Wednesday, February 16, 2022 

HOST: Svenja Rüger 

PRESENTERS: Rob Evans & Matt Taylor

Session notes & recording available here.

About the Workshop

Models are important to any design process. As we use them, we must understand their gifts and limitations. 

“Models give us access to reality, but they are representations of reality and not the thing itself.” 

At the beginning of a DesignShop, Matt and Rob open up with “the Model Talk.” This is where they will hold up an object, for example a model airplane, and use this object to open up an interactive dialogue with a series of questions:

“What is this?”

“Is this a real airplane?”

“What’s the difference between this model and a real airplane?”

By opening up with the Model talk, facilitators are able to form connections with the objectives of the session. This helps participants understand and reflect on the process of using models. 

You will receive a pre-read upon registration for this event to help you prepare for this discussion of what a model is. 

 

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 www.thevalueweb.org/learning/

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 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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