Boost Your Facilitation Practice with Liberating Structures

Facilitators: Tracy Kelly , Beth Cougler Blom

Liberating Structures are powerful facilitation strategies that can be used to support meetings, planning sessions, classrooms, workshops, presentations, and ongoing complex organizational change. They are serious fun ways to unleash and include everyone in the conversations and decision making that shape next steps. Liberating Structures invite us to consider alternatives to “conventional structures” (e.g. round robin status updates, lectures, unstructured discussions) and lead sessions that quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size.

In this workshop, offered in partnership with Royal Roads University and BC Campus, you will experience many Liberating Structures activities as a participant, and move toward learning how to choose, structure, and sequence Liberating Structures for your individual facilitation challenges and contexts. By the end of the 2 days, you will have many new tools and ideas to boost your facilitation practice and impact. 

 Who should attend?

All who are called to facilitate meetings, workshops, classes, presentations, groups, processes and change.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Choose appropriate Liberating Structures for your individual facilitation challenges and contexts
  • Recognize the advantage of sequencing several Liberating Structures together to generate productive strings for longer sessions
  • Describe key features of Liberating Structures
  • Choose appropriate Liberating Structures activities to support specific facilitation goals
  • Reflect on their experience of several Liberating Structures activities to apply to planning and delivery
  • Access additional resources and supports for future work with Liberating Structures

For RRU Faculty and Staff: This course is available at no cost for RRU faculty and staff. If you are RRU faculty or staff, please contact for a discount code.

Waitlist: If the course is full, please contact if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.

Course Dates: Boost Your Facilitation Practice with Liberating Structures

Start Date:Apr 25, 2018
End Date:Apr 26, 2018
Delivery:15 hours, Classroom
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):Wed, Apr 25, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pmThu, Apr 26, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
Price:$595.00 + GST
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