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Play Open Cards! And Power Up Your Teamwork by Jeroen Blijsie and Gunilla Blijsie

  • 11/06/2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Adobe Connect



Powerful teamwork is serious business; playing the Open Cards Game makes reflecting on teamwork interactive, easy, and fun. Playing the Open Cards game enables people to reflect on collaboration in an easy way, while addressing all key elements that make teamwork really work. You can stimulate each other to use your own unique qualities to make a difference when you are working together. The business environment will nurture personal talent more and will bring out the best in the team. Surprise yourself and strengthen each other!

Through listening, playing the game, and Q&A, webinar participants learn the key elements and will be ready to facilitate:
  • The Wheel of Teamwork, which is the core of the game. The wheel's four elements drive teamwork.
  • Groups and individuals in playing the Open Cards game.

Jeroen Blijsie is a change facilitator, business change manager and coach. As a former top volleyball player, he knows what is important to powerful teamwork. He is passionate about facilitating teams during mission, vision and strategy building/forming.These meetings often create a breakthrough in the process of change. In this work he leads teams from three to many participants, from two hours to several days. 

As a trainer Jeroen guides professionals and managers through the self development process of facilitation, group dynamics, and graphic facilitation. Jeroen is a Certified Professional Facilitator by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). He is also the author of the Dutch facilitator’s handbook titled, Hartelijk Gefaciliteerd (Kluwer 2008).

Gunilla Blijsie is the author of Open Cards®… power up your teamwork and founder of  She has over 20 years of experience as a facilitator of interactive teams and as an Executive Personal Coach; and as a Management Development Advisor and Journey Leader of the first Dutch Leadership Trail. Clients describe her style as sharp, distinct, humorous, profound, realistic and practical.

Gunilla's mission is to stimulate people to examine the way they work together. She helps her clients see the power of cooperation, and helps them tackle less effective old habits. As an expert in facilitating joined interactive team processes within organizations, she helps to improve the working environment for all involved, stimulating team spirit and effectiveness.

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