Info

The conference will take place at Yasuragi Spa & Hotel just 20 minutes by car and 35 minutes by bus from Stockholm city center.
All conference activities will take place at Yasuragi.

 

Adress:
Yasuragi Hasseludden
Hamndalsvägen 6, Saltsjö-Boo
132 82 Saltsjö Boo
Sweden

 

How to get to Yasuragi:

BUS
Several buses depart from metro station Slussen depending on when you want to go. Please visit www.sl.se for timetable. Take specified bus to Orminge Centre where you will need to change to bus 417 towards Hasseludden. Get off at the stop Hamndalsvägen. The bus trip takes about 35 minutes. From the bus stop it is about a 5-10 minute walk.

 

BOAT
In the summer you can take the boat operated by Waxholmsbolaget to us. The boat leaves from Strömkajen by the Grand Hotel and docks at Hasseludden bridge several times daily. Travel time approximately 30 minutes. From Hasseludden dock is about 10 minutes walk up to Yasuragi (the path is steep in places).
See timetable awww.waxholmsbolaget.se or call +46 8-679 58 30

 

CAR
Drive Värmdöleden (Route 222) to Gustavsberg. After Skurubron bridge, take exit Orminge/Lännersta. Take viaduct over the motorway. Pass Orminge Centre, take the first left and follow signs to Hasseludden. Driving time from Stockholm city is about 20 minutes.
For GPS use:
N 59 º 20 ’44 “E 18 º 14′ 25″
Address: Hamndalsvägen 6
Saltsjö-Boo
Free parking 100m from the entrance.

 

TAXI
Taxi from the city center to Yasuragi takes about 20-30 minutes, costs about 400 SEK. A taxi from Arlanda Airport takes about 1 hour and costs about 600 SEK. We recommend the following taxi companies: Taxi Kurir, Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020

 

For hotel questions:
Johanna.Jonsson@yasuragi.se
+46 8 747 61 57

Making waves – embracing, engaging, empowering for a brave and positive world.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Welcome to the IAF EMENA facilitation conference 2015 in Stockholm, October 16-18. The conference will be at the lovely Yasuragi just outside Stockhom. Our intention is to take you through a journey of impressions, insights and connections – starting waves to promote the power of facilitation throughout the world. It starts with you.

Register now to enjoy the early bird rates and then follow us here to see how the program evolves. The early bird rate is available until July 23, 2015.

A better place than Yasuragi for this is hard to find. We have worked out a great deal to get a full-inclusive offer for you to be able to stay at Yasuragi for the whole conference. It includes the conference, all meals/coffee and access to the spa and acitivities.

Yasuragi

The IAF EMENA conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet collegaues from other companies and organisations with the same desire to get inspiration, tools, ideas and connections in the area of facilitation. We want to give every participant the possibility to learn, share and engage in the art of facilitaton.

Welcome to the third of three IAF worldwide conferences this year, the others having been Banff (North America region) and Mumbai (Asia region).

See you in Stockholm!

The Conference team/IAF Swedish Chapter

Overall agenda:

– Friday the 16th: Start with lunch at 12.00, ends at 18.30. Dinner at 20.00.
– Saturday 17th: Start 8.30, ends 18.00. Dinner at 20.00
– Sunday 18th: Start 8.30, ends 13.30

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Programme Register Information

Stockholm

Here we will place all the sessions during the coming months. You will be able to choose between the following themes:

  • Get Yourself – The facilitator
    These sessions are designed to explore you as a facilitator, how you intervene and interact with groups you facilitate, how you influence others and what impact you make. You are the most powerful tool of all.
  • Get Tools – Methods, tools and instruments
    These sessions are sharing models, methods, research, tools and instrument used in facilitation. The sessions will be very practical experience orientated. We aim for “trying methods” rather than talking about them.
  • Get Real Life – Client interface and results
    These sessions are designed to explore facilitation from a client’s perspective. We aim to invite clients into our conference and in this wave we’d like facilitators and clients to share results and effects from facilitation.
  • Go Beyond – Beyond facilitation
    These sessions are designed to explore research on facilitation and/or how facilitation connects with other areas such as training, coaching, mediation and mentoring for example. How can facilitation by connecting to other “disciplines” make even larger impact?

Enjoy!

Sessions

tobiasdegsell

Get yourself

A1: Spark of Creativity

The Nobel Museum in Stockholm has since its inception in 2001 showcased the Nobel Prize and its recipients. The focal lens through which we look at Nobel is creativity – a common ground that melds together themes from science, culture and peace.

Part 1

In this part we define the concept of creativity? Is creativity for a few or for all of us? What do researchers say? What do the Nobel Laureates have to say about their creative process? What characteristics are important? Is vision more important than persistency? And what about disrespect?

Part 2

In this part we discuss individuals versus groups. Many Nobel Prizes are awarded jointly. Several Nobel Laureates emphazises the importance of collaboration. What lessons can we learn from their experiences? How can we make our own work more effective?

Part 3

In this part we discuss creative environments. How can it be that places like Cambridge or Bell Labs have managed to produce so many Nobel Prizes? Is there a secret recipe for creativity?

In 2010 Tobias Degsell, a curator at the Nobel Museum, started to develop a concept named the Spark of Creativity for business professionals. Since then he has been travelling the world preaching the power and magnitude of creativity. So far companies, organizations and universities from Stockholm to Beijing, New Delhi to Silicon Valley has been inspired by the Nobel spark.

