The use of Liberating Structures (LS) in improvement work has spread widely since the first trainings at Q annual events and the immersion workshops Q offered. Many people find them an inspiring way to enable more inclusive, innovative, productive (and fun) meetings and projects.
This new Q LS user group will offer a ‘safe space’ to share our experiences and try out different Liberating Structures together – both new ones, and more familiar ones. It’s a peer-learning space – where people like you will lead (or co-lead) each LS, rather than veteran trainers.
In this next session we plan to try:
- Troika Consulting
“Get Practical and Imaginative Help from Colleagues Immediately”
- Spiral Journal
‘Calmly prepare for the work ahead while sharpening observations’
This one is in development, but seems to have grown fast in popularity.
I don’t think the instructions are on the Liberating Structures website…
- Along with some Impromptu Networking (this will be *optional* from 1-1.30pm)
‘Rapidly Share Challenges and Expectations, Build New Connections’
‘Liberating Structures in a time of Zoom’
LS feels particularly timely at the moment, with so many meetings moved into Zoom, Teams etc due to COVID-19. Yet the opportunities that Liberating Structures give us for making these truly engaging, fun and creative meetings are all too often missed when people run their meetings. We can change this!
This group is organised by Neil Dunford, Matt Clack and Matthew Mezey. If you’d like to join us in organising future Q LS user group meetings, please get in touch. (We’re currently working on a way to involve people who’ve already kindly offered to get involved).
Find our more about all the Liberating Structures, including FAQs and how-to’s.
Join the Liberating Structures in healthcare Special Interest Group – all welcome.
There’s also an LS user group (started by two Q members) in Scotland. Contact Kirsty Ellis – and other groups in London, Cardiff, Leeds and the West Midlands. (Please note: the Leeds and West Midlands groups may be currently suspended due to the pandemic).