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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 →

Serendipitous online conversation on Zoom – an experience

Johnny Moore has written a lovely blog post reflecting on four years of hosting unhurried conversations. You'll find it here. Inspired and encouraged by Johnny’s invitation (see here) and jointly with Corinne Sprecher I have initiated an online Serendipity Circle. Driven... Continue Reading →

The beauty of group discussions – always more than “add-ons”

Last spring someone involved in the preparatory group of a learning event told me in earnest: "Group discussions are an add-on." I couldn't believe my ears. "What, an add-on?" I thought. This person gave expert presentations more value than group... Continue Reading →

The secret of successful workshops: A collaborative planning process and the inclusion of many perspectives

Lately, I overheard the following story in the train. A team was supposed to meet for a two-days retreat. Two days before the retreat no agenda was mailed out; only the venue and time frame were communicated. The retreat was... Continue Reading →

Blogging is recycling – blogging as reflective practice

You are a blog reader. Are you also a blogger? Then you probably agree that blogging is great reflection time, don't you? Not yet a blogger?  Are you considering to give it a try? Do it! Blogging is fascinating and easy;... Continue Reading →

Creative job titles to spark conversation at learning events

Esther Choy's idea of using creative job titles to spark conversation is fabulous. In her blog post How to hook your audience’s attention at a networking event she tells how she introduces herself as storyteller when she goes to networking events and... Continue Reading →

Online communication: tools, habits and play

When you think about your online communication for purely professional purposes what is your favourite channel? Are you an ‘emailer’? Or a ‘phoner’? Or a ‘skyper’? Or a wiki-fan? Or sometimes a ‘chatter’? Or are you a ‘multi-channel user’? Our... Continue Reading →

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