EEE Transylvania 2016

finalAt the EEE conferences there are no given themes. The people who come shape what the conference is about, under the broad and flexible banner of ‘experiential learning’. Our belief is that everyone who attends (whether ‘new’ or not) has something to share that others can learn from. This means that the workshops are provided by participants. There are no paid speakers.

WorkshopsATTENTION PLEASE! Feel free to offer a workshop even if it is your first time at EEE. Consider please that in the program of the conference one time-slot for workshops is 1.5 hours, but this does not mean that the length of a workshop cannot be longer. The organizers can only provide basic materials needed for the workshops, such as: projector, flipchart paper, writing paper, pens, markers. All other materials should be supplied by the presenter.

To propose your workshop you need to complete the signing up process. For inspiration please visit the pages of the previous conferences.


First Name Last Name Workshop Title Workshop Description Max Min
Roger Greenaway The Experience of Reviewing In experiential learning we tend to value activities that fully engage people (in doing, sensing, feeling, thinking, etc.). But when it comes to reviewing those “fully engaging activities” we can easily fall into the trap of thinking that reviewing is all about thinking (and not much else). In this workshop we pay attention to the experience of reviewing, to ensure that reviewing is itself a “fully engaging activity” for whole persons. The workshop builds on this article:
My goal is to show (with your help) how seeing reviewing as an experience adds to the quality and value of the reviewing process.
20 5
Ammy Kuiper The art of Following How to act as an high performing individual in a high performing team? An experiential workshop on leadership, teamwork, synchronicity, presence and more.

Some 10 years ago, I offered my very first workshop at EEE on this topic. In the past years several participants asked me to offer this workshop again.
Throughout the years I have facilitated this workshop for different groups with different outcomes. Here it is, again:

The workshop: Through a series of fun, non-verbal, experiential exercises, we will explore what the exact behaviour and mindset is needed for any cooperative relation (couple, group, team) to ‘act as one’ towards a common goal.
Exercises are derived from the knowledge fields of leadership programs, music, theatre, and other. (orchestra/chorus, the greek tragic choir, theories on teamwork and leadership).

Course of the workshop: exercise – reflections – exercise – reflection etc.

After the workshop: I’d appreciate feedback on the facilitation of the reflections.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more info:

20 4
Agnes Lesny The Scale of Cooperation – SAC Model AC Model is a new, and fresh look at the theory of experiential education. Developed by Floor Vullings and Pieter Schoe (The Netherlands) can be very useful in fields of work, at schools, in businesses and in the health and welfare sectors. I found it extremly useful in youth work with bad behavior and teenagers.

The Scale of Cooperation is a insight for people working in and with groups. How come one group ‘runs like clockwork’ but another ‘is completely stuck’? The Scale of Cooperation is based on the notion that there are three different ‘worlds’ in which people coexist:

· a world of struggling, in which people resist

· a world of avoidance, in which they withdraw from tasks and relationships

· a world of cooperation, in which they focus on growth and trust
We see this as a scale that groups move along, slipping and sliding on the way. They can classify themselves, and indicate the group’s span.

By following your needs; we can delve into the theory (which trainers rarely do, and I love!) or work to transfer theoretical model into practice.

5 20
Frank Grant Experiential Education with young sexual abuse victims Discussing the positive and negative aspects of involving young people who has experienced earlier sexually abuse by looking at Driver Behaviour contamination.
This will be done through: sharing real life case examples, looking at the pit falls for the practitioner when adopting the experiential educational approach to their work. Using photographic images, flow charts,etiology of issues and consequences for victims of child sexual abuse, open participatory discussions, and group and individual exercises, it is hoped participants will leave the workshop with some understanding of the complex world of working in this medium with such a client group.
14 6
Frank Grant Forest Wilderness Journey Using the local outdoor environment, we will take a journey where we will discuss and participate in practical ancient rituals and ceremonies using Nature to demonstrate how such a resource can be used for any client group.

The workshop goal is to make participants aware of the potency of such work approaches.

12 6
Frank Grant Working Therapeutically using Nature Part indoor, part outdoor, the workshop aims to look at both theoretical and practical applications of Adventure Therapy (under any other name).

The group will look at the historical journey of such work, paying due regard to the effects on clients for being in Nature, and how any therapeutic approach can effect behavioural change.

14 6
Zuzanna Talik Intuition – your inner wisdom You will have a chance to hear your inner voice of intuition, train it to work for you every day and help you with making desitions and achiving goals.

I will present practical and effective techniques which you can use in personal life and working with groups.

You will connect to nature, work with body scanning, visualisation, senses (especially the sixth sense :)). You will learn how to read symbols appearing in daily life around you and work with their energy to help you solve the problems. You will experience grounding process and connect to the energy of Mother Earth.

There will be opportunity to heal old emotions, by bringing energy to your body through music meditation and visualisation.

Last but not least you will reconnect with your inner wisdom and learn how to move your concentration from mind into heart to be able to hear the answers you need.

It will be deep, it will be moving, it will be useful, it will be energetic, it will be ezoteric, it will be mistical, you just can’t miss it.

