MOTM 34 | Spoze

By October 19, 2022Design, MOTM

The Model of the Month

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Join host Svenja Rüger with Rob Evans & Matt Taylor for a 90-minute live discussion of the “Spoze” model.

8-10am PST/Los Angeles
10am-12pm CST/Chicago
11am-1pm EST/New York

16:00-18:00 BST/London
17:00-19:00 CET/Paris

(Check your timezone here)


How can we as practitioners become better at what we do in the service of humanity?

HOST: Svenja Rüger
Rob Evans & Matt Taylor

Welcome to our 34th Model of the Month session.

This discussion will focus on Spoze. It will be a wonderful experience of knowledge exchange, group work, and conversation. The facilitated session will last 90 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes for an informal discussion.

The Spoze model indicates a way to deal with new information by testing it, learning from it, and incorporating it to expand one’s view of the world and repertoire of practical actions.

Paradigms are hard to change but not impossible. They tend to resist new, disconfirming information even when the new data could be pretty helpful to the system holding the paradigm.

The Spoze model invites individuals and organizations that encounter new information to play with it — to test it through thought experiments, simulations, and other ways of taking the new information seriously by asking, “What if…?” Holding the new information lightly reduces some of its immediate threats and alleviates some of the paradigm’s natural antibodies that protect it from threats to its integrity.

Once you register, have a look at the attached diagram to dive deeper into the model and what you can personally draw from it. Let’s explore the beautiful details and what this model enables us to achieve as designers and facilitators.

We are very much looking forward to our conversations.

Matt, Rob & Svenja

CLICK HERE to Learn More & Register
NOTE: This online workshop is free to all participants. Members of our TVW Learning Community on Mighty Networks will have access to the recording and resources, including all future and past MOTM series and TVW workshops.

Workshop Presenters

Svenja Ruger


Münich, Germany | Facilitator | Process Designer

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.

Rob Evans


New York & San Francisco | TVW Member since 2015

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.

Matt Taylor


Kansas City, USA | Designer | Inventor| Teacher| Facilitator

For over 60 years, Matt Taylor 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 regard to 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 co-founder of the MG Taylor Corporation.

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