Archive for the tag: training

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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Theory U and the Presencing Process: Experiencing the Power of Emergence

We’ve been wondering lately how we could further improve our practice in the Emergence Phase of group processes, thereby also capatilising on this central moment in a change process for improved impact. When designing the sequence of work steps of any change process, we usually follow an overall “Divergence – Emergence – Convergence” pattern. This […]

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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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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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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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My Facebook Group is my Pretext

Steve Song has started this fabulous Facebook group “Just Say NO to Crap Conferences!”. If you join the group, you take the following vow: “I vow never to attend another poorly facilitated, talking heads, not enough interaction, powerpoint heavy workshop or conference ever again.” Say YES to Bar Camps, Open Space, and Unconferences! Your time […]

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OpenSpace Training from April 28-30, 2009 in Cape Town

Go to the Online Booking Form Many of us experience our work, the organisations we are part of, our communities, even our countries and in fact the whole world around us as transforming at ever increasing speed. To deal with the resulting challenges we need an approach that involves all affected and interested parties with […]

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