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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 →

The little word ‘structures’ in Liberating Structures

                          After my reflection on the little word ‘liberating’ it is time for the other little word ‘structures’. Workshops, meetings, learning events are structured in one way or... Continue Reading →

Facilitation for inspiration, a personal after reflection

Inspiring people In learning processes To see options and possibilities To explore, discover and notice My ambition   Framing the space Protected from daily business Including every voice Inviting everyone to look beyond one’s own nose My work   Inviting... Continue Reading →

The little word liberating in Liberating Structures

Liberated : energy, creativity and purpose, being alive, engaged and committed The little word ‘liberating’ in Liberating Structures intrigues me. I see the potential for ‘liberation’, especially in the context of organizational learning, collaboration and meeting culture. In many of our... Continue Reading →

Activating many brains – a personal after reflection

Starting a learning event with a series of input and speeches is no Big Bang It is talking over the heads of many By a few It is a statement about who is knowledgeable It is the message ‘we have... Continue Reading →

The power of the little liberating structure 1-2-4-all

I love the basic mini structure of 1-2-4-all because it is liberating. It is true, 1-2-4-all is not the ‘big thing’. But it is easy, and the effect can be big. Every voice counts First, 1-2-4-all is the message that... Continue Reading →

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