Design Thinking and related approaches
empathy with the 'user' by exploring their world + a diverse group of passionate individuals + openness for new ideas and failing (!) = the basis for innovative solutions
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
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
Innovative Methods: toy constellations for exploring a 'SYSTEM'
- now and how we want it to be in the future -
enjoyed by sceptics and 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....!
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.
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!
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
Needs Assessment for a leadership programme in Central Asia
.... lucky to witness a Buzkashi game on horseback in Kyrgyzstan at -20° C
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
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!
Leadership for Civil Society Organisations from francophone Africa
Leadership pour Organisations Non-Gouvernementales (ONGs) de l'Afrique francophone
International speaker at a conference in Delhi
on sustainable trade approaches, together with IFOAM's Bernward Geier, Jose Bové, Vandana Shiva and others
in the 15 year anniversary booklet of the MBA Sustainability Management