The cooperation partners of bikablo
An African proverb says, “If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together.” Since we have set our sights high, we have also chosen the right companions – for challenging visualization projects as well as for our corporate goal “the good life”: The organizational consultancy Kommunikationslotsen, the seminar supplier Neuland, the visualization organization IFVP/EVP, the aid organization Cap Anamur and the climate foundation myClimate.
The idea bikablo was born over 20 years ago under the umbrella of the organizational consultancy Kommunikationslotsen. Our common vision: to develop making dialogue visible as an elementary part of change processes and large group work. Since 2015, bikablo has been sailing under its own flag, but still working closely with the facilitators and organizational consultants of Lotsen.
We share a long history, common values as people and in working with people, and still many exciting projects where we can contribute our respective expertise in partnership.
bikablo takes care of the “how” of visualization, Neuland develops the “with what”: For more than 15 years we have been working closely with the seminar supplier from the Rhön. Above all, of course, we at Neuland publish our legendary “Visual Dictionaries of Visual Language”, which have already found their way into the toolboxes of facilitators, trainers, moderators, coaches and consultants ten thousand times over. But we are also happy to be guests in person, especially when we use the perfectly equipped seminar rooms for our Basics trainings. And in the meantime, we are also tinkering together on digital products that combine the “how” and the “with what” in a new way.
In addition, we are part of the Neuland Toolmaster program.
A wealth of image vocabulary, templates and visual methods: our learning tools
INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF VISUAL PRACTITIONERS (IFVP) – EUROPEAN VISUAL PRACTITIONERS (EVP)
The IFVP is the traditional worldwide association of visual thinkers, visual facilitators, graphic recorders, sketchnotists, strategy visualizers and sketchnotists. “Visual Practitioner” is the umbrella term for this young and colorful community. Since many years bikablo and its freelancers are part of it and participate in its committees.
The community meets annually for a large conference, which is always held at a different place on the globe.
We are especially active in the European network EVP (European Visual Practitioners), which is part of IFVP.
The non-profit association Cap Anamur / Deutsche Not-Ärzte e.V. in Cologne was founded in 1979 by Christel and Rupert Neudeck and some of their friends, including Heinrich Böll. Since then, Cap Anamur has been providing humanitarian aid worldwide, even in places where media interest has long since died down. The focus is on medical care and access to education.
Giving something back to the world is a matter close to bikablo’s heart. That’s why we have been supporting Cap Anamur since our founding with the author proceeds from our industry bestseller “UZMO – Thinking with a Pen”. We are happy about every one of our participants, customers and colleagues who joins.
The people of Cap Anamur are not only close to us in their values, because their office is also in Cologne.
Greenhouse gases from industry, energy generation, traffic and agriculture heat up the climate. Also bikablo GmbH & Co. KG also contributes to this: The office team drives to work every day, our rooms are heated with natural gas, and even the production of our computers consumed energy. Most importantly: our trainers and visualizers travel to over 500 projects a year throughout Germany, Europe and sometimes to other continents.
For years, we have been using natural electricity from renewable energy sources, have our printed materials produced climate neutrally, use the internet search engine Ecosia, and travel by train whenever possible.
Since 2018, bikablo has gone one step further: we offset the “carbon footprint” of our company. The foundation myclimate from Switzerland is our partner for this. The goal: The amount of greenhouse gases we produce per year is reduced or saved elsewhere.
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