Re-Authoring Diversity Conversations
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Re-Authoring Diversity Conversations

Our colleague Chené Swart will host an online conversation around Re-authoring ideas and Diversity & Inclusion on the 8th of December in collaboration with the Caspersen Therapy Centre in Minneapolis, USA.

The workshop will be hosted from 9h00 to 16h30 Central time (USA), which means it will take place from 17h00 to 00h30 South African time and 16h00 to 23h30 European Central time.

Here is more information: Website for event // facebook event

Within the narrative approach, human beings are seen as meaning-makers who make sense of their individual and communal lives through narratives. These narratives are very powerful as they shape and maintain who we are, how we relate and how we see and interact with the world. Narratives are however crafted within a particular context and time and supported by taken-for-granted ideas and beliefs endorsed by people who are perceived to have power and authority. 

Diversity and inclusion work that grows from the narrative approach understands that the realities about and practices toward people who are different from us in terms of race, gender, age, culture, language, etc. are shaped and maintained through narratives. These realities about the “other” are organized and maintained through narratives that are legitimized by our claims that our own version of reality of the “other” is true and sometimes the only truth. We end up with competing narratives about one another, all claiming to be the right and true description of the “other”. These competing narratives result in the discrimination, conflicts, wars, violence, xenophobia and genocides we have come to take as the way things are. 

How do we re-author these narratives and ultimately our relationships with the “other” in a way that takes us forward in our organizations and communities?  Re-authoring diversity and inclusion conversations hold our differences with a respectful openness of the alternative story of inclusion of the “other” within the context of re-dignification of the “other”.

AUTHOR BIO: Dr. Chené Swart is a published author and works across the world with individuals, businesses, and civil society organizations as a trainer, executive coach, and consultant. She translated the narrative ideas for the organizational context and applies the re-authoring approach in co-constructing alternative preferred narratives that guide personal, communal and organizational agency, new ways of thinking and doing, and transformed lives. She specializes in organizational transformational processes and the role leadership plays in shifting hearts, mindsets, narratives and practices towards the organization’s preferred future.

***Earn up to 6 CEUs with this program!*** 

Regular Registration, $169, Early Registration rate of $149 ends Nov 17 

Student, Group and Foreign Currency Discounts Available

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER BEFORE YOU MISS OUT ON EARLY BIRD PRICING!

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“THE ART AND CRAFT OF PROMOTING CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION IN ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER COMPLEX SYSTEMS”
Mar
22
to Mar 24

“THE ART AND CRAFT OF PROMOTING CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION IN ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER COMPLEX SYSTEMS”

We are very proud and honored to announce an upcoming seminar with our partner at the center for systemic research and consulting (zsfb) in Heidelberg. The center is at the forefront in researching systemic thinking and educating systemic consultants for the past 20 years.

In spring, it will host a highlight: our dear colleagues Eugenio Molini and Miriam Moreno will host a special workshop on change in fuzzy and enmeshed systems. In a time in which the boundaries of systems become more fluid and permeable we need to reconsider how change can be ignited and sustained.

The strategies we devised about how change can be successfully initiated is mostly based on the assumptions that we deal with bounded and closed systems. With the age of networks and platforms coming into full flourishing, we need new perspectives, ideas and tools to make change work.

Workshop Description

We who lead this workshop – Eugenio Moliní & Miriam Moreno – have the experience that most attempts to promote change with traditional approaches have very little impact in proportion to the investment in time, energy and money; and that they cause more pain than gain. This tension is increasing exponentially as new challenges emerge in our networked, liquid and VUCA society.

We offer this workshop to Change Agents – people who motivated by their profession or their vocation – promote change in the organization they lead, work in or work with; the communities they are members of; or the territory they live in.

Our purpose is to teach so that the participants can increase the impact of their interventions and at the same time decrease the suffering they cause unto others and themselves, as well as the “tear and wear” in the systems they want to influence.

The workshop will focus on two emerging challenges:

how to promote change in fuzzy enmeshed systems (systems in which, despite the real power differences, no player has the formal right to define anything a priori) by taking initiative to move the system in a direction that makes sense for you, while at the same time acknowledging the autonomy of all other players and their right to influence it in any direction that makes sense for them.

how to promote change in bounded structured systems (systems in which there is an instance that has the formal right to define a priori) so that they can develop networked ways of operating in their internal operations, and in their operations in the fuzzy and enmeshed social-ecological environment of which they are part.

