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December-2019: FACILITATION Nuremberg

16.DEC.2019 — 18.DEC.2019
3-day "Facilitation Deep Dive"
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For anyone leading or facilitating co-creative activities in service design. Also for sprints, ideation or prototyping workshops, hacks & jams; or training courses.


experts in the field

Adam Lawrence, service design expert and co-author of This is Service Design Doing; co-initiator of the world's biggest service design event "Global Service Jam"; adjunct professor at IE Business School Madrid; specialist for facilitation of collaboration and engagement. See Adam's profile on LinkedIn.

Renatus Hoogenraad, specialist for human aspects of change, expert contributor to This is Service Design Doing. Renatus draws on his experience in service design, coaching and performance arts to guide international clients through innovation projects and cultural change. See his profile on LinkedIn.


Highly practical Workshop

Suitable for anyone leading co-creative activities, such as service design or design thinking work, sprints, ideation or prototyping workshops, hacks and jams; or guiding learning events like (design) training.

This three-day course dives into facilitation concepts and practices, with a goal of understanding how adults work and discover, as well as better comprehending our own behaviour and preferences as a facilitator. Through a series of highly interactive activities, participants will imagine and test facilitation techniques and methods. They will have opportunity to practice and get feedback from both faculty and their peers. At the end, they will be fully equipped for leading their own workshops within service design projects and elsewhere.

(Please note: this is not a service design course; it is about facilitating service design activities. If you are looking for service design training, we recommend This is Service Design Doing: Executive School, or This is Service Design Doing: Essentials.


What to expect in detail

Monday: 10:00 to 17:30 (soft start; doors open and coffee is served from 09:30)

- introduction and basics
- more powerful questions
- three ways of listening
- needs inside the room – the participant
- needs outside the room – the sponsor and other stakeholders

Tuesday: 09:00 to 17:30 (doors open and coffee is served from 08:30)

- forming effective working teams
- creating impact
- using the room, templates and props
- time and status, the facilitator's secret tools
- facilitation in practice: the meeting from Hell

Wednesday: 09:00 to 16:30 (doors open and coffee is served from 08:30)

- creating safe space and engagement
- coaching on personal challenges
- reflection and next steps
- soft close (after the course finishes at 16:30, you are welcome to stay and reflect until your transport leaves)

Facts & Figures

Language: English. If needed, help is available in French, German and Dutch.

Location: WorkPlayExperience Service Design Lab, Hessestraße 5, 90443 Nürnberg, Germany

Accessibility: The WPX Service Design Lab is located in a historic building on the fourth floor without a lift. If you have mobility challenges, please let us know. It is our problem, not yours.

Dates: 16-18 December 2019

Max participants: 24 (note: because diverse viewpoints and backgrounds form part of the learning experience, please understand that no more than 5 people from the same organisation may attend.

Price: 2400 Euros plus taxes. Includes tuition, coaching opportunities, digital copies of learning materials, drinks, snacks and lunches. Successful participants will receive a printed and signed certificate.


This is Service Design Doing: Facilitation Deep Dive is presented together with the CoCreation School, a coproduction of WorkPlayExperience GbR and Sparks sàrl.

General info

This is Service Design Doing moves service design thinking from theory to practice, connecting customer experience to business success. The School facilitators Adam, Marc, and Markus, together with Jakob, also published the book with the same name. With cases and tips from 300 contributors, the authors outline tools and methods, discuss running workshops, sprints and projects, and explore embedding service design.

The co-created script of past editions of the schools laid one of the foundations for the book’s content.

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