July 2016 |
About this issue
From local to global
We set out to explore what it means for this tribe of more than 1500 facilitators to ensure a global perspective on how we facilitate, when we are spread in 7 regions of the world, with communities in more than 65 countries, from all walks of life and different ethnic backgrounds. We asked our peers what role culture plays in facilitation, how language helps or hinders, how the world connects virtually across time zones, how methods travel from one country to another, and how some of them become universal.
We would like to say a big thank you to all our contributors for the time and sharing. With facilitation booming in Asia, Ajit Kamath brings us a perspective of how facilitation is developing in different parts of Asia. Anja Ebers brings her client thoughts on how virtual facilitation helped them. Pat Nunis shares the inspirational story of facilitating young people in Malaysia, and Jennifer Lumsden fresh from Oceania conference reflects on how a land exercice and cultural mindfulness facilitates conversations with indigenous audiences. Wiebke Herding unravels the efforts of the German GIZ to include forms of culturally neutral meditation practice in their leadership development programme.
This Global Flipchart is only the start of a conversation. There are so many stories waiting to be shared. Let's continue the conversation in our social media forums.
Our next topic is Facilitative Leadership. We’d love to hear your stories, reflections and any suggestions on what you’d like to see in the next Global Flipchart. The deadline for contributions is 1 August 2016.
With best regards,