How to use Clean Space to solve problems, generate ideas and spark creativity

Speaker: Marian Way
Type: Paid Event - £17.50
Venue: Holiday Inn (Courtfield Road Entrance) 97 Cromwell Road, London (Click venue address for map) (Click venue address for map)
Date: 27 March 2018

How to use Clean Space to solve problems, generate ideas and spark creativity

Times: 18h15 Registration and Networking

18h45 Session begins and finishes at 20h15



Environments can affect our thinking and emotional states. Dark rooms can make us feel gloomy; mountainsides inspire us to think big; we go for walks to clear our heads. But did you know that you could gain new perspectives on a topic just by standing in different places in a room? We talk about looking at problems from different angles - but have you ever considered moving to different spaces and viewing your problem from there? 

The new sciences of self-organisation, networks and emergence have revealed hidden patterns to the process of creativity and problem solving. By using “Clean Space” – itself an innovative form of facilitation - you can encourage the conditions for creative emergence without getting in the way. 

One-to-one and group Clean Space processes can also be used at the start of a project to develop robust outcomes and alliances between internal and/or external stakeholders.

During this workshop you will have an opportunity to watch a demonstration of a Clean Space session, and see how seemingly intractable problems can be addressed by using space as a partner in creativity.  There will be opportunities during and after the demo for people to ask questions.  You will also take part in a guided Inner Clean Space session (as a client), created especially for when the space available is limited.  

Participants will:

  • Understand more about the role ‘space’ has in our perceptions and how to utilise space and spatial metaphors within coaching
  • Learn a stand-alone coaching methodology called ‘Clean Space’
  • Discover some ‘tips’ for facilitating this process
  • Learn how Clean Space can be adapted to take into account different factors, such a limited space, need to blend with another model or use with objects of photographs

Marian is an experienced coach, and an inspirational trainer and speaker who has a natural ability to model existing structures, find the connections between them and design new ways for people to learn. She 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. Marian is the author of ‘Clean Approaches for Coaches’ and co-author, with James Lawley, of ‘Insights in Space’.

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