Facilitator: Tobias Degsell

Pia och maria

Get tools

A2: Method Marathon – 8 methods in 90 minutes

Try 8 different meeting methods in 90 minutes. Warm up before the race, get everyone involved from the beginning and remain focus during the meeting. During the race we coach participants to use their competences and experiences to reach the goal. We finish the Marathon as winners and reflect together! Examples of methods: action methods, planning poker, hot seat, snowball, metaphors etc.

Pia Villför Larsson and Maria Eliasson are both CPF since 2005. Authors of “Kick-start your work meeting – a handbook in facilitation” and founders of the company Facilitatorhuset. Initiators of the Swedish competence network for facilitators “Svenska Facilitatornätverket”. Trainers of about 6000 facilitators on a basic and advanced level. Certified in group development GDQ-Susan Wheelan.

Helen&Sofia

Get tools

A3: Icebreakers

Welcome to a fun and useful improvisation workshop, filled with energy boost and icebreakers! Fill your toolbox with creative exercises for groups. The exercises are taken from improvisational theater, drama and story telling. In the workshop you will also strengthen your own improvisational skills. Meetings need variety, creativity and energy. Come and play and develop new skills!

Facilitators: Helen Lindahl, Calle Stenlund & Sofia Czinkoczky

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Get tools

A4: Core Quadrants – a polarity model for individual, group and organisational development

In this session you will learn how to apply the simple and yet powerful Core Quadrant model. The model can be used in facilitation of both individuals, groups and organisations helping to create awareness of qualities and their pitfalls as well as their connected challenges and allergies. Increasing the odds to go from reactivity to creativity.
The session will be lead by the the best selling author and inventor of the model, Daniel Ofman from the Netherlands and Pontus Holmgren, psychologist, management consultant and co-founder of Gro organizational development , Sweden.

Facilitator: Daniel Ofman and Pontus Holmgren

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Get tools

A5: The 7 most common facilitations misstakes and world-class-tools to avoid them

This session is based on 30 years of research made by Dr. Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan who is a world wide famous facilitator.

The workshop is based on the seven most common misstakes facilitators make and provide useful tools to avoid them. We will try some of the tools in the session.

The participants will learn:
A fun interactive activity to start up a workshop
An activity to create and select the best ideas
How to handle disruptive participants.

We will share our best tools that can and should be used when you want to create interaction, engagement and happiness in your meetings and trainings.

Karin Hedén has worked as a trainer and faclitator for 15 years mostly in Sweden and Asia. She has worked with and co-faclitated with Thiagi on a number of occations. Now she is running Resultatbolaget and trains leaders, facilitators and trainers in some of Swedens largest companies.

Facilitator: Karin Hedén

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Get real life

A6: How to keep the momentum after a successful workshop?

In this session Eva Klasson Wehler (Client) and Chris Bysell Hamrin (Certified Professional Facilitator) will share their experience of working together over time from 2011 until 2015. You will learn about the challenges to lead the development of a new department and how the support from a facilitator was adding value. You will also learn about the pitfalls, how to stay on track and the effects of using a facilitator.

The session will be led by Per Romilsson and you will be invited to share your own experience with everyone, highlighting some of the important topics relating to IAF Core Competencies, from a Client’s perspective;

• What was the reason for working together with a facilitator during the departmental meetings?
• What is the key to success in creating and sustaining momentum in the day-to-day working environment?

… and from a Facilitator’s perspective;

• How do I create trust working with a client?
• How can I as a facilitator set the foundation for continued work after a facilitated session?
• What’s my responsibility as a facilitator for the continued work?

Eva Klasson Wehler, Stockholm University, has 25 years of experience from research and knowledge intensive organisations, both as research leader and manager within pharmaceutical industry and more recently in university administration. Her leadership style focuses on developing people and as well as the organisation, which has been proven to be successful both during organisational changes and continuous business development. Eva has utilised her experience of change from research industry and adopted tools and methods to develop the organisation within a government body with a different culture.

Chris Bysell Hamrin, Certified Professional Facilitator, Kentor IT AB, has more than 30 years of experience working within various business areas, facilitating multicultural groups, coaching individuals and providing training. In her profession as a Professional Certified ADHD Coach she is also running her own business. The strength based ADHD coaching builds a strong foundation by utilizing and embracing everyone’s different learning styles as a powerful tool in supporting individuals in creating awareness, setting goals and follow through. Her vision is to contribute to individual’s personal growth, groups and organizations development by facilitating change management and coaching to make a difference.

Per Romilsson, Folksam, has a background in systems engineering and over 6 years of experience from continuous improvement and facilitation within different fields. His mission is to facilitate for individuals and organizations to realize their full potential.

Facilitator: Per Romilson

Miriam + katarina

Get real life

A7: I can do it myself now, being trained as a manager; Why? How? When?

Swedish Only

The working environment has been improved, the stress level has decreased and the sense of security has increased. We have better routines and documentation. The in-house collaboration has increased and the continuous improvement work has become more efficient. And what else?
In this session you will be able to ask questions and learn how a manager at a Laboratory Clinic in a large hospital worked together with an internal business developer to reach their objectives.

Katarina Andersson, Registered Nurse and Master in Medical Science in Nursing and business developer, Kentor IT AB, has 30 years of experience working in HealthCare in different roles and departments. She has conducted research in tactile massage and diabetes and other covered areas are strategic planning, LEAN, process mapping, releasing time to care, coaching and facilitation both with individuals and in groups. Striving to meet the department and the patients’ needs in the organization and being prestige less has been successful factors while working with people trying to reach their objectives.

