5 December 2011

How physicality impacts the way we work creatively” with Dr Ralph Kerle | Monday December 12, 2011 | 5.30pm

All human movement is conditioned by a set of psychological states according to Choreographer Rudolph Laban who developed a system of movement notation called Labanotation. Laban surmised if we could recognise and explore those psychological states psychically, we could learn to change the way we experience work and interact. In this session, Ralph Kerle will introduce us to the 3 psychological states of movement proposed by Laban to explore and reflect on how we might change the way we think and work creatively.

What does Laban offer facilitators?

Laban as a process offers very specific insights about our physical state and how it affects our behaviours. Facilitation contains physical as well as cognitive processes. Facilitators in the moment often recognize behaviours within a group such as uncertainty, stress, tension, elation, euphoria etc. The question is how do states such as these affect the physical and cognitive state of the facilitator in her/his role? If as facilitators, we can understand and recognize our preferred physical states when facilitating, we can use this recognition to move to a facilitative equilibrium in the face of whatever the group may be expressing or experiencing and with practice over time, to enhance our total facilitation performance.

In this short workshop, we will explore the physical framework of Laban and how you can bring that to your facilitation practice creatively. .

About Dr. Ralph Kerle

Dr. Ralph Kerle, MCI, DADA, h.c. is an internationally respected thought leader, creative facilitator and writer on organizational innovation, creative leadership and behaviours. He has a specific interest in designing creative leadership and creativity workshops framed around arts based processes as a way of recognising and developing creative practices at work. His belief is organizational innovation is the outcomes of creative behaviours that occur in practice in a work context. If we can understand how we behave creatively in a work context then we can begin to improve, develop and be creative around our work practices regardless of our profession or position.

Venue: [Our usual venue]

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Jones Street, Ultimo corner Thomas Street.

Room 5.580 Level 5, Building 10, Take the lift to level 5, cross the atrium footbridge, walk straight ahead to room 580.


From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up

[afterwards for our traditional end of year dinner at a fine Vietnamese restaurant in Broadway opposite UTS]