What do we do exactly?

We hold bite-size workshops twice a month on various subjects all with a creative element involved. The subject varies and so do the participants. We are a very social group that enjoy learning and meeting people in a very relaxed environment.

Why was this group started?

Many reasons; we had participated in similar workshops but wanted to expand and have our own arena to be able to hold and also participate in experimental bite-size workshops that captured our imagination and honed our creative bent. What better way is there to have fun and learn and improve ourselves at the same time.

We also realised that there is a need for others to be able to express themselves and to be able to grow and play around with ideas and techniques, an arena for other Facilitators, Coaches, Trainers, Speakers, in fact anyone who has an interest in improving their skills working in (or with) groups. It can be enjoyed by anyone who is willing to get up and give a workshop on whatever topic inspires them.

The Imagination Club is open to anyone who wishes to make use of a group of like-minded people who get together to give, share and learn from their experiences (and sometimes, mistakes).  It can be used to showcase techniques, tweak existing methods and invent and test new ones.  A place where one can really let go and be creative.

It is NOT a place for sales pitches or blatant marketing techniques.

It is a place where one can get valuable feedback on specific areas in order to improve these techniques, ideas and workshop designs.  The value of getting together to practice various (sometimes very experimental) workshop techniques in a very safe friendly environment, in order to improve and get feedback is incalculable.

Why would someone come along?

Why not? It may be that you would like to improve on a personal or professional level your public speaking skills or you may wish to practice or run through new or refresh existing workshop material before you take it to a ‘real’ audience.  Whatever the reason you wish to attend or even run a workshop, The Imagination Club is the place to do it.

We try to get the balance right between the number of people that want to hold their own workshops and people who come to learn, participate and generally have fun and be social at the same time. (it’s a great place to meet like minded people), anyone, from whatever background is very welcome. Of course no-one at any time is obliged to run a workshop it is entirely voluntary.

What sort of workshops are there?

We hold all sorts of Workshops, from Mind mapping to Experiencing time, laughter workshops, Musical therapy, Happiness workshops, presentation skills, Networking, Brainstorming techniques, Personal Branding, Innovation skills, Negotiation, Facilitation techniques,   e-mail etiquette, 6 Thinking Hats, Change Management, NLP techniques, hypnotism and many many others.

The main theme or thread to The Imagination Club is of course creativity, but more towards applied creativity than just being creative. Have a look at the Agenda pages for the types of workshops we have held previously (and future ones).

How Does The Imagination Club Work?

We get together twice a month for 90 minutes on either the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.  During that time we try a new technique and apply it to abstract, real or (if possible) actual participants’ issues.

The session starts with a drink and snacks and is sometimes followed by drinks or dinner (non-obligatory, but all are welcome).

We always appreciate it when people help us clear up the room we have used, put chairs back in the right places, eat all the remaining food and drink (so we don’t have to carry it home again).

When do we do it?

Currently we get together on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening of every month (somewhere in Brussels). Have a look at the Agenda link in the menu to see if anything takes your fancy.

What Kind of People Join?

Absolutely anyone, there are usually from 10 to 20 people per session and our backgrounds vary greatly. Usually there are no more than 2 people from the same country and ages vary from 16 to 80.

Participants have included business people, managing directors,  consultants, housewives, house husbands, entrepreneurs, actors, students, anyone who is interested in applying creativity really. The variety of people has proven to be a very important ingredient to the creative formula. All are welcome.

Join a Session

If you are interested in experimenting with techniques that stimulate ideas and get people stimulated, join the Imagination Club. There is no ‘real’ membership, in that we don’t give out cards, or keep details on people, it is very relaxed, just make sure your name is on the mailing list and you will be kept up-to-date on all our activities (Events, BBQ’s, Autumn Weekends in the Ardennes etc)

If you are not yet on the Imagination Club mailing List, send an email to The IC team; you will then receive an invitation via e-mail for each event. To register for a specific workshop just mail us.

What if I want to run a workshop? what do I do?

Contact us and we will discuss the details with you, work out available dates and we will then explain the preferred format, give you all the benefit of our experience holding workshops and generally take you through all the steps so that you only have to concentrate on preparing your material and turning up on the night.

You can download a Facilitator Guide here (often updated)

We are always looking for facilitators or even supporters to help us organise things, we always need help welcoming guests, moving chairs and tables, setting up the food and drink, so please if you are at a workshop, don’t be shy, just get stuck in and help out, we really do appreciate it. (so thanks in advance)

Are there costs involved? Membership?

There is no membership card or real registration at the moment and there is a 12 Euro suggested contribution at each workshop that will be used to cover costs for the drinks and snacks and also any materials that we purchase, Websites, domain names etc.

We are a democratic group, so anyone who is a student, unemployed or simply unable to pay the 12 euros can come for free, or you can decide to pay whatever you can afford.

To Do

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
– Christopher Morley

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