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Facilitation tip 4 : Engage all participants and make it playful

Take a moment and think back to a last conversation you had. Why did you engage? Did you care about the topic? Is it your cause? Did you have something to contribute? Did you care about the people? Were you interested... Continue Reading →

Facilitation tip 3: Conversation is input

  We learn through conversation and inquiry. When I facilitate a workshop or help others planning and designing their workshop I always go for ‘as much conversation as possible and as little input as necessary’. Making this suggestion I often... Continue Reading →

Facilitation tip 2: Design the workshop as a story with a beginning, a middle and an end

A colleague asked me for advice. She is planning a three-days regional workshop with a small group of 12 colleagues working in the field of health. After clarifying the purpose we talked about the workshop design. She had a clear idea what... Continue Reading →

My guiding rules for facilitation

                Meetings I facilitate should be inspiring and meaningful. That is my aspiration. This needs preparation. And practice. I facilitated many meetings; and each time I see myself as learner. Inspired by Johnnie... Continue Reading →

Facilitation tips 1: Start with purpose, people and process

I love it when young colleagues approach me and and ask for advice how to get ready for their first facilitation task. It is great they accept the challenge and are curious. Indeed, there is no better way to become... Continue Reading →

The brave and curious network mindset or what it needs to think and work the networked way

At the last Knowledge Management Think Table* we reflected what a networked mindset means to us. Our harvest was rich. Here my try to visualize our reflection: There is one word that caught my attention. It is the little word... Continue Reading →

Make your presentation inspiring by bringing in “moments”

I joined the Geneva Creative Morning Sessions. The theme of this month was “risk”. An interesting topic, even though my facilitation work is happening in a rather safe environment, at least when I compare it to what Ghislain Bardout is... Continue Reading →

Finding forgotten stories – 7 ideas how to remember stories

Noticing stories Finding stories is all about remembering experiences. That is the wise advice from Anecdote: Notice when someone tells something interesting and on the spot make a mental note, later add the story to your story bank. After 5 months of... Continue Reading →

My storytelling journey – a polished digital story

Two years back when I wrote a blog entry on storytelling a good friend asked my why I am not sharing stories. Good point I thought. I started to tell her my story on storytelling, how it all began and... Continue Reading →

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