The double focus emerges from Eugenio Molini’s and Miriam Moreno’s existentially rooted values.

Facilitators

EUGENIO MOLINÍ | molini.es

It is my heart’s burning desire to experience organizations in which a person can shine with her own light at the same time that everybody else also does. All too often, the light is dimmed either through demanding of obedience or through expectations of conformity. And with dimmed lights, down goes the organization’s performance.

OD-consultant since 1990. His specialty is to design and facilitate transformational processes in which success depends on the collaboration between parties with different perspectives, professions, cultures and even diverging interests. His practice as a consultant follows two lines of work:

promoting the transformation of bounded structured systems (such as companies, international, national and local organisms, municipalities, etc.) so that they thrive in their fuzzy enmeshed social-ecological environment, and operate in it without wreaking havoc.

promoting the emergence of robust task-oriented networks in fuzzy and enmeshed systems (such as territories, cities, markets, multi-stakeholder networks, etc.)

Apart from his consulting practice, he is the initiator of of GAIT – “Guild of Agents for Intentional Transformation”, a network of people who commit themselves to support each other to increase the impact of their interventions, while at the same time diminishing the pain they cause to those that will be affected by the changes, and avoiding to put themselves in harm’s way.
He has worked mainly in Sweden and Spain, but also in Africa and Latin America, with national, multinational and global companies; with international, multilateral, national and local organizations.

MIRIAM MORENO | miriaminchange.com

I am convinced that the only systems where people can be truly effective and engaged when working together are those in which people have a high level of autonomy, are rewarded for their ability to connect and collaborate, and are integrated as a whole. The networked organizations is the organizational system closest to this scenario.

Consultant in Change facilitation, Participatory Processes & Networked systems.
She has experience in public and private organizations. Some of them: networks, liquids & co-management systems, startups, digital nomads and entrepreneurs, working with the unknown she helps them grow and last over time without losing their networked nature. Some others: corporations that operate at an international scenario, local organizations and other systems, working with the already known she helps them to incorporate networked spaces, values, practices or elements.
Her work integrates concepts, methodologies and tools from multiple disciplines, especially Systemic Intervention and Agile Principles.
Miriam is also a photographer who, under the brand Thorn Fotografin, promotes disruptive projects, exhibitions and artistic movements. Since she connected her two areas of professional practice, interesting synergies began to emerge, leading to a completely new field of practice that she is developing within the project “In change we thorn”.

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StoryWork – Einführung in die Narrative Arbeit mit Menschen und Organisationen
Nov
10
to Nov 11

StoryWork – Einführung in die Narrative Arbeit mit Menschen und Organisationen

  • ASK – Akademie für Systemische Kompetenz (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Themen und Inhalte

Während Storytelling als die Kunst gilt, komplexe und meist abstrakte Dinge mithilfe einer guten Geschichte so zu erzählen, dass sie sinnlich greifbar und einfach verstehbar sind, bilden im StoryWork die erzählten Geschichten erst den Anfang, das Material, mit dem wir arbeiten.

Vor diesem Hintergrund bedeutet narratives Arbeiten, dass wir kulturelle Vorschreibungen hinterfragen, Diskurspraktiken sichtbar machen, verinnerlichte Probleme externalisieren und Menschen ermutigen, zu den Autoren ihrer je eigenen Geschichte zu werden.

Folgerichtig messen wir den Wert der Geschichten, die wir im Zwiegespräch entwickeln, daran, inwieweit sie einmalige Ereignisse, Neubeschreibungen und Möglichkeiten hervorbringen und den Erzähler dazu beflügeln, sich zum Autor seiner eigenen Geschichte emporzuschwingen.

„Die Tatsache, dass unser Ich ein Konstrukt ist, das sich aus sozialen Kon-Texten nährt, ist aus narrativer Sicht keine Enttäuschung, sondern eine Riesenchance.“

Weil jedes Konstrukt de- und rekonstruiert und damit von uns gestaltet und neu geschrieben werden kann. Weil Bedeutungen nicht im luftleeren Raum entstehen, sondern eingebettet sind in einen kulturellen Zusammenhang, passieren Identitätskonstruktion und Kulturreflexion in einem Atemzug und fließen im StoryWork programmatisch ineinander.

Der narrative Zugang kommt aus der Familientherapie und wurde entwickelt, um eine neue Art des Sprechens über Probleme zu ermöglichen. Er setzt wie kein anderer das in die Praxis um, was der konstruktive Ansatz theoretisch als Standard in der systemischen Arbeit formulierte.

