Intended Messiness – Part 3

Intended Messiness - Part 3
The 2nd question to reflect on is ‘What are ‘good’ odd moments and what are those ‘bad’ ones to avoid?’    By ‘bad’, I mean those odd moments which are not conductive to the learning objectives.   As such, the answer to this question is really ‘it depends’.   On one extreme, if the learning intervention is about ...

Intended Messiness – Part 2

Intended Messiness – Part 2
Following from the argument from the last post, there are 2 questions How to assist the participants to learn from the odd moments instead of just staying in the ‘complaint’ mode in those moments? What are ‘good’ odd moments and what are those ‘bad’ ones to avoid? Capitalizing Messiness – To the first question, the ...

Intended Messiness – Part 1

Intended Messiness - Part 1
Scenario – Along with others, you designed and ran a 3-day workshop.   For various reasons (e.g. flow design, learners’ composition), on Day 2 morning, a few participants criticized strongly and openly their workshop experience on Day 1.   It was a hard time for the facilitators to deal with the dynamics on spot, and adapted subsequently. ...

Drawing out thoughts and emotions (Cont’d)

Drawing out thoughts and emotions (Cont'd)
                [.. continued from last post] Third, it is the space.  We held the session in her quiet little penthouse in a very old house.   From where I sit, I can see the trees through a small window.   The room is ‘populated’ with books.   The lighting is mild ...

Drawing out thoughts and emotions

Drawing out thoughts and emotions
  In my exploration of what some people called ‘Depth Psychology’, I have been receiving psycho-analysis in recent months.    There are a lot of angles for me to reflect on the experience e.g. feeling and sensation, mid-life, family.   In this post, let me take the perspective of facilitation and coaching. We had very deep conversation ...

Individuation, Abstract Art and Corporate Learning (Part 2)

Individuation, Abstract Art and Corporate Learning (Part 2)
The question I raised in my last post is ‘What is the implication of the individuation concept to corporate learning?’ The individuation is the ultimate developmental work (psychologically).   Ideally, a more self-harmonious and self-aware individual would contribute better to the workplace. My first thought to the question is that most corporates would not really care.   ...

Individuation, Abstract Art and Corporate Learning (Part 1)

Individuation, Abstract Art and Corporate Learning (Part 1)
This post is related to my recent exposure to Jungian psychology and in fact the last post on Abstract Art. I set out the Swiss journey as an opportunity to discover.   In this spirit, I attended a workshop in the Jungian institute in Zurich earlier this year.   Frankly, I was lost like 50% of the ...

Adding ‘Share’ buttons

Adding 'Share' buttons
I am trying to enhance the blog functionalities.   My first attempt is to enable readers to share the posts on social media including Linkedin, Facebook and Wechat.   Wishing to connect more like-minded people.