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Learner Journeys

Learner Journeys

By Bastian Küntzel
Creating impactful, sustainable and joyful learning experiences is a craft and an art. In Learner Journeys, Bastian Küntzel speaks with fellow trainers, facilitators, coaches and teachers about their approaches to creating learner centric educational programmes and events.
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S2E6 Christine Taylor

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S2E6 Christine Taylor
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Christine Taylor Christine Taylor was born in California, grew up in Germany, South Dakota, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland and has lived in the Netherlands since 2004. She’s been a book lover and traveller all of her life, which hasn’t always made packing easy, but has exposed her to endless worlds and ways of being in them. After working in a German bakery in North Carolina, then teaching intercultural awareness at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and working in the International Office at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, she started her own business in 2017: StoryCraft. Focusing on story structure as the foundation for all storytelling skills, Christine helps people in transition learn to use stories to find their voice so they can communicate and connect with confidence. She helps clients find, craft, and tell their stories. She also stays involved with intercultural work, although these days it’s more often in the form of diversity and inclusion projects. She’s moving to Edmonton, Canada in 2021 and taking StoryCraft and a sizable home library with her. Christine’s professional home online is here: https://www.storycraft.nl/  Her Instagram is full of inspiring content over @storycraftnl We mention bikablo, the Flipchart Drawing System: www.bikablo.com Credits: Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski http://mimaj.pl Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska https://annapomichowska.com Music Credits: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Chafftop by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Trois Gnossiennes by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) The Crisper by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Dolly and Pad by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Lunette Interlude by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
53:16
May 2, 2021
S2E5 Alex Neuman
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Alex Neuman Alex Neuman is an experienced learning designer and facilitator. He is a co-founder of Colearn and former Head of Learning Design at Hyper Island. He is the co-author of the Hyper Island Toolbox and has helped lead programs for organizations including Google, IKEA, Spotify, Greenpeace, Oatly and the Swedish Institute. Alex also worked for years with the global Peace Education charity CISV International building curriculum and leading training around the world. Alex and Bastian talk about their experiences in global youth work and the lessons they took from those experiential and creative learning journeys. They explore the future of learning, how digital, remote, asynchronous and other forms of learning will shape the next age of humanity. They debate the inclusiveness of computer enabled learning moments and close off with some of their favourite tools they have found to be particularly useful in this new time of online facilitation.  Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski http://mimaj.pl Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska https://annapomichowska.com Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Calisson by Blue Dot Sessions Tiny Putty by Blue Dot Sessions Gaena by Blue Dot Sessions Crumbtown by Blue Dot Sessions Trod Along by Blue Dot Sessions Lissa by Blue Dot Sessions Donnalee by Blue Dot Sessions Up Up and Away by Blue Dot Sessions
01:05:34
November 10, 2020
S2E4 Kelli McLoud-Schingen
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Kelli McLoud-Schingen Kelli McLoud-Schingen, President of KMS Intercultural Consulting, is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the Diversity and Intercultural Fields.  Kelli specializes in global diversity, equity and inclusion, healing racism, cross-cultural competence, conflict resolution/mediation, storytelling and inclusive leadership. She has facilitated workshops for educational, non-profit, government and corporate institutions in the USA and globally since 1989. Kelli is co-author of the “Cultural Detective: African American”, a contributing author for Sage Publications of “Prejudice, Bias, and Discrimination”, and a certified professional mediator and administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). She holds a B.A. in Communication and a M.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies. She is also an accomplished actor and director and founded the World Stage Theatre Company where she serves as the Artistic Director.  Kelli is a member of the Global Community Dialogue and is a Past-President for the Society of Intercultural, Education, Training and Research - USA.   Kelli and Bastian talk about the power of storytelling in educational settings and how to work with them in an educational, purposeful and sensitive way. They also touch on theatre methods in training, white supremacy and racism, among other topics.    Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Building the Sled by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Desmontes Simple by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Hardwood Lullaby by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Lochley Fells by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Lunette Interlude by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Min by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Minutes by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) The Caspian Sea by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Tolls Folly by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
41:32
October 26, 2020
S2E3 Myriam Hadnes
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Myriam Hadnes Myriam Hadnes is a facilitator, coach and the host of the workshops work (workshops.work) podcast. Check out her entire catalogue of past episodes in this incredible Map.  As a facilitator, she applies her academic background in Behavioural Economics (PhD) and Sociology to the design and facilitation of collaborative processes. Her methods are based on scientific insights on human behaviour that help groups to achieve better results from (online collaboration).  Her recent passion project is the "Never Done Before" (www.neverdonebefore.org) Facilitation Festival, a collaborative project with the ambition to shape new trends of facilitation.  Myriam and Bastian talk about the format of podcasts as a tool to facilitate learning in asynchronous ways, how the training as a social scientist influences the practice as a process facilitator and how the skills of a facilitator can or could benefit a social scientist.   Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski http://mimaj.pl Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska https://annapomichowska.com Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Cloud Line by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Matamoscas Simple by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Ghost Byzantine by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Solage by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Gymnopedies by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
