examples of my work

 

Co-facilitating the Design Thinking-based "Festival der Taten" at the Malzfabrik in Berlin.

 

400 young adults developing inspiring ideas for linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - giving me hope for the future!


 

Supporting a distributed team at Daimler AG to improve their collaboration and adapt to change.

 

Outside and inside the organisation, looking at internal customers and products, it became clear that new ways of collaborating - "Arbeit 4.0" - also need new 'rules' - developed in a team agreement.


Virtual and Remote Teams incl. in fragile contexts

 

Team development, team leader coaching

 

Team support in the application of digital technologies to support effective team processes

  

Blended and online-only training courses 


 

Facilitating the Labour Solutions Forum of the Forest Stewardship Council in Geneva

 

Holding the space for a dialogue among unions, employer-associations, certification companies, social and environmental organisations...from the Global South and Global North


 

Design Thinking and related approaches

 

empathy with the 'user' by exploring their world + a diverse group of passionate individuals + safe space for new ideas and failing = the basis for innovative solutions

  

Sensing Journey to Tblisi's Impact Hub to learn about Georgia's Public Service innovation inspired by UNDP's Innovation Expert Khatuna Sandroshvili using User-centred Design & Reverse Engineering. With Mahinakhon Suleymanova and Uluk Kydyrbaev 


 Innovative Methods: toy constellations for exploring a 'SYSTEM'

after initial scepticism also enjoyed by high-ranking officials

 

Who is where? Why? Do you all agree on the setup? What does it look like from the other side? What happens if we move this piece? What do we want our ideal future to look like? 


Online Facilitation

 

Facilitating and training for online or blended Workshops, Conferences, Webinars, E-Learning

 

...using state-of-the-art technology to increase the human interaction in the virtual world

...it's all possible: virtual large group conferences, brainstorms, stand-ups, reflective exercises, employee talks, conflict resolution, games (charades;), design sprints, co-working and co-creating!


 

Cross-functional Teams and lateral Leadership

 

Marrying cooperation on a level-playing field with best practise of project management requires lateral leadership:

 

Communication (including non-judgemental feedback)

 

to exchange perceptions on roles and responsibilities,...

...goals and potential stumbling blocks on the path forward


First-time team leaders

 

Often advancing their career due to specific expertise, first-time team leaders find themselves spending most of their time with management and team leadership, with little training in that field. In addition, they need to find their identity in the new role, suddenly regarded as 'the boss' or a representative of 'the employer' by colleagues who behave differently than before when they were on the same rank, sometimes coupled with jealousy and doubting their capabilities.


 

Leadership for Civil Society Organisations from francophone Africa

 

 Leadership pour Organisations Non-Gouvernementales (ONGs) de l'Afrique francophone


 

Facilitating Dialogues on Customs Unions in Africa

 

with inspiring Martin Kalungu-Banda, high-ranking officials from all over Africa and WTO-negotiators & EU trade union representatives

 

...  actively listening, sharing experiences and reflecting about pathways forward


 

Social Media Consulting & Training

 

Digital competencies for team leaders, community management of alumni, dealing with shitstorms, bots and algorhythms - and - the beauty of virtual communities of practise


Training Facilitation of Multi-stakeholder Consultations

 

Achieving tangible results while enabling everyone to feel heard

 

Facilitating listening to those "you may not agree with, like or trust" (Kahane, A.) in a respectful dialogue whilst recognising valid differences in perspective


 

  

Needs Assessment for a leadership programme in Central Asia

 

.... lucky to witness a Buzkashi game on horseback in Kyrgyzstan at -20° C


 Multilingual Stakeholder Consultation

 

with producers, traders and organisational representatives from all over anglophone and francophone Africa, outside of Nairobi

 

...facilitating with translators and bilingual materials and visualisation... 

managing to achieve understanding and a group feeling despite the language barriers!


 

Climate Change Communication

 

How can we inspire positive feelings when "climate change" feels so 'cold', abstract, distant or bewildering?

  

Inspire community by appealing to intrinsic motivation, emotions and stories about win-win solutions that solve more tangible issues...

 


 

Training of Trainers in Leadership and Management in the context of decentralisation in Tunisia

  

Formation des Formateurs en Leadership et Management pour soutenir la décentralisation en Tunisie


 

Outside and physical activities

 

to re-energise our bodies during workshops

 

to experience situations in a profound way

 

and get out of our heads!


Working with cards - on physical and virtual pinboards

 

enabling participatory and creative processes...clustering into order later


 

Flexibly adapting to the circumstances

 

teaching on the floor...

 

 ...as international faculty in a course of Vandana Shiva's Navdanya project in northern India


 

International speaker at a conference in Delhi

 

on sustainable trade approaches, together with IFOAM's Bernward Geier, Jose Bové, Vandana Shiva and others


Organising multi-lateral Forum with World Bank and GIZ

 

"Frontiers in Leading Change" with Peter Senge, Dave Snowden, Robert Hanig and many other thought leaders on change leadership


 

Article on Leadership for Sustainability and Learning as the meta-competency in times of rapid change (German), p 62

 

in the 15 year anniversary booklet of the MBA Sustainability Management


 

 

Editing the text outlining the principles of the Change Days

 

Change Days is an approach piloted via the Berlin Change Days taking place every autumn and now implemented more widely.


Peer Reviewing Handbooks for Facilitation

authored by admired colleagues and produced by the Leadership Development Group of GIZ's Academy for International Cooperation

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Leadership for Global Responsibility - Toolbox
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The Art of Facilitating Leadership for Global Responsbility
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Diversity and Gender in Facilitating Leadership for Global Responsibility
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