Archive for the category: events

Will High-level Participants Engage in Conversation-based Conference Format?

Of course they will! Why shouldn’t they? After all, what prevails at the end of the day is our human spirit and the hard-wiring of the human brain. Whether you’re a minister, an ambassador, a governor, or a highly decorated scientist, you’re still part of the homo sapiens. And formats that aim at this quality […]

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I-P-K designed and facilitated the “Knowledge sharing workshop on SME Development in South Africa”

In close collaboration with the International Labour Organisation ILO, the Delegation of the Flanders and the National Treasury, Marc Steinlin from I-P-K has developed a Knowledge Sharing Platform for a multi-stakeholder exchange event, held on 30 July 2014 at the Freedom Park in Pretoria. In the movie below some impressions…

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Design Storming 2013 in Khayelitsha – solving complex challenges together.

We enjoyed facilitating a fantastic weekend workshop on 24 and 25 August 2013.  The focus of these two days was on the topic of early childhood development [ECD] and took place at the Enkululekweni Wellness Centre in Khayelitsha. The event was organised by the Cape Town Design Network and Cape Town Partnership, and the NPO’s Ikamva […]

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I-P-K Facilitates its First Bi-Lingual Policy Formulation Workshop in Maputo on Women Entrepreneurship in Southern Africa

On 3 and 4 November we had the opportunity to facilitate our first workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, for the ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality in Southern Africa (WEDGE-SA) programme. The workshop was designed to enable the roughly 70 participants from the four programme countries (Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi) to elaborate the […]

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Are Conferences Just Another Form of Large-Group Interventions?

Thinking of it, it seems strange: the probably by far most common large-group intervention in fact is none; at least it remains largely unaffected by all the more recent and progressive insights and understanding on how to work with large groups. The impact is quite drastic: while we know how powerful and effective in particular […]

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Design and Facilitation of the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme Inception Workshop

From 18-20 October I-P-K facilitated the Inception Workshop for the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Educational Technology (CET). SCAP is a project of the centre for educational technology and the Research Office at the University of Cape Town. About 12 scholars from the four participating universities (Cape […]

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10th Anniversary of Frischer Wind in Switzerland

On October 8, Frischer Wind (in English “Wind of Change”) – one of our network partners  in Switzerland – celebrated its 10th anniversary in Aarau (Switzerland). Frischer Wind and I-P-K have had the opportunity to cooperate in several projects in South Afria. Frischer Wind is specialising in large group interventions (pursuying a whole system approach […]

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New Facilitation Handbook available

We are happy and proud to launch our new Facilitation Handbook. The title “Knowledge Sharing for Change – Designing and Facilitating Learning Processes with a Transformative Impact” embodies our credo that underlies our work and in particular the events we design and facilitate: that the ultimate goal must be to bring about transformation of some […]

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Facilitation Training for GTZ Staff and Partners in Zambia

We are just returning from a wonderful week in Chaminuka, a little paradise not far from Lusaka. We spent three days training a group of 15 participants – about one third GTZ staff members, and the other two thirds working with GTZ partners in government departments and civil society organisations. The I-P-K training approach is […]

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Facilitating the ILO Asia Pacific Regional Workshop Entrepreneurship Education

From September 21-23, 2010, we have faciliated the ILO Asia Pacific Regional Workshop Entrepreneurship Education.  The workshop was aimed at identifying ways to improve quality and impact of youth entrepreneurship training in South-East Asia. The workshop gathered 90 participants from Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Thailand, and the ILO Headoffice in Switzerland. It truly followed the […]

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