Liberating Structures

Catalyze Creativity Through Enhanced Participation

Created by innovators Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, Liberating Structures offer an array of 33 strategies aimed at fostering inclusivity and empowering everyone within an organization. Through minor but meaningful shifts in how we communicate, plan, and make decisions, this workshop is a great refresher or introduction to practicing liberating structures as you continue your facilitation journey as a team member, manager, or freelancer.


4 Hours

Mode of Delivery

Live in Person or Live online


  1. Exploration of Liberating Structures Principles: Dive into the fundamental concepts of Liberating Structures.
  2. Crafting Purposeful Leadership Spaces: Learn how to create environments conducive to leadership and innovation.
  3. Utilizing LS Match Maker for Workshop Design: Discover how to leverage the LS Match Maker to design effective workshops.
  4. Mastering Large-Scale Gatherings: Get equipped with the tools and techniques to effectively manage large meetings.

Key Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  1. Understanding of the 12 principles and 33 methods of Liberating Structures.
  2. Insight into how to execute the design process effectively to foster empowerment in large, diverse groups.
  3. Hands-on experience with eight of the key methods, cultivating confidence in implementing these strategies in your work

Workshop Methodology

This workshop employs an activity-driven approach, focusing on facilitation simulations and cooperative sessions for enriched learning. You'll have the opportunity to engage with the principles and methods actively. The session also includes plenty of time for Q&A, where our seasoned facilitators—armed with experience from conducting numerous workshops—can address your queries and concerns.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for:

  • International Development Professionals keen on perfecting their facilitation skills
  • Project Managers aspiring to enhance their planning, refining, and retrospective sessions.
  • Creative Leads aiming to expand their tool kit with innovative tools and methods.
  • Design Thinking Facilitators who want additional practice and space for networking around Liberating Structures

Key Takeaways

  1. Recognition of the value of a clear, defined purpose
  2. Realization of the importance of inclusivity and the empowerment of every individual.
  3. Understanding of the significance of building trust progressively.
  4. Appreciation for the benefit of promoting self-discovery within a group.

Ready to tap into the transformative power of Liberating Structures? Get in touch with us today to book your spot in our next workshop and start the journey towards more engaging and productive meetings.

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