Using Liberating Structures Online
Are you tired of boring online meetings? Would you like your online meetings and events to be involving, focused and memorable?
Liberating Structures is a repertoire of over 30 methods to make your activities fully inclusive and more effective. All have been widely tested and are focused on results. They work in live meetings and they also work for online events.
In this two-hour introductory workshop, you will learn about the underlying principles of Liberating Structures and will experience a selection of these methods in an online setting. It’s perfect if you have never used Liberating Structures before and would like to learn more, or if you have used them before and would like to see how they work online.
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!
What you will learn
Make your online meetings interactive. Involve everybody in clear, focused discussion by using Liberating Structures.
Using Zoom, this two-hour online learning session will demonstrate how to use specific structures that you can take away and use.
The different sessions will include different structures. Feel free to attend one or all.
On 21st October and 21st April:
- Mad Hatters Tea Party: A speedy online ice breaker, enabling people to meet and consider the issues ahead
- 1-2-All: Getting everybody to speak and get involved, before reaching a decision.
- Conversation Café: A chance for all to participate, and reflect on a key issue
- Troika: A unique way to get independent advice on your current challenge
3rd December and 8th June:
- Impromptu Networking: Rapidly share challenges and expectations
- TRIZ: Innovative way to explore what we must stop doing
- Appreciative Interviews: Discovering and building on the root causes of success
- W3: What? So What? Now What?
9th February and 16th August:
- Spiral Journal: Take time to reflect and assess ideas
- 9 Whys: Find the true purpose of your work
- 25/10 crowdsourcing: Rapidly generate and sift a group’s ideas
- 15% Solutions: Focus on what you have the freedom to do
By the end you will feel confident in being able to use some basic structures to involve and empower your people.
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 online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.
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.
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.
Testimonials from happy Learners
Right level, including and relaxed feeling.
The course was well structured and the tutor was very patient and knowledgeable and helped us all. My headset decided to die about 10 minutes from the end but he wasn't p...
Trainer was excellent. Involved the whole group. Speed and tempo of training was just right. Were able to bring our own experiences and plans for the future.
Amanda Adegoke1 day ago
Really informative and relevant contact and the delivery was excellent.
Sam Giles3 days ago
Instructor was patient and tailored everything to people of all levels.
Trusted Customer3 days ago
Online classes are not a good idea when you have to use one screen to look at three things at the same time. Listen to the tutor, look at what they do on one screen and a...
Trusted Customer3 days ago
Training was great, easy to follow.
Pablo Barrio3 days ago
Great tips during the training. I liked a lot the spreadsheet that helps decide what structure is better depending on the problem at hand.
Trusted Customer4 days ago
Straightforward and efficient. Course was easy to book; communication was straightforward; course joining instructions were clear.
Trusted Customer13 days ago
Fairly good customer experience - all training materials provided on time. Good reminders leading up to the course.
Tom Ellis14 days ago
Good course, with a good and involving lead presenter on it. Felt it really delivered against the brief.
Trusted Customer14 days ago
Excellent communication throughout