Mon 16 Oct 2017

SessionLab, a New Easy Way to SkyRock your Program Design

Ehab Elia - Ouishare Public Seen by 598

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 Mon 16 Oct 2017

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


Esra Tat Mon 16 Oct 2017

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 Mon 16 Oct 2017

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


Esra Tat Mon 16 Oct 2017

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


Agathe Lehel Mon 16 Oct 2017

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


Carlos G. de Juan Tue 17 Oct 2017

very interesting :) Thank you so much @ehabelia!


Ehab Elia - Ouishare Tue 17 Oct 2017

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


Bárbara Gómez Thu 19 Oct 2017

@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 Thu 19 Oct 2017

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


Ehab Elia - Ouishare Thu 19 Oct 2017

Photo photo photo :pushpin:


Bárbara Gómez Fri 20 Oct 2017

@saraheisenmann @ehabelia done! thanks!


Martin Werlen Mon 23 Oct 2017

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


Ehab Elia - Ouishare Mon 23 Oct 2017

@nainaiarara please you should add your photo on sessionlab!


[deactivated account] Wed 25 Oct 2017

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


Sarah Eisenmann Wed 25 Oct 2017

done ;)


Marie-Anne Bernasconi Thu 26 Oct 2017

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 Thu 26 Oct 2017

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 Thu 26 Oct 2017



Claudine Revol Tue 31 Oct 2017

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


Ehab Elia - Ouishare Tue 31 Oct 2017

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


Maud Mon 6 Nov 2017

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


Ehab Elia - Ouishare Mon 6 Nov 2017

Done @maud1 :)


Gustavo Palacios Wed 13 Dec 2017

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