Miriam Lindh Persson, Head of Section, Manager Chemist on Clinical Chemistry, Karolinska University Laboratory, university-educated in Biochemistry and in Computer and Systems Sciences. She is responsible for the section Staff & POCT (Point of care testing) which means a great deal of business development. Her and her collaborators activity extends over six hospitals in The Stockholm County Council.

Facilitators: Miriam Lindh Persson and Katarina Andersson

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Go beyond

A8: AGILE Facilitation: Strategic Thinking, planning and developing for facilitative leaders

Strategic Thinking, Planning and Developing for Facilitative Leaders. Organisations need to transform themselves regularly to stay ahead of shifting industry conditions and marketplace demands. The challenge for facilitative leaders in this new business environment is how to transform reactive, constantly transforming organisations into a strategic machine that creates ongoing business value. Having the ability to adapt, change, and be responsive is without question, needed in today’s business environment. Organisations have to continue to re-architect, re-design, re-platform, and address globalisation in order to move forward and work with their expanding customer base. The purpose of this program is to equip facilitative leaders to perform with excellence. Based on research from her book “The Agile Business Leader” Eileen presents an engaging program on successful approaches to use by facilitative leaders at all levels.

Facilitator: Eileen Dowse

DQ6Q2529

Go beyond

A9: Do you want to make a difference? A global perspective on the role of facilitation and IAF

Our workshop is a continuation of key-note speaker Anders Hansson, renowned documentary photographer full-group session. 

Touched and moved by witnessed recent events in Kos and Macedonia/Greece and all over the world we will by this workshop raise the question of how IAF as a global community can make a positive impact in a global or local catastrophe.

How can we as facilitators use our experience and profession to help the refugees in eg Kos?

Main questions that will be addressed in the workshop:
– How can IAF – as a global community make positive impact?
– How can we as facilitators use our competence and experience?
– Concrete actions to aid the situation in Kos

Let’s make the world a better place!

Facilitator: Hedvig Mossvall and Lisa Hamling

Peter Rindeborn

Get yourself

B1: Freedom to grow vs expectations of being neutral when you are facilitating (Part I of II sessions)

As a facilitator you are (according to IAF Core Competencies) expected to trust the group potential and model neutrality, honor the wisdom of the group, encourage trust in the capacity and experience of others, act vigilant to minimize influence on group outcomes and continuously maintain an objective, non-defensive, non-judgmental stance.

We are as facilitators, responsible for our own continuous improvement of our facilitation skills and knowledge to continuously learn and grow.

So, in your ambition to adhere to being neutral and continuously develop yourself,

• In this context, what is your unique individual appearance?
• Is there a risk of not accessing your unique qualities or skills as a facilitator?
• Is there a window of opportunity to challenge your learned behavior and illuminate who you really are?

The format for this session will be a personalized spiced up Open Space and will not leave you untouched. You will be given an opportunity to raise, share and explore your own questions, ideas and challenges as well as to feel, taste and experience your own reactions and stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone.

Peter Rindeborn, Certified Professional Facilitator, WalkWithMe AB, has been working with continuous improvement and facilitation for 35 years. He truly believes that you can learn a lot about how a system works, by looking at yourself. His vision is that everyone at a workplace is alive and has fun while doing a good job.

Elena Wallén Björkenäng, Certified Professional Facilitator, Kentor IT AB, has more than 30 years of experience working with individuals and organizations in different industries, cultures as well as running her own business. A common theme has been the genuine interest in what makes change and development possible using strengths and success stories as a starting point.

Chris Bysell Hamrin, Certified Professional Facilitator, Kentor IT AB, has more than 30 years of experience working within various business areas, facilitating multicultural groups, coaching individuals and providing training. In her profession as a Professional Certified ADHD Coach she is also running her own business. Her vision is to contribute to individual’s personal growth, groups and organizations development by facilitating change management and coaching to make a difference.

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Get Yourself

B2: Us & Them

Don’t you love human beings? And don’t you hate them too? When we love them, we tend to stress sameness; when you hate them, it is because they’re different. In both cases, we’re talking about identity: what makes us us and them them, Us & Them. And Them & Us. Based on Berreby’s book “Us & Them”, the paradoxes of Belonging from Smith and Berg’s “Paradoxes of Group Life”, we’ll explore sameness and difference. And how you’re, as a facilitator, make a difference.

In the workshop I’ll use a technique I’m developing together with a few other facilitators. The technique is based on systemic work, using constellations. In stead of people, I use figures, for instance LEGO(tm) figures. It is a playful way to work, yet, proving to be very effective in speeding up communication, probably due to “coupling” or “phase locking”.

Facilitator: Jan Lelie

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Go beyond

B3: Empathy, congruence and acceptance – in action! CANCELLED

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Get tools

B4: Exploring Multiple Paths to Breakthrough Thinking

“Exploring Multiple Paths to Breakthrough Thinking” provides participants with a range of creativity and innovation tools and techniques, problem-solving tools, and a framework in which to apply the tools and techniques. Join us to create an environment where everyone can participate and learn from one another to maximize the learning exchange. The workshop features a variety of experiential methods, joint discovery, small and large group discussion, and the use of multiple innovative tools. Participants receive a handout with tools designed to help teams recognize and develop their creative talent.

Ann Epps is one of the originators and mentor trainers of the Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation and strategic planning methods, a suite of methods and processes used internationally. Ann has served as consultant, trainer, and facilitator to numerous organizations in Asia, North America, and Europe. She specializes in the areas of facilitator training, strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement, and leadership development. She is a founding member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and initial organizer of the Malaysia Facilitator Forum and IAF Asia Facilitator Conferences. Named as an inaugural member of the IAF Hall of Fame in 2014, Ann is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator and a certification assessor.

