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Drawing Monsters, Simple Ethnography and more…

Hi everyone, 

Thanks for everyone coming out last night! Shout out to Cathy for the fun Drawing Together + Simple Ethnography string! 

Here are some resources from the session. 

Some of the Things We’re Hoping Emerge Next Year: 

Ideas generated from our Mad Tea Waterfall: 

  • Powerful conversations and deepened relationships
  • More truthful, loving and caring connections!
  • We can learn, play and grow together in order to positively impact others learning new ideas together in a supportive space systemic change + also joy
  • Connect with folks who are using LS + other facilitative approaches for similar purposes and jam together greater confidence and skills through practicing and experimenting with LS.

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year!

Look for us in early January for a new set of Thursday gatherings (will keep the last Thursday of month format for now). Until then, wishing you all a safe, warm holiday season and happy New Year!

Best, 

Barish & Leva

LS User Group Co-Chairs

 
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Liberating the Emerging Future – Our Last Meetup for 2020!

Hi everyone,

Our last Liberating Structures Community of Practice / Meetup session of 2020 is tomorrow November 26th, at 5pm PST. If you’d like to be part of the planning for this event please show up 30 minutes early on the same Zoom call and come with your favourite invitation! One idea we may play with is the Presencing concept of Leading from the Emerging Future, and how Liberating Structures could help make that emerging future a bit more emergent. We’ll see how that goes!

Who: Anyone with an interest in facilitation and Liberating Structures

Purposes:

  • Share stories & spread new practices more widely across BC
  • Support people in getting started with & renewing their use of LS

Dates/Time: November 26th 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Where:  Zoom Meeting Online  

Register here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-irpzsiHtFx1KTf7hTqoSa0LZRv_m7H

Hope to see you out there!

Barish & Leva

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Playing with Planned and Unplanned – Our next LS User Group Meetup!

Hi everyone,

Our next Liberating Structures Community of Practice session is just around the corner! We’ll be playing with the tension between planned and unplanned, flexible and rigid, spur-of-moment and pre-determined, seeing “what’s present in the room” versus following the agenda. Fernando and Carolina from Aprendix Global / VirtualFacilitation.com will be joining us, and feel free to jump in if you want to help with facilitation!

Who: Anyone with an interest in facilitation and Liberating Structures

Purposes:

  • Share stories & spread new practices more widely across BC
  • Support people in getting started with & renewing their use of LS

Dates/Time: Oct 22nd 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Where:  Zoom Meeting Online  

Register here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-irpzsiHtFx1KTf7hTqoSa0LZRv_m7H

Hope to see you out there!

Barish & Leva

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Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice Launching this Fall!

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all doing well and staying safe in COVID! We’re excited to launch a monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice starting this fall, in collaboration with Fernando and Carolina from Aprendix Global / VirtualFacilitation.com fame! We may even have Keith McCandless as our guest a few of these times!
What it is: A series of 3 monthly open gatherings led by Vancouver User Group, open for Practitioners from all over BC and any other region.

Who: Anyone with an interest in facilitation and Liberating Structures

Purposes:

  • Share stories & spread new practices more widely across BC
  • Support people in getting started with & renewing their use of LS

Dates/Times:

Sep 24, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Oct 22, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Nov 26, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Where:  Zoom Meeting Online
Register here: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-irpzsiHtFx1KTf7hTqoSa0LZRv_m7H

Hope to see you out there!

Barish & Leva

Events, Resources

Recording for Facilitating Collaborative Online Engagement using LS

Hi everyone,

We had an amazing workshop last week with Zsuzsi, Oral and Barish facilitating a fun string of Liberating Structures on Zoom! We went through Impromptu Networking, Mad Tea Zoom Style, 1-2-4-All combined with Conversation Cafe, and more! Check out the video and slides here:

Zoom Webinar using LS

Recording: Zoom Webinar

Slides:  Facilitating Collaborative Online Engagement using Liberating Structures

 

 

Liberating Structures Cards
Events

Facilitating Collaborative Online Engagement using Liberating Structures

Hi everyone,

We wanted to let you know about an Online Liberating Structures Workshop coming up. Details below. Stay safe!

Cheers,
Vancouver LS User Group Team

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Workshop Details

Title: Facilitating Collaborative Online Engagement using Liberating Structures

Date: May 22nd, 2020, Friday

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

To register: check UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology for more details: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/facilitating-collaborative-online-engagement-using-liberating-structures/

If you don’t have a UBC CWL and would like to attend, please email barish.golland(at)ubc.ca.

Workshop description:

“In this workshop we’ll explore the amazing facilitation world of Liberating Structures, “a collection of simple, inclusive and fun interaction templates designed to facilitate generative engagement”. In transitioning to a remote environment have you felt exhausted, disengaged or isolated by constant sitting, screen time and passive listening? In this workshop, you’ll engage in engaging and interactive facilitation activities and strategies designed to be used in remote teaching environments that are easily replicated in your context whether you run big lectures, small seminars/tutorials, staff meetings, community events, and so on!”

Facilitators:

  • Barish Golland, Training Lead, UBC Integrated Renewal Program
  • Zsuzsi Fodor, Engagement Strategist, Community Engagement | External Relations
  • Oral Robinson, Ph.D., Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology
  • Emily Van Halem, Masters in Education Student, Faculty of Education
Updates, Virtual LS

Learning Liberating Structures Online

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Hello Everyone,

Fisher Qua and Anna Jackson who we know from the LS Global Community are running some sessions on Liberating Structures online. Here’s some info and more below when you go to the event link.

Also, stay tuned for our own plans for LS Online play and practice.

Cheers, Leva and Barish

 

In this weekly series, we will focus on a single Liberating Structure at a time and explore its purposes & uses in different contexts.

About this Event

Building on other efforts to help people creatively adapt to the new situations, scenarios, and conditions they find themselves in, we will begin offering something called Liberating Structures S/Lowdown.

In these 2-hour sessions, we will dig into individual Liberating Structures, together.

S l o w l y .

In each session, will explore the purposes and design considerations, imaginative invitations, contextual uses, and creative variations of one structure.

For more info: https://bit.ly/3bDlv2T

Events

Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop May 22-23, 2020

LSThere is an opportunity this Spring to attend a Liberating Structures  Immersion Workshop in Vancouver, Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd. Offered by Aprendix.Global, the workshop will be held at the Granville Island Hotel. Checkout all the details and register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-surprising-power-of-liberating-structures-2-day-immersion-vancouver-tickets-92955880541

Prior to the workshop on Thursday, plans are underway for a meetup of the Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group, so stay tuned for more information on that as we finalize details.