Announcing the first gathering of the Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group

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Are you battling any of those “monsters” (skepticism from colleagues, fear of the unknown, loss of control and failure) which  keep us from using Liberating Structures (LS) in our work? Are you looking to connect with others to share ideas for using Liberating Structures and to play with and practice them? Join us for the first meeting of the Vancouver Liberating Structures user group! We will follow a similar startup as… Read more »


Ideas: Using Liberating Structures in post-secondary education

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  Throughout both days of our most recent Liberating Structures workshop, we harvested participants’ ideas for applying Liberating Structures activities to their work. A few big themes emerged, (e.g., supporting student work and assignments,  learning design & faculty development,  meetings, projects and organizational development, and more), so here they are, organized by Liberating Structures activity, and those repeating themes. Hopefully this (in addition to the  Matchmaker) can help you… Read more »


Bold Ideas to improve PSE Teaching & Learning

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At our recent Liberating Structures workshop, participants were invited to use the 25/10 Crowdsourcing activity to consider the question: If you were 10 times bolder, what would you recommend to improve teaching and learning in post-secondary education? Here are their responses, grouped into themes, duplicates removed (but shown in bold), and roughly in order of “highest rated” by the folks in the room. Learning Design: how we… Read more »


Liberating Structures 2017

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Don’t miss it this year! Feb. 22-23, 2017 (Wed & Thu) Location: SFU Harbour Centre,  Vancouver, B.C.  (map) Liberating Structures are a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in our classrooms, everyday meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations, etc.  They are seriously funmethods to engage  and work together. Learn more about the Liberating Structures 2017 Workshop Register Online: Early Bird: $525 CAD + GST per person (until Nov. 15) Regular Rate: $600… Read more »


Liberating Structures – Workshop Follow-up

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Well! We had a GREAT 2.5 days at UBC Vancouver learning and playing with Liberating Structures. Here are some follow-up resources for participants, as well as folks who did not attend but are interested in Liberating Structures and what’s next for the B.C. higher ed community and beyond. We will add to this post if other resources emerge (e.g., others may have photos to share? or started… Read more »