Facilitator: Ann Epps and John Epps

Gigi + mette

Get yourself, Get tools

B5: Storytelling as a powerful tool in intercultural facilitation (Part I of II sessions)

It is a complex task to facilitate groups with strong diversity be that culture, gender or/and other differences that matters to us humans. Hence, it is important to have a deep insight into cultural values, your own and other’s, since this insight supports us as facilitators to embrace differences and contribute to a positive world.

The facilitator needs to be aware of how the cultural differences, especially the different values influence the facilitation process and how she can use powerful tools that both include and address these differences in a way so they support and not block the facilitation process.

In this workshop intercultural facilitators, Gigi de Groot and Mette Lindgren Helde, will explore the impact of culture on facilitation and on how story telling as a method can be a powerful tool when facilitating intercultural groups.

The workshop will walk the talk. We will engage you both in intercultural communication and facilitation and in telling stories, hoping that through that process we can contribute to threading a bit of a new land, since intercultural facilitation and storytelling is a sparsely explored area in facilitation.

Facilitator: Mette Lindgren Helde  and Gigi de Groot

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Get Tools

B6: Designing and facilitating online asynchronous collaborative workshops

Distributed teams are becoming the norm and facilitating online collaboration is already a critical aspect of our job. In this session, we will share our know-how about facilitating online asynchronous workhshops and you will be able to feel the experience by “playing” together with an online digital tool.

Alexandre Eisenchteter is one of the co-founder of Stormz, a startup that combines methodology and technology to design and facilitate large group collaborative workshops. He has led hundreds of onsite and online workshops from 10 to 1200 participants.

Jens

Get real life

B7: Coaching Based Workshop Designs – Interview Guide

A facilitator’s personal experiences and best practices for designing workshops. The use of coaching in planning of the workshops. The possible designs of different workshops are discussed based on cases:

1. How do we realize the full potential of the bio-economy in the Baltic Region?
2. A Team Building event in a department with 22 environment specialists?
3. Kick-off workshop on the construction of a new hospital building.
4. Bringing a complex construction project back on track?
5. We would like to do something different at the annual client meeting?

Facilitator: Jens Lillebaeck

Pär

Get real life

B8: A “Nobel Approach” to catalyse Innovation at Roche Sweden

How can we approach everything we do with an innovative mindset? In a faster and faster changing environment we wanted to put innovation at the core of what we do at Roche Sweden. We started to cooperate with the Nobel Museum, to learn from the Nobel laureates. We designed a series of activities, the “Nobel Approach”, starting with a creative workshop, leading up to the Roche AB Innovation price decided upon by an external jury. This focus has opened up a series of new innovative ideas to do things differently and thus increasing engagement throughout the company.
In this workshop will focus on innovation and creativity take you through our innovative journey we have started at Roche Sweden and the learnings we have done on the way. We will invite the participants to answer several questions about how they would have done this journey. Together we will find out if there is one optimal way to catalyse an innovation culture within a company?

Pär Skoglund Finquist is working as Development and Training manager at Roche Sweden. His background is pharmacist and has been working in the pharma industry for 15 years. He just recently started a new “career path” following his genuine interest for people development. He is a passionate facilitator and is keen on networking with new partners, not only within the health care sector. This eager for networking resulted in the cooperation with Tobias Degsell, Curator at the Nobelmuseum, and the “Nobel approach” was born.

Facilitator: Pär Skoglund Finquist

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Beyond facilitation

B9: Insight workshop – for value driven change to empower success

“Successful change is not about delivering a potential solution. It is about making sure your solution delivers on its promise”

Thomas Eriksson is a versatile “Game Changer”, a senior leader with more than 25 years of strategic and hands on operational experience in complex projects and change programs in Life Science, Discrete Manufacturing, Energy and public/private partnerships. Thomas passion is to enable organizations to improve and realize value by utilization of Operating Excellence and creation of a culture, building on people and innovation.

When ether your change or investment project relates to an opportunity, a challenge, or an innovation, beginning with an INSIGHT Workshop is an excellent way to start. This session will demonstrate a visual approach to uncovering, prioritizing and anchoring problems, ideas and innovation.

It will be a visible and interactive session with a mixture of practical exercises, theory and coaching to provide a practical platform, basic understanding and insights into some core principles and tools (Cranfield University, Agile and Lean). The aim for this session is also to have fun and learn from colleagues in a multidisciplinary environment.

This workshop is designed to assist in developing a change and benefit plan, assigning ownership to tasks, tracking progress, managing outcomes and scope.

With a holistic approach – encompassing people, processes and the entire life cycle of enabling solutions this session will be based on a pre-defined case and roles with a focus on four key elements: INSIGHT, EFFECT, CHANGE & BENEFITS

On the session we will reveal and agree on the holistic relationships between challenges, objectives, and project outcomes to generate a visual road map for success.

Facilitator: Thomas Eriksson

DQ6Q2529

Go beyond

B10: Facilitating cultural development and change or How to build a values driven organization

We believe that change within organisations and groups is driven by how well an organisation nurture and develop their values. In this session you will experience the connection between values, beliefs and behaviours, not only theoretically but physically. You will get the opportunity to explore your own values and their connection to your core motivation. And, you will leave the session better prepared for discussions with clients in regards to the effect of a using values in organisational development and change.

Facilitator: Lisa Hamling och Hedvig Mossvall

Peter Rindeborn

Get yourself

C1: Freedom to grow vs expectations of being neutral when you are facilitating (Part II of II sessions)

As a facilitator you are (according to IAF Core Competencies) expected to trust the group potential and model neutrality, honor the wisdom of the group, encourage trust in the capacity and experience of others, act vigilant to minimize influence on group outcomes and continuously maintain an objective, non-defensive, non-judgmental stance.

