6-3-5 Brainwriting

Groups-structured brainstorming technique, generating a multitude of ideas in a very short time: 6 minutes – 3 ideas – 5 people.

Number of people: any, groups of five (or 4, 6 or 7)

Time: 45 minutes

Place/Space: indoor, enough to give each group room to work

Equipment:

  • Pen and paper

Link to description (pdf): Brainwriting-6-3-5

 

Draw (how to Make) Toast

DrawToast is a Wicked Problem Solving™ design exercise by Tom Wujec that unlocks our ability to solve complex problems through visual thinking.

Number of Persons: 6-30

Place/Space: indoor, room enough for everyone to be seated at tables

Equipment:

  • flip chart (or stock of paper and clear wall space to mount notes for everyone to see)
  • post it’s
  • markers
  • masking tape

Link to description (doc): Draw-Toast_En

Link to original detailed description (PDF): Draw Toast-web
Link to TED-video

Fish Bowl

FishBowl
Similar to a traditional panel, there are 4-6 discussants on a topic. Instead of facing an audience in a row with a moderator, however, the discussants sit in a circle with the audience in concentric circles around them. This witnessed conversation on a topic can be quite powerful, helping to bring clarity and shared experience to everyone attending.

Open Space

Open Space
Open Space is at the heart of almost every unconference we design. It allows groups from 5-2.000 people to create an agenda live in less than an hour for a complete multi-track conference. Participants are given simple guidelines that help the day flow. Then, at the close of a day, everyone gathers together to share what unfolded.

Black Market of Knowledge

Hannah Hurtzig explains the black market of knowledge.

The transfer of knowledge as a communicative and performative act. The starting point is an interesting and current topic on which local knowledge has been accumulated. The market creates a space to retrieve this knowledge. The individual conversations of experts and discussion partners can be followed by observers (”black listeners”).
(Idea by Hannah Hurtzig, MobileAcademy [link to video])

Number of People: 50–1000

Time: 3–10 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, a room that is large enough to accommodate all participants and also has room for all tables. Lounge.

Equipment:

  • Small tables (for 2 people)
  • Table lamp
  • Microphones
  • Headsets for audience
  • Installation for the transmission of the conversations
  • Acoustic signal, such as a gong

Link to desription (doc): Black Market of Knowledge

Why You Feel What You Feel

Understanding why you feel what you feel is one of the most important aspects of human development. After understanding comes control. When you control your emotions through vertical development, you can be more successful and happy. We’ve all seen adults behave like children and ‘throw their toys out of the pram’ if they don’t get their way. An inability to control emotions prevents us from growing up and becoming mature successful human beings. Dr. Alan Watkins, founder of Complete Coherence, introduces the key phases of human development and explains why poor emotional control is holding back progress. He asks us to imagine a world where we never have to feel anything we don’t want to feel; where we have complete control of what we feel and when we feel it. Emotions meet technology in a new app (Universe of Emotions). Taking us on a journey around this Universe, Dr Watkins explains how we can choose our own emotional ‘planetary’ address and live happier and more fulfilled lives. Alan Watkins is CEO and founder of leadership consultancy, Complete Coherence. He is recognized as an international expert on leadership and human performance. Dr Watkins has a broad mix of commercial, academic, scientific and technological abilities. Over the past 18 years he has been a coach to many of Europe’s top business leaders and has helped companies treble share price, enter the FTSE 100, salvage difficult turnarounds and establish market leadership in their industry. He has written five books and numerous peer reviewed scientific articles. He advised the GB Olympic squad prior to London 2012 and is working with them leading up to Rio in 2016. He has three degrees and is a neuroscientist by background.

The Skill of Self-Confidence

As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph’s TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.