Liberating Structures 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.

This workshop is currently only available online, delivered as an interactive webinar via Zoom. It differs from the classroom programme in that it takes place over just one day instead of two days. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Workshop delivered in partnership with Liberating Structures London.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £350*
  • Public Sector Price

    £300*
  • Charity < 15 Staff

    £125*
  • Charity 16-30 Staff

    £175*
  • Charity 31+ Staff

    £225*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Class size

    100 approx.
  • Location

    Online

Course Overview

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

We have had to adjust the course content slightly so it can be delivered online — while the classroom programme occurs over 2 days, the online version is currently only a 1 day workshop. Please see below for the updated outline.

 

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

What people are saying about Liberating Structures:

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 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.

Themes Covered

  • Gain hands-on experience of at least half 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

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
High energy, kept you engaged – lots of fantastic tools and reflection time to really take stock of what we learnt.Ellen Cale
There were so many structures packed into a day and yet the flow felt easy and I didn't feel drained, but energised at the end! In the age of back to back Zooms, that is a very hard thing to achieve so I'm quite excited to take this back and implement in my work too!Humarrah Sheikh
The standard of facilitation, engagement, variety and interaction was absolutely excellent.Cathy Busani
It was astonishing how a day on Zoom could be so energising, interesting and engaging.Delegate

About Liberating Structures

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

5 out of 5 stars

Found the session interactive and engaging throughout. Range of tools shared.

Trusted Customer7 days ago

Group Learning Events

Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

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We offer complete individual involvement and participation on all of our workshops. In this video, Nicky delivers a short session about the different Communication Styles, and how they affect the way you work with and manage others.

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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.

Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

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