As a Grade 9 student I had to take Latin for one year. I was fascinated by learning the roots of so many English words (and that of other languages as well). I still usually take a moment to look at the roots of words I use regularly to see what the origins were.
Today's post connects us with three words we use regularly in the virtual facilitation world - Facilitation, Convene and Dialogue.
Facilitation comes from the Latin "To make easy". As a facilitator, what are you doing to make things easy for the groups and teams you are working with? consider how you are making processes easier, teamwork easier, decisions easier.
Convene is another word many of us find ourselves connecting with. Whether our role is involving one of convening, or whether the event is seen and described as convening rather than facilitating, it has an interesting root. To convene means "to assemble with others to create". It may be interesting to share this definition with those that you are working with if you do convene.
Finally, I wanted to look at the roots of the word, "Dialogue". It translates roughly to "Through others". In engaging virtual conversations it's always important to consider how we are setting up a dialogue rather than a monologue. How does your work magnify through others?
As you consider your work, what other words might be interesting to define and share with those you are in conversation with?
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