Participate in the Brussels Imagination Club
The Brussels Imagination Club is an informal and non-profit group. To join, all you have to do is come along to a workshop. If you start showing up regularly, we consider you one of the family! And we love our family!
If you would like to be informed about upcoming workshops and other events as well as receive very occasional news from the Brussels Imagination Club, use this form to introduce yourself and we'll add you to the mailing list.
We respect your privacy. Our mailing list is completely confidential. We will never share your email address with anyone else without your permission. We will never send you promotional or marketing messages from anyone else. You may leave the mailing list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of every message or by letting us know you want off.
We also have a Facebook group you are welcome to join.
Facilitating a Workshop
If you would like to lead a workshop at the Brussels Imagination Club, please get in touch and let us know what you have in mind.
But before you do, please make sure you can live with our rules:
1. Your workshop must be experimental.
The principle of the Imagination Club is that we are a platform for experimentation in facilitation and training. So, we absolutely do not want business presentations or polished demos that you have delivered many times before. There are many other venues for that kind of thing.
We are a place where you can try out new ideas, new techniques and new ways of training with an enthusiastic, intelligent international audience. We offer a great way for you to test ideas before using them professionally. Where else can you do that?
We hate to hear: "I've got a popular workshop I'd like to do at the Imagination Club."
We love to hear: "I've got some crazy ideas. I don't know if they'll work, but I'd like to try them out." (incidentally, they probably will work, but possibly not as you expect them to).
2. Amateurs are welcome!
We love amateurs. If you are considering a career in training or you will need to start giving workshops at work or you just want to have a go at doing a workshop, that's great! We love experimentation. Indeed, Andy and Jeffrey are happy to offer tips and suggestions if you want them. Don't be afraid to get in touch and ask questions.
3. Your workshop must be in English.
Your workshop must be in English. But don't worry if English is not your native language. You are not alone. Members come from dozens of different countries, most do not speak English as a first language.
4. Your workshop must be no more than 90 minutes long.
No matter how much material you have or how brilliant your workshop is, you must limit it to 90 minutes.
5. Workshops should be interactive.
Members love workshops that include interactive activities such as individual exercises, group exercises and role-play. If you can get people moving around, they'll love it.
Try to avoid a straight lecture. 90 minutes is a loooooooooong time to listen to someone talk and talk especially on a weekday evening. Activities break up the lecture, help participants retain information better and are more fun.
If you would like some tips, read Jeffrey's article on "How to Run a Successful Workshop"
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