Thanks to all who participated in the session at #Eurocomm17 - here's a handy summary from Martin.
“How can I have more purposeful & productive conversations, bring out the wisdom of a group, encourage feedback between people, and reach shared awareness in meetings? How can I generate and weave together a diverse range of ideas, develop creative solutions and build a group consensus?” Here's our answer - skill up on your group … Continue reading An effective method to #alignyourorg
Repost from Martin Gilbraith This is the question that brought together 69 facilitation, communications and change management professionals over two one-hour twitter chats on October 23, during International Facilitation Week. In this post I’ll share six top tips and some of the tools that were shared in response. The twitter chats were co-hosted by Michael Ambjorn of the International … Continue reading What does it take for people to align behind change? Six top tips & tools from #FacWeekchat
Einstein is often quoted as having said... 'If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.' Well, what … Continue reading #StartUpSeason – Business Plan Basics
“How might you creatively engage a diverse, international group of around 120, both face-to-face and online, to reflect, learn and bond together in celebrating 20 years of collective achievement?” Here's how we did it with the European Training Foundation, an agency of the European Union: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVjcbO-KqUI The project was recognised by the International Association of Facilitators … Continue reading See us in action
Nicely summarised case study of the work Martin and I did with the European Training Foundation just recently. Check out the full post below...
Cross-post from today's Simply Communicate: At the IABC World Conference, Michael Ambjorn and Stephen Welch will run a session on the #11ways communicators can contribute to organisational under-performance. To add some spice to the presentation, they've knocked up a little survey. The 2014 IABC - International Association of Business Communicators - World Conference will take place in Toronto Canada … Continue reading #11ways to under-perform? Take the survey
'Minds of their own' is the title of the February issue of Communication World and it seems like the BA and MA comms students at the London College of Communication match the description - but what can IABC do to match them? I recently ran a brief workshop with 40 or so of this cohort … Continue reading Honesty, integrity, generosity and trust – tied together through collaboration
Launch of // Align Your Org Monday, 24 June, 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. NYC @ #IABCWC13 Sources say 70% of change initiatives fail. We say, “what are we going to do about it? This is Alignment Lab – It’s live and it’s learning at warp speed how alignment to a clear purpose can lead to consensus-driven results … Continue reading Alignment Lab: from chaos to consensus in 3600 seconds