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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 →

Bringing Troika Consulting into online collaboration and team meetings – a visual guidance

Troika Consulting is one of my favourite Liberating Structures. I use this peer coaching activity often, in various groups and contexts, online and offline. It works with small groups as well with big ones. I love the concentrated atmosphere when... Continue Reading →

What does it need to bring workshops online?

Climate, time, distance - three reasons why more and more meetings and workshops take place online. This is an interesting crossroad for facilitators, team leaders, project managers and collaboration specialists in terms of supporting online collaboration and engagement. Moving online... Continue Reading →

Lively panel discussions in meetings, workshops and conferences – it is possible if you are ready for some twists and tweaks!

Think back to your last panel discussion you have experienced. What memories, pictures, colors, smells, feelings and impressions come to your mind? Is it gain or pain? Pain or gain, in my experience the outcome depends a lot on the... Continue Reading →

Practice facilitation – each time again. An after reflection

Before a workshop Each time again I’m feeling excited Being the facilitator Creating the space An unhurried moment Curious and safe For others to share To the whole from the chair Leading others Being lead by them In community We... Continue Reading →

Input? Sure if it is inspiring, engaging and co-created!

  I am a bit allergic to presentations during a workshop. It went wrong too often and my process heart felt miserable. The mindset behind many presentation sessions is not a networked one. I advocate strongly that we need to... Continue Reading →

Criticism and cures of collaboration or we have the choice how we collaborate

“Collaboration is stuck in old models and patterns of control.” That was one of the provocative statement Nancy White, Ewen Le Borgne and myself took as starting point for our Zoom discussion about criticism and cures of collaboration. Our discussion... Continue Reading →

Liberating Structures are more than a toolbox – they are a “disruptive ride” from a centralized pattern to a distributed one

As part of our preparation for the Liberating Structures Learning Festival in The Hague this October, the design team is writing brief responses to the following three questions. This blog post is the 3rd in a series of four (see Qua... 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 →

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