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How to facilitate your weekly team meetings with ease and energy. Seven inspirations.

Do you agree that meetings are precious moments of collaboration? Meetings provide an opportunity to connect, share, learn, and collaborate.Meetings can thrive with creativity, curiosity, eagerness, enthusiasm, and experimentation.It is over with wasting precious meeting time by running them on... Continue Reading →

Eleven arguments why investing in the facilitation skills of your team is a good plan

I had lunch with a passionate team leader who invited her entire team to learn Liberating Structures. She is happy that she is no longer required to present novel conversational techniques at meetings. The team is fully on board with... Continue Reading →

Facilitation does not stop at the meeting door. Everyday collaboration benefits from your valuable skills. 

I am an advocate for stronger facilitation skills within teams and organizations. Why? Because you meet a lot, in meetings and informally before, after, and between meetings: ad hoc, spontaneous, online, onsite, hybrid, synchronous, and asynchronous.  I am called in... Continue Reading →

How to train your feedback practice: Involve your team!

Training your team’s feedback muscle makes your team stronger. You will perform better together. If you agree with our conclusion listen to our last episode of our series Facilitators Unplugged - How to train your feedback practice. Ewen and I... Continue Reading →

Stopping old meeting habits. How an eager team is having fun with Liberating Structures

“How wonderful our team met with a new way of having our meetings. Now we are challenged.” That could be the feedback of one of my clients from an academic institute after a Liberating Structures immersion workshop. Since our in-house... 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 →

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 →

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