How facilitation can lead to exclusion

Net-Map Toolbox

I was totally thrilled to go to the first Liberating Structures Global Gathering in Seattle last month, to play with my facilitation superheros. Liberating Structures are a set of facilitation tools, gathered and curated based on a strong philosophy. Their aim is to allow anyone (whether trained as facilitator or not) to facilitate better meetings, with just the right amount of structure (not too chaotic and not too rigid) and giving everyone equal opportunity to contribute.

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Meet Beau, a reflection chatbot

Joitske Hulsebosch

Beau was tested by 51 people and these are the results Our conclusions: Most people are positive about the use of Beau, the tone and the language used in the conversation. Have a look at this workshop I may facilitate for your organization. Working in a small group to design a blended training I felt very annoyed. I had the feeling we were investing too much energy in defining the goals and was worried that the team was not going in the right direction.

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Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

In Canada’s only bilingual province, language is a massive difference between people, and New Brunswick has a multitude of language cultures. Art of Hosting Complexity Culture Facilitation Featured Power

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The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools

Mathemagenic

One thing that makes it easier for me it’s triangulation between the languages. Learning Unschooling democratic schools facilitating unschooling translationIn the last few months, I’ve got involved into translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk from Dutch into Russian. This is a strange experience: I’m into the topics of self-directed education for quite a while but didn’t dive in-depth into the specifics of Sudbury schools until recently.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

The FastCo mothership gave me a list of local subscribers, a discussion guide, some facilitation guidelines and an organizer’s button. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

Over my career I’ve had the gift of working extensively in indigenous communities in North America and one of the features of many (but not all) indigenous languages is the fact that they are verb-based as opposed to English which is very noun-based. In English we lack relational language. Over the years, teaching about containers to people who speak these languages I have begun to learn a few concepts.

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