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 2.5-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.

This two-and-a-half hour workshop is only available online. Please get in touch to discuss private group options.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £165*
  • Public Sector Price

    £145*
  • Charity < 15 Staff

    £85*
  • Charity 16-30 Staff

    £115*
  • Charity 31+ Staff

    £145*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    0.25 day
  • Class size

    50 approx.
  • Location

    Online

Course Overview

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 2.5 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.

16th August and 15th February:

  • 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

16th October:

  • Wild Tea: Rapid fire energised networking
  • 124All: Engage everybody in generating questions, ideas and suggestions
  • Troika: Get practical and imaginative help from colleagues immediately
  • Conversation Café: Shared thinking to make sense of profound challenges

16th December:

  • 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?

By the end you will feel confident in being able to use some basic structures to involve and empower your people.

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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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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Using Liberating Structures Online
There are currently no upcoming public course dates available. Please email our team on hello@happy.co.uk and ask to be added to the waiting list for this course. We'll let you know as soon as a date is available.

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020 7375 7300

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.

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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