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Please note that I am not running the retreat this year,
but am available for private therapy and coaching, as well as for UK and international training.

Open Space

Open Space Facilitation in Plymouth, Stroud, London & CornwallRunning meetings as a self-organising process

  • Effective empowerment of individuals and teams in a day
  • Tangible and prioritised outcomes
  • Capturing all potential in participants
  • Grounded on realistic innovation
  • Highly motivating and inspiring
  • Integrative Action Plan outcomes
  • Group sizes; 5-2000

Have you ever spent precious resources on conferences which produce ineffective measures and tired team members?

Are you looking for conference facilitation that allows you to cut out all time and resource waste? Facilitation that identifies and explores approaches and focuses effectively on the task at hand? A time where problem-solving skills are used that deliver outcomes the participants identify with? A day where the task at hand is put into a tangible action plan that participants are inspired, motivated and empowered to take action on?

Open Space offers just that through using the conference space and time to let all involved create forums, have their say and bring their ideas to the table. This is a deeply creative process; invigorating participants to truly identify with the outcomes and action plans produced on the day. Lead by an experienced facilitator, using five simple rules developed by Harrison Owen in the mid-eighties, the technique is very effective and successful because it puts the people involved at the centre of its problem-solving approach, guiding them through realistic innovative plans while empowering them to follow through with their commitments.

Open Space Technology is the most powerful leadership and meeting approach for the 21st century.

I also offer therapy and counselling for anxiety, burn-out, stress and depression in Cornwall, Plymouth and London, including at the Retreat Centre in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Please see the Support and Therapy page for more information.

Client Feedback 1
\"It is good to find a skilled specialist who is able and willing to work flexibly, with due professionalism and a willingness to work \'outside the box\'. Refreshing also to work in such close collaboration and without the professional protectionism found so frequently in other organisations.\" B.M.
Client Feedback 2
\"I would describe Imke as firm, challenging and at times directing, she is understanding but doesn\'t allow wallowing in self-pity -there is no hiding place available!\"
Client Feedback 3
\"I\'ve dealt with a lot of very early issues that were inaccessible to me using the usual talking therapies. The ability to use creative ways of working has enabled me to express myself in a way that I haven\'t been able to do before. Our work has helped me personally and professionally, has impacted upon my relationships with my partner and my children.\"
Client Feedback 4
\"Very helpful and, at times, incredibly challenging. Due to having longer sessions it helped me to go deeper and stay with the issues I was dealing with.\"
Client Feedback 5
We came to Imke for a 6 day retreat with our marriage at the brink of collapse and my depression destroying my ability to work effectively as a manager in London.

I have never worked so hard in my life. Imke helped us to express and discuss the \'unspeakable\'. She helped me to face my inner wars and to manage my demons. Most of all we left with a way forward, with love and hope and what se
\"Imke puts every effort into getting to the root cause of your issues, coming at you from angles that you were least expecting. Don\'t arrive and expect to be pandered to - yes, you will have a sympathetic listening ear but after that you will need to be ready to change your ingrained habits, attitude and beliefs about yourself.\"