I am dedicated to enhancing organizational strengthening and capacity building of civil society organizations in various countries in the world.
I am passionate about what I do: advising organizations and programs that work for social transformation, incorporating a global view and dialogue between strategy (the what) and management (the how). Since 2012, I am developing my facilitation skills from the perspective of "Process Work and Deep Democracy". I love to share and build collectively, complementing capabilities.
To ensure that ideas are translated into reality I believe in empowerment of individuals, but especially in empowerment of groups, organizations and communities. Therefore, in my advisory work, I focus on facilitating Participation, with a clear preference for methodologies that enhance processes, both in capacity building and quality management. I have always been very keen on building bridges between disciplines (I studied anthropology and economics) and on bridging different visions and cultures
Our differences can be the fuel for our greatest creativity and they make for stronger relationships, communities, workplaces and cultures.
A deeper and more democratic approach is needed and we are developing new ways to learn together and we are exploring how to co-design the services and communities we want to see.
Lack of inclusion has a huge impact. We not only deny everyone access to the gifts, talents and contributions of those we exclude but we also create a poverty of relationship too.
What I think of Community Life Competence:
I am looking forward to share and know more people with a similar visiion and clear
What do I want to do to spread Community Life Competence?
Facilitate Community Life Competence in my community, 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)
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'war starts when there is nobody to talk to' : this was meant to point out that people can get more and more angry if there is no one to look into the eyes and express their views, concerns, hopes.... When there is no way to addres your point of view. I believe the SALT approach can be useful to build bridges. In addition to SALT I think it is important to find ways to deal with (strong) emotions when people disagree. This is something maybe we can learn from Deep Democracy.
Great to see you here! Lots of what you believe in is part of the dream and the approach of the Constellation, as I understand it: the importance of building connections on the shared humanity aspect, looking for the common ground of 'what makes us human?'.
Also, inclusion being so important. I remember clearly from the seminar with the Mindell's that he said at one point last week in Greece: 'war starts when there is nobody to talk to'
In other words, it can be a matter of life and death to bring people together and facilitate connections from human to human. Sharing personal stories instead of preaching ideological views.
The aspect of story telling is well developed within the Constellation. And it is a tool for building connections between people.
Could you add your picture as it adds a human touch to your profile? (go to 'settings' then 'upload photo')
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