I was invited to work with engineering lecturers at Challenger Institute of Technology to help them deliver more creative, industry-relevant classes, and to enhance the way they communicate with students. The positive changes they implemented as a result were inspiring for all educators.
Catalyst is an innovative business skills course for social entrepreneurs in Western Australia’s Midwest. Rachael developed the module Creativity with Constraints, and drew on storytelling and creative templates to challenge the way entrepreneurs approach problems.
A Perth version of Clowning for Facilitators will be running on January 12. For a word that wasn’t in use not so many years ago, facilitator gets bandied around a bit. In this workshop we use the art of Clown to get you, the facilitator or communicator, connected with the intangible part of your work.Continue reading “Through the eyes of a clown: the art of facilitation”
Every played at improvisation? These are the exercises actors use to be able to create whole performances from scratch on the spot.Improvisation in companies takes those exercises and applies them to building skills which help improve business performance.On the surface, it looks like a facilitator having you running around and playing games to stimulate your creativity andContinue reading “Engineers v. entrepreneurs: the great impro-off”
What did Eurostar engineers do to make the journey to Paris more pleasurable? They removed several thousand tonnes of dirt and shortened the journey by about 45 minutes. What would Rory Sutherland, advertising guru, have done?
When I was 8 I talked of running away to join the circus. By 15 I was far too serious to consider anything so frivolous, and enrolled in an engineering degree as a close alternative. A decade after graduating, and following roles in organisational development, strategy, change, sustainability and even social enterprise, I found myselfContinue reading “Engineering + circus training = ?? The equation of play.”