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The magic power of Liberating Structures – a look beyond the toolbox into the principles

When I am invited to explain what Liberating Structures is I always say it is a toolbox and more than that.  It is an approach, a mindset, a philosophy, a way of thinking, collaborating, being and leading.   Recently, I... Continue Reading →

My favourite magic online tool: a talking piece

Next to paper and pen, my favourite online tool is a talking piece. I love using it in online conversations. It is magic. It creates ease. Sometimes silence. Certainly listening. Everyone grabs an object that serves as talking piece. The... Continue Reading →

HARDware, SOFTware, HUMANware – Our focus – our strength – our creativity

Corinne and I were reflecting on the amazing online meeting boost over the last months. This experience triggered lots of learning on our side. What stands out for both of us is the human and creative side of bringing workshops... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Liberating Structures ‘social’ immersion workshop – an invitation

                      For once I am not blogging a reflection but an invitation. I am pleased to announce that the first Liberating Structures 'social' immersion workshop will take place on 12th... Continue Reading →

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