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Event facilitation

Conferences & Workshops


Designing conferences to have a transformative effect is my specialty.

Ursula Hillbrand

For your upcoming interactive conference, failure is definitely not an option? For your next workshop it is mission-critical to involve the people concerned? Then why not call in an independent process facilitator who really understands to engage people? With my experience I will guide you to success. Let me provide any support you need to run your event. And you can keep your mind and hands free for the strategic issues that make the difference.

My facilitation work starts with exploring shared purpose and intent aligning all players involved.  Already in the preparation phase I invite innovation and seek to create spaces in which participants feel safe enough to go beyond their comfort zone. Together we gain new insights and make room for unexpected inspiration. In such spaces, authenticity and courage take precedence over seniority and rank – while hierarchy is still respected.

Such collaborative processes, in which transformative leadership can emerge, leads to amazing results and long lasting outcomes.

I work with confidence in English, French, Dutch, German and Italian. I am also fluent in the special ‘languages’ of a variety of sometimes overlapping circles such as diplomacy, academia and research, international politics, industry and commerce, legal institutions, non-profit organisations, society salons, philanthropy, architecture and the arts. host with confidence in English, French, Dutch, German and Italian. I am also fluent in the ‘languages’ of many distinct and overlapping circles such as diplomacy, academia and research, international politics, legal institutions, non-profit sector, society salons, philanthropy, architecture and the arts.

Event Facilitation

Testimonials


  • Juliane Bogner-Strauss

    Juliane Bogner-Strauss

    Former Federal Minister for Women, Families and Youth

    The combination of your open personality and determined aim to enable successful conversations and exchange among the participants made all the difference.
    We also appreciated your diligence in designing strategic questions and documenting outcomes. In addition, you were available for any detailed questions by the organising team, which made my services very confident throughout the preparation process and the event itself.

  • Marjut Falkstedt

    Marjut Falkstedt

    Secretary General of the European Investment Bank

    We asked Ursula Hillbrand to help us work with the different leadership concepts in our management teams including executives. Her diplomatic way of working accepts different styles and cultures elegantly, and still she smartly invites everyone in the room to create a shared purpose, which she was able to hold for us from the background in a sustainable way through a longer process. We also have a great experience of an away day she designed and facilitated for my staff. She has a great talent to work with the non-manifested potential of a group and make it visible.

  • Arch. DI Daniel Fügenschuh

    Arch. DI Daniel Fügenschuh

    Vice president Federal Chamber of Civil Engineers and architects

    Our goal was to enable a dialogue and exchange among experts across borders. We succeeded brilliantly, despite or perhaps because of the online format, under the highly competent leadership of Ursula Hillbrand and her team, we succeeded brilliantly. Our participants actively contributed throughout the day and stayed in the digital aperitif rooms for a cultivated exchange, like at a face-to-face conference. We are exited.

  • Karlheinz Beer

    Karlheinz Beer

    Architekt BDA & Urban planning

    Baukultur does not stop at borders. Competitions and transparent award procedures ensure diversity, innovation and sustainability in the planning and construction process. With our Interreg project, we have developped and promoted an intensive dialogue in the “neighborhood”.
    Thanks to your creative thinking, we were able to create a a good base for the best from the respective regions can enter our culture of award procedures. Many thanks to Ursula Hillbrand and her team for the successful and insightful organisation and implementation of our 1st cross-border expert symposium.

     

  • Carina Rumpold

    Carina Rumpold

    Former Head of general administration at Altmünster

    The difference between a workshop with Ursula Hillbrand and other offers in this sector is that she manages to get everyone to keep their heads on the topic and participate. I have already experienced this with her in several processes and will work with her again in the future.

  • University Mobility Stategy Forum

    University Mobility Stategy Forum

    Voices of participants
    • A format that generated active participation.
    • Interactive organization, good preparation and implementation
    • Broad participation, very open discussions, great platform for exchange, format very appealing.
    • Activating setting; Involvement of the participants; professional moderation
    • Good moderation, which provided a framework for the open exchange of experiences and which ultimately also led to concrete results.
    • Juliane Bogner-Strauss

      Juliane Bogner-Strauss

      Former Federal Minister for Women, Families and Youth

      The combination of your open personality and determined aim to enable successful conversations and exchange among the participants made all the difference.
      We also appreciated your diligence in designing strategic questions and documenting outcomes. In addition, you were available for any detailed questions by the organising team, which made my services very confident throughout the preparation process and the event itself.

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