IFF works with people seeking to take on difficult, seemingly intractable issues and novel challenges. There is no ‘one size fits all’ method or template for such engagements. There will always be an element of conscious improvisation, bringing all the accumulated knowledge and experience of the IFF individually and collectively to the task.
IFF’s capacity to call on the resources of our international network and other associates to enter an effective space for co-learning with groups of all kinds is unique. IFF experts are also learners - as we must all be in powerful times. Different perspectives, different thinking modes and disciplines, different value sets are shared, engaged with and explored rather than immediately challenged. The result is that diversity and deep expertise become a strength and source of insight, rather than a source of disagreement and dispute.
In essence IFF offers a process of iterative learning in conceptual emergencies:
It is a carefully designed and facilitated conversational and “languaging” process (frame, reframe, insight, initiative) based on:
The process continues until new insights emerge, and a coherent shared platform for joint action is created.