Moderation

Working together is an art. Moderation creates the common basis for this. It allows exchange, so that good progress can be made together, whether on the web or in "real life".
We believe that a good collaborative culture leads to a good performance. Projects and organisations are strong when people act together in a participatory way.

Whatever we do, we shape the process with our clients. We are active and attentive. This is central to us, and we care for it. We are also particularly strong online. We are happy to pass this competence on to our clients, for example by coaching event moderators or training in moderation methods.

Together with our clients, we prepare the moderation of workshops and all kinds of events, including conferences, both face-to-face and online. We work in German, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
2017 -
2017 hat der Kanton Zürich die Plattform «Gemeinden 2030» für einen ergebnisoffenen Austausch zur Zukunft der Zürcher Gemeinden initiiert. Die Plattform richtet sich an die Politik (Exekutive) und die Verwaltung. Im Rahmen von verschiedenen physischen und virtuellen Veranstaltungen denken Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der Gemeinden und des Kantons Zürich über die Zukunft der Gemeinden nach. Gemeinsam definieren sie diejenigen Themen, die prioritär anzugehen sind, um die Gemeinden für das Jahr 2030 und darüber hinaus zu stärken. Derzeit befassen sich drei Arbeitsgruppen mit den Themen «Zusammenarbeit verbessern», «Fachkräftemangel bewältigen» und «Wachstum gestalten». Seit 2022 ist zudem der Zürcher Klimadialog Teil von Gemeinden 2030. 

Der Kanton Zürich hat KEK – CDC, Dr. Kathrin Frey, beauftragt, diesen Austausch- und Zusammenarbeitsprozess als externe Projektleiterin mitzugestalten und zu moderieren. 

Die bisherigen Ergebnisse des Austauschprozesses in den Jahren 2017 bis 2022 sind durch einen Film und eine Broschüre dokumentiert. Als konkretes Ergebnis kann beispielsweise die Behördeninitiative für eine zeitgemässe dezentrale Organisation des Kantons Zürich genannt werden, welche 2021 sechs Gemeinden im Kantonsrat eingereicht haben. 

Zur Sammlung der Erfahrungen der Teilnehmenden am Prozess und zur Einschätzung, was verbessert werden könnte, hat KEK – CDC 2022 eine Online-Befragung der Teilnehmenden von Gemeinden 2030 durchgeführt. Die Befragungsergebnisse dienten der Steuergruppe von Gemeinden 2030 als Entscheidungsgrundlage für die Fortführung und Weiterentwicklung von Gemeinden 2030. 

Detailliertere Informationen sowie die Newsletters zur Plattform finden Sie auf der Webseite von Gemeinden 2030 des Kantons Zürich.
team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Co-Managing Director, Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

E-Mail
044 368 58 98

Education

PhD in Political Science, University of Zurich
Licentiate in Political Science, Business and Economics, International Law, University of Zurich

Areas of Competency

Education, health (prevention and health promotion), evidence-based policy-making

Key Qualifications

Advisory services for public administration at the federal, cantonal and local level, and for non-profit organisation. Design and implementation of evaluations and analyses of measures, projects and programmes. Concept development and moderation of development processes. Design and implementation of workshops, training modules.

Languages

German, English, French
Dr. Kathrin Frey
E-MailPhone
01020304
2021 - 2022

DROSOS Foundation

Consultancy and process support in setting up a monitoring system in the thematic focus "Economic Self-Reliance" in the programme "Access to the World of Work"

#economy&employment #expertadvice #strategydevelopment #moderation
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The DROSOS Foundation commissioned KEK – CDC in 2021 to accompany them in setting up a meaningful and flexible monitoring system (M&E Framework) in the thematic priority "Economic Self-Reliance" in the programme "Access to the World of Work". This included facilitation of the entire process, but also advice on M&E content and the use of the partner-centred Project Cycle Management (PCM) method Outcome Mapping. A major challenge in the process was to map the monitoring data through an IT-based M&E tool (Toladata), and to ensure the aggregation of the data and the reporting system of the different partner organisations.

Thanks to the fruitful cooperation between KEK – CDC, the DROSOS programme manager and the partner organisations, the M&E framework could be further developed in such a way that it can now be used for monitoring at outcome level and for steering the entire programme.
team  |  Carsten Schulz

Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 75

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
E-MailPhone
0102030405
2021 - 2022

State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

reFRONT Project: Analysis of the collaboration of actors in the field of border control

#migration&integration #security #analysis #moderation
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The evaluation of the Integrated Border Management (IBM) 2012 and the development of the IBM 2027 strategy have shown that there is room for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of the forms and structures of cooperation between the Confederation and the cantons. The Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) and the Conference of the Directors of the Cantonal Departments of Justice and Police (CCDJP) have therefore launched a joint project called "reFRONT", which consists of four sub-projects: (1) Training, (2) Processes, infrastructure and technology, (3) Risk analysis, and (4) Policy and governance.

In collaboration with TC Consult, KEK - CDC accompanied the reFRONT project team and the main actors involved in the control of the external borders of the Schengen area in the analysis of the existing structures and processes and in the identification of the potential for improvement of the existing forms of collaboration. The accompanying work took place from September 2021 to June 2022 and was punctuated by workshops with key actors in the four sub-projects mentioned above. These collaborative workshops allowed for a joint reflection on the current situation, the challenges and opportunities encountered as well as to identify concrete initiatives for improvement.

On the basis of these workshops and an analysis of central documents, the consulting team prepared a final report in German, translated into French, detailing the results obtained. In addition to a brief analysis of the current situation and the identification of potential for improvement in support and governance processes, new forms of collaboration are highlighted and recommendations for their implementation are formulated.
team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 76

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
Magali Bernard
E-MailPhone
010203040506
2021 - 2022

Migros Culture Percentage

Experience capitalisation of conTAKT-museum

#migration&integration #moderation
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In 2018, Migros Culture Percentage launched the initiative and activities of conTAKT-museum with the aim of Swiss museums facilitating encounters between people with and without a refugee background, thus creating a welcoming culture.

