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24 Sep 2020
12:00 – 13:00

Zoom call - online/phone (all welcome) *Midday*

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.

** Please register here to receive your personal Zoom link **

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.

As one participant in our second meet-up put it: “I didn’t realise how much fun I’d have – but I also learnt something“.

In this third meet-up Zoom we will try:

  • Making Space with TRIZ
    Stop Counterproductive Activities and Behaviors to Make Space for Innovation
  • 15% Solutions
    Discover and Focus on What Each Person Has the Freedom and Resources to Do Now
    These two form a great Liberating Structures string together.
  • Along with some Impromptu Networking (this will be *optional* from 1-1.30pm)
    Rapidly Share Challenges and Expectations, Build New Connections’

Our theme for this session will be learning lessons from our organisations’ responses to the pandemic.

‘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 Q’s 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 are still suspended due to the pandemic).