Challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19 – online conversation guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats – Wednesday 20 May, 12h30-14h30 CET, online

Challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19:  An online conversation guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

Wednesday 20 May, 12h30-14h30 CET, online on Zoom

We are going through special times coping with the circumstances of the lockdown. Working from home and being restricted in our movement influences our daily life in countless ways. Many of us find ourselves in many online meetings. They are not always pleasant. oStill, when we see the glass half full there are positive sides (solidarity, innovative and creative power of people, less pollution) and we can hope that something good comes out of this that will last beyond Covid-19, for us, our community, and the planet.

Are you wondering what kind of future this current experience will bring us?

Would you be interested to learn an approach that supports a group in thinking creatively together and in uncovering insights and options?

Would you be happy to join a different type of online conversation and exchange and digest with others your reflections, questions and hopes?

Imagine a conversation that is structured and guided in a way that helps everyone to contribute constructively, expand their patterns of thinking beyond normal habits, and explore directions beyond the obvious. De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats, a simple parallel thinking process, can enable such a conversation.

Our invitation to you:

We invite you to embark with us on a 2-hour inquiry, using the Six Thinking Hats approach. We would love to explore the following question with you:

“How can we use our reflection and learning from the Covid pandemic to challenge and change the way we live and behave towards ourselves, our communities and our planet?”

Join our online conversation about our challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19 guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

What we offer you

An introduction into De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

A facilitated online conversation about our challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19 guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

Reflection together on what happened in the conversation, how this approach made it different and useful, and how we could use the Six Hats in our work and life.

What you will gain from this workshop

Energy, inspiration and insights.

Experience of a powerful approach on how a group can think together constructively and uncover new insights and perspectives.

New connections or deepened relationships with people who joined the conversation.

Your hosts for this 2-hour workshop

We, Nadia and Sarah, are two passionate explorers and “travel guides”. Nadia, a facilitator and method coach, loves embarking on joint learning journeys. She loves creative challenges and feels energized by bringing conversation and collaboration to life. Sarah, a mountain leader and facilitator, brings groups to the mountains to share nature and her favourite parts of Switzerland. While her favourite workshop space is outdoors, she is enjoying the current opportunities for online connection and inspiration.

We both work in a networked way; putting our heads together and combining our talents gives us energy and satisfaction. The idea of working together with De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats started in a retreat in and with nature. We never imagined — until now — that we would do it online.

Are you curious? Then join us & register now.

Tickets and what is included

The online workshop will take place on Wednesday 20 May, 12h30-14h30 CET on Zoom.

The workshop fee is 85 CHF.

Refund Policy: We will not make refunds, but you are welcome to transfer your place to someone else.

You will get 120 minutes of joint inquiry. – A summary handout on De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. – Tips and Tricks on how to bring the approach online. – Exchange with a group of 12-16 people.

Presented by:

Nadia von Holzen Learning Moments

Sarah Clark Clear Thinking – Clear Communication

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RFPs: Consultant(s) in the communication and advocacy  field (French-speaking)

Alive & Thrive, a NGO specialised in maternal, infant and young child nutrition has published two RFPs seeking consultant(s) in the communication and advocacy  field (in French):

 Consultant en Gestion /production de Connaissance – Région Afrique de l’Ouest; deadline: May 8, 2020

Placement dans les médias et diffusion d’une campagne médiatique visant à améliorer les pratiques de nutrition de la mère, du nourrisson et du jeune enfant – Madagascar: deadline: June 5, 2020

By | May 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Online event: Semiotics in the age of Coronavirus – Thursday 16 April at 18h00

Join Francesco Arese Visconti of Webster University on Thursday 16 April at 18h00 for an online discussion on how the Corona virus is represented in images:  https://websteru.webex.com/join/faresevisconti71

By | April 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Request for Proposal – WorldCancerDay.org website

Who we are
We are the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer-fighting organisation. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, which was founded in Geneva in 1933, and which today counts over 1,150 member organisations in 173 countries.
UICC is the organisation behind World Cancer Day, a global public awareness day, which takes place every 4 February. The day exists to bring cancer into sharp focus by raising global public awareness and to support our members in strengthening public literacy and political action around cancer.

