🥳 Good news facilitators, Nina & I are back for one more Miro exclusive Remote event ! Remote 3.2 will help you to connect around template design process with the “3C” proofed methodology combining Context, Content & Creation. Lead by this interactive time will provide the latest R SPRINT system tools to help you design the perfect template 🥰 Joined us on Monday, Nov. 20th from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM GMT 🎟️ Registration is free and it’s here
Hey team 👋 As we gear up for our Free Weekly Q&A Call on Zoom, let's make the most of our time together. Here are some handy ground rules to ensure we all have a productive and enjoyable session: 📓 Before the Call: 1️⃣ Jot down your questions in advance using your trusty notebook or a digital note app. 2️⃣ Keep your questions concise to help us cover more ground. 🎥 During the Call: 1️⃣ Turn on your camera to connect better with everyone - it's more fun when we can see each other! 2️⃣ Got a question? Type "QUESTION:" in all caps before your query in the chat to stand out. 3️⃣ When it's your turn, confidently take the mic and read your question. Let's avoid beating around the bush - straight to the point. 4️⃣ Be an active scribe! Capture notes on the questions and discussions that resonate with you. 📝 After the Call: 1️⃣ Share your takeaways in the community space with a clear title, like "Free Weekly Q&A Call Notes, Tuesday, November 14th." 2️⃣ If someone's beaten you to the punch with their notes, chime in by adding any insights they might have missed in the comments. 🤝 Bonus Tips: 1️⃣ Ensure you're in a quiet space to minimize background noise during your turn. 2️⃣ Use the "raise hand" feature to signal when you'd like to speak. 3️⃣ If your question gets answered in the call before your turn, give a quick shoutout to acknowledge and thank the person for clearing up your query. Looking forward to seeing you all shine in our next call! Let's learn, share, and grow together. 🌟
Hey everybody recording posted! @Graham Thompson needed to practice for his upcoming 60-person LDJ, so we organized a practice session for him. We wanted facilitators and as many participants as possible for this 90-minute practice on Saturday October 28, 2023 at 4:00pm London time (8:00am in LA). We needed a really big wave 🌊 of Jedi Facilitators from this community, and they stepped up to the challenge! Nice to see you there!! 🌟✨
Hello there, I'm a facilitator from Brazil and I'm at Singapore until the 3th of November, maybe someone want to grab a cup of coffee? I'm working as an innovation analyst at Sebrae, a brazilian organization that supports micro and small business, and I'm at Singapore with a a delegation of Brazilian startups in a mission of internationalization!
*Disclaimer: This is not an official AJ&Smart meet-up. Hi everyone! It’s almost 3 months later, but…..we have a date 🎉 and a location! Together with @Lieke Kamp we organised a meetup in Amsterdam on Thursday May 25th. It will start around 🕢18:30 and it will ends around 21:30. It’s a meetup for and by the workshop enthusiasts! What the program will look like exactly, we all determine with a questionnaire🗒️. Please let us know if you think you will be there. We will share the link for the questionnaire and some additional information in the upcoming days.
