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Nadia von Holzen

The beauty of group discussions – always more than “add-ons”

Last spring someone involved in the preparatory group of a learning event told me in earnest: "Group discussions are an add-on." I couldn't believe my ears. "What, an add-on?" I thought. This person gave expert presentations more value than group... Continue Reading →

11 questions to verify your workshop planning process

“Do you have a checklist for preparing and designing workshops?” is a question I am often asked. I have no checklists. I use visual planning maps and above all I have many questions. I promised myself to never stop asking... Continue Reading →

The secret of successful workshops: A collaborative planning process and the inclusion of many perspectives

Lately, I overheard the following story in the train. A team was supposed to meet for a two-days retreat. Two days before the retreat no agenda was mailed out; only the venue and time frame were communicated. The retreat was... Continue Reading →

Wishing you lots of inspiration for 2018

Many thanks to all of you -  blog-friends, readers, tweeters, thinkers, writers, storytellers, collaboration artists, graphic recorders, learning and knowledge gardeners, conversation architects, visual poets,  travel guides, explorers, virtual acrobats, connectors and facilitation party hosts - for sharing and inspiration. I... Continue Reading →

Interactive webinars or the wonder of the chat box

Lately, I joined a webinar on webinars organized by GFAR and the Global Landscapes Forum managed by Peter Casier. The generous offer for “a peep behind the curtains: How to set up and run a webinar” made me curious. It was... Continue Reading →

Blogging is recycling – blogging as reflective practice

You are a blog reader. Are you also a blogger? Then you probably agree that blogging is great reflection time, don't you? Not yet a blogger?  Are you considering to give it a try? Do it! Blogging is fascinating and easy;... Continue Reading →

Creative job titles to spark conversation at learning events

Esther Choy's idea of using creative job titles to spark conversation is fabulous. In her blog post How to hook your audience’s attention at a networking event she tells how she introduces herself as storyteller when she goes to networking events and... Continue Reading →

The soft power of sweet lists for your next workshop

                  I love lists; all sorts of lists. List writing is easy, fast and productive. When I am stuck the best thing to do is making a list. I grab a piece... Continue Reading →

Hungry for creative challenges or what it takes for people to engage

I often observe people in meetings, seminars, or workshops. It is my job to do so. For steering the process, I am regularly taking the temperature; I need to know how involved participants are. Engagement is visible and can be felt. On... Continue Reading →

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