Interact with your audience!

For sure you’ve been at a conference, a couple of hundred people packed in an auditorium. Information probably went one way, from stage to you as an audience. And as we all know, on any event like this there’s plenty of time catching up with your email and social media, you could even get some work done.

Imagine you could involve all participants by exploring with them from different perspectives: in groups of 10, participants would be discussing the topics raised during short presentations and table masters could present the outcome plenary.

You could even go one step further by letting all participants build Lego models about specific subjects or challenges. After a short introduction to the Lego Serious Play methodology, people would start building, telling stories about their models to each other, making a shared model in small groups and telling their stories plenary.

Imagine all the ideas, the perspectives, the do’s and don’t do’s that might be ready for harvesting!

However, we are used to a one way direction of information when it comes to conferences, annual meetings etc. And in doing so, we overload our audience with information they probably can get in their own time but most of all: we skip an opportunity of interaction.

For all of you who will organize an event in 2016 where you would like lots of people to share knowledge, information and expertise: let’s explore how to make this happen.

Contact us at  marc@duck.academy or at +32(0)476.433.133.

 

Is your strategy future proof?

Business leaders are facing a rapidly changing environment, making strategies obsolete as soon as they have been developed. This puts a lot of strain on those being responsible for execution.

 

Imagine that you have some simple principles that clearly define your strategy. In your daily decision making process, those principles allow you to keep an eye on the future, adapting plans because of this changing world and staying true to core values and vision at the same time. And because these principles are easy to understand and understood by all, the execution of strategy is becoming a daily activity for everyone.

 

However, we have been taught that strategy comes with a plan. And of course, things are changing so we need to revise those plans on a regular base. In doing so, we keep on adapting our plans to what has happened instead of being prepared for the future.

With ‘Real Time Strategy’, based on the Lego® Serious Play® method, you and your team will learn how to deal with the unforeseen in your daily decision making process. In a highly interactive setting, you will explore how to develop a dynamic and creative strategy, shared by all, based on true values and ready for turning transformation and disruption into opportunities.

Practicalities:

  • Workshop from 1 to 3 days: from building the core identity of your company to acquiring the necessary skills to develop simple guiding principles.
  • Groups from 6 to 12 persons
  • Locality: in company or off-site
  • Full documentation of the workshop will be provided, including video and pictures.
  • Price for facilitation between 1250€ and 3500€.

The workshop can be delivered across Europe at a place of your choice in English, Dutch, German, or Italian.

For further information contact Marc Sonnaert, marc@duck.academy.

Build your Business

Build your Business with Lego® Serious Play®

Business Canvassing will be combined with the Lego® Serious Play® to develop your business idea and your business plan. We take you through all the elements of the canvas – partners, activities, resources, relationships, customer segments, channels, cost structure, revenue streams, where you “give your brain a hand”, unleash your creativity, construct your business, detect risks, and develop your sustainable business concept.

 

Target groups: Individuals, planning their business, local and regional enterprise/business centres, jobcentres, refugee centres, projects, etc. The course can be taught in English, German, and Danish.

Duration: 8 hours

Price to be negotiated, depending on the groups size, user needs, and venue.

For further information contact us@duck.academy

The course can be delivered online, with intensive coaching by a Lego® Serious Play® certified facilitator. Cost: 250 € plus materials.

Duration: 4 weeks with approx. 3 hours commitment each week

Leadership with Authenticity

Leadership with Authenticity with Lego® Serious Play®

This workshops takes you on a two-day journey, exploring the issues in your role as a leader and helping you to develop authentic leadership skills on the second day, using Lego® Serious Play® methodologies to express and discover yourself and helping you to find your real strengths.

On the second day we take you on an exclusive journey to reconnect – to your childhood, to nature, and to find your inner balance.

Target groups: CEOs, HR Managers, project teams

Venues: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Italy or at a place of your choice

Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, German or Italian

Prices to be negotiated, depending on the size of the group, your needs, and the venue.

For further information, contact us@duck.academy

The Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership with Passion and Values

Are you a great leader of your team or organization? Do you enjoy your role as a leader? Does your team admire you and work efficiently? If yes, you may be the ideal leader. If you are in doubt at times and have issues, if your team is often unhappy and does not work as smoothely as you wish, our workshop could help you to excel in your role as a leader of your organization or your team.

Two powerful methodologies will be merged – LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and HorseDream® – Horse Assisted Education and in a Real Time Identity process you will be taken on a journey to discover your subconscous and your inner self, detect any issues, and open up your unrealized potential to become to become a better leader – with passion and with values.

Course venue: Epona Coachings, Dorfstr. 10, Moisburg (near Hamburg)

Max. 8 persons per workshop!

Prices depend on the number of participants and services required.

All courses using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and/or HorseDream® can will be tailored to the needs of your organisation – private or public.

For further information contact us@duck.academy

 

Unleashing your creativity and imagination

… explore the Power of  Lego® Serious Play® 

Some of the key elements in Lego® Serious Play® are

  • Play: Learning through exploration, metaphors, and storytelling
  • Constructionism: Building knowledge by building things, making formal and abstract ideas more concrete and tangible, and thus easier to understand
  • Hand-mind connection: “Give your brain a hand” – using the hands to build 3D-models of pieces of knowledge, ideas and feelings to open up new paths and layers for free, creative, and expressive thinking
  • Imagination – creative, descriptive, challenging, leading to strategic imagination, the source of original strategies in organisation.

We now offer a 1-day introductory workshop, where you can explore the power of Lego® Serious Play® and get hands-on experience.

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In this 8-hour introductory workshop you learn about the science behind Lego® Serious Play® and get hands-on experience how to use  Lego® Serious Play® in many challenging situations – business planning, team building,  conflict resolution, change management, corporate identity development, concept & product development, communication issues, and many more.

Target groups: HR managers, project managers, consultants, trainers, teachers, entrepreneurs.

Dates and venues on demand.

LSP taster workshop are tailored to the needs of your public or private organisation and can be delivered in either English, German, Italian, Dutch or Danish, soon in more languages across Europe and beyond.

Prices will be negotiated depending on the number of participants and venue.

For more information contact us@duck.academy