Sie lernen, hinter die Diskursfassade zu blicken, den eigenen Bedeutungskonstruktionen auf den Grund zu gehen und kulturelle Musterbildungen in Frage zu stellen.

Die Ausweitung dieses Ansatzes auf organisatorische Fragestellungen markiert einen fundamentalen Paradigmenwechsel, in dem die Metapher des Unternehmens als Maschine endgültig ausgemustert wird.

Dynamische Unternehmensorganismen erschaffen und erhalten sich über Interaktionen und Erzählungen von Menschen, die darin leben und arbeiten. In diesem Workshop soll Reflexion als Ferment kulturellen Wandels erlebbar gemacht werden.

Ziele und Mehrwert

  • Sie sind Coach und/oder BeraterIn und wollen Ihren systemischen Blick um narrative Elemente erweitern? 
  • Sie möchten den reduzierenden, einengenden Geschichten, die andere über Sie oder Ihr Unternehmen erzählen, eine eigene, reiche, bunte, schillernde entgegensetzen? 
  • Sie oder Ihr Unternehmen stecken in Geschichten fest und möchten den Bedeutungen, die Ihr Wahrnehmen und Handeln bestimmen, auf den Grund gehen?
  • Sie wollen sich und anderen Menschen Fragen stellen, die zu neuen Antworten/Perspektiven führen? 
  • Sie wollen Konflikte lösen, ohne sich in der Schuldfrage zu verlieren?
  • Sie möchten Diversität für Ihr Unternehmen positiv nutzen und ein neues Miteinander fördern? 
  • Sie möchten mehr über die Kultur wissen, die Ihr Unternehmen zusammenhält?

Das Seminar wird von Wolfgang Tonninger geleitet und findet in Salzburg statt.

Kosten: 320,00 €

Weiter Informationen und Anmeldung auf der Homepage der Akademie für systemische Kompetenz: http://www.ask-akademie.org/seminare-weiterbildungen/storywork

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Narrative Leadership - Führung in Geschichten denken
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Narrative Leadership - Führung in Geschichten denken

  • Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Die Weiterbildung "Narratives Management" an der hdm, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart stellt die verschiedenen Schwerpunkte narrativen Arbeitens in Unternehmen vor, wie etwa Corporate Storytelling, Personal Storytelling, Narratives Wissensmanagement und Change Management.

Das Modul "Narrative Leadership" führt die Teilnehmer in die Welt der Führungskräfte und zeigt, wie narrative Methoden eine der wichtigsten Führungsaufgaben, die Sinnstiftung, ermöglichen. Wie kann ich meinen Mitarbeitern Bedeutsamkeit und Sinn ihrer Tätigkeiten vermitteln, wie sie für Veränderungen motivieren und ihr Committment für das Team einholen? Was passiert, wenn ich Führung in Geschichten denke? Welche Plots und welche Protagonisten sind in Unternehmen zu entdecken? Wie kann ich durch das Gestalten einer gemeinsamen Erzählung erfolgreich führen? Diese und viele andere Fragen werden wir in Stuttgart in einem Kreis von 6-10 Teilnehmenden aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Beratung beantworten. Mehr Informationen unter www.narratives-management.de

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The South African Re-authoring the World Apprentice Journey 2017/2018
Nov
9
to Nov 11

The South African Re-authoring the World Apprentice Journey 2017/2018

Our colleague Chené Swart is hosting an Apprenticeship Journey in South Africa starting 9th of November. Here is the key information you need at a glance:

When will start? The first module will be from 9-11 November 2017 here in Pretoria!

How will it work? We will have 4 modules of 3-days each 3 months apart with coaching and assignments in-between.  

What is the cost? R27 000 for the year that includes: a book, coaching sessions, individual feedback regarding assignments and 12 days of learning sessions

When do I need to know if you will join us? Registration by 31 October 2017

How many people can join us? 12 places available

Do you want to know more? Just read the attached flyer or go to the following link: http://www.transformations.co.za/events.html

More information on the Apprenticeship Journey, Re-Authoring Practices and Chené Swart:

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StoryWork - Transformative Arbeit mit Gruppen und Organisationen
Nov
9
to Nov 10

StoryWork - Transformative Arbeit mit Gruppen und Organisationen

  • Zentrum für Systemische Forschung und Beratung (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bringing story to work introduces elements of wisdom
and creativity that release the essential spirit of an organisation

