Liberating Structures Studio

Powerful Practices to Include and Unleash Everyone!

Liberating Structures Studio is a 6-week cohort-based course that will teach you easy-to-learn group facilitation methods that enhance relationships, build trust and surface otherwise untapped ideas - online and IRL.

Zoom fatigue is just bad meeting fatigue. 

During the pandemic the whole world brought meetings online. But after nearly 2 years, we’ve grown tired of online meetings. But what if they were bad meetings to begin with? 🤭

You know - the kind of meetings where you fade into the background while the “usual suspects” drive the conversation. Disengaged and uncertain how to participate, you watch as the hours slip away. If you’re hosting the meeting, you might struggle with how to create a more interactive and participatory environment for your group. You feel the need to drive the agenda, tightly holding the group like a task-master. Feeling the weight of the outcome on your shoulders.

It doesn’t have to be this way. 

Liberating Structures quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. They offer disruptive innovation that can replace more traditional approaches, that can be controlling and constraining. And most Liberating Structures are easy to learn, and scalable from small to huge groups (300+), in-person and online.


Duration

6 Weeks

Cohort Size

30

Live Sessions

2 hours per week

Time Commitment

it's up to you

Fee

€250 Early Bird (until Sept 15)
€350 Standard

This course is for you if...

Este curso es para ti si...

You have some hosting and facilitation experience and want to expand your toolkit

You’ve suffered from “bad meeting” fatigue and want to do something about it


You want to learn by doing with a community of likeminded humans

You have some hosting and facilitation experience and want to expand your toolkit

You’ve suffered from “bad meeting” fatigue and want to do something about it


You have some hosting and facilitation experience and want to expand your toolkit

Your Hosts

Las facilitadoras

Stefan Morales

An open-hearted iconoclast, Stefan loves to include and unleash everyone. He has 15+ years of experience facilitating groups in varied settings, across all sectors, at the top and bottom of organizations and in self-managed teams. His training, coaching and consulting focuses on organizational development, social design and digital facilitation. His work is driven by a foundational belief in the capacity of humans to co-develop in the face of complexity.


Susan Basterfield

Susan is a catalyst and coach who believes that awareness and discernment is the key to everything. She accompanies leaders and organizations on their transformational journeys.

What You'll Learn

¿Qué vas a aprender?

Through this course you will walk away with:

  • Hands-on experience of over a dozen Liberating Structures facilitation methods from the repertoire, as well as new Liberating Structures in development.
  • An understanding of how to effectively apply Liberating Structures in video conferences, virtual meetings, hybrid meetings and IRL.
  • First-hand field stories of practical applications of Liberating Structures across different sectors.
  • A deeper awareness of the conventional ways we collaborate in groups (and how to collaborate otherwise).
  • A stronger sense of courage and capability for introducing small, incremental change into your work or life by using Liberating Structures.

Questions? We are just an e-mail away.

¿Quieres saber más? Escríbenos.

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Schedule & Format

Estructura del curso

  • Most sessions will be 2 hours (some flex).
  • We will begin each session with check-ins and some fun before diving into our work together.
  • During each session, we’ll "learn by doing", experiencing the surprising richness of Liberating Structures in a virtual setting. Most of this will be fully participatory, working in virtual breakout groups of pairs and other group configurations!
  • Rather than a short intensive, the longer arc of the Studio will provide more capacity building opportunities--student-led initiatives, practice, collaborative work, etc.
  • Annnnnd the best part about this being virtual: you get to bring your own fresh cup of homemade coffee (or tea) :)

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What's next?

Próxima edición

Starting October 13th, we will meet every week for 6 weeks on Wednesdays for 2 hours from 7pm CET  |  1pm EST  |  10am PST.

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Students share their experience

Testimonios

"The program is essential for those who want to lead and work differently by tapping into collective intelligence. It will walk you through many of the 33 Liberating Structures with sensitivity and acumen. You will also get a chance to join a very active and giving community, and, for those that can, be able to self organise in order to practice between sessions. Walk the talk and enjoy the ride..." - Philip Clark

“What I experienced was so powerful and so amazingly done. My gosh it is astonishing what we can do as humans with a proper use of technology! I'm myself in the middle of a big shift and yes, definitely this cohort helped me to make another step toward my purpose. Really, really a great way to learn, interact, and meet interesting people and stay engaged. Really well done!” - Massimo Lavelli

"I'm walking away with amazing strategies for engaging communities online, practices that will give every person a voice, and a global network of people who continue to be curious about what more is possible." - Mary Beth Lepkowsky


“For someone like me who didn't know much about Liberating structures, the LS studio acts as an excellent introduction. Susan and Stefan are seasoned facilitators who have carefully designed this learning experience. Never have I looked forward to 6 am meetings more.” - Zainab Kakal

Greaterthan Academy is facilitated online learning for people, teams and organizations ready to lead towards the future of work.

Greaterthan Academy is facilitated online learning for people, teams and organizations ready to lead towards the future of work.

Our courses are practice-based, intimate and participatory. It's your entry point into the emergent knowledge and practices that Greaterthan has developed and tested over the past decade.

Our courses are practice-based, intimate and participatory. It's your entry point into the emergent knowledge and practices that Greaterthan has developed and tested over the past decade.

Academy Partners

  • Individual discounts and scholarships
  • Group discounts for business
  • Interest free payment plans
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