Preparation of your creativity workshop: During the initial contracting you tell me your concerns, your challenges and your desires. From that we peel the objectives for the creativity workshop and bring them into focus. Many of the questions that I put to you, are in order to achieve a comprehensive picture of your circumstances and needs. Ideally there is a preparatory meeting with your entire team. Should this not be possible, then all participants will receive a short questionnaire prior to the workshop. On this basis I will design for you a tailor-made programme with adequate solution-oriented issues and creative methods.
Execution of your creativity workshop: Leave the process control and the stimulation of the group dynamics during the creativity workshop to me. That way you will be free, to contribute fully and creatively.
Post-Processing: Approximately 1 week after the workshop all participants will receive a flip chart protocol accompanied with illustrative pictures. 4 to 6 weeks later, the creativity workshop will be followed up by a debriefing – ideally with the entire team – to jointly review the progress.
My moderation expertise
Experienced international moderator of small and large groups for approx 20 years
Certified large group’s moderator
I attended numerous international moderation trainings (Download)
You would like to benefit from my experience and my knowledge? Then contact me now!
After having participated in workshops and trainings led by Ms Baumann, I hired Birgit to conduct a two-day workshop with the team of Norwegian National Contact Points (30 persons), in order to prepare for Horizon 2020.
Birgit solved the task excellently. She is extremely well prepared and has not only a wide range of methods and techniques, but – more importantly – the knowledge and experience to know how to use these tools; always focusing on tangible (and well-documented) results.
Her professionalism, pleasant attitude, and thoroughness make her an outstanding moderator and trainer.
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
Head of the FFG Strategy department
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.
In the name of the COMET programme management I would like to thank Birgit Baumann for her extremely professional support and moderation of our workshop!
Her understanding of complex interactions is just as impressive as her tireless personal engagement.
The new method of brain storming was very positively received by the workshop participants (21 executives from competence centres) and created the desired dynamic and creativity.
Conclusion: the teamwork with Birgit Baumann was exceedingly professional and can be recommended without any reservations!