Hey community! We have very few spots available for the last practice coming up, next Saturday's 10/28/23 practice session at 4:00pm London time. To confirm your attendance, tell us below what activity we should do for this final practice session. Thanks! 👍✨ ... Like @Jonathan Courtney said on a recent coaching call, these practices are not a replacement for actual real-life clients in a workshop. Our practices are way more forgiving, but they help us run-through the many steps in some exercises, make mistakes, and learn quickly. Some of the things we learn have to do with dealing with technical issues, using Miro, and giving each other advice on improvement. Who wants to practice! 😆🏁 💫
*Overall, this was a fantastic opportunity for Community members to practice facilitating Sprints online with other Community members. I highly recommend these practice sessions for all aspiring and emerging facilitators. We are creating a safe environment for facilitators to "get in the sandbox and use the tools" without judgment. **I am happy to provide individual feedback for facilitators, if desired. ***Huge thanks to @David Rovira Kristen Cattell @Laure Duchamp @Hind Bayane @Coco Curry @Irina Volfson @Javier von Westphalen @Keith Wasserman @Michelle Audsley Myers @Kimberli Jeter (please names of attendees that I missed) FACILITATORS | Kristen Cattell, Laure Duchamp, and Hind Bayane · Great, engaging tone and volume! Each participant felt heard and acknowledged when introducing themselves, ask questions, and/or presenting ideas. · Very good presence and confidence with most of the Sprint elements. Each facilitator maintained poise throughout the session and exhibited strong confidence even when faced with confusing elements of the Sprint. · There were noticeable instances of verbal fillers such as “um,” “uh,” as well as, “…and, yeah” or “…but, yeah.” While these fillers are frequently used in everyday English communication, facilitators should learn how to remove them from their facilitation speaking. · Session facilitators should encourage participants to utilize all notes and “How might we” blocks related to each section. - Expect participants to ask questions about both the overall process, specific activities, and session topic/theme. · Begin with an overview of the Sprint process to ensure participants understand where the group is headed. - Briefly explain each section and bring attention to the timing and breaks.
Calling all Facilitator Club members - "Retainers - A Balancing Act" We recently had an interesting discussion on retainers within the Inner Circle group. Sparked by our very own @Jonathan Courtney and his views on them. We're now having a community-run presentation on the Strategy of Facilitation Retainers - Their pros and cons including how to sell the idea to your clients; I wanted to invite the Facilitator Club members too! This will be an open presentation for all Inner Circle and Facilitator Club members, so a good time to network too! The presentation will be for 30 minutes with a further 30 minutes for questions/discussion. We will have a little overrun time but it's important to keep this session concise and on-topic. DETAILS: Thursday 28th Sept - 7pm CEST Berlin Time / 6pm BST London Time (GMT+1) Join "Retainers - A Balancing Act" Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82818362181?pwd=ExEfgBXarn8KDADF3k3adrQCJNJPyf.1 Meeting ID: 828 1836 2181 Passcode: 436010 ------------------------ Agenda - 🚀Intro 🚀Presentation - Including strategy 🚀Q&A 🚀Handouts I really hope you can make it live 🥳💪
Our first sessions were a success!! Check out the first outputs, and here are the videos of our first practice! Thanks to everyone who took part, you were amazing! 🤩✨ In this first session we tackled the topic of “Onboarding new employees”, and will continue working with it through the next few weeks, as part of a Design Sprint sequence. Join us!! 😆🏁 💫 Here's the official Schedule of Practice Sessions … Save your spot! ⚡✨ We’re looking for facilitation coaches… All levels welcome! It’s so inspiring having so many colleagues interested and passionate in pursuit of new skills. After a bunch of practice sessions over the last few weeks, we’re convinced that with a safe space and a supporting team, it’s much easier to feel confident and take the next steps. For those of you already experienced in facilitation, consulting, and public speaking, this is a golden opportunity to take your game to the next level. By helping others practice these essential skills, you become a teacher, a guru, a guide. Isn’t that what we’re all aspiring to be? We need your help coaching these fellow facilitators in their next practice session. They need your knowing feedback, to quickly become aware of where they need to improve, and where they are rocking it. They look up to you, and would love the chance in the near future to co-facilitate your next client engagement. Better make sure they’re ready! We respect your time and other commitments, and will only require you to attend portions of a practice session. Spots are limited, and all those who accept the challenge will receive their colleagues’ undying love and appreciation. Help a hero. Be the guide! Tell us, what’s your coaching level?
Hello everyone, I met with @Katrina Dargel last week and we discussed meeting fellow workshoppers in London. Excited to meet anyone who is in the London area for a drink on: Date: 27th September Time: 630pm Location: The Lighterman, 3 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH Let's meet, have some drinks and chat about taking over the world with workshopping! Looking forward to connecting face-to-face. All workshopper friends welcome.
