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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 →

Every meeting has a shape – How to shape yours for more delight.

How do you handle the many meetings you have? Do you let them happen or do you shape them intentionally? Each time again?  Even when you don’t shape them. They will be shaped anyway. By habitual patterns. Routines set in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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