Session type:


Presented by:

Gemma Honour

Bryter Work

Session time:

30 Jun 12:15 13:00

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

Break out of Start/Stop/Continue columns and navigate beyond the Sailboat model for retrospectives! Learn about how to create your own visual templates.

Visual templates, canvases and boards are all ways that we can use pen and paper (or a whiteboard). to help break down, and think through tricky problems, or structure goals. Through using shapes and images, you can then structure your thoughts in the form of words (or sometimes more pictures!).

Gemma has been creating templates in her role as Agile Coach and Scrum Master, for retrospectives, goal setting, product definition and more. She believes that everyone can create their own and that by harnessing the power of template creation, you can harness the power to shape; clarity, creativity, decision making, vision and more.

Participant Takeaways: 

  • Hear how simple shapes can shape thinking, and break down difficult problems into something manageable and approachable.
  • Find out what makes a good template, what the process is to create the right template for your particular workshop outcomes, if you're designing one from scratch.
  • As well as taking you through the basics of creating templates on the fly, for teams, or for your personal use, you’ll understand more about why templates have the potential to shape you and your team thinking, and how to break out of the boxes and radials rut - if your team require a creativity kickstart!
  • This talk will cover the benefit of how thinking in templates can improve your skill as a coach, facilitator or leader, and change your presence, and your listening skills, as you move into the space of structuring the problems, so that they can be easily understood and solved by others.

Facilitation, Visual Thinking, Coaching Techniques.

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