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Testing Min Specs – a Liberating Structures for crystallizing the essence – with the KM4dev community

Min Specs is fabulous Liberating Structures for crystallizing the essence. The KM4dev community tested it during a Knowledge Cafe for gaining insights on the question: How everyone can be engaged and contribute his/ her knowledge?

Stopping old meeting habits. How an eager team is having fun with Liberating Structures

“How wonderful our team met with a new way of having our meetings. Now we are challenged.” That could be the feedback of one of my clients from an academic institute after a Liberating Structures immersion workshop. Since our in-house... Continue Reading →

What do you manage when you are the facilitator?

Time?The process?Room arrangements?Expectations?Results?Others?Yourself? This question came up recently when Ewen Le Borgne and I conducted an in-house online facilitation training with a global action network. As a sort of afterthought, we reflected the above and some more questions were asked... Continue Reading →

There is no ordinary only extraordinary.

It takes the ordinary to recognise the extraordinaryNoticing a dandelion So commonBlooming in that crack of the wall It would be overwhelmingIf we would notice All the little things As extraordinary The ordinary brings easeThe little thingsThe habitsAnd routines A coffee cupWalking the... Continue Reading →

Ordinary meetings need more than bullet points to fly

Grassland with sorrel (Rumex acetosa), an ‘ordinary’ flowing plant in the Northern hemisphere. More than bullet points There is nothing wrong with bullet points. Writing down some ideas could even be a good starting place to get ready for a meeting.... Continue Reading →

Happy Learning Moments 2021

After a crazy year on the roller coaster.Pushing our collaboration into the virtual space. I would like to say THANK YOU. We never could have imagined the creative solutions we found in collaboration together. I am looking forward to new... 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 →

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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