework on how to find and adapt any activity to work for your meeting, workshop or training, but I felt there were too many steps. That's why I created this Matrix that will help you find an activity based on 3 crucial details: 1. Familiarity: How well do your participants know each other? Are they strangers or teams/friends? 2. Playfulness: How open is this group to engage in fun, less conventional activities? Are they more serious or silly? 3. Are you gathering in person or virtually? If you have the answers to these questions, you should be able to quickly pick an activity from this image. Then, in the next steps, you should align it to fit your session's purpose and theme. Lastly, it should be adapted to work with additional restrictions, like group size, space available in the room, accessibility needs, etc. I am curious if this is useful for you. What do you consider when you pick an icebreaker (or "Ice Melter") activity?
New comment 2d ago
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@Jan Keck : useful framework. I might try this out for a workshop I'm running next week. I've been cogitating on whether to use my usual, well-tested 'Interview an Expert' or try something new. My usual decision process begins with: "will Interview an Expert work with this group?" and if the answer is Yes, I move on to the next thing 😄 I'm open to ideas... anyone... This is a virtual workshop with university students across Vietnam. So, many of them will be strangers... and we can go more towards the Silly end of the spectrum. The event is providing ideation and creativity tools as part of an Accessibility Design Competition (also the Vietnam contribution to World Creativity and Innovation Week).
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@Michael McShane : maybe reframed as something other than an 'ice-breaker' might help as well
Creativity and AI research
Hi All, today during the community call, I was asked to share an article I just published about AI and creativity. Here is the link for it: Here are some relevant points for us: 1. AI can't help with problem definition; human skill is required for that 2. AI helps a lot with brainstorming but should be done after the human(s) do it on their own just to fill gaps. Some reasons are that it could limit creative thinking, cause fixation of the mind, and limit scope of human responses. 3. AI can't evaluate solutions, that requires human skill. Conclusion: It's a great tool when used correctly, and it can be limiting when relied upon.
New comment 5d ago
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@Sabrina Habib : I missed this and didn't make the introduction. Apologies. Can you possibly DM me your email address or connect with me on LinkedIn and I will introduce you to Fuat Ramazanov.
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@James Bickerton : interested for your comments
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David Newman
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Creativity Alchemist. Unleashing creativity, empowering innovation, and creating transformative cultures to nurture creativity and innovation

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Joined Jan 21, 2023
Vancouver, Canada + Vietnam
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