After a relaxing meditation session, the students of Knowmads Hanoi Team 4 started the Saturday morning with an introspection into themselves with the beautiful ‘Power to Flower’ workshop. Connecting to their dreams, looking at our who they are and what they want to do, they investigated their thoughts, images, actions, habits, character and more, bringing up many new insights and revelations about what each individual really wants to do.
The following lunch break and the mid-day energy-low got blown away with a powerful and violent game of ‘Death Ball’.
Refreshed and energized, the students prepared for Jason Lusk, who took his decades of marketing experience and turned it into an amazing workshop in ‘Personal Branding’. Using the insights from the morning, and connecting it with new answers from Jason’s great questions, every student eventually came up with a ‘Personal Branding Statement’ which will be used in the weeks to come, in order to give a concrete message to the world.
Sunday morning started with a curious joke of our students: because Knowmads is always surprising the students, some students wanted to surprise the facilitators too by announcing that they would leave the team. Of course this was only a joke, but until that became clear, a lot of confusion, sadness and some tears came up in the rest of the group. That joke clearly failed, and yet was beautiful because it showed the intense bond and affection that had already emerged between the team-members. Relieved that no one is going to leave, we concluded that there must be something truly special about this type of education and started in a brainstorming session. The students supported each other with brilliant ideas of how to kickstart their projects.
The students then put all these insights and steps together into a Personal Project Map, with an action plan over the next 6 weeks, to get their real project running.
We concluded the second weekend with a Co-Creation session, in order to give space for the students to find out and express which aspects in the program they are still missing and what they want to focus on, followed by a short presentation about team-learning and invisible learning, and rounded off with the traditional ‘Check Out’.