Chaordic Design: chaordic is a term that blends characteristics of chaos and order. The term was coined by Dee Hock the founder and former CEO of the VISA credit card association. The mix of chaos and order is often described as a harmonious coexistence displaying characteristics of both, with neither chaotic nor ordered behavior dominating. Some hold that nature is largely organized in such a manner; in particular, living organisms and the evolutionary process by which they arose are often described as chaordic in nature. The chaordic principles have also been used as guidelines for creating human organizations — business, nonprofit, government and hybrids — that would be neither centralized nor anarchical networks.
Open Space Technology is a simple way to run productive meetings, for five to 2000+ people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organisation, in everyday practice and extraordinary change.
Rapid Prototyping is a way to create a landing strip for the future you want to create, and to build something that allows you to explore an emerging idea or concept by doing something. Prototypes are an early draft of what the final result might look like. Prototyping often goes through several iterations based on the feedback that you generate from other stakeholders.
The 8 breaths of design: Over the years many facilitators / hosts saw their work with different (larger scale) initiatives as a follow-up of different ‘breaths’, different phases of divergence and convergence. The 8 breaths model is a tool to navigate the complex landscape of multi-stakeholder engagement and collaborative innovation.
U-process: The U-Process is a methodology for addressing highly complex challenges— for solving complex problems or realising complex opportunities. It is a “social technology” and a process design pattern for effecting the transformation of reality, within and across the worlds of business, government, and civil society.
As a conversational approach, the World Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. These conversations link and build on each other as people move between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, and discover new insights into the questions or issues that are most important in their life, work, or community. As a process, the World Café can evoke and make visible the collective intelligence of any group, thus increasing people’s capacity for effective action in pursuit of common aims.