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Noemi Bertomeu
How did you know about Constellation community?
From Birgitta Schonmaker
Skype and telephone
noebertomeu: skype id. +31623101511
About Me:
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
My dream:
Our differences can be the fuel for our greatest creativity and they make for stronger relationships, communities, workplaces and cultures.
My concern:
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
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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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The small secretariat of the Constellation also needs help. Do you want to help? I want to:
Translate, Share Community Life Competence with potential partners, online facilitation, Knowledge Management

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At 6:17pm on May 11, 2017, Birgitta Schomaker said…

'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.

At 6:13pm on May 11, 2017, Birgitta Schomaker said…

Hi Noemi, 

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. 

At 8:38pm on May 9, 2017, Rituu B. Nanda said…

I love your dream Noemi. Would you have any example where you have facilitated very diverse groups towards collective action? Thanks. Warm greetings from Delhi!

At 8:32pm on May 9, 2017, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Noemi,

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[@] To know more about the Community Life Competence approach, please visit

Warm regards,

Marlou and Rituu


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