11.00 – 12.30, 3 September
Overwhelmed by change? What is it costing you? Are you even solving the ‘right’ problems? This interactive workshop will immerse you in the dynamic practice of collaborative discovery and reframing.
If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first fifty-five minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes” Albert Einstein.
We often find ourselves blocked and paralysed from taking decisive action against our biggest challenges, simply because we are intimidated by the complexity of these ‘wicked’ problems and don’t know where to begin or what we are solving. At the same time the Covid-19 pandemic abruptly poses immense and confounding issues adding unprecedented pressure to all organizations. Processes supported by physical interaction need to move into the digital space rapidly and efficiently. So do our Living Labs!
But how can we be sure that we’re not jumping to quick, unsustainable fixes to symptoms while missing the hidden root causes? What if we could focus on the ‘best’ problem(s), so we don’t rush into action misguided and searching for answers to the wrong questions? How might we develop strategic, cross-cutting, and scalable solutions to de-risk change and amplify impact?
A drastic thinking and doing shift is vital to achieving systemic and regenerative change. With this in mind, our objective is to support changemakers and problem solvers co-develop the critical skills, tools, and culture needed to quickly propel them forward and help change-proof their projects and organizations; accelerating growth and uncovering shared value.
During this participatory workshop you will learn how to harness collective wisdom and ask propulsive questions to effectively define and collaboratively reframe problem spaces. You will work in transdisciplinary teams, with other field experts, on real-life challenges related to the topic of “The Digital Future of Living Labs” and deep dive into the anatomy of problems before moving into solutions.
Through a hands-on facilitated process and co-creative, peer-learning experience you will immerse into yours and others’ challenges, distilling their essence to yield clear inquiries and tangible actionable insights towards their quick resolution. All participants will build 21st-century competencies, simplifying complexity, and more efficiently overcoming urgent challenges while boosting their resilience and innovation capacity.
You will walk away with:
You will walk away with:
With registration participants can submit real-life challenges, related to the main theme, to collaboratively explore during the workshop.
(25min) Welcome: introductions, ground rules, and objectives. Plenary presentation: the importance of focusing more on the discovery phase during projects and using the reframing model (method, tools, and impact) for problem-solving and better decision making. Live poll: barriers. Intro to the challenges.
(45min) Interactive session in break-out rooms: Participants divide into sub-groups and work on virtual white boards.
(20min) Harvesting & Closing: each team presents their findings and outcomes to the entire group. Open discussion on key takeaways and lessons learnt.
You will benefit most by this workshop if you are a:
15 participants (* for a deeper dive into the problem spaces investigated)