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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?

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 →

With Liberating Structures your Ordinary Meetings will Blossom

Have you ever noticed how beautiful dandelion are? Dandelions are quite ordinary; they blossom everywhere at this time of the year in the northern hemisphere where I live and work. Now, read this paragraph once more and replace dandelion with... 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 →

Facilitating Breakout Rooms

The other week, Corinne and I had a reflective moment with some of our alumni of Bringing Your Meetings & Workshops Online: Confident, Creative & Convincing! In the spirit ‘from practice to practice’ we spent a wonderful moment of sharing... Continue Reading →

Love Your Ordinary Meetings Better

Taraxacum - dandelion, an 'ordinary' flower in springtime in the Northern hemisphere. How much are you in love with your ORDINARY meetings? In a scale from 1 (no love at all) to 10 (honeymoon)? Be honest. I love mine. Mostly. I... Continue Reading →

Your next event, will it be hybrid or all-online? How to make a reflective decision.

Are you soon organising a meeting, workshop, training, conference with some people joining remotely while others sit together in the meeting room? Do you plan it as a hybrid event because of this hybrid setting? There is another option. An... Continue Reading →

Hybrid meeting? It is not that simple!

Image by Marzena P. from Pixabay Everyone is talking about hybrid meetings these days. The future is hybrid. The word is booming. In her book ‘Work left the building’ (Werk heeft het gebouw verlaten) Jitske Kramer asks: How hybrid do you want... Continue Reading →

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