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Using a metaphor for explaining what it means to be the facilitator

  Lately, I was facilitating a visual inquiry of a group of facilitators about the meaning of facilitation. The group uncovered a series of interesting metaphors. The visual results made me think. I love the plenary system of people with... 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 →

Facilitation tip 2: Design the workshop as a story with a beginning, a middle and an end

A colleague asked me for advice. She is planning a three-days regional workshop with a small group of 12 colleagues working in the field of health. After clarifying the purpose we talked about the workshop design. She had a clear idea what... 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 →

Facilitation tips 1: Start with purpose, people and process

I love it when young colleagues approach me and and ask for advice how to get ready for their first facilitation task. It is great they accept the challenge and are curious. Indeed, there is no better way to become... Continue Reading →

The facilitator and the many interpretations of the facilitator’s role(s)

I know who I am when standing in front of a group in a workshop room. I am the facilitator and host. I am responsible for the process and serving the group to perform at their best. Years of practice... Continue Reading →

Being the facilitator

Johnnie Moore and Cathy Salit, two experienced facilitators, had a conversation about: What facilitation means What it means to BE the facilitator How people learn I found their conversation inspiring. Their exchange is a real treasure. Listen to the podcast... Continue Reading →

Connecting people in a workshop is no luxury

I participated in an Art of Participatory Leadership workshop. The workshop lasted 2.5 days. The first evening session, after an early dinner, was dedicated to getting to know each other. This evening session was a very worthwhile investment. While investing 10... Continue Reading →

Input and conversation the flipped way – for stronger connections and deeper engagement

I was falling into the trap again. I agreed on the pattern 'input followed by conversation' because of the promise the input (about 45’) would be conversational. It wasn't, at least not in my understanding. It would have been with... Continue Reading →

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