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Testing Min Specs – a Liberating Structures for crystallizing the essence – with the KM4dev community

Min Specs is fabulous Liberating Structures for crystallizing the essence. The KM4dev community tested it during a Knowledge Cafe for gaining insights on the question: How everyone can be engaged and contribute his/ her knowledge?

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 →

With Liberating Structures your Ordinary Meetings will Blossom

Have you ever noticed how beautiful dandelion are? Dandelions are quite ordinary; they blossom everywhere at this time of the year in the northern hemisphere where I live and work. Now, read this paragraph once more and replace dandelion with... 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 →

The magic power of Liberating Structures – a look beyond the toolbox into the principles

When I am invited to explain what Liberating Structures is I always say it is a toolbox and more than that.  It is an approach, a mindset, a philosophy, a way of thinking, collaborating, being and leading.   Recently, I... Continue Reading →

Create real value for all in your online meetings: discover the magic of peer consultation

Are you tired of the unproductive weekly online team meetings? Are you not getting the opportunity to discuss the real issues you would love to get feedback and advice on so that you can progress with your work? Are you... Continue Reading →

Facilitation and leadership online – some switches we need to make

The fabulous KM4dev community celebrated its 20th anniversary last Friday with a series of online workshops. Together with three others online practitioners, I was invited by Peter Ballantyne for a snappy five minutes input on Online Facilitation and Leadership to... Continue Reading →

1-2-4-ALL (or TYPE), this basic Liberating Structure is a game changer in bringing interaction online

In my earlier blog posts The power of the little liberating structure 1-2-4-all, I wrote 1-2-4-all is not the ‘big thing’. But it is easy, and the effect can be big. In times of intensified virtual meetings and workshops this ‘big... 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 →

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