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Maureen Jenkins

Steenhouwerskade 43
9718 DD Groningen




What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?

What do leaders do, and what more could they do, to nurture and enrich their spirit?

What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?

I facilitate group decision-making processes in which people, given the opportunity to select a course of action for their own work, make remarkably creative decisions that they are also ready to implement.

What is it about the work in this field that excites you and connects you to your own deepest self?

I find facilitation an opportunity to release creativity and trust in groups of people who might otherwise never cooperate.

Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of what brought you to this work.

When martin Luther King was assassinated, my husband and I decided we needed to do something to serve society as he did. We went to Chicago to join The Ecumenical Institute, where we worked as volunteers for 20 years. We learned there the amazing courage and creativity that groups can achieve who cooperate towards a vision they have of an attainable future.

How would you like to be available to others in this field?

I would like to hold weekend reflection sessions – a “Leadership Workout” -- for leaders about how they care for themselves.

Links to this site or others:

Nine Disciplines of a Facilitator

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