Liberating Structures is making waves around the world. Care to find out why?
This immersion workshop will let you experience how Liberating Structures productively and playfully transform discussions, meetings and workshops away from the everyday evils they have become.
Liberating Structures are 33+ simple, playful and powerful methods for group participation and collaboration. They put people -everyone- at the center of thinking, designing and problem solving. Tapping into multiple intelligences and people’s creative imagination to crack issues that really matter. Most structures are incredibly simple and scale from small to huge (300+) groups. They generate different results without expensive investments, complicated training, or shifts in formal structure – and they are naturally apt to explore complex, messy, nonlinear, uncertain challenges.
Everyone working on/with collaboration. Everyone leading, supporting or engaging in social purpose work, in health, education, sustainability, human rights and/or global development is welcome. Facilitators, leaders, agile/scrum or process consultants, team leaders, activists, coaches, trainers, project managers, collaboration boosters, interaction catalysts… join us!
July 8/9, 2020 – 9h to 17h
PLNT, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Langegracht 70, Leiden.
The venue is within walking distance from Leiden Central Station (10 minutes), and 20 minutes. by train from Schiphol Airport.
There are many hotels, B&B and hostels in Leiden. Check the official website of Leiden https://www.visitleiden.nl/en
The world has changed beyond recognition: We communicate, work, collaborate and think in ways that we could not have imagined 20 years ago. Yet many organizations operate more or less in the same way. And this is where Liberating Structures can play an important role as it provides tools – and mindset – that stirs and gently shakes things up. It helps us connect with ourselves and others, making us share more honestly what is on our minds and hearts so that we can move forward together.
Lotta Adelstål, Facilitator and consultant
A great way to discover tools that are out-of-the ordinary for a facilitator’s toolbox. I was particularly impressed with Troika Consulting, which can really strengthen peer learning.
Riff Fullan, Helvetas, Head, Knowledge & Learning
Great occasion to become familiar with facilitation tools that promote thinking out of the box and creativity without losing sight of the objectives, context and timing. And an excellent opportunity to get to know some very inspiring and inspired people.”
Joke Reijven, Redcross
The inspiring Liberating Structures workshop is the best way to get familiar with these alternative cooperation and working methods that are so helpful in the everyday work.
Natalie Raeber, corporate & blended learning specialist @ the University of applied science Berne
NADIA VON HOLZEN
Advisor & Facilitator for knowledge sharing
@ Learning Moments
EWEN LE BORGNE
@ Process Change
Conversation Designer, Trainer, Facilitator & Moderator
@ the Creators Company
Yes sure, we totally understand. Join our next free Online Taster Session on March 23.
This workshop will be absolutely and entirely interactive! No long lecture, no heavy Powerpoint presentations. Instead, some very brief framing and guidance and we all hop on to some action, and individual and/or collective reflection. Learning by experience.
That is a really excellent question! Of course this depends first and foremost on you creating opportunities for this to happen, but we have planned a session where you will be given a chance to design your own LS-enabled meeting or event, tailored to your context. And another session will allow you to practice newly acquired skills with other participants.
Sure! We will offer a first online taster session on March 23 from 13-14h CET on Zoom.
The workshop takes place at PLNT, Center for Innovation at Langegracht 70 in Leiden.
PLNT is easily reachable by public transport, it’s a 10-minute walk from Leiden Central Station.
At 5 minutes walking distance from PLNT is a large parking garage: De Lammermarkt garage.
If it’s not possible to meet each other face to face we will organise this immersion workshop fully online. We have experience with that and it definitely works so don’t worry. If you want to cancel either way, that’s possible too. Have a look at the third question in this row.
Yes, you can transfer your ticket to a colleague. Let us know so that we can personally welcome your colleague and send you the necessary information.
What a pity that you cannot be present. If you cancel before June 7, 2020, we will refund your ticket less an admin fee of €50,-. After June 7 we will not make refunds, but you are welcome to transfer your place to someone else.
Yes. If you come with 4 or more people you will receive a group discount. Send us an email, and we will make a nice offer.
Liberating Structures is an all-expert approach that is available open-source. We don’t hand out certificates. We are happy to produce a confirmation for you.
Feel free to contact us via hello @ thecreatorscompany.com
Do you want to apply Liberating Structures with children? Read Using Liberating Structures with children where Ruben shares how he applied Liberating Structures with his own son of 4 years old and where several LS practitioners share their ideas on good structures for children.
Or read How Liberating Structures can enriched your personal life published by Ruben as well and start redesigning your own interactions.
Are you wondering what is behind the fancy toolbox of Liberating Structures ? Then read Nadia’s blog Liberating Structures are more than a toolbox – they are a “disruptive ride” from a centralized pattern to a distributed one or What have Liberating Structures and Improv Theater in common?
There is nothing wrong with updating our collaboration. If you feel that the way of having your meetings is no longer meaningful, try something else. Read more about this idea here: Criticism and cures of collaboration or we have the choice how we collaborate
Check Ewen’s article Criticism and Cures around ‘facilitated collaboration’.
And what about this article Waltzing with the complexity of collaboration in three simple dances – a Liberating Structures festival… about the last years Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop where people unlocked some simple ways to embrace collaboration between people in all its complexity – especially in all sectors that have a social purpose (ie. health, education, development etc.).