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Being the participant is a like making a deal – to contribute to the event you engage with

Are you a good participant? By good, I mean that you contribute your perspective, your insights, and your questions to the group's discussion? When I consider myself in the role of the participant, I have to honestly admit that I... Continue Reading →

Tame the time monster with Liberating Structures

I hear from many people stepping into the role of the facilitator for the first time that they are stressed about managing the time smoothly. The time monster. I remember it.Me too I was at times stressed by the race... Continue Reading →

What is different about meeting in person after 2,5 years of meeting online? Spaciousness, displacement, and stuff!

Have you had your personal check-in with meeting face-to-face already? I had mine last week. After 2,5 years of meeting and collaborating exclusively online I led my first 2-days in-person workshop. That was a gentle restart with a small fine... Continue Reading →

Meeting in person is different from meeting online – it is all about eating brownies together

After two and a half years of meeting, sharing, and learning online only, I will be hosting my first in-person facilitation workshop next week!  I can hardly believe it.  This is strange.I was fine meeting online. I enjoyed my online... Continue Reading →

Accidental Facilitator

Have you ever been the accidental facilitator? Or have you seen someone stepping into the role of the facilitator accidentally? It happens often.Luckily. Because this means that group members are mindful about how the process unfolds. That they care about how... Continue Reading →

How to navigate paradoxical challenges as a team with Wicked Question from Liberating Structures

Do you recognize this? In your daily work you must proceed quickly and in a agile way so that you can deliver your work. At the same time you must take the time to think slowly and deepen your understanding... Continue Reading →

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?

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 →

The collaborative engine is fuelled and oiled by purpose and people

Usually, when I hear people complain about meetings, it is about the regular, usual, ordinary ones. It's almost always about meetings they have to attend. There is nothing wrong with having ordinary meetings. On the contrary these are important collaborative... Continue Reading →

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