To this end, conTAKT-museum worked with seven partner museums in German-speaking Switzerland and Ticino. In 2021, the programme came to a temporary end, as Migros Culture Percentage is implementing a new project in the field of migration due to an adjustment of its strategy.

At the end of the conTAKT-museum programme, KEK – CDC was commissioned to collect and document the experiences of the different museums in a participatory process. Together with representatives of the partner museums, the KEK – CDC team realised a process of participatory reflection and capitalisation of experiences. Through this process, the experiences in the individual museums were processed and meaningfully documented. Several workshops were held to reflect on what has been achieved, and a co-creative discussion took place on the challenges, approaches to solutions and success factors of the individual projects and the overarching approach. The results were recorded and published in a brochure.  You can find it under the following link (in German).
team  |  Carsten Schulz

Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 75

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
E-MailPhone
team  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
01020304050607
2021 - 2022

Movetia

National Exchange in Vocational Education and Training: programme development and feasibility study

#education #vet #analysis #strategydevelopment #moderation
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Movetia, the National Agency for Exchange and Mobility, launched a National Exchange in Vocational Education and Training (NABB) in spring 2022. This programme contributes to the goal of the Confederation and the cantons aiming for all young people in Switzerland to participate in a longer-term exchange at least once during the course of their education.

KEK - CDC supported Movetia in the development of this programme and conducted a feasibility study. The development of the NABB was carried out with the involvement of the network partners. To this end, Movetia formed a programme development group with network partners and held an online event on the NABB in which interested stakeholders from VET could participate. KEK - CDC designed and moderated these two events. KEK - CDC conducted the feasibility study in parallel with the development of the NABB concept and ensured that its results could be directly incorporated into the development of the NABB. KEK - CDC also supported Movetia in the formulation of the programme document.

More information on NABB and the report on the feasibility study (in German) by KEK - CDC can be found on the Movetia website.
team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Co-Managing Director, Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

E-Mail
044 368 58 98

Education

PhD in Political Science, University of Zurich
Licentiate in Political Science, Business and Economics, International Law, University of Zurich

Areas of Competency

Education, health (prevention and health promotion), evidence-based policy-making

Key Qualifications

Advisory services for public administration at the federal, cantonal and local level, and for non-profit organisation. Design and implementation of evaluations and analyses of measures, projects and programmes. Concept development and moderation of development processes. Design and implementation of workshops, training modules.

Languages

German, English, French
Dr. Kathrin Frey
E-MailPhone
team  |  Niels Rump

Partner, Agronomist and Biologist

Niels Rump

E-Mail
044 368 58 74

Education

Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Science in Agronomy University of Algarve, Portugal
Master of Advanced Studies in Human Systems Engineering, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland   

Working Experience

Africa (Benin, Kenia, Mozambique) Asia (China) South-America (Brazil) Europe (Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal). 

Key Qualifications

  • Adult Training:

Training and coaching of trainers, coordination and designing of training programs, e-learning.

  • Facilitation & participative methods:

Training for facilitators with focus on group performance, strategies and methods, coaching and facilitation of large group events, e-facilitation of platforms and webinars.

  • Organisational development:

Consultancy, coaching and expertise, team coaching, traning and coaching for board members and leaders.

  • Rural extension and advisory:

Methodology, designing training concept, training and coaching of advisors.

  • Business Management:

Strategic planning, HR, marketing, trade logistics, quality management (ISO).

  • Project management:

Training and coaching of project managers, outcome mapping and outcome harvesting.

Languages

French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Niels Rump
E-MailPhone
team  |  Sophie Staheyeff

Sophie Staheyeff


Sophie Staheyeff
team  |  Franz Kehl

Franz Kehl


Franz Kehl
020304050607
 2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ 

Facilitation of Regional Workshop on Integrated Biodiversity Management for GIZ (South Caucasus)

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The biodiversity of the Caucasus is of global importance. Therefore, the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) implemented between 2015 and 2019 a programme on Integrated Biodiversity Management (IBiS).  

As the programme ended in 2019 and the new programme “Natural resource management and safeguarding of ecosystem services for sustainable rural development” ECOserve Project takes on, GIZ commissioned KEK - CDC to design and implement the annual workshop, uniting the IBiS-teams of the three countries with around 50 participants. Goal of the workshop was the identification of success stories, failures and lessons learnt during the implementation phase of IBiS programme. 

The lively exchange of the collaborators and the critical reflection on the achievements by the 3 country teams contributed to setting-up the operation of the succeeding ECOserve programme, as well as to the end-of-phase reporting to the German development cooperation. 
team  |  Carsten Schulz

Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 75

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
E-MailPhone
0304050607
2018 - 2019

DROSOS Stiftung, Zürich

Supporting the DROSOS Foundation in the planning and moderation of its annual meetings.

#organisationaldevelopment #expertadvice
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Every year, the approximately 40 employees of the DROSOS Foundation travel to Switzerland from DROSOS countries such as Germany, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco to hold their annual meeting.

In 2018 as well as in 2019 KEK - CDC was invited to prepare this multi-day event together with a small team consisting of the CEO and the Evaluation Manager, and then to moderate the main part of the meeting. Here, the focus is on sharing experiences on project-relevant topics as well as meeting and discussing with the Board of Trustees. 

With agile tools as well as the supporting moderation, a good mix of relevant content inputs, the exchange on important (strategic) topics as well as institutional learning could be achieved.  

 
team  |  Carsten Schulz

Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 75

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
E-MailPhone
04050607