What would you like to practice the most? *** EDIT: New dates coming soon! *** Hi folks! As a new facilitator looking to improve skills, I'd like to invite you to our practice sessions. A group of us has already completed the first dates of the schedule. Add a comment to the calendar linked below, on the date you want to participate. Calendar of Practice Sessions (archived) https://miro.com/app/board/uXjVMrIG2Tw=/ There's only so many spots available, and dates are limited, so get on this quickly. Include your name, and the role you would like to practice. In addition to facilitators, we also need participants, deciders, techs, coaches, and organizers. Share this opportunity, and let's launch this thing! 🚀
Hi folks, With over 130 participants for the Remote 3.1 conference related to team collaboration, remote work, agile implementation, and tools for task management, Nina Pozderec from Switch to Eleven and I, we set the remote roof on fire 🔥 Moderate by Natalie Nedre from Miro's creators team, we went throught a wide range of topics including the importance of community knowledge and collaboration, the role of templates in content creation, remote team management and collaboration, fellow the replay video and grab insights from the event boards bellow 🎁 🎥 Watch the Full replay on Vimeo : https://vimeo.com/interstellareco/remote3-1?share=copy 🍄 Have fun, insights and ressources on Miro event board : https://miro.com/app/board/uXjVMpgQJv4=/?share_link_id=420752448357
TL;DR - The amazing @Andra Stefanescu has offered to participate in a (community organized) Q&A session with us and share her experiences of running Design Sprints. Based on the idea that you learn better together, a few Design Sprint newbies from this community got together in the last few weeks to share their insights. (Thanks to @Kumar R @Ren Yee Quek @Abdelrahman Hussien @LaYinka Sanni @Michael Passer for joining the sessions). To help us newbies out, Andra has graciously offered to share her experience. She's run Design Sprints in person, online, one week, two weeks, partial sprints, or summer edition sprints (over 3 months) 😀 I'm so excited to learn from her. Whether you attended the Friday sessions or not - we are now meeting on September 15th for the Q&A with Andra. Join us if you'd like! Here are the details (see also the attached calendar file you can import): Design Sprint Q&A with Andra Stefanescu 15. Sep 2023 at 17:00 to 18:00, CEST Andra's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andracristianastefanescu/ Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85636719114?pwd=NDVKYXErN2tXbGcwNkN1S2E4MkJoQT09 Hope to see you all there!
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 🎉
Are you feeling exhausted after spending all day promoting your work on social media without getting a lot of traction? The last year has been all about simplicity for me, and that also meant drastically limiting where I spend my time on social media. Facebook did not give me any joy or results, so it was time to cut it out. Now, LinkedIn is the only platform of my choice, but my friend Bradley T. Morris scaled back even more and is ready to spill the beans of how he did it - while still growing his education business. Instead of having a 1-on-1 call, I decided to invite him for a live stream on my YouTube channel. Join us to discover an alternative relationships-based marketing philosophy that can help you take your business to the next level - WITHOUT social media. And stick around to the end for Q&A during this 1-hour live stream: https://youtube.com/live/CtAlCnslghc
🙌 Hi 5 facilitators folks, because September usually means new challenges, the Miro Community asked us to organise a track dedicated to the remote team management. We’re super pleased, with my partner Nina Pozderec, to invite you to this community event where you’ll discover how Miro empowers teams to break silos and adopt new ways of working in a digital workspace. To make this session perfect, it will be powered by Butter and designed with the R Sprint workshop system 🔥 So join us with the registration link bellow : https://www.linkedin.com/events/remote3-1-craftingtomorrow-sdig7103304355235135488/
I'm trying to organize potential conferences, retreats, and/or networking events I could go to this year to meet inspiring folks and get a rocket-start, mario-kart style, to my new career as a freelance. Below are the ones that I've found so far. Any other events on your radar? Factilitators Connect - 1 week in mid September, in Amsterdam. 40 attendees Together Alone Retreat - 1 week retreat in Portugal remote location. 50 attendees IAF Conference Berlin - 3 days in mid october Which event are you going to or are excited about?
