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90 minute Workshop

Sense-sational Facilitation

Facilitating across the senses. A sensory safari to explore new frontiers in facilitating creative collaboration

Part workshop, part sensory safari- this session will take you on a tour of the five (maybe six?) senses to explore new frontiers in engagement and creative experience. As facilitators we often rely upon sound (spoken word and music) and sight (written word and image) to activate participants, but what about the other senses? We will move beyond our eyes and ears to engage our hands, our noses, our mouths and our hearts as tools for inspiring new thinking and new ways of doing.


Learning Objectives

#1: Understand a simple facilitation framework to inform the design and choice of facilitation tools.

#2: Utilize the senses to experience new ways of finding, framing, and solving problems.

#3: Identify and practice new tools that you can immediately apply in your own life and work.


Participants will spend most of their time: Practicing a skill or using a tool or technique of some kind.

For participants the most important outcome of this session is: To practice a skill or practice using a tool




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Tamara Christensen

About Tamara Christensen

Tamara is a passionate and empathetic facilitator, trainer, researcher, speaker and author. She brings nearly 20 years of experience blending design thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, and research to help organizations build innovation capabilities and apply them to complex business challenges. Tamara works with a range of organizations from local businesses to global Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell and 3M. She is also faculty in the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has been described metaphorically as a glass of prosecco, a whirling dervish and a sharpie. Tamara’s book, F-ing Innovation: Why innovation is hard and what to do about it is available on Amazon.


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