Create2connect was approached by AfricInvest to facilitate moderate a teambuilding and strategy development off-site in Istanbul in the weekend of 11-14 September 2014. The whole team of the company’s various offices will be present (55-60 people). AfricInvest-TunInvest Group is today one of the leading private equity firms in North and sub-Saharan Africa with over $700 million of funds under management across 11 PE funds and sponsored by prestigious DFIs, private and institutional investors. AfricInvest-TunInvest Group relies on a team of 40 highly skilled investment professionals with over 120 years of cumulative PE experience, operating out of 6 offices (Algiers, Abidjan, Casablanca, Lagos, Nairobi and Tunis).
Key issues: the organization has grown quite a bit over the last ten years, almost doubling in number of staff. The world is in turmoil and changing very fast and what does that entail for AfricInvest?
Trager International is a worldwide community of body-mind practitioners, people who work with their hands to help people make aware of what it is to live from the feeling of a healthy body. My colleague Julie Arts and I were approached when the Trager International community felt they were stuck in old ways of organizing and communicating with each other (communication ineffective, difficulty handling diversity, underdeveloped vision of the future, formalities focused leadership, need for educational renewal). Their biggest challenge was to find new pathways to a flourishing future, reconnecting to the inner core of the work, and build a new thriving community.
We co-created and designed a three year long change process based on Theory U with the Trager community. Starting from sensing with fresh eyes what was happening outside in the world around Trager and inside their own community we designed a series of conferences and prototyping practices that are enabling new way of working as a community.