🌟 Are you a facilitator who guides others through emotional journeys and complex challenges? There is a unique impact of your role on your personal well-being and energy. To give you a space to recharge and heal, I developed a supportive peer format called Community of Care for Facilitators! 🤝 Imagine a space where you're not just a facilitator but a valued individual deserving of care and understanding. Community of Care sessions offer a safe haven for you to be witnessed and supported by fellow facilitators who truly "get it." 🌈 Join me to share moments of humanity, exchange insights, and nurture connections that empower you to navigate your facilitation journey with renewed resilience. Discover the transformative power of being authentically seen and understood. 📅 Reserve your spot now for an upcoming session, and experience firsthand the profound impact of collective healing through compassionate witnessing. Let's create a community where empathy thrives and genuine care uplifts. The August session is on the 24th of August from 14:00 to 15:00. You can register here. You can't make it this month? No worries. There are sessions scheduled monthly until the end of the year. For more dates and information about the overall concept, check out my blog post here. This is a free offering, and I checked with @Jakub Michalski before posting it here. Love and Appreciation, Anuschka
Hey Facilitators! 👋 We’ve got something super exciting lined up for you! We’re hosting a live Q&A session this Wednesday, July 19th @7pm CEST with the fantastic Angela Parker, who is an EXTREMELY successful executive coach and workshop facilitator. Meet Angela: After 15 years in the fitness industry, Angela sold her business and moved into coaching. But, although she loved what she did, she was struggling to reach her lofty financial goals. She tripled her business within three months of completing the Workshopper Master Program (AJ&Smarts higher-tiered program) by incorporating Facilitation into her practice Now, she’s carved out a highly lucrative niche for herself in the facilitation industry. So how did she do it? Angela is going to share her roller-coaster journey with us, and trust us, it’s a story you don’t want to miss! In this live Q&A, you'll also get the inside scoop on what our Workshopper Master program is really like, and how it enabled Angela to grow her business. 👉 So, here’s the plan: 📅 When? Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm CEST. 🗺️ Where? LIVE on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016895859297/WN_zsRsBxJCQ4yGwb64nKTTVw This is a golden opportunity to glean insights, ask questions, and see how you can chart a similar course. Will I see you there?
Hey Facilitators! We’re hosting a special Design Sprint-themed Q&A session with Jake Knapp, the creator of the Design Sprint & NY Times Bestselling Author. The session kicks off on Tuesday, July 25th, at 5 pm CEST (Berlin time). Here’s what we’ll cover: - What is the Design Sprint? - When to facilitate the Design Sprint? - Common pitfalls to avoid - What makes a Design Sprint successful? - The best way to learn the Design Sprint - AND MORE! Save your spot here 🎟 If you have ANY questions about the Design Sprint and/or want to know how YOU can leverage Design Sprints in your work, then I’d urge you to come along to the Q&A session tomorrow - it’s going to be fun! Who is joining us? Let me know in the comments below 💛
Hey guys, I would like to invite you to a free workshop hosted by Drawify where I am a guest facilitator. Title: How to reduce frustration at work using neuroscience Aim of the webinar: Discover through 2 experiments how to reduce frustration at work and explore how human brain is working and how to use this in daily work What's in for you: 2 exercises you can apply to any session when you want your participants to get the idea of different perspectives and awareness upon this + the neuroscience explanation behind it When: 2nd August, 5 pm CET Format: 1 hour, via Zoom Registration link (FREE): How to reduce frustration at work (drawify.com) Looking forward to seeing you there! Andra
