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October 16th, 2017 11:37

SessionLab, a New Easy Way to SkyRock your Program Design

Ehab Elia - Ouishare
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TL;dr: / Short summary

  • SessionLab is a great tool to co-create sessions/events/workshop (ex. the fest, the summit, one day Workshop) and plan collaborative facilitation
  • After a free team trial for Munich Summit, we negotiated free access for our community. To get your free account, you have to sign up and contact Sarah or me
  • In exchange, we agreed with Robert (co-founder & CEO) to contribute to their development (further details below) ____________

SessionLab is a useful tool for collaborative facilitation. Its free version already proved its benefits, so we asked for a free team trial for the summit to see if it is useful for us as a community. And to be short: yes it is!

One week after the summit, we met Robert online for a feedback session and discussed a further collaboration because we found great value using this tool. We wanted our community to benefit from using it. Especially to use it on event programs instead of a spreadsheet. Among its features :

  • Work collaboratively,
  • Assign tasks,
  • Timetable keeper,
  • The ability to add a comment, files (from G.drive & Dropbox), etc.
  • Drag and drop program blocks,
  • An open source & collaborative library of facilitation resources,
  • And much more...

Robert welcomed the idea to give full access to our community (YEAH 🚀). Here what we proposed in exchange for this partnership:
Spread the word within our community and beyond, (e.g. in our Masterclasses, mentioning in publications)
Enrich the library of facilitation resources,
Add the tool to our open source site (we will prepare a short paragraph on it)
Organize a bi-annual feedback session. Therefore your feedback in using it is very welcome. You can add feedback here.

What you need to do to get onboard:

  • First of all, you have to create an account here,
  • To facilitates the collaborative work, you should add your picture or sign in with Google,
  • Then you have to ask us (Sarah/Ehab) to add your account to the OuiShare group account → That’s it!

How to go with the Open Source Method Library?

We would like to invite you all to add your facilitation methods (team, energizer, ideation, actions, skills, etc.) to the library as a small price to pay collectively to spread the good word and it’s so easy:

  • Connect to your account
  • Go to Library
  • Push the “Add new resources” button
  • Fill the different fields
  • Done :)

Sarah and I will be happy to help anyone who needs help to use the tool. Just ASK!

Links TL;dr

Marie Vives

Marie Vives October 16th, 2017 12:21

Super good news! Excellent tool, makes it easy to co-organize an event, UX great, a real time-saver. :raised_hands:

Esra Tat - ZWE

Esra Tat - ZWE October 16th, 2017 14:37

Hi guys! This looks like a great tool! Thanks for trying it and having this access to the whole community. I've register and I'm very muck looking forward to use it! <3

Ehab Elia - Ouishare

Ehab Elia - Ouishare October 16th, 2017 15:56

@esratat I can't find your profile. Please send me your profile URL in telegram

Esra Tat - ZWE

Esra Tat - ZWE October 16th, 2017 16:12

I'm already in the OS Team added by @saraheisenmann :)

Agathe Lehel

Agathe Lehel October 16th, 2017 19:30

Many thanks @ehabelia ! I've created my profile, could you add me into the team? :)

Carlos G. de Juan

Carlos G. de Juan October 17th, 2017 10:05

very interesting :) Thank you so much @ehabelia!

Ehab Elia - Ouishare

Ehab Elia - Ouishare October 17th, 2017 11:27

Special THANKS to @saraheisenmann :heart: who is the initiator of discovering this awesome tool

Bárbara Gómez

Bárbara Gómez October 19th, 2017 09:10

@ehabelia @saraheisenmann great tool! I have created my profile and using it already for an OS event :) please could you add my account to the OuiShare group account ?

Sarah Eisenmann

Sarah Eisenmann October 19th, 2017 10:18

done! don't forget to put a profile picture :)

Ehab Elia - Ouishare

Ehab Elia - Ouishare October 19th, 2017 10:38

Photo photo photo :pushpin:

Bárbara Gómez

Bárbara Gómez October 20th, 2017 05:12

@saraheisenmann @ehabelia done! thanks!

Martin Werlen

Martin Werlen October 23rd, 2017 12:28

I created my profile.
Thanks @ehabelia ! Great tool :)

Ehab Elia - Ouishare

Ehab Elia - Ouishare October 23rd, 2017 12:46

@nainaiarara please you should add your photo on sessionlab!

Johanna

Johanna October 25th, 2017 11:56

thanks @saraheisenmann & @ehabelia ! this tool looks supercool ! I just signed up. Could you add me to the ouishare group please ?! Thank you :)

Sarah Eisenmann

Sarah Eisenmann October 25th, 2017 12:12

done ;)

Marie-Anne Bernasconi

Marie-Anne Bernasconi October 26th, 2017 17:23

Looks great ! I feel I'm going to use it often :) I'm currently giving a training on facilitation to civil servant trainers, I'll share it with them :)
Here's my profile : https://www.sessionlab.com/users/pxo8kd.
Thanks! @ehabelia @saraheisenmann

Ehab Elia - Ouishare

Ehab Elia - Ouishare October 26th, 2017 18:35

You will really love it @marieanneb especially the Open source Library... Don't forget to add your best methods in it :hugging:

Marie-Anne Bernasconi

Marie-Anne Bernasconi October 26th, 2017 19:12

:ok_hand:

Claudine Revol

Claudine Revol October 31st, 2017 22:25

Hey, account created !
So Ehab, all the content in the Library use CC licenses ?

Ehab Elia - Ouishare

Ehab Elia - Ouishare October 31st, 2017 22:27

Yes it's @claudinerevol1. Also the library is open without identification on the platform.
Please add your 🙏 photo 🙏

Maud

Maud November 6th, 2017 19:07

just created an account https://www.sessionlab.com/users/cf0nte cc @ehabelia :-)

Ehab Elia - Ouishare

Ehab Elia - Ouishare November 6th, 2017 19:22

Done @maud1 :)

Gustavo Palacios

Gustavo Palacios December 13th, 2017 03:33

Hi @ehabelia great work. I just create an account https://www.sessionlab.com/users/osz4aj Thanks for your help