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Moderation

 

Moderation

I will guarantee you an exciting workshop sequence – even with large groups – and I will activate the groups creative and professional potential.

  • For me BusinessMind seminars stand for: Information, experience, creativity, training and enthusiasm. In short: infotaining!
    Train-the-Trainer Seminars 1 - 3
    Sabine Herlitschka
    CEO, Chief Technology Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria
  • NET4SOCIETY has profited a lot from Birgit’s exceptional skills and experience as a trainer and moderator. Since 2008 we have cooperated with Birgit on many different occasions. She gave us the confidence to use interactive methods in our own events by teaching us all we need to know in “Train-the-Trainer”-seminars and trainings for moderation and communication. Birgit also helped us to work better together in our network, through her trainings on project management or interdisciplinarity. We had the pleasure to work with Birgit in planning a highly interactive project kick-off meeting that she also moderated. Her trainings are always inspiring and at the same time very practical. As participants we get to try out different methods, get hands-on experience and learn which methods work best in our contexts. As a moderator, Birgit is always in control of the situation and committed to creating an open space for discussion and achieving results. In addition, Birgit has a deep understanding of the European research and research management environment, which makes her the perfect trainer and moderator for us! Nina Berweger and Christina Bitterberg
    Large Groups Seminar, Kick-off-Moderation, Train-the-Trainer-Seminar, Communications Seminar, Moderation Seminar, Projectmanagement Training
    Nina Berweger and Christina Bitterberg
    DLR, NCP-network net4society
  • A team of eleven people who, with a lot of commitment, make a significant contribution to the Austrian energy Research and Technological Development (RTD) and technology policy, has a lot to contribute. Often too much at the same time. Is the internal communication and personal resources able to keep up? A two-day team development workshop was crucial in helping to this end. The correct distance between work desk, telephone and topical and urgent debate was a good prerequisite to look more closely and to recognise relationships beneath the surface. The good preparation of our facilitator and her flexible responses to our needs helped us to better understand, where our personal potential and limits are and how communication and work processes can be improved. Concrete measures for improvement were drawn up and all totalled for a clearer picture of our goals and our target way of functioning. Dear Birgit, thank you for the intensive preparation, your commitment and your flexibility during the moderation. Your effort has contributed greatly to the success of this team development workshop.
    Team development workshop
    Michael Paula
    Head of Unit for Energy and Environmental Technologies, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
  • In the course of the preparatory work for the new 2015-2017 multi annual programme, Birgit Baumann has prepared and moderated a workshop with 45 innovation experts, and additionally led an internal workshop with 30 colleagues for the FFG. Our experience was - as expected - a very positive one. Starting with the meticulous preparation, through the imaginative design of the event itself (with some extravagant, but highly effective discussion formats) up to the careful follow-up. Even sceptics of the World Café and similar forms of discourse loved it at the end. Birgit manages to let such complex events run "like clockwork". She has more than just mastered the small and big fundamentals of communication and moderation techniques. Paired with many years of expertise on the subjects of research and innovation. Therefore, thank you very much, it has been our pleasure!
    Large groups' moderation on strategy development
    Michael Binder
    Head of the FFG Strategy department
  • Our Swedish NCP-team attended Birgit’s TTT1 and were so enthusiastic we decided to proceed with TTT2 within the same calendar year, and the next year with a moderation training. Birgit’s dedication, professionalism and minute-by-minute preparations combined with enjoyable and creative working methods have made a lasting impact on the way we work. As a result, we gained confidence and practical skills as trainers, resulting in more qualified and innovative experiences for our clients. Moreover, taking part in TTT1, TTT2 and moderation seminars made us work together as a team, meanwhile respecting the individual differences and unique skills of each member of the group.
    Train-the-Trainer Seminar 1 + 2, Moderation training, Teambuilding
    Linda Bell
    Head of EU R&D Relations Department, VINNOVA (Sweden)
  • I value Birgit Baumann very highly as a trainer. Her trainings’ hands-on, interactive approach has proved to be the best guarantee that training participants will carry the learning on from the classroom to workplace. Not to mention the fun and team spirit developed during the trainings themselves! Birgit’s two-day training on moderation of large groups helped us to learn and practice new methods for engaging with the audience of large meetings and conferences. It also enabled us to reflect on the role and qualities of a good moderator, and to adopt a goal-oriented approach to designing events and selecting moderation methods. I love the way her trainings are designed to be suitable for a group of mixed levels and experiences – everyone has an opportunity to learn and improve their skills (I also attended the train-the-trainer curriculum inclusing 1 day moderation training, the intercultural communication seminar). I should also mention that as a trainer, Birgit has a very professional approach and she handles calmly and flexibly any logistical or practical issues that may arise, never letting these interfere with the quality of the training!
    Seminar "Moderation of Large Groups"; train-the-trainer curriculum; intercultural communication seminar
    Kristin Kraav
    National contact point for Horizon 2020, Estonian Research Council
  • Birgit - to the full satisfaction of our employees - carries out the basic knowledge seminars on the subject of "Project Management". The choice of Birgit was very clear - her diverse experience, her highly professional accessibility and motivating way of working with the seminar team, all speak for her. With her "killer phrases" such as "That won't work with us, because we do things completely different" do not stand a chance. She will not be distracted from what is important and always manages to show the participants, "What is possible". Thanks to Birgit we now have introduced project management standards and structures to the company. She has played a decisive part in our projects being handled much more professional and structured and that "Project Management" is no longer just a buzzword.
    Project management basics; Consulting for introduction of PM-standars and -structures, Moderation of a project's kick-off-, mid-term- and final-meeting
    Julia Kniescheck
    Head of Human Resources, Vienna Business Agency
  • Unusual solutions require unusual methods. Dealing with technical problems such as energy efficiency for a city or region means the almost exclusive involvement of technicians. If left to their own devices, this may well lead to technically excellent partial solutions but does not necessarily ensure that the complete potential of the group is fully used even beyond the purely technical aspects. The decision to get Birgit Baumann to support the development process “paid off” in the true sense of the word. During the three workshops carried out, the group of participants surpassed themselves in terms of creativity which led to some totally extraordinary solutions. This, however, was not all. Birgit Baumann succeeded in directing the discussions, which, while being extremely fruitful, were nevertheless also quite controversial, into a collective and cohesive result. The conclusion for the record: if the aim is to achieve exceptional solutions one has to use the entire creative potential – and Birgit Baumann manages this excellently.
    Moderation "Future Search Conference" + 2 workshops for fit4set project Bruck/Mur
    Harald Raupenstrauch
    University professor, Montanuniversität Leoben

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