20 6
Bogdan Vaida Hunger Games – Education through Gamification “Learning is forgetting, try discovering instead!”

In this workshop we will take 3 “boring” formal classes and convert them into highly engaging activities that generate relevant knowledge, transfer of learning, active participation and a s**t load of fun!

20 9
Bogdan Vaida Fast & (not so) Furious: How to launch your own online course in 42 minutes Taking more of a “do it now” approach, in this experiential training you will launch your own video on a subject that you desire .. in only 42 minutes!
This helps with:
o transfer of learning by creating video follow-ups for your students,
o make a profit online by converting one of your offline courses to the online environment
o and establish an online following (and maybe even leads for future training) by showing what you do to the online world.
30 9
Bernd Rademaechers F.U.N.N. No. 2 F unctional
U nderstanding
N ot
N ecessary
(quotation: Karl Rohnke) „My goal: FUN and Laughter and Consciousness while playing“
30 minutes action and high spirit
30 minutes reflection within the scarf with low speed, low voice and high energy
30 minutes Sharing ideas how to improve refection in this group.
We will use the LYCRA-scarf again…
20 4
Bernd Rademaechers :„What the f… does intent this ass….?“ -Reflection about our wording and slanguage We will swear, shout and talk sh… and we will be pejorative and politically totallly incorrect in the beginning of this WS.
After stopping laughter and enlightment I want to focus on the influence of our wording, voice, accent and body-language in our daily communication.
Where are the pitfalls, chances and how can we avoid harm?
I do not know the answers but I have a lot of questions and some ideas – so do you hopefully- let us tacle it together!
8 1
Carlos Bobbert Alba Emoting (TM) This method allows experiencing an emotion and power out of it at will through different breathing rhythms, body muscles and face, and precise and controlled postural attitudes related to a basic emotion. It is concerned with the outward expressions of emotions without analyzing the causes or cognitive attributes, nor the consequences of emotional state. We will put these physical and postural elements intentionally into action to produce the desired emotional state and having control over them as it can stop the process by making a “Step Out”. We discuss their training application in therapy, business, advertising, education, arts and everything related to communication. 15 5
Carlos Bobbert “Clearing a Space”, Gendlin’s Focusing method. “Clearing a Space” is the first step in using Gendlin’s Focusing method. It is also for those times when you feel clogged up with issues that it’s hard to get a “Felt Sense”, something like an “intuitive feel”. Instead, you may feel overwhelmed, depressed, numb. “Clearing a Space” can give you a break even before the problems can be solved. This exercise brings the following benefits: calming and centering, stress reducing, dis-identification with issues and problems, helps one to know there is a “me” separate from the issues they are carrying, etc. Give yourself a break to connect with your own wisdom and thus be more willing to interact with people and the important issues of your life. 15 5
Lesley Greenaway ‘I’ poems – a story telling method or a different kind of case study ‘I’ poems are a tool for relating individual stories about big experiences, life changing events, issues and problems for example: the impact of an experiential learning course. The technique is based on the narrative analysis method developed by Doucet and Mauthner (2008) called the Listening Guide.
My workshop will introduce how this method works, try it out on experiences of our own and explore how it might be used within our own work contexts. Participants will need to have access to a voice recorder which can be downloaded as an app via their mobile phone, tablet or laptop.
12 2
Dorota, Magdalena Mejri , Leszko Fall in love with your emotional self You will learn to express and recognize both positive and negative emotions.
During practical part of this workshop participants will have a chance to make their own costumes and role play scenarios connected with expressing different emotions. You’ll have lots of fun so don’t miss it!
5 12
Mihaly-Csongor Kocsis Invent and Combine Activities Creatively in Team Building and Team Coaching Combining different activities/games or inventing new activities/games based on ideas from everyday life or movies, in order to increase the effectiveness of the team building or team coaching sessions. Presentation of a few such activities from my personal experience, discussions and examples of games the participants invented or combinations they are using. 20 3
Christof Siebner Rose of Leary (rev.)
Joerg Janzen Sustainable leadership
Sandor Banyai 7 Hard Sticks
Ping-Huang Liao Chinese games! What is the difference between East and West?
Sibylle Schoenert Trust in the resources of groups
John (virtual) assisted by Roger Thompson The people-centric organisation
Ammy Kuiper The towel-folding adventure
Ammy Kuiper The Art of letting go
Christiane Thiesen Trauma Education/Therapy
Christiane and Frank Circle of courage – as a compass for working with unaccompanied underage refugees
Michael Rehm Seminar out of the cabin bag
Tim Pearson Bridgewater – Berkshire: The New York and Frankfurt meetings, Deliberately Developmental Organizations (DDOs)
Jantje Hinze Experience yourself by playing with Taijiquan (Tai chi), Wushu (martial arts) and Qigong movements
Ralph Kolen Amazing maze
Andreas Leipelt The Five
Lesley and Bernd Opening Gates here at this conference
Jan Kragsig Play
Michel & Maria Couples in Arms
Maria & Michel Co-creation
Daniel Dammeier Actionworx