Monthly Archives: January 2015

Little Miss Muffet’s Legacy

Once when I was young and naïve, I was a counselor at a summer camp. (Summer of 1972, Lake Geneva.) My “class” was a group of 4-year-olds. I had been using the art-form or focused conversation method in my teaching, … Continue reading

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Inclusion — the “Jacques Story”

“We need everyone’s wisdom for the wisest result.” Sounds like a naive statement. But when the stakeholders in the results are participants in creating them, not only are the results better but the group itself has the potential to be … Continue reading

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The Making of an Ordinary Revolutionary, Part 3

While the water project was progressing, we also initiated economic and social projects. Since I had a degree and a passion for education, I was assigned to start the preschool. I spoke no Arabic, so I managed to get a … Continue reading

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The Making of an Ordinary Revolutionary, part 2

In the 1970’s, it was radical to believe that villagers had any knowledge about what they needed to develop their community. We began the project with a comprehensive participatory planning process that included a cross-section of villagers as well as … Continue reading

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The Making of an Ordinary Revolutionary — part 1

The first installment of the 3 submissions I made to the writing class on Memoirs and Travel Writing — unedited It was June, 1970, I had just graduated from university, and I was standing in the living room of my … Continue reading

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Original Intent of The Journey of Facilitation

The field of Process Facilitation has only been named as a professional field over the last 20 years.  The professional association, the International Association of Facilitators, began in 1994. But the art of guiding groups in meetings to engage people … Continue reading

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Broadened Intent for this Blog — more like “Memoirs and Travel Writing”

The intent of this blog has changed somewhat since I set it up, and since I haven’t posted yet (!!), I am going to post with the following intent:  these stories are stories of my life as a facilitator, including … Continue reading

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