Our first day at the EuViz conference in Berlin has come to an end and we are in the middle of day two. Yesterday was all about getting together and connecting the first dots by discovering patterns. We went through a day with world café sessions, visuals recordings, conversations, drawings and 5 tracks with different agendas for Visual Thinkers, Practitioners, Graphic Recorders and Facilitators.
Track 1: MENTAL MODELS for ADVANCED VISUAL FACILITATION
Track 2: BUSINESS, COLLABORATION AND LEADERSHIP
Track 3: EDUCATION, LEARNING & TRAINING
Track 4: VISUAL METHODOLOGIES
Track 5: APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY & POSITIVE VISUALIZATION
EDUCATION, LEARNING & TRAINING
During day 1 Ole and Loa facilitated track 3 about Education, Learning & Training. Asking questions like “When will the world see its first master degree in Graphic/Visual Facilitation and when will it become part of national education plans? Together with the participants they explored existing patterns and future possibilities for visual thinking and practice in educational settings.
BUSINESS, COLLABORATION AND LEADERSHIP
In the meantime I was at track 2 about Business, Collaboration and Leadership facilitated by Sabine Soeder, Christine Chopyak and Ulric Rudebeck. In this session we expanded and explored questions like “What would the world look like if visuals and facilitation were part of day-to-day business and could business visuals redefine business? We had conversations about the business definition, success and fear. Through conversations, story sharing and drawing we connected the first dots towards a common understanding or maybe even vision. My key takeaway was the process of exploring and defining the word business. It was inspiring to twist and turn business up-side-down, have conversation and share and discuss individual definitions.
Today I did a short interview with Sabine Soeder and Christine Chopyak to talk about their key takeaways and surprising moments from yesterday’s track. One of Sabine’s key takeaways and what really inspired her was the stretching of the business definition and that people were really going beyond expectations. To this Christine added that the patterns and results so far can become elements of a common vision.
To read more about Sabine, Christine and Ulric visit their websites
Sabine Soeder www.cocreativeflow.com
Christine Chopyak www.link2alchemy.com
Ulric Rudebeck www.ulricrudebeck.se
Neuland also made or day colorful
To explore more harvesting from the conference visit the link attached. There will be updates during the conference. www.euviz.com/harvesting