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Nadia von Holzen

Create real value for all in your online meetings: discover the magic of peer consultation

Are you tired of the unproductive weekly online team meetings? Are you not getting the opportunity to discuss the real issues you would love to get feedback and advice on so that you can progress with your work? Are you... Continue Reading →

The Magic of an Unhurried Conversation – an After Reflection

A simple conversation processA container that felt safeTo usTo speak up and express our thoughts The slow rhythmCreated the invitationTo listenTogether An unhurried momentOur thoughts meanderingFlowingConnectingThe chance for serendipityOpened up The magicOf being in conversation with ‘strangers’Unhurried Thank you Johnnie... Continue Reading →

Facilitation and leadership online – some switches we need to make

The fabulous KM4dev community celebrated its 20th anniversary last Friday with a series of online workshops. Together with three others online practitioners, I was invited by Peter Ballantyne for a snappy five minutes input on Online Facilitation and Leadership to... Continue Reading →

1-2-4-ALL (or TYPE), this basic Liberating Structure is a game changer in bringing interaction online

In my earlier blog posts The power of the little liberating structure 1-2-4-all, I wrote 1-2-4-all is not the ‘big thing’. But it is easy, and the effect can be big. In times of intensified virtual meetings and workshops this ‘big... Continue Reading →

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 →

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