45:47
October 9, 2020
E2E2 Nadine Lyamouri-Bajja
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Nadine Lyamouri-Bajja Nadine is a systemic, solution-focused psychologist, psychotherapist and international trainer/ consultant. She is the co-manager of the Intercultural Institute of Systemic Competences (IICoS) in France. She is specialised in solution-focused psychotraumatology and trains individuals, institutes, organisations and NGOs on intercultural competences, systemic coaching and thinking, psychological first aid and conflict transformation across Europe. As a psychologist and coach, she accompanies children, adolescents and adults to find better solutions to current life challenges. Bastian and Nadine speak about the overlaps of training and therapy; how the one influences the other and what insights about learning and personal growth we can draw from them together. We speak about systems, systemic dynamics that impact those that we accompany for a while and the dimension of ‘time’ in all of this. Credits: Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Lead Shroud by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Calisson by Blue Dot Sessions(www.sessions.blue) Scallat by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) The Summit by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Homegrown by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Copper Halls by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Chrome and Wax by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Sunset at Sandy Isle by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
42:09
September 21, 2020
S2E1 Mac Maistrelli
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Mac Maistrelli. Mac has been working on leadership and organisational development for all of his life in various capacities (from youth leader in a local NGO to director in the board of a large company). A scientist by training and an educator by choice, he's currently working with a team of amazing engineers that he feels very fortunate to serve as their manager. Mac and Bastian speak about how we can look at management and leadership through the prism of facilitation; how openness and vulnerability lead to trust and how trust enables productive conflict that brings everyone ahead. One of the ideas or frameworks Mac referenced in the conversation was the "5 dysfunctions of a team" model.  He suggested this video for a light-hearted and yet profound introduction to it: https://youtu.be/O5EQW026alY (36 mins, by the creator of the model, Patrick Lencioni). If you want to get in touch with him, you can reach out to him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/macmaistrelli/) Credits: Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Ghost Byzantine by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Guinea by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) The Dustbin by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Throughput by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
45:20
September 7, 2020
Bonus Episode: Tatyana interviews Bastian
In this Bonus Episode of Learner Journeys, Tatyana Fertelmeyster interviews Bastian  At the end of Episode 4 of the first season of Learner Journeys, Tatyana suggested to Bastian that she might interview him in the future. And because such a kind offer is not easily rejected, one lovely Chicago morning and Wroclaw afternoon witnessed this conversation taking place. Tatyana and Bastian speak about his journey to be be doing today what he is doing: facilitation, writing, broadcasting, training, and coaching. They explore parenthood as a perspective on learning and they exchange their views on how to deal with training participants who want to know ready-made knowledge bites, instead of careful reflection.  Season 2 of Learner Journeys is in the works. Stay tuned, keep your subscription and see you soon! Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Cloud Line by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Greyleaf Willow by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) TalltellPlayful Sans Piano by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Capilla by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) My Hamster Melody Start by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Sunset at Sandy Island by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
49:48
August 2, 2020
S1E6 Learner Journeys with Joel Brown
Shownotes Joel In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Dr. Joel A. Brown Joel is the Chief Visionary Officer of Pneumos LLC, a management consulting and coaching company based in San Francisco, USA, specializing in global diversity and inclusion, leadership, change management, and strategic storytelling. Joel is also an adjunct professor at the IESEG School of Management in Paris & Lille, France, where he teaches Storytelling for Leaders and Story Listening. As a change agent, Joel works strategically to cultivate innovative, creative, and adaptive environments where the cultural genius of everyone can be harnessed and leveraged successfully. Credits: Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Are we Loose Yet by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Base Camp by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) BurrowBurrow by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Campanula by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Cloud Line by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Cover Letter by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Then a Gambling Problem by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
33:31
July 6, 2020
Learner Journeys S1E5 with Eileen Gricuk
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Eileen Gricuk.  Eileen is one of ten siblings and knows what it is like to collaborate in a group yet remain individual. She has always lived an intercultural life: firstly, as someone of Chinese ancestry growing up in Canada, and secondly, through living and working professionally in different countries. She is currently an executive coach working with corporate leaders on their personal effectiveness to create meaningful change for themselves, their relationships and their environment. Past experience includes auditing, banking, recruitment consulting, business development, and board positions for SIETAR Polska. Her sights are now set on shifting into the third sector to create better relations and outcomes for communities.  To know more about her, head over here:  http://www.eileengricuk.com/ Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Curiously and Curiously by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Denzel Sprak by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Silver Lanyard Playful Sans Piano by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Pickers by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Tarth Tatin Melody Start by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Soothie by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Our Quiet Company by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