We are as facilitators, responsible for our own continuous improvement of our facilitation skills and knowledge to continuously learn and grow.

So, in your ambition to adhere to being neutral and continuously develop yourself,

• In this context, what is your unique individual appearance?
• Is there a risk of not accessing your unique qualities or skills as a facilitator?
• Is there a window of opportunity to challenge your learned behavior and illuminate who you really are?

The format for this session will be a personalized spiced up Open Space and will not leave you untouched. You will be given an opportunity to raise, share and explore your own questions, ideas and challenges as well as to feel, taste and experience your own reactions and stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone.

Peter Rindeborn, Certified Professional Facilitator, WalkWithMe AB, has been working with continuous improvement and facilitation for 35 years. He truly believes that you can learn a lot about how a system works, by looking at yourself. His vision is that everyone at a workplace is alive and has fun while doing a good job.

Elena Wallén Björkenäng, Certified Professional Facilitator, Kentor IT AB, has more than 30 years of experience working with individuals and organizations in different industries, cultures as well as running her own business. A common theme has been the genuine interest in what makes change and development possible using strengths and success stories as a starting point.

Chris Bysell Hamrin, Certified Professional Facilitator, Kentor IT AB, has more than 30 years of experience working within various business areas, facilitating multicultural groups, coaching individuals and providing training. In her profession as a Professional Certified ADHD Coach she is also running her own business. Her vision is to contribute to individual’s personal growth, groups and organizations development by facilitating change management and coaching to make a difference.

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C2: Applying Covey’s Habits to the Facilitation Process

Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” have become classic pieces of leadership and management wisdom.

In this “experience-sharing meeting”, we will work through together if these habits are also applicable to having a successful facilitation process, and how we can redefine them as strong tools for the Highly Effective Facilitators.

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Proactive people take initiative and instead of wasting time and energy in the circle of concern they focus on their circle of influence and work on the things they can do something about.

Discussion: Why is it crucially important to be proactive during the facilitation process? How can we help the group to focus on the circle of influence? What are the tools and methods that we can use to handle the reactive people in the group?

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Beginning with the end in mind means having clarity about your destination before you proceed.

Discussion: What does it mean to have a “big picture” image of success before we start the meeting? How should we plan and conduct the facilitation process so that it is possible for the group to follow it through?

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Putting first things first means attending to your priorities before you attend to less important matters.

Discussion: How can we define our priorities during the facilitation process? What are the tools and methods that we can use to guide the group into focusing on the most important topics and avoid getting sidetracked by the less important matters and minor annoyances?

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

As a perfect approach in human interaction, win-win is a matter of ‘consideration’ and ‘courage’ balance, which leads the parties to a mutual benefit.

Discussion: We know that it is one of our most important responsibilities to manage the conflicts effectively. So, how can we help participants to balance consideration and courage to reach a mutual benefit?

Habit 5: First Seek to Understand, Then to be Understood

The vital rule for an effective communication is listening to others with the intent to understand, not with the intent to reply.

Discussion: Especially in difficult conversations, people who focus on ‘telling’ rather than ‘listening’ would end up in a ‘telling tug of war’ and it would make the conversation messier than it needs to be. So, how can we lead people to pay more attention to understanding each other so that it can help them resolve the problem?

Habit 6: Synergize

Synergy is the interaction of individuals for greater combined effect than any one person would have on their own. Different values, opinions, and perspectives, when viewed as opportunity instead of a problem, allow groups to build on their joint strengths.

Discussion: Truly effective facilitation is all about synergy. So, how can we help the group to bring out their best in creating synergy?

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

For Covey, this is the habit that makes all the other habits possible. Sharpening the saw is the act of self-renewal, learning, and personal growth.

Discussion: What are we doing to sharpen the saw as facilitators, and how can we improve our self-renewal, learning and personal growth activities?

Rengin is a member of IAF (International Association of Facilitators) and she is also the founding chairman of IAF Turkish Chapter. She joined FranklinCovey in 2004 as Project Manager and became a Master Facilitator in 2006. In leading FC operations, her responsibilities have included client’s need-focused solutions development; organizational change facilitation and facilitators team development. Rengin has been leading her training and facilitation company since 2014 and also working as the instructor of Mediation Certification Program for legists in several Universities in Istanbul.

Facilitator: Rengin Akkemik

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C3: An Action – An Introduction to Action Methods

“We are all creators of our reality, the door to change is opened from the inside… ” says W. Shakespeare

Welcome to an experiential workshop giving you an appetizer of how we work with Action Methods. 

You will be invited to curiously explore – in action – the role concept and discover how to consciously influence your role repertoire instead of passively receiving other’s projections. 

Based on systems thinking and role theory, Action Methods has become a powerful set of tools in our facilitation, coaching and other learning situations. By exploring interactions within and between people and organisations, putting it into a 3 dimensional and emotional perspective, we open up for new possibilities. 

We will show you how – in action! 

Leaders of the session is Anna Buckhöj and Marie Blomdahl from Move Management, experienced facilitators and trained in Action Methods. 

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C4: Who are your stakeholders?

The key learning point for me was “in order your project (change) to be a success, you need to be very well aware and communicate with your stakeholders”. And this communication needs to be different depending on the stakeholders needs. So during this session i’ll share the algorithm of identifying, prioritising stakeholders and how to develop communication plan to make it a working tool.

