Programmes

Below are some examples of ready-made programmes in my portfolio. These are adapted individually, depending on the customer's context.

For many projects I develop tailor-made processes and workshops in the areas of organisational, team and community development according to the needs of the client.

Campaign kick-off week

What for? This 5-day intensive workshop was developed for the optimal start of an advocacy campaign team. Building on years of personal experience in leading advocacy campaigns and the development of numerous national and international campaigns, this week is designed for the campaign team to get to know each other, to  develop a common understanding of how advocacy campaigns work, to plan and fine-tune the joint campaign and to develop a common team culture.

Who: The target group are new forming, national or international advocacy NPO campaign teams. the programme is also well suited for distributed, virtually collaborating teams.

What? The standard content includes:

  • Getting to know each other individually, sounding out needs and preferences, building the team
  • Development of a common understanding and know-how of campaign management (including communication and engagement) and terminology
  • Development of a common vision or common goals
  • Planning or fine tuning of the campaign
  • Development of full ownership and buy-in, as well as willingness to take responsibility for the planned campaign
  • Reflection on and discussion of the implications of cultural encounter, cooperation in an intercultural context and associated opportunities and risks
  • Development of a common team culture, confidence building
  • Project environment analysis
  • Check of the maturity level of the team for the envisaged project

This content can be adapted and expanded as required.

When and where? The workshop is scheduled for 5 days. Time and place will be determined individually according to your needs. The natural environment is always included in the workshop, so the venue is chosen accordingly.

Campaign planning

What for? A workshop for planning advocacy campaigns.

Who: The target group are staff and volunteers national or international NPOs that conduct advocacy campaigns in the fields of environmental protection, animal welfare, human rights and social justice.

What? The standard content includes

  • Campaign context analysis
  • Defining the vision and goals of the campaign
  • Design of the campaign strategy
  • Identification of the target group and allies
  • Development of an engagement strategy
  • Brainstorming and fine-tuning of tactics
  • Development of the communication strategy including framing and storytelling

This content can be adapted and expanded as required.

When and where? The workshop is scheduled for 2-3 days. Time and place will be determined individually according to the client's needs. As the natural environment is included in the workshop the venue is chosen accordingly as far as possible.

Advocacy campaign training

What for? This two-stage training (beginners and advanced) conveyes the basics of integrated management of advocacy campaigns.

Who: The training was developed for NPOs and volunteers.

What? The standard content of the beginner level is

  • Campaign planning guideline - the basic building block of a campaign
  • Vision and goal of a campaign
  • Situational and context analysis
  • Power Analysis, Strategy, Theory of Change
  • Tactics, actions, image design
  • Basics of the campaign communication, target group analysis
  • Commitment and mobilisation
  • Cyclical planning

 

The standard contents of the advanced level include

  • Advanced Power Analysis
  • Target's achilles heel
  • Market and consumer campaigns
  • Framing, narratives, storytelling
  • Theory of the development of movements
  • Negotiation and lobbying
  • Flexibility/Responsiveness

This content can be adapted and expanded as required or deepened in specific workshops.

When and where? The training workshop is scheduled for 3 days. Time and venue are chosen according to the customer's needs.

Team building Workshop

What for? The purpose of this workshop is for a team to get to know each other and to develop a team culture as well as team cohesion.

Who: Target group are new forming, national or international NPO teams. The workshop is well suited for distributed, virtually collaborating teams.

What? Standard content includes:

  • Getting to know each other, exchange on individual needs, preferences and competencies.
  • Identification of the common purpose and identity.
  • Clarification of roles and responsibilities in the team.
  • Definition of structures and processes in team collaboration.
  • Exchange on transparency, determining team communication flow.
  • Agreement on a team charter (mission, values, principles of collaboration etc.).
  • Reflection on and discussion of collaboration in an intercultural context and the associated opportunities and risks.
  • Development of a common team culture and attitude.
  • Building trust, disclosure of assumptions.
  • Joint definition of the learning and feedback culture in the team.
  • Communication of successes, celebration culture.

These contents can be adapted and expanded as required.

When and where? The workshop is scheduled for 2-3 days. Time and place will be determined individually according to the client's needs.  As the natural environment is integrated in the workshop the venue is chosen accordingly.

Team review Workshop

What for? A workshop to review the status quo of a team as well as to reflect and identify possibilities to optimise the team collaboration.

Who: Target group are NPO teams that have been working together for at least 6 months and have already done a team building workshop.

What? The standard content includes

  • Getting to know each other in depth
  • Scripted dialogues for the exchange of individual assessments about highlights, low points, development potential and suggestions for adapting the team collaboration
  • Practical interventions, as far as possible in nature, to reflect on the collaboration
  • Adressing current topics and conflicts
  • Systemic view on team collaboration
  • Review Team Charter, roles and responsibilities
  • Reflection of the feedback and communication culture in the team
  • Check of the team resilience

This content can be adapted and expanded as required.

When and where? The workshop is scheduled for 2-3 days. Time and place will be determined individually according to your needs. As the natural environment is integrated in the workshop the venue is chosen accordingly.

Vission, mission and values of an organisation

What for? A clear vision and mission as well as organisational values derived from them are crucial for the effectiveness of an NPO. This workshop is dedicated to their development or revision. In a next step these can be broken down into concrete advocacy campaigns in campaign planning workshops.

Who: The target group are new or existing NPOs that are committed to ecological change and social justice.

What? Standard content includes

  • Development of a vision using natural materials, props, collages.
  • Deduction of an organisational mission.
  • Definition of organisational values within the mission.
  • Possible methods used include Appreciative Inquiry Conference, Theory U, Future Conference.

This content can be adapted and expanded as required.

When and where? The workshop is scheduled for 2-3 days. Time and place will be determined individually according to the client's needs. As the natural environment is integrated in the workshop the venue is chosen accordingly.

'Community of Practice' retreat

What for? This workshop creates the space for mutual support and learning from each other in a 'Community of Practice'.

Who: The target group are NPO employees of the same hierarchical level, especially middle and upper management.

What? The standard content includes

  • Learning from best practices, e.g. Appreciative Inquiry
  • Reflection of the status quo in the different departments/projects
  • Co-creative problem solving
  • Peer counselling
  • Discovering options for collaboration and mutual enrichment among projects and department
  • Feedback giving
  • Project environment analysis
  • Getting to know each other and networking

This content can be adapted and expanded as required.

When and where? The workshop is scheduled for 2-3 days. Time and place will be determined individually according to your needs. As the natural environment is integrated in the workshop venue is chosen accordingly.