Wow! Another year has passed by and we are heading to the third year of living with Covid-19. The world changed so drastically through this global pandemic. The way of learning changed and so the way of doing CEFE changed. The cefegoesdigital Movement concluded successfully with developing the CEFE Digital manual and a compendium of 16 e-exercises. Moreover, we were able to run the first commercial E-facilitator advanced.
We received many requests by CEFistas that CEFE should not transform fully into digital ways of working and that we should not forget about the great success that CEFE has gone through in the last 35 years. We fully agree on that and we are now looking forward to jointly transform CEFE into a hybrid version, where the focus will be our participative and action-orientated learning jointly with the beneficiaries in the training room. However, the future will lead us to a CEFE hybrid, consisting of on-site training, online learning components and additional advisory services such as coaching and mentoring and joining hands with different approaches and instruments such as design thinking, lean start-up, agile leadership, start-up week and many more. We started walking along this path in the recent years, but now it is time to take our learnings on a global level.
“The world changed so drastically through this global pandemic. The way of learning changed and so the way of doing CEFE changed.”
Besides changing CEFE into hybrid learning, we will face a very special year. One of our ‘CEFE Master Minds’ is facing his last year in actively being involved in the day-to-day project business and being part of the head of the global CEFE community. Since his ToT in 1988, Eberhard Peter Baerenz, mainly known as Peter, has transformed CEFE into global Best Practice of which thousands of CEFistas build their competences and capacities on. Many well-known CEFE exercises were developed by him. Through his career he has inspired young professionals to find passion in work by promoting businesses all over the world. One of those professionals was me – his daughter Marlinde Elisabeth Baerenz. I will continue his work and we will make sure that the transformation will be coordinated smoothly. Since 2012, we both manage the consulting CEFE International and coordinate the CEFE global network.
We welcome you to the 10th edition of the CEFE Panorama. Unbelievable, but true it is our 10th publication, where we are not only collecting news from the CEFE community worldwide, but where we are also publishing future projects and promoting our work in the consulting field. Have a look into it and even more enjoy it.