When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Have you noticed the best ideas often come from unexpected sources? Do you want to work at the top of your intelligence and give the same opportunity to others?In this practical two-day intensive workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience of Liberating Structures, a field-tested, results-focused repertoire of interaction patterns which include everyone in shaping the future.Co-designed and led by Liberating Structures pioneers Fisher Qua and Anna Jackson, in close collaboration with a team from the London Liberating Structures Community, this workshop will equip you with a rich and adaptable toolkit to unleash the creativity and talent of everyone in your team, work group, community, and organisation.Workshop delivered in partnership with Liberating Structures London.
What you will learn
What are Liberating Structures? Liberating Structures (LS) are simple social technologies and tiny methods that disrupt conventional patterns in how we work together. Taken individually, each of the 33+ methods changes the way results are generated by a group. As a repertoire of complementary methods, they address many chronic challenges faced by groups.When LS are introduced, many familiar approaches that people use all the time — presentations, open discussions, managed discussions, status reports, and brainstorms — become less attractive or fade away. LS make it possible to immediately and productively tap a group’s creative intelligence and generative potential. The precise and minimum way each LS is specified makes it possible for anyone to quickly start using them. LS remove the mystery behind effective participatory leadership, group facilitation, and hosting dynamic processes. Prepare to be surprised!
During the first hour of the immersion learning experience, we’ll focus on developing a working knowledge of individual LS while also getting comfortable with the underlying organising logic that all of the methods share in common. From there, we’ll rapidly scale up your familiarity with the repertoire by experiencing multiple methods in a row. The workshop will conclude with you preparing and designing a string of LS to use in an upcoming meeting, work session, workshop, or other interaction.
Throughout the workshop you’ll learn about the underlying principles of Liberating Structures, how to introduce them in your own work, and hear stories about inventive ways people are applying them in diverse settings around the world.
- Gain hands-on experience of the 33+ Liberating Structures repertoire
- Understand the underlying micro-structural elements of Liberating Structures
- Hear first-hand field stories of practical applications of Liberating Structures in healthcare, education, software development, community building
- Learn how to design interventions and workshops by combining Liberating Structures into strings
- Explore how to apply Liberating Structures in your own life and work at both small and large scales
- Learn how to apply Liberating Structures in video conferences and virtual meetings