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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 →

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 of 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 →

Liberating Structures are more than a toolbox – they are a “disruptive ride” from a centralized pattern to a distributed one

As part of our preparation for the Liberating Structures Learning Festival in The Hague this October, the design team is writing brief responses to the following three questions. This blog post is the 3rd in a series of four (see Qua... Continue Reading →

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