Liberating Structures Online Immersion Workshop

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 one-day online 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. You will leave equipped 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.

This workshop will now be delivered remotely via Zoom. You will be sent call details after booking your place.

Bookings for this one-day workshop are available at the special introductory price of £195 per person, with equivalent discounted rates for charity and public sector workers. Please note, this is a time-limited offer.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

  • Public Sector Price

  • Charity Price

  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Class size

    100 approx.
  • Requirements

    Please note, these Early Bird Prices are available up until three weeks before each course date.

Course Overview

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 this interactive immersion 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.

What you will get from the workshop

  • Gain hands-on experience of at least eight 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

Workshop themes

Each workshop will be based around a specific theme:

  • Oct 23rd 2020: Reinventing work
  • Jan 9th 2021: Thriving in complexity
  • Mar 19th 2021: Creating happy, productive workplaces

What people are saying about Liberating Structures

Since the workshop, I have been able to use Liberating Structures to break the deadlock in meetings, prioritise work and increase morale. Much of my work in leading change and improvement is about having the best possible data and generating the best possible options; Liberating Structures is a great tool for both, with the bonus that the process naturally brings the people involved together on the journey.Mike Robinson, Business Agility Consultant
I came to the workshop looking for ideas of ways to refresh my approach to leading groups and facilitating meetings. What I came away with was much, much deeper. For example, a realisation of the extent to which the structure of a gathering can positively affect outcomes, and a desire to actively improve inclusivity. I saw how LS could help bring introverted folk into group work and also play well with technical communities where some structure is often needed to release innovation. The event was almost entirely ‘learning by doing’, brilliantly run and provided insights from a diverse group of organisations. I have used LS a few times and have been thrilled to see the enjoyment and great outcomes they can bring to collaborative work.Phil Davis, Director of Technical Learning & Development, Atkins.
Holy smoke. This might be one of the most useful websites I've been introduced to since Google. The only words that come to mind are swear words, and I'm on county email.Ryan Murrey, Acting Executive, Washington State CASA
A treasure trove of simple, practical methods to stimulate critical conversations and liberate the full potential of any group, from the front line to the C-suite.Cheryl M Scott, Global Programs Senior Advisor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

About Liberating Structures

The origins of Liberating Structures are described by co-developers--Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless.

5 out of 5 stars

Kept everyone engaged and kept useful and useable tips. Trainer ensured that no one felt uncomfortable.

Richard Nuthall4 days ago

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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What are Happy's online events like?

In this short video, take a look at some of the ways that we create interactive, engaging experiences online using Zoom.

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See our available course dates, or contact us for bespoke options.

Sorry, all free NHS places on 21st August are now taken. There are still places available on the 23rd October or the two hour Using Liberating Structures Online on 22nd July and 3rd September.

Liberating Structures Online Immersion Workshop
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time, to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

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