Olga has been working with project management for the last 10 years and the most exciting thing about it is working with people. For her facilitation is something that  allows team forming-norming-performing go as smooth as possible

Besides it’s always emotional, full of discussions and different opinions process with common picture in the end.

Facilitator: Olga Nozhnina

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C5: Creating Game tools for organizational design and change

In the session participants are encouraged to create quick games for the purpose of initiating new organizational design and change efforts or learning. Rather than only trying out already created games this session involves participants in creating their own game tools – a quick prototype which can be further developed and used with clients.
In general the session builds on knowledge and theory related to design practice and research, and organizational change theory as well as game design principles and ways to create game tools.

We are two lead presenters with various experiences who supplement each other. In the last two years we have offered courses together in which participants develops their own game tools to apply, sell etc. Through such courses the participants gain competences in both game design and organizational design and change.
Sune Gudiksen is a Ph.D. in Co-design and design games for service, business and organizational development. Leif Sørensen is the CEO of the international company Relation Technologies.

Facilitator: Sune Gudiksen and Leif Sørensen

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C6: Strategies for showing clients the value of facilitation (without being sales-y)

This workshop is designed to provide participants with tools that will help them be clear and confident when presenting their professional services – and will also be useful for those considering hiring a facilitator.

Beatrice Briggs, CPF, is director of the International Institute for Facilitation and Change. A native of the USA, she has been based in Mexico since 1998. Beatrice has worked with groups in over 30 countries, helping them make their meetings, forums and assemblies highly interactive, participatory and productive.

Facilitator: Betarice Briggs

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C7: How Tele2 made their introduction program faster, cheaper and more effective

In this workshop we will share our experience and methods on how Tele2 developed their training by using faciliations techniques.

You will learn 5 methods that you can use in different kinds of trainings, from blended learning to classroom courses, and what effect they will give. We will teach you some of the best tools when you want to use interaction in your training.

Karin Hedén has worked as a trainer and facilitator for 15 years mostly in Sweden and Asia. She has worked with and co-faclitated with Thiagi on a number of occations. Now she is running Resultatbolaget and trains leaders, facilitators and trainers in some of Swedens largest companies.

Today Cina is Head of Training at Consumer Sales & Delivery, Tele2 Sweden. Her team is responsible for designing and following up on all training for employees who are facing Tele2’s customers such as customer service agents and sales people in Tele2stores, as well as all training in coaching for their management. Before this Cina has many years’ experience as a Customer Service Manager in the telecom business.

Facilitator: Karin Hedén and Cina Sandlin

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C8: Get Just-in-Time: Creating sustainable learning solutions!

We’ve all participated in a learning experience that was “just-in-case” we needed it. A leadership programme here, a safety course there and even an appreciative inquiry that lies vivid on paper. How can we ensure these intentions become fluid in “real life”?

In today’s “I-have-so-much-information-in-my-head-it-is-going-to-explode” world, organisations need to facilitate sustainable solutions that arrive Just-in-Time. In this BYOD (Bring your Own Device) workshop, we will go on an adventure that helps our new friend Sadie support her team in their quest for growing their leadership capacity. Sadie knows her team has good intentions… she knows they intend to deliver the outcomes a leadership training has promised..but what happens when life gets in the way? When budgets and deadlines become the harsh reality?. Let’s help Sadie explore what kind of Just-in-Time learning tools can support those good intentions to become solid behaviours.

Chris Hogan is a Behavioural Scientist with a Master in Educational Technology. As a Certified Professional Facilitator, Chris works closely with organisations to take small steps towards becoming a true learning organisation. She has had great success in large-scale learning and development projects such as ‘Leading from a Distance’ for the Volvo Group, a full-scale White-Belt eLearning programme for Alfa Laval and measuring learning results at Spotify.

Fredrik works as a consultant within organizational development and holds a bachelor in Behavioural Science with additional studies in communication from University of Gothenburg. He works primarily with facilitation, virtual meetings, developing employeeship, leadership, organizations and communication within organizations.  

Facilitator: Christina Hogan and Fredrik Sundberg

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C9: Transformative facilitation and coaching

- A method for sustainable change

We will explore a method that creates increased awareness and lasting, sustainable change for the persons we lead, coach and facilitate. The method is called DISCO and has been developed by Alan Seale.

Facilitators: Sara Sjöblom

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C10: Storytelling as a powerful tool in intercultural facilitation (Part II of II sessions)

It is a complex task to facilitate groups with strong diversity be that culture, gender or/and other differences that matters to us humans. Hence, it is important to have a deep insight into cultural values, your own and other’s, since this insight supports us as facilitators to embrace differences and contribute to a positive world.

The facilitator needs to be aware of how the cultural differences, especially the different values influence the facilitation process and how she can use powerful tools that both include and address these differences in a way so they support and not block the facilitation process.

In this workshop intercultural facilitators, Gigi de Groot and Mette Lindgren Helde, will explore the impact of culture on facilitation and on how story telling as a method can be a powerful tool when facilitating intercultural groups.

The workshop will walk the talk. We will engage you both in intercultural communication and facilitation and in telling stories, hoping that through that process we can contribute to threading a bit of a new land, since intercultural facilitation and storytelling is a sparsely explored area in facilitation.

