Body of Practice

This will be the landing page for the web site about the LEF Future Center Body of Practice course as developed by Chabela Maturana-Paraguez and Jan Lelie. For more information, please contact me: janlelie@mindatwork.nl

In the booklet LEF Future Center’s Body of Practice we describe what our Community of Practice (of over 50 facilitators) has learned from over 10 years of practical experience in (social) innovation and facilitation. As with every practice, transferring knowledge through a book is inadequate. The more so because, in the words of Prof dr Thijs Homan, facilitation is based on Phronèsis.

Phronesis (Ancient Greek: φρόνησῐς, romanizedphrónēsis) is an ancient Greek word for a type of wisdom or intelligence. It is more specifically a type of wisdom relevant to practical action, implying both good judgement and excellence of character and habits, sometimes referred to as “practical virtue”. Phronesis was a common topic of discussion in ancient Greek philosophy.

These pages are being developed to support the use of the booklet.