Preparation of the kick off meeting: During the initial contracting you tell me your concerns, your challenges and your desires. From that we peel the objectives for the kick-off meeting 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. Perhaps a preparatory meeting will take place with your team, or part of the team and/or a telephone conference for international projects. On this basis I am designing for you a tailor-made programme with adequate, objective-oriented issues and creative methods.
Execution of the kick off meeting: Leave the process control and the stimulation of the group dynamics during the kick-off meeting to me. That way you will be free, to contribute fully and creatively.
Post-proceedings: Approximately 1 week after the enclosure all participants will receive a flip chart protocol accompanied with illustrative pictures. 1-2 weeks later, the kick off meeting will be followed up by a debriefing – ideally with the entire team – to jointly review the progress.
Optional: I will happily serve as your sparring partner during the entire project period!
My moderation and project management expertise
Experienced international moderator of small and large groups for approx 20 years
Experienced international project and programme manager
Zertifizierte Senior Projektmanagerin nach IPMA
Certified large group’s moderatorn
I attended numerous international moderation trainings, including completion of the international course of systemic organisational counselling in Berlin
Birgit Baumann bietet kreative Moderation mit Hirn. Es ist immer wieder ein Vergnügen, mit ihr gemeinsam wichtige Workshops vorzubereiten. Vom Kick-off Meeting einer Taftie Task Force bis hin zum COMET-Plattformtreffen: man kann sich einfach sicher sein, dass es klappt.
We’ve enjoyed Birgit Baumann’s professional support and moderation of our project kick-off! She invested a lot of time already in advance to carefully prepare the two-day workshop. Since our NCP-network already had a long history this had to be taken into account for the workshop. With Birgit’s help we were able to learn lessons from the past 8 years of cooperation and turn them into a dynamic and creative approach for our future work within the network, based on common understanding and team spirit. We can highly recommend Birgit as moderator of such workshops since she is capable of the rights tools and methods to get the best results out of it within the shortest possible timeframe.
Marc Jochemich & Adrian Klein
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
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