How many people at a conference or a workshop genuinely engage with the day and consider they are as much an owner and co-creator of the experience as the chairperson, speakers, and facilitators? And how many are happy just to sit there, entranced, passively listening, and doing as they are told? This short process built around … Continue reading Peter Block’s four ownership questions Are you prepared to take responsibility for the learning and engagement of others?
The purpose of a Questionstorm Café is not to come up with ideas but to generate questions. Designing a Café to come up with lots of powerful questions around a problem, a challenge or an issue is a creative way of provoking people’s thought processes and ultimately coming up with deeper insights or better ideas on … Continue reading Question Storming Café ** Questions can be more powerful than answers at times
To make better sense of the world and to innovate, we need to convene small groups of people to engage in creative conversations. Creative conversations are triggered by powerful questions. What are powerful questions? Powerful questions are provocative. They spark creative thinking. This leads to new ideas. And new ideas, in turn, lead to innovation. … Continue reading How to design powerful questions * Questions open the door to dialogue and discovery
Knowledge Cafés should always start with a purpose in mind and be designed to meet that purpose and the conversation should be triggered by a powerful question Often though, a series of Cafés may be run simply to bring people together to have interesting conversations on a wide variety of topics. The open Knowledge Cafés that I regularly … Continue reading Knowledge Café: Conversational topics ** Some examples