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Help us Facilitate the Next LS Session!

Hi everyone,

Our third Liberating Structures User Group / CoP is around the corner, and we’re looking for any facilitators who would like to join Leva and Barish in facilitating and trying out their LS skills!

If you’re interested please sign up at the Facilitation Sign-up Sheet here for either the April, May or June sessions coming up.

If you’re up for the April session, you’re welcome to try a new or familiar Liberating Structure and slot it in to our Lesson Plan. The theme for April is “Unity, Diversity and the Emerging Future”

LS Meetup Details for April 2021

We’ll meet on April 15th at 5:00pm-6:30pm on Zoom. Facilitators come by at 4:30pm to do some final planning.

Registration Link for Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-CgqTgiHtMsp0CTkLuPwZX3Cw0Lsz_x

Hope to see you all there!

Barish & Leva

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Vancouver LS March Meetup this Thursday!

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder to you that this Thursday is our March LS Meetup where we plan to explore Social Presencing Theatre and LS Mashup! A special guest facilitator, Lindsay McDonald, will lead us through exploring and surfacing body wisdom. This is an experiential workshop so come dressed in comfortable clothes and ready to participate!

So here are the details again:

Date and time: March 18th, Thursday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Register via this Zoom Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-CgqTgiHtMsp0CTkLuPwZX3Cw0Lsz_x

If you would like to help co-facilitate or try leading one or a string of LS in future meetups, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Barish or I (our contacts are here under Vancouver).

Much appreciation to Fernando and Carolina from http://aprendix.global/ for hosting us!

Leva and Barish

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LS Monthly Gatherings Starting Back Up – Next Meetup Feb 18th Thursday 5pm!

Hi everyone,

We’re excited to start back our Liberating Structures meetups in 2021! We’re hoping the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5pm-6:30pm works for everyone. We plan to open up the room at 4:30pm for anyone facilitating (we’re open to volunteers!) so we can work through any planning left to do. You’re welcome to join early to see the process.

For all our meetups we’re hoping to include a mix of these ingredients:

  • 🌐 Macro themes: Networking, Getting & Giving Help, Learning Together
  • 🔍Micro-structures: A mix of familiar and never-tried-before LS facilitation – we’re always looking for volunteer facilitators to try new things – please let us know!
  • 🐝 Mashups / Cross-pollination: This semester we’ll dip our feet into Presencing and will be on the look-out for other worlds colliding – Agile? Scrum?

Here are the dates:

Reconnecting and Reflecting on our Community – February 18th, Thursday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Social Presencing Theatre and LS Mashup with special guest Lindsay McDonald – March 18th, Thursday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Unity, Diversity and the Emerging Future [Working Title] – April 15th, Thursday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Register for any or all sessions via this Zoom Registration link: : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-CgqTgiHtMsp0CTkLuPwZX3Cw0Lsz_x

If you would like to help co-facilitate or try leading one or a string of LS in any of these sessions, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Leva or I (our contacts are here under Vancouver).

And once again thanks so much to Fernando and Carolina from http://aprendix.global/ for hosting us!!

Thanks and hope to connect, collaborate and co-facilitate soon!

Barish & Leva

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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