Facilitation Master Class: Advanced Collaboration Frameworks

Thursday 29 June 2017

2.00pm - 5.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Free to attend for all. Preference will be given to those that are registered to attend Playcamp London.

Jonathan Clark


We all know that Collaboration Frameworks (a.k.a. Innovation Games / Gamestorming games) are a great way to engage groups of people around business problems. The more that we can engage participants the better the chance that we will hear something we have never heard before: hidden insights that lead us to innovative solutions. Although many of the Collaboration Frameworks virtually run themselves, the role of the facilitator is key. A skilled facilitator knows how to get the best out of any group and get the most out of the Collaboration Frameworks

​This master class is designed for Innovation Games and Gamestorming facilitators who want to gain a better understanding of how group activities actually work so that they can run even more effective sessions in future. There will be ample opportunity to deal with any questions that participants have around Collaboration Frameworks and their own experiences to date.

Learning Objectives

  • Improving your facilitation skills: for example, the theory of state, use of energizers, checking in, interventions and more.
  • Knowing how to choose the right Collaboration Framework and how to link multiple Collaboration Frameworks together for even more useful sessions.
  • Why event planning is so important: for example, planning "through an event", dry runs, processing & reporting.
  • Understanding why group activities work: for example, a deeper look into game design, the use of metaphors, flow and game dynamics.
  • Tips & Tricks: For example, dealing with difficult participants, persuading skeptics, the “firework” moment, briefing observers etc.

About the Instructor:

Jonathan Clark teaches Innovation Games courses and designs and produces Innovation Games engagements across Western Europe as part of his work as an independent advisor on strategy and Innovation. Jonathan’s 20 years experience in technology and international publishing gives him deep understanding of running customer-centric businesses. He brings energy and enthusiasm into everything he does. Jonathan’s particular skill is to help people see things from new perspectives and to inspire them to make things happen.