Liberating Structures for Teaching and Facilitation

Liberating Structures for Teaching and Facilitation is a 1-day on-campus workshop focusing on experiencing and using Liberating Structures that can enhance learning and teaching. Liberating Structures are a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that invite us to consider alternatives to “conventional structures” (e.g. round robins, lectures, unstructured discussions) and can quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to experience a range of Liberating Structures, as well as explore choosing, structuring, and stringing Liberating Structures for their own teaching contexts. This workshop is suitable for participants who are new to Liberating Structures as well as those who may have experience with Liberating Structures. Note that while this workshop is designed for instructors, staff are welcome to attend and may find it helpful in their work with students or other staff.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe key features of Liberating Structures
  • Reflect on your experience of several Liberating Structures activities to apply to planning and delivery
  • Choose appropriate Liberating Structures for your individual facilitation challenges and contexts
  • Choose appropriate Liberating Structures activities to support specific facilitation goals
  • Recognize the advantage of stringing multiple Liberating Structures together to provide further clarity of thought and/or action to transform collaboration
  • Access additional resources and supports for future work with Liberating Structures

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

*Please note: This workshop is for RRU core faculty, associate faculty, and staff only. External applicants will not be accepted. *

Course Dates: Liberating Structures for Teaching and Facilitation

Start Date:Nov 19, 2019
Delivery:6 hours, Classroom
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s): 9:00am - 4:00pm
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