Anticipating the future with the whole system. Co creating new
structures for collaboration
Organised by COS
A two-and-a-half day interactive training workshop, offering a unique mix of
theory and practice. For facilitators and leaders who want to learn when and how
applying the principles of co-creation enables an organisation or community to
anticipate the future by creating new structures for collaboration. Presented by
Dr. Tonnie van der Zouwen MCM.
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involving large groups of stakeholders in transformational change, being a
bodily creature and the role of feeling, Theory U & Presencing, Large Scale
Interventions, Co-Creation, participation, collaboration, systems thinking,
action learning, sensemaking, inviting the “right” people, working with a
diverse planning team, distributed leadership, self-management.
Goals of the workshop
Learning when and how the principles of co-creation can create effective
collaboration across boundaries of departments, functions, disciplines,
“Cooking with the principles”: Developing methodological reasoning in
planning a participative change process to create new structures for
collaboration; how to translate a set of principles into an effective
Insight in developments in whole systems working, relations between Large
Scale Interventions, Theory U, the Logic of Feeling and latest insights from
Understanding of how you can anticipate the future with the whole system by
increasing awareness and learning to see more possibilities for action.
Awareness of how this whole system approach can be applied in your own
Expanding your intervention repertoire for working interactively with (large
groups of) stakeholders.
Why does it work? Underlying theory and principles:
Large Scale Interventions (LSI) as approach for transformational change,
anticipating the future with the whole system.
Being a bodily creature and the central role of feelings in sensemaking.
Explanations from neurobiology, zoology and knowledge theory the Logic
Connections to Theory U and Presencing.
Planning and designing the process, working with a diverse planning group.
Methods and techniques for Co-creation and for productive meetings with
large groups of stakeholders (20 – > 1000 participants).
Establishing distributed leadership: The role of participants, formal
leaders, and facilitators.
Possibilities for application in your own practice.
Methods and setting:
Mix of theory and practice, with an alternation of individual, small group
and whole group working.
Presentation and discussion.
Mini labs: Experience interactive work forms and the influence of setting
and atmosphere. Interactive agenda setting, involving feelings & thoughts,
creating a shared frame of reference, exploring & sharing ideas, futuring &
prototyping, discovering common ground, action planning. Alternation of
individual, small group and whole group work.
Reflection on experiences, connecting them with your own practice.
Group size: 8 to 24 participants.
Language: English and whisper translation into German if required.
Experienced Leaders and Creators of all fields.
27 – 29 April 2017; Thursday 27th from
18.00 to 22.00 hour, Friday 28th 9.00
to 19.00 hour, Saturday 29th 9.00
to 16.00 hour.
Berlin: PlaceOne, Strausberger Platz 1, 10243 Berlin, Germany.
Cost and registration
€ 1.200,- (excl. VAT); Early Bird: € 1.000,00 (excl. VAT) until January 31st 2017.
Food and lodging not included. Please register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact Tonnie van der Zouwen:email@example.com ,
tel. +31 6 50 69 79 82.
More information and registration
Practical guide LSI
Building an evidence based practical guide to Large Scale Interventions.
Towards sustainable organisational change with the whole system.
by Tonnie van der Zouwen.
A practical guide for effective use of LSI, based on 6 years
of academic social research