Wednesday, April 6, 2022

HOST: Svenja Rüger 

PRESENTERS: Rob Evans & Matt Taylor

Recording & session notes available here.

About the Workshop

Welcome to our 29th Model of the Month session. We are delighted that you will be with us for a wonderful experience of knowledge exchange, group work and conversation. The facilitated session will last for 90 minutes with an additional 30 minutes in which we will still be around for an informal conversation.

This time we will focus on ”Xanadu”.
Xanadu is a poetic vision, a seed crystal, an inspiration, an architectural experiment, and one of the threads lining the MGTaylor method and our sprawling “network of networks”.

Some of these physical environments, like the Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), are almost totally focused on the business and government sectors. Others concentrate on not-for-profits and NGOs, or some combination of all of the above. Global transformation is often not their explicits raison d´etre, but this original concept remains an implicit part of “The Field” in which they operate.
Xanadu set out as a large vision is also an invitation to ourselves to reflect about our own Xanadu; what is your super-ordinate goal that helps to set your context for a creative life and for many other actions and projects that make it up?

Have a look at the description (which will be emailed to you after registration for this event) to dive deeper into Xanadu and what you can personally draw from it.

Together, let’s explore the wonderful details of Xanadu and what it enables us to achieve as facilitators and designers.

This LIVE online workshop is free to all participants.
Members of our TVW Learning Community on Mighty Networks will have access to the recording and resources, as well as the 25+ workshop sessions in our Model of the Month classroom.

For details, visit

Svenja Rüger

Svenja is a facilitator and designer of large scale collaborative sessions. Her passion lies in building resilient communities and facilitating collaborative processes to solve complex challenges on a systems level. She cares a lot about the challenges the world is currently facing and wants to support connecting the dots in order to create impactful, meaningful solutions. She promotes listening to understand, not listening to speak, and holds the space for what is trying to emerge.

Being part the The Value Web, she took on lead design and facilitation roles for international engagements with the World Economic ForumLEGO FoundationRockefeller Foundation, International Red Cross & Red Crescent, INSEAD Business School, Global Alliance for Improved NutritionBerlin Civil Society Centre, and many others

She believes in servant leadership, and that facilitation is all about making it easy.

Rob Evans

Rob Evans is recognized as one of the world’s best known and most respected facilitators. He has taught thousands of leaders and facilitators in the private, public, and NGO sectors.

THE COLLABORATION CODE® is a book series curated by Rob Evans co-founder of Imaginal Labs. Book three in the series, Models: Frameworks for Transformation presents the entire set of models and terms of art in the MG Taylor Modeling Language, including many never-before documented models with illustrations by Kelvy BirdChristopher Fuller, and Kelly Adams.

For information about purchasing books, The Collaboration Code® 

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is a designer, inventor, teacher, facilitator, sailor and entrepreneur. He has focused his career on the application of architectural design methods to solving complex, systemic problems found at the intersection of physical environments, ecologies, organizational practices and visionary ideas. This work involves business processes, tool-sets and software programs, and includes their expression and utilization in the design, construction and use of virtual and physical environments for collaborative work and sustainable creative living. The components of these environments, and the environments themselves, are designed and built in regards their fit with, and long term impact on, social-economic-ecological systems.

The sum of his work is outlined in a System and Method co-invented with partner Gail Taylor. He is cofounder of the MG Taylor Corporation.

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