In a very open-hearted interview Edward Molkenboer shared his stories and reasons to create social impact. For a short time he lived as homeless, confronting himself with this way of living. From this first hand experience, Edward found his strong drive and motivation in making social impact with, and for others. From then onwards, Edward’s latest project “The Social Impact Tour” started to grow. You can continue to follow his journey of change-making on https://telltoinspire.com
At next Wednesday’s Tea Bar Beer Pub we’ll be talking about Design Thinking Practices. Let’s appreciate that we have all different levels of experience - Design Thinkers and non Design Thinkers. Bring your questions, exchange favourite methods and tell your secret tricks! Anything is welcome.
Leadership… one word with multiple interpretations. It is one of those topics which brings up strong emotions and has the potential to result in hours of debate. Join us as we unpack this topic further – whether you consider yourself to be a leader or not.
We will explore the key aspects that are essential in developing one’s leadership presence. In doing so, we will examine the definition of leadership, key traits and characteristics of effective leadership, leadership styles, and how we follow the leader. Join us for an interactive session with activities, as we engage in individual and collective exploration and reflection, as we get a better sense as to: What maketh the leader?
Sylvain Cottong who is a futurist, economist, consultant, coach, facilitator, researcher, and speaker, will explain what Futures Literacy is and show us how it can interact with Design Thinking. Our guest speaker will facilitate a Mini Futures Literacy Lab on the question “What is the future of <to be announced in session>?” He will then provide a brief summary of the Futures Literacy theory and tell us why it is considered a key skill, as stated by UNESCO, for managing complexity and for the future of leadership & innovation at all levels.
So much of our daily interaction is powered by non-verbal communication however this is more complex in the virtual COVID world. Together with the WWJ community, inspired by examples from the online non-verbal toolkit, we will start creating a non-verbal dictionary for online design thinking sessions.
The way we collaborate while working is what forms the culture of organisations – whether we aim for that or not. In this session, we will look at how organisations are evolving; and at how the practice of design or innovation in the organisation plays a role in that change. Importantly, it is not just the outputs of such innovation or design projects which drives change, but the very existence of this kind of work – and the way it happens – that shapes cultures and is shaped by them. What kind of cultures do design and innovation activity help shape, and what kind of cultures let our work flourish? And how do our facilitation, collaboration and leadership choices contribute?
In this session we will draw on activities of applied improvisation to not only discuss, but explore and experience different cultural pressures
Visual Mapping by Fieke Sluijs
The LEGO Serious Play (LSP) method is a beloved strategy and communications methodology used to help teams achieve breakthroughs in communication and planning around the world. In this session, Brandon will explore what LSP is, learn why it works, and explore how we can adapt some of its key principles to the virtual world.
✔️ More comradery
✔️ More creativity
✔️ More productivity
How is Josuël immersing you in his session?
There are many ways to bring about X a.k.a Change. Usually, it starts with communication and stepping out of your comfort zone. Two aspects that are very prevalent within the various elements of the HipHop culture.
During this session, you experience how the world of coaching can be combined with the HipHop culture to broaden perspectives and bring about new insights. You will get a sample of how HipHop Culture Coaching unleashes the X within teams and organisations.
Come get to know yourself with and other participants via one of the world’s fastest-growing cultures.
Resource Link: Here
How do you observe? What do you feel ? What do you connect with those. This censorial activity is help participants connect with their surroundings to focus on how we adapt to the environment we are. While understanding users, allowing to immerse yourself to the surrounding is very important so the insights that one formulates is precise. Such exercises add to the perpetual thinking.
Seasons are changing. On this side of the world Spring is unfolding. On your side of the world perhaps Autumn is kicking in. Either way let's walk, show our surroundings and have a conversation about what we see and imagine.
If designers are innovators, why do designers struggle to get to the top seats of Fortune 50 companies? After 30 years of field experience and a long PhD, José identified 10 main reasons keeping designers from those top seats and we will take a dive into a selected few of those reasons, from lack of preparation to a lack of a design agenda at board level. Pedro Janeiro chats José on these aspects of challenges and structures.
These are the 10 blocking reasons keeping designers away from top Fortune 50 companies