Author: Johan

26 June 2013 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Budget Games 2013 Aalbeke (Kortrijk): Reflecties

Het hoeft niet gezegd: een goed voorbereid man is er twee waard. Tijdig doorgespeelde documenten. Een laatste hangout ter verduidelijking. Op tijd aanwezig om te acclimatiseren, medewerkers op scherp. De spelarena werd geopend door burgemeester Van Quickenborne en organisator Jurgen De Smet. Hier zijn mijn nabeschouwingen van dit unieke event. Navraag na afloop van de game onder de deelnemers lieten me een geapprecieerde indruk na....

22 March 2013 / Less is More
Re:Think Work = Play?

Sometimes you go to places or events that stick. And the last thing that determines this is size.  It's the audience and what brings them together that make it an awesome exprience. The intro Jurgen & Erik presented couldn't be more applicable;  a tribute to common grounds for a better work environment by means of play. The energy in the rooms was high compared to...

17 February 2013 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Gamestorming retreat: Finding common ground

this Saturday I attended a Gamestorming retreat session. Again, this session was for me a confirmation that many work floor related aspects can be handled in a much more constructive and collaborative way. The topic creating a shared vision and purpose The games at our disposal were sent upfront to the attendees, so they didn't have to come unprepared. I was first in line to...

14 January 2013 / Leadership & Management
Leadership Retreat – Surviving Crucial Conversations

Another Leadership Retreat successfully accomplished! At first we should thank everyone that showed up: German, British and Belgian attendees were making the learning scene. The many rewarding reactions after and during the retreat prove the success of this system!  While the thankful and enthusiastic tweets are still appearing in the timeline... time for some reflection. Topic As the invitation stated the context without mentioning: Crucial Conversations....

20 October 2012 / Less is More
Testing Retreat – Thinking as a Tool

My first Testing Retreat with Co-Learning.  Since I follow most of the Co-Learning retreats and also facilitate one I was quite curious.  Schedule It appears our hosts Chandra and Elena did their homework well. Jurgen was co-facilitator. They prepared a game of throwing dice.  You might be wondering right now, just like I did, how throwing dice can bring knowledge transfer about testing...  The rather large group of participants was divided...