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Nadia von Holzen

Creativity is a choice – an after reflection

Creativity A big word Often used and misunderstood Scary for some We all have the capacity To get out of our boxes Into the world Vast – colorful – full of wonders If we dare to be playful Let go... Continue Reading →

What have Liberating Structures and Improv Theater in common?

I am doing Theatresports since last summer, a wonderful ‘facilitation training’ that made me understand and practice my ability to accept offers playfully and to approach challenging facilitation situations more curiously. Theatersports is a team based form of improvisational theatre. As... Continue Reading →

An after reflection: Lines and circles

Cathy Salit’s book ‘Performance Breakthrough’ inspired this after reflection. One of the fabulous exercises she offers in her book is a creative challenge called “create with crap”. Create with Crap Exercise The next time somebody says or does something that... Continue Reading →

Feeling naked without a facilitation toolbox

After a conversation with someone who was joining one of my facilitation trainings, I realized that I was too radical in my approach to invite people to do some groundwork before playing with tools. I understood that this person felt naked without... Continue Reading →

An after reflection of an unhurried conversation about being present in collaboration

In our last Serendipity Circle we had another inspiring unhurried conversation. This picture was our starting point. It triggered a lovely reflection about showing up in the woods and being present in workshop rooms. What has our attention when we... Continue Reading →

Define conversation spaces and shift the focus from content to purpose, people and process

How do you design a workshop that is flowing naturally and invites for collaboration, conversation and learning? After an experience with a network gathering that I am supporting and facilitating, I would say start with defining conversation spaces. In my... Continue Reading →

Facilitation – it is all about tools, isn’t it?

People who are stepping for the first time into the role of the facilitator are keen to have a toolbox. They see the facilitator as magician pulling the right method at the right moment. Sure, a toolbox is handy; though... Continue Reading →

Liberating Structures – what’s that?

Liberating Structures is a funny term. At least that is the reaction I get when I am telling about my Liberating Structures workshops. It seems that the term is not easily accessible outside of the Liberating Structures community. I often... Continue Reading →

People first, movement and joint inquiry – an after reflection from the Liberating Structures social immersion workshop in The Hague

In December 2018, I was co-facilitating a Liberating Structures social immersion workshop jointly with Anna Jackson, Qua Fisher, Ewen Le Borgne and Cristina Temmink in The Hague. Our workshop was one in a whole series of the Eurotour Anna and Fisher undertook... Continue Reading →

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