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Making 2- and 3-D Models


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We started with the question: “What would you like to have happen?” and it was good to see everyone getting really valuable information from their sessions.

Lego, paper and coloured pens were available for making 2- and 3D models of the metaphor landscapes modelled during the evening. Most people preferred the pen-and-paper variety and models of marketing plans and websites emerged along with a lego emotion-map:

As usual, we did a round-up of what everyone had learned as facilitator…

  • I need to gesture in the client’s space, not my own
  • My client had quite a few problems and so it was valuable to practice resource building, by picking out and developing ‘value’ words
  • Models evolve
  • When my client had two issues, I asked, “What would you like to have happen?” and that narrowed it down
  • My client had loads of ideas and I just stayed with it
  • I was pleased to see my client was self-modelling and I only had to ask a question now and again

...and as client:

  • I now know what a marketing plan is
  • This time I could take the metaphor and relate it to reality
  • My metaphor was running parallel to reality
  • I valued being left to self-model
  • It was useful to be asked “Then what happens?” in a question that assumed the problem was resolved
  • Using lego was an eye-opener: my metaphors came out more

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About Marian Way

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A highly skilled facilitator and trainer, Marian, who founded Clean Learning in 2001, has developed and delivered training across the world. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches, co-author, with James Lawley, of Insights in Space and co-author, with Caitlin Walker, of So you want to be… #DramaFree.

Marian is an expert Clean facilitator, an adept modeller, a programme writer and an inspirational trainer. She has a natural ability to model existing structures, find the connections between them and design new ways for people to learn. Marian was a leading innovator within the Weight Watchers organisation, which included developing the “points” strategy, a local idea that went on to become a global innovation. She is a director of both Clean Learning and Training Attention CIC, world leaders in clean applications for corporate, educational and community development. She designs our programmes and workbooks, leads workshops and teaches on all our courses. She’s trained people in Great Britain, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Japan and the USA. Marian is also a recognised Clean Assessor.

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