Facilitator: Mette Lindgren Helde  and Gigi de Groot

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D1: Flexing Your Ethics & Values Muscles

As IAF members we all sign the Ethics & Values Statement but how often do we reflect on how we embody those ethics and values in our daily facilitation practice. In this workshop we will use a fast paced, large group process to flex our ethics and values muscles. Using a modified Interview Matrix process, we will explore a series of reflective questions that will in turn challenge and deepen our understanding of our own ethics and values and those of our profession. Experience this fun and fast paced large group process that allows for deep and insightful discoveries in a ‘speed dating’ type atmosphere. At the same time reflect on our own ethical practices. As Facilitators we are “architects of trust” and we owe it to our clients to act with an informed appreciation of the ethical issues and competencies needed to help groups build consensus and produce meaningful outcomes.
This workshop will be led by Kimberly Bain, Chair of IAF and Author of the Reflective Ethical Facilitator.

Facilitator: Kimberly Bain

Bruce Rowling

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D2: Behave yourself! Learn to use LIFO behaviours to build better working relationships

In our workplace behaviour we know we have strengths, We also believe we have weaknesses but, in reality, these are more likely to be our strengths used in excess or inappropriately. LIFO explores this strength/weakness irony and helps us to understand ourselves, our colleagues and customers better. This workshop is a first step towards this understanding. Informative, participative and tantalising!

Bruce is a freelance facilitator, trainer and coach. Based in the UK he works around the world, helping individuals and teams to improve how they think about themselves, their organisations and their work. Fascinated by how we think, learn, work and behave.

Facilitator: Bruce Rowling

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D3: Is there a single, universal principle of facilitation? Mine’s ORID!

At a monthly meet-up of the International Association of Facilitators in London, the question was posed “is there a single, universal principle of facilitation?”  More to the point of course, if there is – what is it!

It didn’t take me long to think and respond that, in my own facilitation at least, there is certainly something approaching that – a simple four-level model of human behaviour that is always in my mind as I design and facilitate any learning or collaborative process, and that is very often explicitly the basis of the design.  Anyone who has worked or taken training with me, or who is familiar with ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP) approach, will know immediately what I am talking about.  It is the basis of the ToP Focused Conversation method, featured in the foundational ToP Group Facilitation Methods course, and it is affectionately known as ORID.

In this session I shall introduce the ORID model, first by demonstrating the ToP Focused Conversation method in leading a conversation on the role of the facilitator, and then by talking through the theory behind the model and by giving some examples of broader application as a universal principle of process design and facilitation. Participants will have an opportunity to consider how they might apply the model themselves in their own situations, and what they can learn about their own ‘universal principle of facilitation’.

The session will introduce a simple but powerful and versatile model, that can be applied as a tool and even as a guiding principle. It will help facilitators to engage and empower their groups with greater confidence and versatility, to better enable them to make the change that they are seeking in the world.  The session will be equally suitable for newcomers to facilitation and for experienced facilitators who are new to ToP, and those who would like to deepen their understanding of ORID as a design tool.

Martin Gilbraith is an independent facilitator, trainer and consultant based in London, UK.  He is a Certified Professional Facilitator of the International Association of Facilitators, and former IAF Chair and IAF Europe Director. He is president of the Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI), and an associate and former chief executive of ICA:UK, the participation and development charity. He has been facilitating and training, specialising in ICA’s ToP facilitation methodology, since 1986.

Facilitator: Martin Gilbraith

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D4: Post it and turn it to the point!

Have you ever been thrown headfirst into a session? Not knowing what you will have to facilitate or what issues concern the group?

In this session we will do just that. The group will decide what we are going to work with, the sky is the limit and the participants contribute with their knowledge and experience. Through different methods we will ensure that we handle the most engaging topic, and the outcome… is all up to you.

We will mix several methods to work towards our goal. You will experience an activated workshop that will make you share your know-how.

To top it off we draw from eachothers coming work to see what can be useful.

For the past 15 years Henrik has used his facilitator skills within the corporate world as well as within NGO’s. He is an experienced facilitator who has worked with small and large groups all around the world.

Facilitator: Henrik Karlsson Rodén

Daniel Richardsson

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D5: Why is it Suddenly so Easy to Change?

Towards an Understanding of the Generative “Mystery” of the Appreciative Inquiry Interview. A central part of the Appreciative Inquiry Model is the “Appreciative interview” that enables the past, present and the future to be used as a generative source for on-going learning about strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results. In this session we build new Insights and Understanding of the Generative “Mystery” of the Appreciative Interview and How to Start to Integrate it more with in your practice, to find new ways to make people and organizations flourish.

Since 2010 is Daniel Richardsson teaching Appreciative Inquiry for Strength Based Change Management at Mid Sweden University. Over 100 student has been trained by Daniel to successfully using AI in different types of human living systems – business, pre-schools, educations, municipalities and regions. Daniel is the founder of the company Styrkebaserad, he has a Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change and he is the translator of the book Appreciative Teambuilding in to Swedish –  ”Styrkebaserad Teamutveckling – en praktiskt handbok i Appreciative Inquiry” (2012). He works as a consultant.

Facilitator: Daniel Richardsson

Brian Yellow Sofa

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D6: Working Emergently: Agile Facilitation. Making a Difference and Delivering Results in Uncertain and Complex Environments

Disruption is the constant challenge for businesses where transition, complexity and uncertainty are the new norms. Being able to think differently and adapt to ‘business not as usual’ are the key skills we need to develop. Facilitation can step powerfully into this space to assist organisations to work with these powerful dynamics in an emergent and agile way.

This workshop will identify and explore the skills required to best assist ourselves, our clients, stakeholders and participants to engage with these challenges in a more resilient and sustainable process. The workshop will be based on my Doctoral Research and my recent practice with video testimony from clients working at different levels in different organisations, across sectors and within different kinds of programmes.