Hello Facilitators 👋 Last week, I hosted a live training session focusing on the Sailboat exercise, one of our FAVOURITE retrospective workshop activities here at AJ&Smart. It was so much FUN!! I understand that some of you were unable to join us live so with this, I'm excited to announce that the recording of this training session is now available for you to view at your convenience here The Sailboat is a powerful retrospective exercise that enables teams to reflect on their journey, identify what’s been anchoring them down, and set a course for smoother sailing ⛵️ This training session is PACKED with insights and practical guidance, including: ⛵️ Steps to facilitate a successful sailboat exercise ⛵️ Techniques to identify the forces propelling your project or team forward ⛵️ Ways to recognize and address the barriers holding you back ⛵️ Strategies for your team to effectively reach their goals ⛵️ Practical tips and tools for facilitating the sailboat exercise I believe this session will equip you with valuable tools and insights that can be integrated into your daily practice so be sure to watch it back 👀 Stay tuned for more resources and updates. I'm so excited to do more sessions like this 😍 Rebecca 💜
Are you a facilitator looking to expand your professional network and connect with like-minded experts? Look no further! We're thrilled to invite you to our highly anticipated Virtual Networking Event for Facilitators, and the best part? It's completely FREE to attend! 🗓️ Date: Thursday 6th July ⏰ Time: - 5 PM CEST || 11 AM ET 💵 Admission: - FREE 🌐 Location: Online (Join from anywhere in the world!) - REGISTER This exclusive event is designed to bring facilitators from various backgrounds and industries together in a virtual space, where you can exchange ideas, gain insights, and forge valuable connections that can elevate your facilitation skills to new heights. Here's what you can expect: 1️⃣ Engaging Networking Opportunities: Connect with facilitators from around the globe through interactive breakout sessions, group discussions, and one-on-one video chats. Build meaningful relationships and collaborate with professionals who share your passion for facilitation. 2️⃣ Inspiring Keynote Presentation: Gain invaluable knowledge from experts who have mastered their craft. 3️⃣ Resourceful Breakout Topics: Your voice matters, and we want to ensure that our Virtual Networking Event for Facilitators covers the topics that truly resonate with you. That's why we're giving you the opportunity to shape the agenda by sharing the topics you would like to see discussed during the event. Simply leave your suggestions in the comments below! Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to expand your professional network and elevate your facilitation career. Reserve your spot now for our Virtual Networking Event for Facilitators, and remember, it's absolutely FREE 🚀 🔗 Register here: REGISTER
Helllooo Facilitators 👋 Join me for a LIVE training session this Wednesday, July 5th @6:30PM CEST. In this invite-only training, you’ll learn how to run one of AJ&Smart’s favorite retrospective workshop exercises, the Sailboat! ⛵️ The Sailboat is a powerful, retrospective technique that enables teams to reflect on their journey, identify what’s been anchoring them down, and set a course for smoother sailing. In this value-packed session, you’ll learn... ⛵️ ⛵️ How to facilitate a successful Sailboat exercise ⛵️ Identifying the forces that propel your project/team forward ⛵️ Recognizing the barriers holding you back ⛵️ Setting strategies for your team to reach their goals ⛵️ Practical tips and tools for facilitating the session Sooooo, mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 5th, at 6:30 pm CEST (Berlin time) and join me for this free live training. PLUS, there'll be a Q&A session at the end, so you'll have an opportunity to get your questions answered and receive personalized advice! Secure your spot by signing up. Spaces are limited, so I'd recommend signing up soon to make sure you don't miss out! Here's the link to sign up: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016881319060/WN_0KeC_n0eSXC-MYZUr28Iig
After a very enjoyable and productive meeting with some of you last week, I'd like to offer a second chance for more of us to meet. I'll be hosting a second Zoom chat on either Friday 30th June or Friday 7th July, at 15:00 Mexico City time (GMT -7). The idea behind this is simply to talk to others who are passionate about facilitating change in education to see a) who we are b) how we're all working towards this goal, and c) if we can pull our skills together to collaborate and create new offers to education institutions/educators around the world. Let me know which date works best for you:
Imagine: It's the start of a workshop or training, and the dreaded phrase "Let's start with an icebreaker" is announced. You notice a collective cringe sweep the room. Perhaps you have even led the session, trying to generate enthusiasm for an activity that falls flat more often than not. Why does this scenario feel so familiar? We've all been victims of icebreakers gone wrong. Activities that are meant to be fun and bonding, but instead, feel forced, awkward, and are just moving way too fast for our introverted friends. Too often, the ice is "broken" without consent from the participants, leaving them feeling uncomfortable rather than connected. And you know what? It doesn’t have to be this way. 🧊 Icemelters: Revolutionizing the Way We Connect in Groups Imagine if these activities didn’t just become the highlight of your workshop but the most impactful part. Imagine if icebreakers could be more than just silly games but actually serve as meaningful tools to 'melt the ice' and create genuine connections. Sounds good, doesn't it? This is where 'Icemelters' come in - they are not your typical icebreakers. Like the gentle thawing of a frozen lake, 'Icemelters' offer a gradual, comfortable, and more inclusive approach to group connection. Much like carefully nurturing a spark into a warm and inviting campfire, 'Icemelters' create a warm and inviting space that gently thaws the ice of unfamiliarity and kindles authentic connections. They are activities designed to increase engagement, create trust and deep connection that isn’t forced but fostered. With 'Icemelters', you can turn every group session into a warm campfire experience. You know, that feeling when you sit around a crackling fire, sharing stories, and slowly but surely feeling barriers come down and connections form? That's what 'Icemelters' are about. Workshop Overview: Let’s Melt the Ice, Together! - Understand the Pitfalls: Say Goodbye to the Cringe ❄️🚫 Dive into the science of why icebreakers often fail, causing awkwardness and making people cringe. Learn how to identify these pitfalls to foster connection instead of discomfort.
If you'd like to come along and have an informal chat about how we are contributing to this much-needed revolution in education, please join us tomorrow at 13.30 CET (GMT -7) on Zoom. Here are the details to join: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4257067684?pwd=aXZLeE4yem80Z2NCN0FRYkV4ZTJhdz09 Meeting ID: 425 706 7684 Passcode: 57rwBQ I'd love to meet you and hear what you're working on.
Hey Workshoppers! Myself and some of the AJ&Smart team will be in Stockholm next week for some meetings and we've decided to do a little get-together for our Workshopper Master members. The good news is, we have a few spaces left for Facilitator Club members if you're in town! It'll be a great opportunity to hang out in-person with the AJ&Smart team, Workshopper Master members (our highest-tier paid community) and other Facilitator Club members! The Details: - When: Friday 16th June 4:30pm - 7:30pm - Where: Stockholm, Lådan, Luntmakargatan 63: https://www.ladansthlm.se/ - What will we be doing: Hanging out, drinking beer and eating sliders! We'd love to see some of you there! *** IMPORTANT: If you want to join us, just let us know in the comments below so we can plan the amount of food/drink we'll need. We would need to know this before Tuesday the 13th of June end of day *** Cheers and love, Jonathan
Dear fellow workshoppers, I'll attend this lovely tech festival in Berlin early June: https://festival.toa.media/. IMO it's one of the most interesting conferences in Europe in the innovation space, it offers a great blend of start-up stories, new tech and a diverse crowd. Happy to catch up there.
Helllooo Facilitators 👋 Join us for an Open-Community Call tomorrow, June 7th, at 6pm CET. This informal gathering is an EXCELLENT opportunity to introduce ourselves, connect with fellow facilitators, and share successes and challenges that we might be experiencing in the world of Facilitation. During the call, feel free to introduce yourself, discuss your expertise, or highlight recent accomplishments/ongoing obstacles. Whether you're a seasoned facilitator or just starting out, your presence and participation will enrich our community and create an environment of collaborative learning. 📅 Date: June 7th, 6pm CET 🗺️ Location: Access the call through the community forum link or use this link Really looking forward to chatting to you all tomorrow!