IAF Asia 2011 Creating a Facilitative Environment

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Presentation at the IAF (International Association of Facilitators) Asia Conference in Bangalore in September 2011.

An interactive thinktank to explore how we create space to guide people in thinking together and explore the emerging concept of "future centers"

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IAF Asia 2011 Creating a Facilitative Environment

  1. 1. Creating a facilitative environment: A think tank on designing facilitation spaces and future centers<br />Mark Pixley<br />LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  2. 2. Mark Pixley<br />LEADERSHIP INC<br />Based in China.<br />Facilitating for 15 years, working with corporate & management groups.<br />Interests: Strategic Planning, LSC process, technology, KM, Societal Innovation.<br />2<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  3. 3. Introduce Yourself<br />Name<br />What you do...<br />Facilitation Experience...<br />Draw what type of learning animal you are...<br />3<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  4. 4. Intentions<br />Have a greater awareness of how the space effects the facilitation experience.<br />Developed ideas about how to create a facilitation space... including imagery and tools.<br />Learn about some efforts being done worldwide to create facilitative spaces including future centers.<br />4<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  5. 5. Program<br />What is the ideal environment for facilitation? <br />If you were to create a special space to guide people in thinking together, what would it look like? <br />How would you structure it? <br />What tools would you provide? <br />This interactive think tank will explore the emerging concept of "Future Centers" and create an opportunity for us to explore what we would put into a center<br />5<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  6. 6. Agenda<br />Introductions<br />Discussion of Facilitation Environment<br />Case Studies: Some active Future Centers<br />Group Design Work: How would you design an ideal facilitation space? Imagery? Tools?<br />Report back and integration<br />Application discussion<br />6<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  7. 7. Facilitative Environments<br />7<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  8. 8. Space makes a difference<br />8<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  9. 9. Modern Meetings<br />9<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  10. 10. Innovative Meetings<br />10<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  11. 11. Facilitative Environments<br />Groups of three...<br />Speaker, interviewer, observer<br />Three rounds<br />When you have facilitated…<br />What was the most challenging space?<br />What was the most interesting space?<br />Discuss & write three insights about the use of space in facilitation...<br />11<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  12. 12. SYS Univ., GZ, China<br />12<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  13. 13. Ikea Future Search, SH, CN<br />13<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  14. 14. Facilitator as ARCHITECT<br />You are responsible for the space...<br />You do that in every meeting...<br />You do that what you choose a location...<br />More people are designing custom spaces...<br />14<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  15. 15. Not a new idea<br />15<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  16. 16. Case studies<br />16<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  17. 17. Some Histories<br />17<br />ICA<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  18. 18. ICA, Chicago<br />18<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  19. 19. Woodside, Hong Kong<br />19<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  20. 20. LI Creativity Center, China<br />20<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  21. 21. Very flexible…<br />21<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  22. 22. Yeah… a white wall…<br />22<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  23. 23. Some Histories<br />23<br />MG Taylor<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  24. 24. MG Taylor, Davo<br />24<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  25. 25. CapGemini<br />25<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  26. 26. Starfish, Bangkok<br />26<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  27. 27. Some Histories<br />27<br />Future<br />Centers<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  28. 28. Future Centers<br />Future Centers are…<br />Special working environments that help organizations and people break out of patterns and routines, see issues from multiple perspective, and choose effective courses of action.<br />Facilitated work environments, collaborative workplaces where learning and insights from past and future, and from diverse participant perspectives, are applied to solve real world problems in the present.<br />Collaborative workspaces for creating, developing and applying knowledge, practicing innovation and working with an orientation to the future.<br />28<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  29. 29. Skandia, Sweden<br />29<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  30. 30. MindLab is a cross-ministerial innovation unit which involves citizens and businesses in creating new solutions for society. We are also a physical space – a neutral zone for inspiring creativity, innovation and collaboration.<br />We work with the civil servants in our three parent ministries: the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, the Ministry of Taxation and the Ministry of Employment. These three ministries cover broad policy areas that affect the daily lives of virtually all Danes. Entrepreneurship, climate change, digital self-service, citizen’s rights, emplyment services and workplace safety are some of the areas they address.<br />MindLab is instrumental in helping the ministry’s key decision-makers and employees view their efforts from the outside-in, to see them from a citizen’s perspective. We use this approach as a platform for co-creating better ideas.<br />Mindlab, Denmark<br />30<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  31. 31. Fuji Xerox KDI, Japan<br />31<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  32. 32. Mind Tree, Bangalore<br />32<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  33. 33. Some Histories<br />33<br />Design Tech<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  34. 34. Google<br />34<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  35. 35. Stanford Design School<br />35<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  36. 36. Stanford Design School<br />36<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  37. 37. Creating a center<br />37<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  38. 38. Aspects…<br />38<br />In each aspect, what would you want to have in your center?<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  39. 39. Creating a Center<br />Create a Future Center Plan<br />Consider...<br />Vision & Purpose – Why of the center?<br />Process – What is the model?<br />Metaphor – Image to describe what we are doing<br />Space/Layout – What is the space and how do we use?<br />People – Who is involved in the center and what do they do?<br />Methods – What are the facilitation tools and methods used?<br />Technology – What technology support could be used?<br />Others...<br />39<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  40. 40. Idea to Action<br />How Future Centers develop over time...<br />40<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  41. 41. Future Possibilities…<br />41<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  42. 42. The Nest, ShanghaiShanghai Social Innovation Park<br />42<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  43. 43. Thank you for your Insights…<br />Leave your contact information and we will send you copy of program results...<br />43<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />
  44. 44. LEADERSHIP INC<br />For more information about creating facilitative spaces, please contact us at...<br />86-755-82111366<br />mark@leadershipinc.com.cn<br />www.leadershipinc.com.cn<br />44<br /> © LEADERSHIP INC<br />

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