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Everyone is a panellist!

How to organize panel discussions with everyone in the spotlight.   It happened again. A conference organizer suggested a panel discussion.  “Mmmh….”, I thought. “Not my cup of tea.”  Panel : a group of persons who discuss before an audience a topic of public... Continue Reading →

Speed dating for facilitators.

How to find your facilitation dream partner. It (co-facilitation) is like dancing in pairs. Requires practice, intuition and excellent communication. Somya Dwivedi-Burk I enjoy working with facilitation partners (as I discussed in my last blog post). Each 'dance' is unique... Continue Reading →

Facilitation is teamwork

About the power of collaboration between facilitators. You can facilitate alone.You can buddy up with another experienced facilitator and facilitate as a team.You can facilitate with an assistant co-facilitator. I started my facilitation career 20 years ago as a co-facilitator.... Continue Reading →

Facilitation in the swimming pool

Here's how a quick hack can change everything. Facilitation = Making something possible.  Gabor Bitter Facilitative interventions can be small and simple. And can take place everywhere.Even in curious places. I discovered.  The other day, I was facilitating in the swimming pool.  The... Continue Reading →

The journey of a curious team discovering Liberating Structures

Learning by doing and performing Liberating Structures are…An approach to organizing gatherings of any size and kind in an interactive way. A handy toolbox of 33+ simple, playful, and robust methods, games, and conversations.A language for describing what will happen during... Continue Reading →

Listening like someone with hearing impairments

How to become a more respectful conversation partner 20 years ago, I worked in the field of health promotion and well-being. I managed a program for vulnerable groups. I remember the afternoon I met young adults with a hearing impairment... Continue Reading →

How to quickly get unhurried.

Could an unhurried conversation bring some ease to the work floor? When I feel trapped in a meeting marathon and have too much work on my plate my instinct tells me to do the opposite. Stop running. Press the pause... Continue Reading →

Simplify to amplify.

Marie Kondo for meetings. At the end of last year, I had a wonderful conversation about simplifying and amplifying what I am doing in my capacity as a facilitator, mentor and coach during the NeverDoneBefore Festival. NeverDoneBefore is a global... Continue Reading →

Less and better

How to get out of the meeting marathon. When I observe what is happening around me, I notice that many people feel trapped in a never-ending meeting loop. I hear them saying that they have little time to prepare and... Continue Reading →

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