In this post, Roselle takes us on a transformative journey from being a local leader in Manila to becoming a global facilitator navigating across cultures and virtual rooms. She chronicles the complexities of leading a diverse, global team through geographical, cultural, and digital transitions and delves into the pivotal role of "unintentional facilitation," the power of formal training, and the impact of leveraging tools like Liberating Structures and Mural. While embracing these tools, Roselle also explores the value of certification and mentorship, culminating in a shift from being merely a project manager to an empathetic mentor who prioritizes inclusivity and tangible outcomes. Whether you're a leader or an aspiring facilitator, Roselle's story serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to redefine meeting culture and evolve in their leadership journey.
In a transformative journey spanning from Brazil to London, Vanessa navigated the complexities of an evolving artistic career deeply entrenched in experimental music and arts facilitation. Despite notable collaborations with international organizations, she felt disconnected from her artistic ethos in the fast-paced gig economy and institutional contexts. Her epiphany came after enrolling in Voltage Control’s Facilitation Certification, which prompted her to critically reassess her professional identity and career trajectory.
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In her reflection on the Voltage Control’s Facilitation Certification program, Sandra Molinari shares her transformative journey from an experienced facilitator to a more adaptive and innovative leader. Despite her two decades of experience, Sandra recognized the drawbacks of strict adherence to agendas. The program introduced her to fresh techniques, emphasizing flexibility and the value of emergent discussions. Transitioning to the corporate sector, she applied these insights to promote team collaboration, highlighting the ever-evolving importance of facilitation in fostering meaningful connections.
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