The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation
Smart leaders know that they would greatly increase impact and innovation if only they could get everyone fully engaged. The challenge is how.
Liberating Structures are novel, practical and effective methods to help you accomplish this goal with groups of any size.
During this roll-up-your-sleeves immersion workshop, participants will learn and immediately practice 10-12 Liberating Structures while receiving tips on how to use them in the workplace or community settings and traps to avoid. A practical understanding of most individual Liberating Structures activities can be developed in less than one hour each. This is enough to go out and apply them with little risk. From social entrepreneurs to healthcare teams, to artists, planners and community organizers Liberating Structures help you tap into the creativity and ideas of everyone you are working with. Liberating Structures users act their way into new thinking rather than thinking their way into new acting.
Liz Rykert, President, Meta Strategies, a Toronto-based strategy group working in complex organizational change and digital technology. Liz is a strategist and coach who works with people on complex and stubborn problems. As a skilled Liberating Structures facilitator, Liz creates opportunities for learning packed with fun and meant to have you experience new ways of working. Liz works in community based organizations, healthcare, and academic settings to help people transform the systems they work in and build a productive and healthy culture. Liz is a student of complexity science and a big believer in the power of networks. Liz has a knack for uncovering new ideas and bringing them to life for the benefit of everyone.
Erika Bailey is a Change Facilitator at The Moment Inc. Erika has designed and delivered programs, interventions and large-scale problem solving in complex and adaptive organizations across multiple sectors. Her expertise includes front-line change and innovation processes, experiential learning, and developmental innovation. Erika employs her solid academic background (including a Masters of Human Systems Intervention), years of field experience, and artistic roots to think and act creatively with people and challenges. She uses Liberating Structures regularly to maximize the sustainability of positive behavioural change for her clients.
Leah Gitterman MHSc, Manager and Senior Consultant, IGNITE Consulting, Infection Prevention and Control, University Health Network. Leah is a consultant specializing in behavioural and culture change across the spectrum of healthcare. With over eight years of experience working with the infection prevention and control team at the University Health Network Leah has been at the forefront of work in Canada and the U.S. to improve safety in healthcare using behavioural change approaches, including ‘Positive Deviance’ and ‘Front Line Ownership’. Leah has a MHSc degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and is a certified Patient Safety Officer.
Come on your own or even better, bring a team and a challenge you are facing and get ready to move it ahead!
Additional Details and Contact Information
Refreshments provided – lunch on your own.
If you have used Liberating Structures in your work we want to hear from you! We will be incorporating lots of stories and examples into the day so send an email to Liz Rykert (her email is below) and let us know your experience with Liberating Structures.
For questions and inquires please contact Liz Rykert Meta Strategies firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Liberating Structures please visit www.liberatingstructures.com
Cost: 150.00 plus HST
Location: St. James Cathedral Centre | 65 Church Street, Toronto