Building Common Ground and the Future Café
Facilitated group dialogues that build common ground,
co-create new futures and chart an inspiring path
Workshop Facilitator Training
Create your own internal resources
We train in house facilitators to lead Building Common Ground and Future Café workshops. Over 300 professionals from many walks of life have participated in this 5-day hands on training. They in turn have led 100's of workshops with 10,000's of people. Training groups are usually 8 - 12 people. Many In-house facilitator trainings have been delivered in health and social services organisations, particularly in Liverpool, Halton, Stockholm and Malmö. Open trainings are also offered occasionally.
Find out more about training facilitators for your organisation.
Structured one-day workshops on the theme of your choice
Productive, highly participatory, enjoyable workshops for any size of gathering.
We have 25 years experience working in business, health care, social care, local government, with NGO's, community groups, village councils, management teams, partnership boards and in many other ad-hoc settings.
We have facilitated 100's of workshops, kick-off events, conferences and other types of gathering in many countries. We usually work in English, can "arbeta på svenska" and also have experience working with simultaneous translation.
Contact us about facilitating your workshop or event
For Facilitators - Future Café Handbook
A practical guide to facilitating inspiring workshops.
Helping people work together to:
An easy to use 60-page resource for having fun and productive meetings. Includes a fully annotated step-by-step workshop agenda. Order your copy
Create Teams and Community
Engaging the power of complexity - being and acting as One
Build a High Performing Team
A compact development process to initiate and enhance teamwork
Teamwork happens when a small group of people come together with the intention of creating or changing reality. If they can establish a state of mutual understanding, honourable communication and trust they can ignite a powerful "we-spirit". As they take greater responsibility for their impact, the presence and capability of their teamwork can become exceptional.
Creating a Community of Leaders
A programme for large, multi-functional teams
When a team or group becomes large, teamwork becomes difficult and a wider, more complex community of leaders can be created. Becoming more powerful than a team as they expand the depth, reach and value of the dreams and visions they dare to engage with.
Current and previous clients
Essex County Council (Place leadership team), Tetra Pak (product development), Well Child Inc., Uppsala Kommun, Médecins Sans Frontiêrs (International Office in Brussels), Equator Architects (Stockholm), Liverpool City Council (Adult and Children's Services), Walsall MB Council (Executive leadership team), ELFA AB, SONY-Sweden, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) and more.
People and Clients
For over 25 years, we have offered our services to organisations and individuals in many places. These are some of them:
Ericsson, Médecins Sans Frontiêrs,, Essex County Council, Hunger Project-Bangladesh, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL), MultiConsult, Tetra Pak, Liverpool City Council & Health Trusts, Halton Borough Council, Knowsley Health & Social Services, Walsall MB Council, Well Child Inc., Equator Architects, Uppsala Kommun, ELFA AB, Marin Public Health, Linköping Kommun, Somerset Council, SONY-Sweden, Rank Xerox, Gothenburg Port, Swedish Government, EU Environment Directorate, Climate Alliance
With a deep commitment to empowering visionary leaders and the innovations and new futures they seek to manifest. Since 1990 Andrew has worked as a trainer, developer and coach with thousands of formal and informal leaders, teams and communities of leaders -- in public and private organisations and with community and grassroots initiatives in many countries, particularly the UK, Sweden, Bangladesh, Belgium and the USA.
Lena is a co-founder of Visionary Ventures. She's a mother, a grand-mother, Icelandic horse owner, registered nurse and was a campaigns manager in Sweden and New York for the Hunger Project.
With 20 years experience, she has trained over 200 workshop facilitators and led countless personal and leadership development processes and large participatory workshops.