Birgitta Schomaker
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Home visits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rituu B. Nanda Nov 15. 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. 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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Jan Somers commented on Birgitta Schomaker's blog post What is so special about story telling?
"Story telling is indeed a great way to connect and surface talents and strengths. Re-authoring our stories in a self empowering narrative is what I am now learning in the training "Re-authoring the world" by Chené Swart. Her work…"
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Rituu B. Nanda replied to Birgitta Schomaker's discussion Home visits
Nov 15
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Birgitta Schomaker's blog post What is so special about story telling?
""Re-authoring the world" by Chené Swart..... I will keep that in mind! Thank you, Jan."
Nov 15
Jan Somers commented on Birgitta Schomaker's blog post What is so special about story telling?
"Story telling is indeed a great way to connect and surface talents and strengths. Re-authoring our stories in a self empowering narrative is what I am now learning in the training "Re-authoring the world" by Chené Swart. Her work…"
Nov 15
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Home visits

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 informal networks of neighbors. The city of Amsterdam cares about inclusion of newcomers, the refugees that were granted a permission to stay (at least 5 years) and are now making home.I'm curious to hear about your experiences with home visits. What works well? What are the lessons learned in your…See More
Nov 15
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Joke D´haese's page Integration of Refugees in the group Dutch Competence
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"Vandaag hebben twee medewerkers van VluchtelingenWerk verteld over mogelijkheden voor werk en ontmoetingen met Nederlanders. Geweldige tips van Letje en Hans, helemaal afgestemd op Tanja, Ahmad, Ahmad, Sohel en hun partners/gezinnen.  Hoopvol,…"
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Birgitta Schomaker commented on Marlou's blog post Discovering Dutch Competence: terug op onze fiets!
"Wat een leuk verhaal, Marlou!"
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Rituu B. Nanda commented on Birgitta Schomaker's blog post What is so special about story telling?
"As collaboration is new for this group, we chose to let them tell a story about a collaborative effort that they really liked and they were proud of their role or contribution.- Loved this exercise and question!"
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"Fostering Integration of Refugees in the Netherlands - A partnership between the  Dutch Council for Refugees (DCR) & The Constellation UPDATE November 6th, 2011 Stage 1: January 2017 - October 2017  SALT/CLCP was…"
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What is so special about story telling?

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 challenges.…See More
Nov 5
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Joke D´haese's page Integration of Refugees in the group Dutch Competence
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"Today, November 4th, 2017 was a special day with our Syrian families, as we moved from our shared dream to practices and actions.  We started with identifying everyone's strengths through stories they told in groups of three where one…"
Nov 5
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Joke D´haese's page Integration of Refugees in the group Dutch Competence
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""Our dream is to integrate more quickly and smoothly in the Netherlands. In the next three months we will focus on: 1. doing activities together with Dutch people in order to learn Dutch, e.g. by doing volunteer work 2. asking and providing…"
Nov 5

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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.
My concern:
The current global destabilization. Peace & reconciliation. Non-Violent Communication.
The implications of climate change for people worldwide.
Indigenous Issues. Refugee crisis.
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 I think of Community Life Competence:
Very inspiring experience in facilitators workshop with SALT model and tools
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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Birgitta Schomaker's Blog

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 3 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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Syrian families are forming a support network

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

Building a future together in a new country (click to access presentation)

Click on the link to view slides from one of the initiatives with refugees that started this summer in the Netherlands. …

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Team facilitation in an unfolding group process

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Dear all, 

Do you remember a situation when the group is going in another direction than what you and your colleague - facilitator anticipated? We can make an outline for the meeting, but the group might need to expand upon a certain issue, or suddenly a new topic comes up that seems very important. 

There is always one of the facilitators who is ready to 'go with the flow' of the group, which is nice, but can also create discussion afterwards about the choice that was…

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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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