Birgitta Schomaker
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Home visits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rituu B. Nanda Nov 15, 2017. 1 Reply

Dear all,Marlou and I are writing a proposal for the city of Amsterdam where we intend to do home visits in a newly built neighborhood. The home visits will be the first step towards building…Continue

Personal Life Competence Process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Birgitta Schomaker Jun 3, 2017. 6 Replies

Dear reader,I met a young woman called Sara here in the Netherlands of Syrian descent. Sara is taking the SALT course on community development for refugees (people that have received a legal status),…Continue

 

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What makes us human? Keeping an open mind towards integration of refugees

Marlou and I gathered with a diverse group of volunteers and employees of a housing corporation to kick off our project "Common Ground" in a new neighborhood in Amsterdam. In one street of this neighborbood, one out of three households came to the Netherlands recently as refugees. They obtained a temporary residence permit and the local government provided housing to them. They come from Nigeria, Libia, China, Eritrea, Syria and other countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The…See More
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Margot commented on Birgitta Schomaker's blog post stimulating ownership-in-action
"This is a beautiful and inspiring story Birgitta! Thank you. Since I'm just in the beginning of the SALT-course this helps a lot to understand what our purpose is and how the proces can go. "
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Marie Lamboray commented on Birgitta Schomaker's blog post stimulating ownership-in-action
"traduction: Pour moi le S de Stimuler dans l’acronyme SALT me rappelle l'Appreciative Inquiry (AI): Quel comportement, quelle routine, quelle façon de travailler se passe déjà bien (même si cela arrive…"
Jan 18
Birgitta Schomaker replied to Ram Chandra Lamichhane's discussion Application of Appreciative Inquiry in different fields
"Dear RC, wonderful how you managed together to turnaround feelings of hopelessness, despair and powerlessness into feelings of hope and resilience. I love the way you made the new ideas actionable so that the chance of actual implementation is much…"
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stimulating ownership-in-action

For me the S for Stimulating in SALT reminds me of Appreciative Inquiry (AI): what (behavior, routine, way of working) is already going well (even if it happens irregularily or not so often), and how can we stimulate its occurrence to spread or increase?A few days ago Ayan (former refugee from Somalia) and I were visiting a community of single men that live together temporarily in a housing facility that the local government provided for them, while waiting for their new, individual appartments…See More
Jan 17
Birgitta Schomaker replied to Ram Chandra Lamichhane's discussion Application of Appreciative Inquiry in different fields
"Dear Mr Ram Chandra Lamichane, I am curious about your experience, or where your curiosity comes from. For me the S for Stimulating in SALT reminds me of Appreciative Inquiry: what (behavior, routine, way of working) is already going well (even if…"
Jan 8
Célicia Theys commented on Birgitta Schomaker's blog post Syrian families are forming a support network
"Dearest Birgitta: is there somewhere where we could find out more about Ayan and how the journey with SALT has been transformative for her? A video, a text, a story? Would love to share her story on our website (of course, if and only if she agrees)…"
Dec 5, 2017
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Profile Information

Gender
female
Name
Birgitta Schomaker
How did you know about Constellation community?
Joke d'Haese
Organisation
Heart of the Matter
Skype and telephone
+31203342945
About Me:
I'm a organizational and social psychologist, working with individuals, teams and organizations through coaching, training and change facilitation. I have a wealth of experience. Recently I've become more interested in community building through Appreciative Inquiry and other hosting methods.
My dream:
To work more often as a change facilitator, working with concepts and tools from Deep Democracy, Theory U, Appreciate Inquiry and SALT to assist (self-directed) teams and communities.
I'm proud of:
My wealth of experience, my engagement, my ability to work with diverse groups and individuals, the value that I add to people's life's by helping them to acknowledge their strengts, and connect with what truly matters to them.
What do I want to do to spread Community Life Competence?
Share about Community Life Competence with potential partners; friends; colleagues, I want to apply SALT in my own life (S: Stimulate; Support; A: Appreciate; L: Listen; Learn; Link; T: Transfer; Team), I want to share my experience on my blog in Ning
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The small secretariat of the Constellation also needs help. Do you want to help? I want to:
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What makes us human? Keeping an open mind towards integration of refugees

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Marlou and I gathered with a diverse group of volunteers and employees of a housing corporation to kick off our project "Common Ground" in a new neighborhood in Amsterdam.



In one street of this neighborbood, one out of three households came to the Netherlands recently as refugees. They obtained a temporary residence permit and the local government provided housing to them. They come from Nigeria, Libia, China, Eritrea,…

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stimulating ownership-in-action

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 12:30am 2 Comments

For me the S for Stimulating in SALT reminds me of Appreciative Inquiry (AI): what (behavior, routine, way of working) is already going well (even if it happens irregularily or not so often), and how can we stimulate its occurrence to spread or increase?

A few days ago Ayan (former refugee from Somalia) and I were visiting a community of single men that live together temporarily in a housing facility that the local government provided for them, while waiting for their new, individual…

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What is so special about story telling?

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 10:00pm 4 Comments

Yesterday we did an exercise on story telling in a meeting with an informal network of former refugees that are building a future in the Netherlands. In fact, it is a loose network in the process of becoming a community, so we thought it would be a good idea to find a way where the members of this group get a chance to get to know each other better in a safe way, and also to get to know each other's strengths. 

Recognising your own strengths, helps you climb mountains and overcome…

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"I'll meet you there"

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 8:58pm 4 Comments

As we are preparing our SALT visit, and exchanging inspiration on the Forum of the online SALT facilitator course, this poem came to mind:

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,

there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,

the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense."…

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At 11:29pm on July 3, 2016, Rituu B. Nanda said…

A big thank you for your valuable contribution to the online Constellation community, Birgitta! We are lucky to have you in this journey.

At 11:41pm on December 9, 2015, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Birgitta,

Welcome to Community Life Competence!

Could you add your picture as it adds a human touch to your profile? (go to 'settings' then 'upload photo')

Connect with members: We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to communicate with friends in all parts of the world. Under the Tab with ‘Members’ you can find people to connect with and members who share similar interest.

Post your experience: You can share your experiences with local responses and the competence process through putting up a blog. To post a blog, first sign in, then go to top of the page and click on the blue button ‘Our Stories’ and click on ‘+ Add ’. You can also comment on blogs posted by other members.

Requests: This the place where we learn together. If you want to discuss an element of the Competence process, or other issues related to local responses, please contribute to the forum. To participate in an ongoing discussion, sign in, go to the top of the page, click on the blue button ‘Requests’ and then click on topic of the discussion you are interested in. In the Request you have an option to start a discussion on a topic of your interest.

Again, we are very happy to have your voice on Community Life Competence and look forward to your contributions. You will find some suggestions and rules of play under the ‘help’ tab. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance. If you want support contact rituu[@]communitylifecompetence.org. To know more about the Community Life Competence approach, please visit http://www.communitylifecompetence.org

Warm regards,

Marlou and Rituu

 
 
 

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