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Tame the time monster with Liberating Structures

I hear from many people stepping into the role of the facilitator for the first time that they are stressed about managing the time smoothly. The time monster. I remember it.Me too I was at times stressed by the race... Continue Reading →

What is different about meeting in person after 2,5 years of meeting online? Spaciousness, displacement, and stuff!

Have you had your personal check-in with meeting face-to-face already? I had mine last week. After 2,5 years of meeting and collaborating exclusively online I led my first 2-days in-person workshop. That was a gentle restart with a small fine... Continue Reading →

Meeting in person is different from meeting online – it is all about eating brownies together

After two and a half years of meeting, sharing, and learning online only, I will be hosting my first in-person facilitation workshop next week!  I can hardly believe it.  This is strange.I was fine meeting online. I enjoyed my online... Continue Reading →

Accidental Facilitator

Have you ever been the accidental facilitator? Or have you seen someone stepping into the role of the facilitator accidentally? It happens often.Luckily. Because this means that group members are mindful about how the process unfolds. That they care about how... 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 →

What do you manage when you are the facilitator?

Time?The process?Room arrangements?Expectations?Results?Others?Yourself? This question came up recently when Ewen Le Borgne and I conducted an in-house online facilitation training with a global action network. As a sort of afterthought, we reflected the above and some more questions were asked... Continue Reading →

The collaborative engine is fuelled and oiled by purpose and people

Usually, when I hear people complain about meetings, it is about the regular, usual, ordinary ones. It's almost always about meetings they have to attend. There is nothing wrong with having ordinary meetings. On the contrary these are important collaborative... Continue Reading →

Ordinary meetings need more than bullet points to fly

Grassland with sorrel (Rumex acetosa), an ‘ordinary’ flowing plant in the Northern hemisphere. More than bullet points There is nothing wrong with bullet points. Writing down some ideas could even be a good starting place to get ready for a meeting.... Continue Reading →

Practice facilitation – each time again. An after reflection

Before a workshop Each time again I’m feeling excited Being the facilitator Creating the space An unhurried moment Curious and safe For others to share To the whole from the chair Leading others Being lead by them In community We... Continue Reading →

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