Archive for the tag: conferences

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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GIZ Conference on Accountable Governance in Africa

Designing and facilitating the Conference on Accountable Governance in Africa of GIZ’s Sector Network on Good Governance was a magnificant experience! We had a team of innovative minds, which embarked on us on a truly adventurous conference journey. The preparation process was a unique piece of collaboration and mutual inspiration and learning, and the outcome […]

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Dealing with Complex Issues in Events and Workshops – Things to Promote and Avoid

Several clients recently asked me to explain how exactly our approach would be different from more conventional approaches to change events, workshops and facilitation. How can I simply describe what we do and what we don’t do? Interestingly one of them send me notes from a preparatory discussion around an event we were about to […]

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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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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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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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Making Conferences Attractive through a Mix of Methods

I-P-K has been designing and facilitating the Interagency Conference on Local Economic Development, which took place in October 2008 in Turin, Italy. The conference was hosted by the International Training Centre of the ILO. More than 120 participants gathered over 3 days, shared experiences and knowledge and looked for new ways of how to address […]

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