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Liberating Structures Workshop (Part III)

Keith McCandless + Fisher Qua

Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

Liberating Structures Workshop (Part III)

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*NOTE* We are entirely sold out for the Workshop. If you would like to be added to the Waitlist please email Fisher Qua at sfq.work@gmail.com. 

WORKSHOP #1&2 (REDUX): Wednesday, January 16th from 12:00pm - 5:00pm

WORKSHOP #3 (Strategy+Design): Thursday, January 17th from 8:15am - 5:00pm

With Everyday Solutions (Workshop #1) and Big Projects (Workshop #2) under our belts, we are surging ahead with how to practically include and unleash others in shaping STRATEGY & DESIGN

There are 11 fabulous Liberating Structures to help illuminate the way:

Once again, we'll be offering a REDUX Workshop on January 16th that will introduce & integrate many of the LS covered in the first two workshops. We've been receiving feedback that the immersive experience of attending both days seems to be valuable to novices and LS veterans alike. First time participants will gain enough familiarity with LS to be prepared for the Strategy + Design session.

Strategy + Design will be the focus on January 17th. Bring your boss, strategy gurus, colleagues and friends who want to dive deeply into strategy development with a liberating twist. We turn our attention next to how LS allow you to include and unleash everyone in shaping strategy and adapting within fast-moving environments.

We will have special guests from business, NGOs, and healthcare with stories to tell. Henri Lipmanowicz has been invited to return for this workshop.


We have a limited number of scholarships available. If you need financial assistance in order to facilitate your participation, please reach out to Keith directly at (keith@liberatingstructures.com).

If you have logistical questions or registration issues, please direct your inquiries to Fisher Qua (sfq.work@gmail.com)


Special Entry Instructions: When you get to the Nordstrom building, it will be locked. We will have 'runners' available to let you in and give you access to the elevator.

Have questions about Liberating Structures Workshop (Part III)? Contact Keith McCandless + Fisher Qua

When & Where

Nordstrom Offices in the Russell Investment Building, 6th Floor (Please see below for special entry instructions)
1301 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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Keith McCandless + Fisher Qua

Keith McCandless:

Co-founder of the Social Invention Group; Co-developer of Liberating Structures, Co-author “The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures – Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation” (2014). Former Plexus Institute board member and scientific advisor.

I help people in organizations innovate and manage complexity by working with groups to unleash creativity, discover opportunities, and build on momentum. I am a founding partner of the Social Invention Group since 2000, and my eclectic skills are grounded in organization development, complexity science, business strategy, and graphic facilitation—all with an improvisational twist.

Born in Cincinnati Ohio, I hold Masters in Management of Human Services from Brandeis University in Boston and a BA from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Keith lives in Seattle with his wife, Anne, and Deacon, a whippet with talent to amuse.

Fisher Qua:

Practitioner, Back Loop Consulting

  • Eclectic background in history, modern dance, athletics, community farming, and nonprofit/higher education administration and management
  • Previously led innovation initiatives at the Washington Health Foundation
  • Currently works with organization’s of all stripes from community-based neighborhood initiatives to technology startups to the State of WA and other large scale enterprises
  • BA from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, (almost) an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan and an M.Ed. in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington

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