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Fruitful Groups – Creative Collaboration and Idea Generation

2nd Oct 2018 @ 09:30 - 14:30


Does group problem-solving sometimes feel more like a battle than a dance? How often do ideas generated by consensus feel like compromises to everyone involved? Do you leave meetings inspired to take action, or a little bit flat?

Creating actionable ideas that satisfy the needs of a diverse group and leave participants feeling inspired to bring them to life takes structure and skill.

Using techniques from the worlds of improvisation, embodied leadership and board game design, the Fruitful Groups workshop cuts a new angle on working with others to bring out the best in everyone and generate ideas people are itching to action.

We’ll experiment with creative collaboration strategies, tools for collective idea generation and ways to use critical voices to make your ideas robust, resilient and ready to roll.

You’ll be part of a fabulous group of people and perspectives, so bring a couple of topics to play with – you might just leave the workshop with some ideas that change your world!

This is an Open Source event, which means you’re invited take the material and use it, teach it or adapt it as you please.

Facilitator: Jude Claybourne

Jude is the founder of State of Play, helping people generate the best states for the work they do, and be communication ninjas. She’s also a trained coach, actor, speaker and writer, with seven years’ experience as a creative copywriter and idea generation specialist at a board game design company.

Jude uses story, play, embodied leadership and the skills actors rely on to help people be confident, authentic communicators with the whole of who they are. She teaches idea generation, storytelling, presentation skills and creative collaborations to groups ranging from corporate senior leadership teams to teenage Guatemalan girls from remote villages.

What Jude’s clients say:

You have changed the way I connect with people and that’s a great thing!” – Jo, Senior Leader

Ticket Price:

This event is free to all, but booking is essential. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call us on 07548 014066 (9am-1pm Mon – Fri). This event is made possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning.

What to Bring:

  • A couple of topics you’d like ideas for
  • Curiosity and willingness to get involved
  • Your lunch

Feedback from past Edventure: Frome Short-Courses

“…it has totally changed the way I am looking at my business. Thank you so very much for organizing this – I cant tell you the impact it has had”.  Victoria

“…it was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”. Anna

 “Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ” Milda

“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!” Frances


2nd Oct 2018
09:30 - 14:30
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07548 014066


Edventure: Frome
The Welsh Mill Hub
Frome, England BA11 2LE
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