“An opportunity to surpass yourself”
For the first time participants were actively involved in the conception and realisation of micelab:experts.
For the first time participants were actively involved in the conception and realisation of micelab:experts, the learning module of the training platform micelab:bodensee. One of these co-coaches was Eva-Maria Feuerstein, project leader at Kongresskultur Bregenz.
Full of enthusiasm, four members of the Kongresskultur team returned from micelab:experts IV, held in Radolfzell, having gained valuable experience from the session. The participants were Ursula Kaufmann, Kristina Fink, Gerhard Stübe and Eva-Maria Feuerstein. Eva-Maria was one of the seven co-coaches who not only prepared the learning module jointly with the curators Tina Gadow and Michael Gleich, but also directed working groups and hosted some sections of the event. The forty experts attending the session, held over two days, pondered the questions: “How exactly do lively events succeed?” and “What role does co-creation play in that?”
“Co-creation was already in evidence as we jointly prepared the event. Lots of great ideas for topics and formats came,” Eva-Maria Feuerstein relates. “At the micelab itself, co-creation played a big role for me above all during Peer Consulting. In small groups we acted out specific examples of how to communicate suggested improvements to customers without treading on their toes. That was an enriching experience.”
Having confidence in yourself and others
That was also how the other participants had experienced it, said the 27 year old project leader. “Everyone appreciated the fact that what emerged was initiated by us. That motivated everyone. That made the event very lively, like it was charged with energy. We put a lot of trust in each other. We really surpassed ourselves and learned a lot from one another.”
Developing a basis for mutual trust
Another important insight gained from micelab:experts IV: “The most important prerequisite for this close, co-creative cooperation was developing a basis for mutual trust. The first evening was therefore reserved for getting to know each other, which dispelled our anxieties and produced an easy-going atmosphere. I’ll take that idea with me for when we organise events at Bregenz Festival House, and also for dealing with customers and colleagues generally,” said Eva-Maria Feuerstein.