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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 →

In which workshop mindset are you?

These drawings represent some typical situations in learning events. Which of the three situations do you prefer: A, B or C? In his blog post What sort of network is your meeting? Johnnie Moore compared these three workshop situations with... Continue Reading →

It needs a network mindset to work the networked way – observations from a network in action

  Curtis Ogden blogged about Thinking like a network 2.0, providing a summary of his understanding “of what is new and different when we call something a network, as opposed to a coalition, collaborative or alliance”. That was in October 2017. I loved... 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 →

Beyond input + Q&A – or how to design workshops the flipped way

Workshop time is precious time, let's spend it wisely. I sometimes wonder why there are still workshops and seminars in the format 'input + Q&A + discussion'? Do we lack imagination to do things differently? Or is it a question... Continue Reading →

Facilitation tip 4 : Engage all participants and make it playful

Take a moment and think back to a last conversation you had. Why did you engage? Did you care about the topic? Is it your cause? Did you have something to contribute? Did you care about the people? Were you interested... Continue Reading →

Facilitation tip 3: Conversation is input

  We learn through conversation and inquiry. When I facilitate a workshop or help others planning and designing their workshop I always go for ‘as much conversation as possible and as little input as necessary’. Making this suggestion I often... Continue Reading →

My guiding rules for facilitation

                Meetings I facilitate should be inspiring and meaningful. That is my aspiration. This needs preparation. And practice. I facilitated many meetings; and each time I see myself as learner. Inspired by Johnnie... Continue Reading →

More than sharing – cocreating

We had a two hours workshop full of conversation, reflection and sharing about network thinking. The conversation was meaningful. The atmosphere was vibrant and playful. People were engaged and inspired.  Having a good conversation is learning Having good conversations is... Continue Reading →

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