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The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures (LS)

Improving the Way Groups Work
April 16 and 17, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily
Zehmer Hall, Auditorium (free parking for participants - carpooling recommended)
Keith McCandless
Co-Developer, Liberating Structures

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Prepare to be surprised. Making waves around the world, Liberating Structures (LS) productively and playfully disrupt conventional patterns in how we work together. A repertoire of 33 simple structured group activities engage participants to dramatically change the way results are generated.

Seize this rare opportunity to learn about Liberating Structures (LS) from their co-developer Keith McCandless. Join Keith for a FREE* two-day session on the use of structured group activities to shift the way we facilitate meetings, teach, and make decisions. These structures engage and include everyone. They promote collaboration, creative thinking, and innovation to get better results. You can use these activities in any group setting, including meetings and the classroom. Liberating Structures work with people from similar or different areas. 
You will learn and immediately apply 15-20 methods to liberate yourself from deadly boring meetings, someone else’s best practices, wondering why people don’t speak up, group process that feels like drudgery, excluding people because you fear it slows you down, and great ideas that never leave the drawing board. 

Inspired by complexity science and developed by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, LS help you address some of the most challenging aspects of working in groups.

*For similar seminars, participants typically pay $500 or more. 

Registration Note: 

To ensure as many people as possible can participate in this impactful workshop, we ask that you only register if you can commit to attending both full days of the program. If you register and do not show (for one or both of the days), your department will be charged a $250 fee. If you register but become unable to participate as planned, you may cancel your registration by April 11 without being charged a fee. For questions or to cancel, email

By registering, I commit to participating in both days of the program and understand my department will be charged $250 if I do not, unless I cancel my registration by 4/11. 

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