Session 25 – Nonsense to Newsense

Date:  Wednesday 28 October 2020                  Time:  2pm                             Length:    90  Minutes

Johanna de Ruyter, Deborah Collins and Caresse Cranwell

This session is designed for:
Emerging facilitators                      Still developing                   Wisdom Keeper                  Everyone

Will this session be recorded?               No – this session won’t translate in a recording

Session Outline

Wicked Elephants (WE) sense differently – creatively, WE know innovation emerges in that moment when our logical mind is relaxed.  WE harness the logical mind to the creative impulse rather than having logic lead. It is generative, innovative and a lot more fun than dry old problem – solving

WE will host an embodied, PLAY! based conversation that awakens our ability to listen and engage in ways outside of the rational/logical. We will notice and listen with other senses – feelings, impulse, imagination and moving bodies. We will apply these senses to explore how it changes our approach to wicked problems within the emergency of now.

Key Learning Objectives

  • To explore an alternate approach to making sense.
  • To gain a new perspective on creative process
  • Discover fresh insight on a question or issue
  • Revitalise our relationship with an issue we keep revisiting
  • Experience PLAY methods

How this session contributes to the AFN Community of Practice

Meeting one another within dynamic and possibly alternate conditions of interaction. Ignite conversations about how we approach sense making.

Toolkit takeaways

Come and see.

Speaker Biographies

Johanna de Ruyter
Johanna is a performing artist with a speciality in translating this skillset to catalyse communication with individuals and organisations. She has a Diploma in Movement and Bachelor of Arts in Communications, she is an improviser, facilitator and trainer at Playback Theatre Sydney a Leadership Presence, Storytelling coach and group trainer throughout the Asia Pacific region with The Ariel Group, a leading US Executive Training Company. She created her company, Moving Communication to reposition the body as a dynamic force in communication. Applying systems change she and a group of facilitators have initiated a Cooperative called Wicked Elephants exploring catalysing communication within wicked problems.

Deborah Collins
Deborah is a professional development facilitator and coach who is passionate about engagement, change and taking action on a small or large scale.

Deborah has graduate degrees in Science Communication (M. Sci. Comm., ANU) and in Social Ecology (M. App. Sci. Social Ecology, UWS), she is an Associate Integral Coach through Integral Coaching Canada and a certified Integral Facilitator through Ten Directions (USA). And is a founding member of the Wicked Elephants Co-op Ltd.