Christina Baldwin

Wie gelingt es Organisationen und Gruppen zu einer gemeinsam getragenen Vision, Identität und Gemeinschaftsgefühl zu gelangen? Diese Frage ist nicht nur in den Bereichen Marketing, Strategie, sondern auch in Organisationsentwicklungen und Transformationsprozessen zentral, sowie in Führung und Teamentwicklung.
Im Seminar StoryWork- TransformativeArbeitmitGruppen und Organisationen geht es um genau diese Frage. Geschichten und Erzählmaterial werden zu einem Vehikel für Bewusst­seins-, Transformations- und Beziehungsarbeit. StoryWork ist empfindsames Zuhö­ren, kraftvoll authentisches Erzählen und miteinander Gestalten.

Während das klassische Storytelling den Fokus auf das Senden einer Botschaft legt, ist StoryWork ein Dialog: in jeder Begegnung, in jedem System, in jedem einzelnen Menschen finden wir zu jedem Moment narrative Strukturen. StoryWork bedeutet, diese Strukturen zu erfassen, transparent zu machen und zu bearbeiten. Diese Arbeit mit Geschichten ist ein kraftvoller und sensitiver Weg die Menschlichkeit im Miteinander in Organisationen und die Authentizität in der Führung zu verstärken. 

Hauptinhalte des Trainings:

  • Teil 1: Dimensionen des Zuhörens
  • Teil 2: Erzählen der persönlichen Geschichte
  • Teil 3: ‚Unser Narrativ‘ - unser Mythos

Zuhören: in unserer Kultur haben wir vor allem gelernt mit unserem Intellekt zuzuhören. In diesem Workshop geben wir auch dem empathischen und generativen Zuhören Raum. Ein bewussteres Hören auf diesen Ebenen erlaubt die Stimmung einer Gruppe zu erfassen, Spannungsfelder früh zu heben und fruchtbaren Boden für ko-kreatives Arbeiten zu schaffen.
In jeder Gruppe erfährt man als Einzelner den Widerspruch zwischen dem Bedürfnis und der Scheu gesehen zu werden. Die Präsenz der Führungspersonen setzt einen wesentlichen Akzent und den Rahmen in dem Andere eingeladen werden, Ihre Geschichte zu erzählen. Sie entscheidet über die Qualität und Intensität der Zusammenarbeit einer Gruppe. Die zweite Säule des Workshops beschäftigt sich mit dem Erzählen der persönlichen Geschichte um bewusst Rahmen zu setzen, in dem das Einbringen persönlicher und individueller Ansichten und Geschichten stattfinden kann.

Die dritte Säule ist `Unser Narrativ- unser Mythos’. Hier geht es darum, wie die unterschiedlichen Stimmen und Geschichten in einer Gemeinschaft, einem Team und einer Organisation sichtbar und hörbar gemacht werden können. Dies ist die Grundlage, um die Unterschiede, Gemeinsamkeiten und Spannungsfelder transparent zu machen und zu transformieren. Aufbauend auf Ansätzen der Prozessarbeit wird im Seminar dargestellt, wie die unterschiedlichen Geschichten miteinander in Dialog gebracht und ein gemeinsames Narrativ entstehen kann.

Sie werden:

  • Konzeptionelle Grundlagen von StoryWork kennenlernen
  • Geschichten hören und erzählen 
  • Narrative Strukturen in Gruppen erforschen
  • An Ihrer persönlichen Geschichte arbeiten
  • Ansätze kennenlernen und erproben um die Transformation vom Konflikt zur Gemeinschaft zu begleiten

Das zweitägige erfahrungsorientierte Training stellt Werkzeuge und Methoden bereit um Ihre StoryWork-Fähigkeit auszubilden bzw. zu vertiefen. Egal ob Sie als Führungsperson, Berater oder Change Facilitator arbeiten, Sie werden Inspiration für einen neuen Umgang mit narrativen Strukturen entdecken.

Die Metho­dik speist sich aus der prozessorientierten Psychologie, dem transformationalen Storytelling und einer systemischen Grundhaltung.

Das Seminar wird von Stephanie Bachmair geleitet:

Kosten: EUR 540.- (zzgl. MwSt.)

Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung auf der Seite des Zentrums für Systemische Forschung und Beratung: https://www.systemiker.com/html/storywork.html

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Berlin Change Days 2017 – Power & Trust: Leading Change in a VUCA World
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Berlin Change Days 2017 – Power & Trust: Leading Change in a VUCA World

A fixture in our calendars for many years, the Berlin Change Days is one of THE events if you are leading or facilitating change. In its 9th year, this global, yet tribal event focuseson POWER & TRUST: LEADING CHANGE IN A VUCA WORLD. Besides 12+ workshops, key notes and lot´s of networking and exchange, it also offers a post-conference workshop with Julie Diamond, an experienced facilitator and process worker on how we deal with power in change and group processes.

Together with Jeffer London Jacques Chlopczyk will facilitate the learning journey and plenary sessions.

Meet us there!

More information on the program and registration on the website: https://www.berlinchangedays.com/.

Here´s also an article and a short video that emerged out of a session Jacques hosted with Jeffer London at the BCD 2016. Enjoy!

Stepping in / holding back – Reflections on a facilitators dilemma:

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AgilProp – Systemische Perspektiven auf neue Organisationsformen
Oct
19
to Oct 20

AgilProp – Systemische Perspektiven auf neue Organisationsformen

Unsere Partner vom Zentrum für systemische Forschung und Beratung widmen Ihre diesjährige Alumni-Veranstaltung "Systemix Reloaded" dem Adjektiv "agil" und den damit verbundenen Organisationsformen. Ein spannendes Programm erwartet die Teilnehmer und Teilnehmerinnen.

Aus dem Programm:

Auf unserer Kurztagung Systemix Reloaded fokussieren wir uns auf das Adjektiv "agil", das in den letzten Jahren von der Bezeichnung einer Softwareentwicklungsmethode zu einer der meistdiskutierten Konzepte innerhalb des praktischen Organisationsdiskurses geworden ist. Organisationen müssen und wollen im Zeitalter digitaler Revolution schneller lernen und offener für Lernprozesse werden. 

Wie geht das? Hat das Konzept Substanz oder ist es eine Worthülse aus dem Bullshituniversum, das gerade Triumpfe feiert? Wir möchten unter systemischem und dekonstruktivem Blickwinkel die Programmatik und die Methoden dieses Ansatzes reflektieren und diskutieren.

Weitere Informationen gibt es auf der Homepage der Veranstaltung: https://www.systemixreloaded.de/

Referenten und Moderatoren

  • Dr. Hans Rudi Fischer (zsfb)
  • Marc Richter (zsfb)
  • Jacques Chlopczyk (zsfb)
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz-Klaus Stahl
  • Bärbel Häckel (Freiberufliche Beraterin)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brinkmann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
  • Thaddäus Schmitz (Haufe-Umantis)
  • Michael Bursik (Haufe-Umantis)
  • Dr. Stefan Hölscher (Metrion Management Consulting)

 

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Chené Swart at the L&D Talks in Brussels
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Chené Swart at the L&D Talks in Brussels

Our dear colleage Chené Swart is presenting at the L&D talks in Brussels on October 19.

In the morning she´ll give a masterclass, followed by a key note in the afternoon:

Masterclass: Transforming learning and development through narratives, human dignity, meaning and re-authoring

https://www.bedrijfsopleidingen.be/stimulearning/ldt_leerlijn1.asp

Human beings have two amazing capacities that we frequently employ but are rarely aware of, the capacities to make meaning and to make story. As we make meaning of our lives we weave these meanings into narratives that shape and maintain who we are, how we relate and how we see the world.

But these narratives do not fall from the sky, they are crafted, maintained and sustained in a world of ideas about success, a world of constant measurement in various forms and a world where isolation from one another often sets us up in competition with one another.

Re-authoring practices invite individuals, teams and organisations to employ these meaning-making and story-making capacities in a way that provides people with a foundation for new initiatives, to stretch their minds and to continue to learn, develop and tell stories within their various organisational contexts as authors of their own narratives and co-authors of team and organisational narratives.

In this interactive masterclass, you will be invited to experience these practices and ideas while you learn about them. We will consider the following questions:

What implications do our meaning-making capacities and story-making capacities have for how we learn and how we see the development of people in organisations?

How can we create learning contexts and experiences where human dignity is the ground from where leaning and development grows?

What is re-authoring practices and how can we employ it in learning and development design and processes?

This workshop is recommended for all professionals who want to co-create learning and development contexts that value human dignity and create community through meaning-making and narratives.