The website: worldcancerday.org
The website is the digital, global home and hub for World Cancer Day (with over 90% of surveyed members having visited the website) with all pieces of communications directing supporters to the website. The website is an opportunity to make supporters feel part of a global community, to learn more about the issues, be inspired by what other supporters and doing, learn how to get involved, where supporters are recognised and showcased, and to engage with the content.

In 2020, the website received an unprecedented number of visitors to the website. In the campaign period, worldcancerday.org welcomed over 600,000 unique visitors (a 70%+ increase to the year before), with close to 100,000 campaign materials downloaded and nearly 9,000 direct shares of the website content.

The mandate
The mandate is an interesting one: a chance to work on an already successful and recognised, global public-health campaign website.
The successful applicant would have the opportunity to work closely with the UICC communications team on implementing improvements and optimising the existing worldcancerday.org website in the first year, but later on build an entirely new website for the 2022-2024 campaign (with Drupal as the CMS).
We have much more information about who we are, our website and the scope of work, in the detailed RFP document which can be found here.

Deadline for submission
COB Friday, 24 April 2020
We are very much looking forward to hearing from you and trust that our project will spark your interest. If you have any questions, please send them to revkin@uicc.org.
By | April 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

New jobs online

New communication jobs have been posted online:

Communication Officer – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

Copyeditor/Proofreader – DNDi, Geneva

Graphic Design Consultant – DNDi, Geneva

Senior Communications Officer – Press/Digital – DNDi, Geneva

 

By | March 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Lunch event – 13 March – postponed!

Dear communicators,

Please note that our event planned for this Friday 13 March 2020 has been postponed due to the situation with Covid 19 virus. We will reschedule the event at later date.

By | March 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Geneva Solutions – new media platform planned for Geneva International

Geneva Solutions, a digital platform, was selected as the best proposals submitted in a response to the call for projects launched by the Swiss authorities to create a media platform on the work of organizations providing services on a global scale from Geneva. Read more about the planned platform (in French).

By | January 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Webinar: Internews Manual – How to Manage Misinformation in a Humanitarian Context – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm BST

To launch a new Manual on how to manage misinformation in a humanitarian context Internews is hosting a webinar for humanitarian, media and community practitioners.

By connecting the dots in local information ecosystems in humanitarian contexts, the Internews Rumour Tracking Methodology shows what needs to be done to manage misinformation, build trust and allow reliable information to build traction among those who need it most. They will highlight key elements of the manual and place the methodology in the context of some of the trickiest misinformation challenges faced in our work.

The webinar will be facilitated by Viviane Lucia Fluck, PhD, who authored the manual. The manual was produced with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30 pm British Summer Time / BST
Join on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/695246798 (Hosted by Earth Journalism Network)
For queries or to join the webinar by phone, contact Emily Cowlrick –ecowlrick@internews.eu

 

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Seminar: Igniting Change: How to Cover the Climate Crisis?

The next Webster University Spotlight Seminar has been announced:

Igniting Change: How to Cover the Climate Crisis?
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
Webster LLC Commons Room, Geneva
18:30 – 19:30 (networking apéro will follow)

How can the media help engage the public and inspire action on the most compelling issue of our time? Should journalists be hopeful and inspire? Or should they, as Greta Thunberg has said, “tell it like it is”?

Join us on for a free presentation by Ed Girardet, Editor of Global Geneva, on this important and timely subject. Open to Everyone. Find out more about the event >>

While this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register >>

By | September 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New jobs online

New communication jobs have been posted online:

Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève

Director, Communications and Public Affairs, IAS Geneva

By | August 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments