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Some principles and tactics for facilitating online

Over the past years, I have developed some principles and tactics that guide my online facilitation. Now and then I love to see what is emerging and make sense of my own ‘learning journey'. I am grateful to many sparring... Continue Reading →

Happy Learning Moments 2022

After another extraordinary year In many aspectsIt’s time for me to say  THANK YOU For your inspiration For reading and contributing For caring and sharing  For your collaboration For being in conversation with youFor the many learning moments  we hadFor exploring together what... 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 →

Conversation Cafe for thinking together aloud online

The Conversation Cafe is a wonderful Liberating Structure that works perfectly fine online. It is an inclusive approach giving voice to everyone by using a talking object and following a pattern of talking in turns. This creates a relaxed atmosphere... 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 →

An after reflection of an unhurried conversation about being present in collaboration

In our last Serendipity Circle we had another inspiring unhurried conversation. This picture was our starting point. It triggered a lovely reflection about showing up in the woods and being present in workshop rooms. What has our attention when we... Continue Reading →

Define conversation spaces and shift the focus from content to purpose, people and process

How do you design a workshop that is flowing naturally and invites for collaboration, conversation and learning? After an experience with a network gathering that I am supporting and facilitating, I would say start with defining conversation spaces. In my... Continue Reading →

Liberating Structures – what’s that?

Liberating Structures is a funny term. At least that is the reaction I get when I am telling about my Liberating Structures workshops. It seems that the term is not easily accessible outside of the Liberating Structures community. I often... Continue Reading →

People first, movement and joint inquiry – an after reflection from the Liberating Structures social immersion workshop in The Hague

In December 2018, I was co-facilitating a Liberating Structures social immersion workshop jointly with Anna Jackson, Qua Fisher, Ewen Le Borgne and Cristina Temmink in The Hague. Our workshop was one in a whole series of the Eurotour Anna and Fisher undertook... Continue Reading →

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