LawsOn Thinking’s key offer areas are in System and Service Redesign, Strategic Leadership and Management, Complex Change and Transition and working with Risk, Resilience and Conflict. Brian has been facilitating individual groups, organisations and partnerships for the last 25 years. He specialises in large group facilitation and whole system approaches.

Facilitator: Brian Lawson

Elena Björkenäng

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D7: Summa Summarum

This year’s IAF EMENA conference gathers several disciplines all related to each other in that they aim at supporting, developing and enabling individuals, teams and organizations to grow, expand and transform. So how do they all relate to each other? Could they be in conflict or are they supplementing each other? Is the vast variety confusing the customers? Is it making consultants more complete or less credible? During this session we explore the characteristics of some methods, tools, disciplines, ideologies and then apply them on a fictive client case. We discuss and elaborate what approach suits best when; a mix or a single approach? Participants in this workshop will, with inspiration from creative supplies and other, put together proposals for how we can excel by using the full potential of our joint knowledge base. Elena Wallén Björkenäng Kentor IT AB, has more than 30 years of experience working with individuals and organizations in different industries, cultures as well as running her own business. A common theme has been the genuine interest in what makes change and development possible using strengths and success stories as a starting point. The assignments have covered areas such as strategic planning, company culture, effective working processes, process mapping, LEAN. Coaching and facilitation skills as well as expressive arts and storytelling have been powerful tools in supporting individuals and teams in understanding their situation, setting expansive goals and reaching them.

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D8: Helping groups to do sense-making on complexity

Problems of different complexity requires different types of approaches. Yet, individuals will often go for certain default approach which may not help the situation. For example, we are sometimes obsessed to use a ’10-steps to become a better leader’ approach (i.e. simple solution to complex problem) This applies also to groups because of issues like group-think. In this session, the presenter will establish together with the participants through a lens, called Cynefin Framework, to become situational in decision-making for problems of different complexity.

David works with people to have conversations which are productive to the goals they aspire to. His approach is mainly guided by the Strength-based practice, Action Reflection Learning, Adaptive Leadership / Immunity to Change and Emotional Intelligence.  Originally from Hong Kong, he was a corporate banker by background. Before moving to Switzerland, he has been based in Shanghai for the last 10 years and have facilitated & coached in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.   He is an IAF CPF, ICF ACC and has an INSEAD MBA. More about his practice and reflection on blog: www.ask-notell.com

Facilitator: David Yau

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D9: Change your question, change your life

As Peter Senge once remarked to a group of students, the 21st century leader is the one who can hold open the space for powerful questions.  But what is a powerful question and what question should you use at the various phases of a group’s life?  This session polishes your skill at using one of the most powerful tools in any facilitator’s toolkit — the powerful question.  Warning:  there will be more questions than answers in this session!

Facilitator: Mary-Alice Arthur

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Anders Hansson – A perspective on the refugee situation in Europe

The reality of war refugees.

Anders Hansson, renowned documentary photographer has during the last 15 years travelled the world and photographed and reported humanitarian crisis to remind, educate and create a sense of urgency for the changes in regards to migration and the conditions for refugees in Africa and Europe.
We will get to listen to Anders experience, perspective and see documentary photos from all over the world. 

We will together reflect on the impact this has on the world of today.

Main questions that will be addressed:

-       What impact do we think this has on Europe in particular, and on the world in general?

-       How do we need to adapt to this as humans, professionals and in organisations? 

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Richard Barrett – Facilitating Transformation

Organisational transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders. Organisations don’t transform, people do. What is transformation? What are the mechanics of transformation?  How does transformation happen in individuals and groups? These are just a few of the topics that Richard Barrett will cover at our IAF EMENA Conference this September in Stockholm.

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Mary-Alice Arthur – Collective Storytelling

What is it that makes stories so interesting, intriguing and compelling?  Part of the answer lies in the fact that stories are how we make sense and meaning of the world. In life and work, our stories are the road we travel on.  We move at the speed of our stories and they determine the journey. That makes it important to find out what stories we are holding and whether they are generative ones or not. When you change your story you can change your world.

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Daniel Ofman – Going from reactivity to creativity

Building Commitment and Enthusiasm in Organisations, when working harder no longer works is the title of Daniel Ofman’s latest book in which he tackles the conditions needed to allow enthusiasm and commitment to flourish within organisations. His clearly argued contention is that organisations must set limits on what they strive to achieve and must decide if and when change itself should be a goal in its own right. His integrated approach towards life, work and organisation provides insights into why traditional managerial approches are failing and will continue to fail and what is needed to achieve better results with less waste of energy.

Enthusiasm and commitment cannot be bought: they will come of their own accord as long as what you are doing makes sense at the rational, the attitudinal and the relational levels. Overlook any one of these three levels and your organization will eventually falter, and with it, its human face.

His lecture represents a wake-up call, a signal that managers and staff alike need to change direction.

Contact

Welcome to contact the Stockholm conference team.

For questions about the programme
E-mail: info@move.se

For questions about the hotel:
Phone: +46 8 747 61 57
E-mail: johanna.jonsson@yasuragi.se

If you wish to support the EMENA region more widely, please contact:
Martin Farrell – EMENA Regional Director
E-mail: rep.europe@iaf-world.org

Practical Information

Malin Morén
Lorensbergs Organisations Konsulter
malin@lorensbergs.se
+ 46 708 181 532

Jonas Roth
Move Management
jonas@move.se
+ 46 706 243 740

Lisa Forsman
Move Management
lisa@move.se
+ 46 708 88 12 47

Johanna Jonsson
Hotel Yasuragi (for hotel questions)
Johanna.Jonsson@yasuragi.se
+46 8 747 61 57

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