What is #visavis & why now?

#visavis stands for VISUAL INTERCULTURAL STORYTELLING APPROACH IN THE VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE SESSIONS.

The visual turn in the 21st century and the current accelerated digitalization of the globalized world lead to new formats and new ways of collaborative learning and working in the virtual and hybrid spaces. Hence, the rising use of visual arts paired with storytelling activities in adult learning in the organizational development context lay at the ground of this invitation.

The intercultural component mirrors the culturally diverse world of today, where we not only learn and work with people from different corners of the planet but also representatives of different generations, genders, social and educational backgrounds and individual characteristics. If you answer the next three questions with a “yes”, the series of the vis-à-vis sessions definitely are for you.

1. Are you eager to design more inclusive, creative and inspiring learning environments so that people from different cultures can share their stories, exchange visuals and develop global mindsets?

2. Are you curious how you can get inspired by art and storytelling activities and apply them in your trainings, coachings, facilitation or university classes?

3. Are you interested in exploring creative tools to spark curiosity and innovation and exchange stories and visual stories with people from around the globe?

Why to join #visavis & how to apply it?

Building trust across cultures, no matter if face-to-face, in the virtual or hybrid spaces is art! People collaborate much better when they can build stronger connections. We know it because of research and because we sense it. Currently, it requires a high level of distant socializing, though. Hence, the questions to all of us, who work as facilitators, coaches, team coaches, trainers and academic teachers are:

• How can we design spaces where people can learn from each other and deepen their relationships despite fears of losing face and being misunderstood in the cross-cultural context, facing the additional challenges of the virtual world?

• How can we create the atmosphere of inclusion with the focus on human factor in times of polarization, xenophobia and high level of uncertainty?

• How can we make sure that people not only acquire knowledge (very old school approach to learning) but also acquire competencies and skills they can apply at their jobs and in their private lives (newer approach to learning) and dare to inspire each other and learn in the collaborative way? (new learning, agile learning)?

With these challenges and wonderful chances in mind, I would love to invite you to set on a common learning journey and explore the world of #visavis - VISUAL INTERCULTURAL STORYTELLING APPROACH IN THE VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE SESSIONS.

17/06/2020

vis-a-vis #3 Al qantara

Dates: 26th of November or 16th of December 2020 — 17:00-19:00 CET Location: Virtual Who is this for: Facilitators, Trainers, Coaches, Educators, Designers, Group size: 8-10 participants Facilitator: Joanna Sell Certificate: Certificate of completion In this vis-a-vis session, we are going to focus on metaphors in the world of fine arts and their power to tell […]
17/06/2020

vis-a-vis #2 Babel

Dates: 19th of November or 10th of December 2020 — 17:00-19:00 CET Location: Virtual Who is this for: Facilitators, Trainers, Coaches, Educators, Designers, Group size: 8-10 participants Facilitator: Joanna Sell Certificate: Certificate of completion The Tower of Babel (Hebrew מִגְדַּל בָּבֶל‎, Migdal Bavel) in Genesis 11:1–9 symbolizes the globalized world with its multilingual inhabitants. It gives an […]
16/06/2020

vis-a-vis #1 Skin Color

Dates: 12th of November or 3rd of December 2020 — 17:00-19:00 CET Location: Virtual Who is this for: Facilitators, Trainers, Coaches, Educators, Designers, Group size: 8-10 participants Facilitator: Joanna Sell Certificate: Certificate of completion Are you eager to create more inclusive and inspiring learning environments so that people from different cultures can share their stories, exchange […]