Date: 29 Aug 2019
Doors open: 18:00
Start time: 18:30
Where: Edinburgh
Venue: Dundas House
20 Brandon Street


Members: FREE
Non-members: £10.00

Free the Group Mind

Following on from last year’s “Zen of Customers” presentation, this session looks to introduce a range of tools for innovation and idea creation in a group context. How often have you been in a workshop where, despite a load of frantic activity and a shower of sticky notes, it is the familiar voices in the room that dominate? You end up with the same people with their ideas on the list.

Part of the challenge of a group think exercise is to ensure that you don’t miss the inspired voice lost in the back ground.

Through this practical session we will open the door to some of the techniques from the Liberating Structures world and how you can use them to engage an audience for a group think, or to shake up a career planning session at review time. We will also explore tools that you can use to quickly challenge, drill down and validate an idea.


•             Introduce the Liberating Structures toolkit

•             Explore the practical application of some techniques

•             How to chain techniques together for maximum effect


 David Strachan has been working in IT for 25+ years and as a BA for 20. He is an accredited Coach and a certified Scrum Master and Business Architect. David has experience from across the globe working with a range of companies, industries and methodologies. For the last 15 years he has been working with agile methods and scaling those within companies. Recently he has been developing and rolling out a programme of training to build an agile community of analysts. He has a passion for learning and is always looking for new tools and techniques to make a difference.


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