Session type:


Presented by:

Jaimella Espley


Session time:

16 May 14:00 15:00

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

Accessible crafts such as mosaic making can bring active listening, movement and joy into meetings – things that are too often missing. This session explores howthis approach was tested and evaluated in climate and health policy workshops and how it helped people connect and be creative while calming the debate on emotive topics.

Learn how you can use elements of craft to create inclusive, embodied and memorable meetings that form the foundation for collaboration.

Participant takeaways:

  • Crafting helps people be present and bring their whole selves to the room, which encourages active listening.
  • Getting people to do simple crafting is levelling 
  • Talking about issues through objects helps depersonalise them, which means workshops feel calmer and more constructive.
  • Moving around more and actively listening is tiring as we don’t do it enough at work, so carefully pace workshops and mix methodologies.
  • Practical tips on how to bring craft into workshops.


Teamwork, Facilitation, Story Telling, Inclusivity, People, Visualisation, Burnout, Creativity, Games, Meetings

This session:

  • Includes interaction
  • Has a session has no number cap

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