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Workshops 2017-10-29T17:06:00+00:00

IN A COMPLEX AND RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD, WE NEED NEW WAYS TO IDENTIFY WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF A BRAKE OR BLOCK ON PROGRESS.  WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S HAPPENING, AND FIND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO IMPLEMENT CHANGE.

OUR WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING SESSIONS ARE DESIGNED TO OVERCOME FOUR CRITICAL BARRIERS TO RAPID AND AGILE CULTURE CHANGE; CONSCIOUSNESS, CULTURAL, GENDER AND CHARACTER DIVERSITY.

WE HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE WAY THROUGH COMPLEX CHANGE BY ACTIVATING ALL THE IMPORTANT QUALITIES FUTURE-FIT ORGANISATIONS NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS.

Do you want to create a more entrepreneurial and agile culture?  Are you keen to build a more engaged team that’s fired with enthusiasm and passion?  Have you wondered how to active a greater sense of purpose inside your organisation? Are you ready to become a pioneering organisation that wants to play a significant role in addressing the grand challenges of our time?  Or are you a visionary leader ready to help your business participate in building a regenerative world?

Our workshops will help you begin that journey.  Following years of research into the key qualities and characteristics of some of the most evolutionary and successful businesses of the 21st century, we’ve identified the most important aspects to activating a future-fit culture and organisation.  From identifying your core social and environmental external purpose, to activating meaningful work for all your people, to creating customer experiences with soul, we help brands integrate into the living community around them.  We help brands transcend from  businesses to partners in the integrated systems that create a thriving future for humanity.

Our workshops help you rapidly identify where you key challenges lie, understand what’s holding you back, and support you to set sail on an exciting new adventure.  We ignite your co-creative and collaborative culture by helping you harvest and activate the collective intelligence that’s already in your organisation.  Once we were consultants, highly paid to be right.  Now we prefer to activate your passion, only bringing in deep specialists when there is a specific need.

Some of the best business leaders in the world have told us that activating creativity, collaboration, a contribution and opportunity mindset, self-responsibility, and imagination are the qualities the future demands.  We know that what we want as human beings is to live meaningful and happy lives.  Creating energised, fulfilling work – where we spend so much of our living hours – is a priority for any business.

We know from our own studies that what activates all these qualities most rapidly is designing for emergence.  The right structure – whether that’s your building or how you design a meeting – is what facilitates

CUSTOM DESIGNED INTERVENTIONS

Do you need a solution designed specifically for your needs?  Let us help.

Our team and partners bring knowledge from a wide variety of disciplines that enable us to support you through Activating  and implementing Organisational Purpose, Meaningful Work and Customer Experiences with Soul, as well as helping you to cultivate a Entrepreneurial & Agile Culture.

Some of the customised interventions we have made include:-

  • COMMUNICATING IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE TEAMS
  • IDENTIFYING UNMET HUMAN NEEDS IN TEAMS
  • NATURAL, LEARNED & FRAGILE STRENGTHS
  • RAPID RE-IMAGINING THE FUTURE

Would you like to explore the possibilities with us to Activate The Future inside your organisation with a customised approach?

Yes, I would like to set up an Exploratory Call

We can also talk to you about:-

  • Learning to use The Activation Method
  • Building Communities & Movements
  • Sustainable Cities & Communities
  • Re-Imagining The Supply Chain
  • Re-Imagining Packaging

WHAT DO PARTICIPANTS GET OUT OF OUR WORKSHOPS?

Many workshops leave people low on energy, inspiration and learning. Our workshops have been designed to rapidly harvest collective intelligence, encourage participation by all attendees and ensure they leave with enhanced skills and concrete outcomes on which to act.

Our workshops are highly active and participatory. We don’t tell you what to do. The shape and design of our workshops is what works on you to release the innate knowledge and creativity of your team in a way that is in flow and done with ease.

We create an atmosphere where you can plant new seeds of imagination, cultural cohesion, grow a community that is energised, collaborative and working together towards change goals they understand and back.

WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT ACTIVATION WORKSHOPS?

Our approach has been researched by our founder Jenny Andersson for the last three years. Based on cognitive psychology, creative research and a wide variety of new emergent learning techniques which include Theory U, The Art of Hosting, World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology and many others – our workshops are designed with future-fit business models in mind.

They have been shaped from the knowledge gained by many of the world’s leading experts in human experience design but more importantly, from the direct experience of working with some of the world’s most impactful organisations with meaningful working cultures.

All our facilitators have spent many years studying human behaviour, change, brands and the challenges of uncertainty and complexity. We know how to energise, educate and inspire people who are ‘ready to act’.

FAQ

What is the time commitment?
With the exception to Activating Creativity 90 (90minutes obviously) all our workshops can be designed to be short or long. Shorter workshops can be just a morning (2.5-3hours) and longer workshops are 1 or 2 days. They can extend over longer for more advanced outcomes and if available time on a daily basis is limited.

Who benefits from your workshops?
Everyone in your organisation will benefit from these workshops, but the positive effects may be seen beyond that – to families of participants and future workplaces. By engaging in this type of work, we are all working together to disrupt the status quo and bust through some of the challenges to positive change that hold our organisations, aspirations and visions back.

How many participants can be in the workshops?
Most of these workshops function best on harvesting collective intelligence so we recommend at least 12 people in most programmes. We recommend an even number of participants for partner work, as well as an equal distribution as possible of all hierarchies, genders and ethnicities in each session. If your organization has a lot of employees, we recommend putting them into groups of no more than 40 participants and planning for a maximum of 2 sessions a day.

Will you sign an NDA?
While we encourage all our clients to be open about their efforts to create change since transparency is a highly effective tool in most circumstances, we understand that is not always possible and are happy to sign an NDA and keep our engagement confidential.

What kind of ongoing support can you offer post training?
We try to impart the knowledge and tools needed so you can continue on your own journey post-workshop. However, we also offer ongoing consultancy, digital learning platforms, leadership coaching support and creative tool development. Many of our clients have us back for top-up training as their teams ask for it!

Do Stuff That Matters: Create Positive Change Through Activating Future-Fit Business

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