26:34
June 29, 2020
Learner Journeys S1E4 with Tatyana Fertelmeyster
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Tatyana Fertelmeyster.  Tatyana is the founder and principle of Connecting Differences. She grew up in the Soviet Union and came to the United States as a refugee. Many years of working with refugees and training professionals in refugee services enriched her with stories of human struggle and resilience. Going back to school and becoming a mental health counselor taught her to step into somebody else’s inner world with empathy and compassion. Her personal experience of living in between cultures and languages lead her on a path to intercultural and diversity work. She sees herself as a facilitator first and foremost. Tatyana facilitates trainings, meetings, and complex processes, and gives trainees the skills to continue that work themselves. Most importantly, she facilitates changes and deep shifts for individuals and teams she works with.  To know more about her, head over here: www.connectingdifferences.com Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Ask The Sisters by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Collecting Samples by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Low Coal Camper - Direct Beat by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Matamoscas - Simple by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Secret Pocketbook by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Slow Slow Sky by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Sylvestor by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Thoothless Slope by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
41:24
June 22, 2020
Learner Journeys S1E3 Justin Sitron
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Justin Sitron.  Justin is associate dean at Widener University’s College of Health and Human Services. His work focuses on culturally responsive sexuality education and community-based participatory research. He teaches health professionals how to adapt to their clients and understand their diverse sexological worldviews. To know more about him, head over here! Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Cases to Rest by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Thannoid by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Alchemical by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Pickers by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Silk and Silver by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Curiously and Curiously by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Headlights Mountain Road by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Soothe by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Tidal Foam by Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
42:03
June 15, 2020
Learner Journeys S1E2 Madi van Schalkwyk
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Madi van Schalkwyk Madi is the founder and lead organiser of the 'Human Library South Africa'.  Growing up as a privileged minority in an apartheid South Africa, she took the step a few years ago from “perfecting the art of ruining a family dinner" towards “finding really amazing people to talk to”.  In the context of the Human Library, she creates a space and offers a structure, in which members of discriminated minorities can share their lived experiences and thus showcase the complex reality behind the simplified label that the wider society places on them.   Together with a large community or volunteers, she enables and facilitates conversations that otherwise might never happen. Through this she creates opportunities for truly authentic, vulnerable exchanges and truly transformational learning experiences. Less interestingly (to her), she has a degree in Visual Communication and a certificate in “The Rise of Superheroes…”  In the episode we mention:  Human Library South Africa Post Secret Credits:  Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Editorial support by Dorota Molodynska-Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits:  Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes Lahaina by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Silver Lanyard by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Our Quiet Company by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Dirtbike Lovers by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Tarte Tatin by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Denzel Sprak by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Marquetry by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Thread of Clouds by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Borough by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) UpUpUp and Over by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue) Improvisation 17.1 by Tyufyakin Konstantin
34:26
June 8, 2020
Learner Journeys S1E1 with Tamara Thorpe
In this Episode of Learner Journeys, Bastian speaks with Tamara Thorpe. Tamara is the CEO of Real Global. She has more than twenty years experience in international education and training, and designs intercultural and leadership programs to help organizations better navigate the complexities of a global economy. Currently she serves as the president of SIETAR-Europa, where she and Bastian make a ruckus together. We talked about her path to be doing what she is doing today, what and who shaped her, and her approach to learner centric educational programme design that she is so successful in implementing today. Some links mentioned in the episode: https://realglobal.co/ https://tamarathorpe.com/ https://cisv.org/ https://www.sietareu.org/ If you enjoy this Podcast, you'll probably enjoy this book: The Learner's Journey: Storytelling as a Design Principle to create powerful Learning Experiences.  Credits: Learner Journeys is created and hosted by Bastian Küntzel Editorial support by Dorota Molodynska-Küntzel Cover Illustration by Michal Wronski  Cover Design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Lonely in Cafe by Dmitriy Diomores Easy Lemon by Kevin MacLeod Relaxing Piano Music by Kevin MacLeod Together we Stand Scott Holmes
35:04
June 1, 2020
Learner Journeys Season 1 Trailer
Learner Journeys is about to start. What an exciting time to be alive! In this season: Tamara Thorpe, Madi van Schalkwyk, Justin Sitron, Tatyana Fertelmeister, Eileen Gricuk, and Joel Brown I can’t wait for you to hear it! Credits: Learner Journeys is created by Bastian Küntzel Cover illustration by Michal Wronski Cover design by Anna Pomichowska  Music Credits: Epic Cinema by Scott Holmes Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Easy Lemon by Kevin MacLeod Le Dernier Jour De L'automne by Tyufyakin Konstantin License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
03:22
May 21, 2020