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Conversation Cafe for thinking together aloud online

The Conversation Cafe is a wonderful Liberating Structure that works perfectly fine online. It is an inclusive approach giving voice to everyone by using a talking object and following a pattern of talking in turns. This creates a relaxed atmosphere... Continue Reading →

Inviting people into a virtual meeting space: What will they smell? Will it be low tide or high tide?

There are different kind of online meetings and each meeting also has a different characteristic trait. It can be very formal or more informal. Some are transactional others reflective, conversational, experimental, inspirational or playful. Characterising a meeting can be helpful... Continue Reading →

There are different kind of online meetings

Those for getting things done, to coordinate and decide and plan the next steps to take together. Those to share and work out loud, ask for help and support each other. Those to exchange our insights and learning and create... Continue Reading →

The online version of the Liberating Structure Mad Tea is booming

Mad Tea is boosting. I have seen, experienced and used this Liberation Structure myself many times over the last couple of weeks. It is a dynamic and engaging activity inviting everyone to contribute their surprising thoughts and ideas. The online... Continue Reading →

Unhurried meetings and workshops in hurried times – or how do we spend the precious time together

When I see online or in person events where information sharing occupies a big part of the precious meeting time, I wonder why bringing people together for this? Why doing the effort to connect smart heads for giving an information... Continue Reading →

Bringing Troika Consulting into online collaboration and team meetings – a visual guidance

Troika Consulting is one of my favourite Liberating Structures. I use this peer coaching activity often, in various groups and contexts, online and offline. It works with small groups as well with big ones. I love the concentrated atmosphere when... Continue Reading →

What does it need to bring workshops online?

Climate, time, distance - three reasons why more and more meetings and workshops take place online. This is an interesting crossroad for facilitators, team leaders, project managers and collaboration specialists in terms of supporting online collaboration and engagement. Moving online... Continue Reading →

Lively panel discussions in meetings, workshops and conferences – it is possible if you are ready for some twists and tweaks!

Think back to your last panel discussion you have experienced. What memories, pictures, colors, smells, feelings and impressions come to your mind? Is it gain or pain? Pain or gain, in my experience the outcome depends a lot on the... Continue Reading →

Let’s draw this – Drawing Together a Liberating Structures with pep and potential

Basic shapes everyone can draw I struggled with the limited visual vocabulary of the Liberating Structure Drawing Together. It seemed to me too much of a simplification to express my thoughts with the 5 shapes only. It took me some... Continue Reading →

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