Key Note: Unothering the other, a narrative diversity and inclusion lens on learning and development

https://www.bedrijfsopleidingen.be/stimulearning/ldt_leerlijn2.asp

As a South African citizen, I come from a country where diversity is a given, a country of 11 official languages and many more cultural expressions. I have had the privilege to journey with various organisations in diversity and inclusion journeys which has been as wild and wonderful as the beloved country I call home.

We live in a world where the “other” be it in age, gender, sexual orientation, race, privilege, class and ability has often become the enemy or the stranger by mere difference. Our narratives of the other has been shaped and formed by our various contexts, experiences and relationships and when employees enter the workspace, these narratives enter with us, even beyond what we think about inclusion and equality, respect and dignity.

This interactive session will explore the skills that you will need as a learning and development professional to create environments in organisations to learn and develop both the capacity to unother the other as well as lead and develop teams and organisations that can harvest the gifts of diversity and employ the practices of welcome that lead to inclusion.

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Stories for Europe – An experiment in Re-Authoring the Future of Europe
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Stories for Europe – An experiment in Re-Authoring the Future of Europe

  • Akademie für Handwerksdesign Gut Rosenberg der Handwerkskammer Aachen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of our theme for 2018 "Re-Authoring Futures" and our growing concern with the lack of a sustainable narrative about possible futures for Europe, the Beyond Storytelling Network is hosting together with collaborators the initiative "Stories for Europe". The kick-off event will take place on September 15 and 16 in Aachen. More details below or on the website Stories-for-Europe.

What is it about?

Join us September 15 - 16th to make the first steps around Stories for Europe with us.

The purpose of the gathering is to co-create ideas how new narratives about the future of Europe can be developed, shared and spread and to connect people interested in shaping the future story of Europe. The guiding questions for the event are:

  • What does Europe mean for us today?
  • What are our hopes and fears for and around Europe?
  • What is Europe calling us to do?
  • How can we shape the stories of Europe?

*** No matter which language you speak, you are welcome. The event is multi-lingual. We will translate on site. ***

Where:

Akademie für Handwerksdesign Gut Rosenberg der Handwerkskammer Aachen – Horbacher Straße 319 – 52072 Aachen, NRW, Deutschland

Why Aachen?

Aachen is one of Europe’s historic capitols and is considered the oldest centre of the united Europe. Charlemagne is buried in the cathedral there. For us, it seems fitting to return to this place to develop and share stories about what Europe’s future might look like.

Schedule:

  • Friday September 15, 2017. 15:00 – Evening
  • Saturday September 16, 2017. 09:00 – 16:00

Program

The Stories-for-Europe Kick-Off will be a highly interactive format, building on different facilitation methodologies to establish an environment that invites dialogue and co-creation and embraces the expression of different points of view.

The format and program of the Kick-Off will reflect core values that are needed to shape the future of Europe together:

  • Willingness to listen to the stories, hopes and fears of others
  • Openness for diversity and the acceptance that there are different points of view
  • Contibuting and sharing our own stories

The program is currently in development but it will revolve around our guiding questions and support us in building connection and spark ideas.

Friday September 15, 2017. 15:00 – Evening

  • Opening and Welcome – About stories for Europe
  • Get-to-know each other
  • Connecting to the topic: What does Europe mean for us today?
  • The shape of things to come: What are our hopes and fears for and around Europe?
  • Harvesting Day 1
  • Sharing stories, further connecting and networking in the evening

Saturday September 16, 2017. 09:00 – 16:00

  • Welcome Day 2
  • Emerging narratives: Imagining futures for Europe
  • From idea to action: What is Europe calling us to do?
  • Lunch
  • From idea to action: How can we co-create and shape the stories of Europe?
  • Closing and farewell

Registration:

Stories for Europe is run as a not-for-profit event that depends on the shared funding of the expenses.

The tickets will serve to pay the room and the catering. Therefore we try to keep the ticket prices as low as possible. For covering the fees we set the ticket price at 70 Euro + VAT and registration fee for each person. We also know that this amount is a lot for many European citizens!

Therefore we also released Scholarship tickets. These are intended only for people who can not afford the regular fee.

We also released Supporter tickets for those who want to support the project by a donation. So please use the possibility to support if you can by using the option sponsorship ticket by just typing a sum you are willing to pay for the ticket. Each person who donates will get a receipt for tax billing.

Tickets cover:

  • Access to the event and the harvest of the event
  • Dinner on Sept 15 and Lunch on Sept 16
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