Archive for the tag: methods

Deep Democracy: Uncovering the Wisdom that Lies Beyond the Polarities

Surfacing and working with diversity is an important aspect of our practice at I-P-K – we believe that diversity is a force that should be made visible and thereby amplified rather than oppressed in the hope of enforcing a streamlined collective identity. Hand in hand with this also comes the realization that searching for common […]

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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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New Company Profile

What exactly do we do at IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge? What services can we provide, what are our strengths and specialisations? On which assumptions, concepts and methods do we build our work and trainings? And: who is behind I-P-K? Answers to these questions in a nutshell. Fresh from the (Word)Press… Download Our Company Profile 2010

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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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Not only self-organised events, but self-organised learning, too!

We strongly believe in the power of self-organised events and organisation, but self-organised learning takes it still on another level! However, why should something so complex as teaching and learning suddenly ignore and escape all the things we know about complex systems? Such as the prevailance of emergence? If we believe that it is important […]

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A Random Array of Methods or a Consistent Approach?

Over the past few weeks, two persons asked me the same question that I was unable to respond to – which was very strange: They asked me: “What is your approach then?”. I asked them “What do you mean, which approach?”. One of them pointed out that in a conversation, of more than an hour, […]

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The Enigma of Sustained Momentum – Is Community Building The Answer?

I met a consultant friend for coffee the other day. We spoke about the challenge of sustaining the momentum that a group of individuals gathers at an event aimed at coming up with ‘solutions’ in the form of ‘projects’ to achieve ‘transformation’. In other words: designing and realizing a future that is different from 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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