Welcome everyone to the 2022-23 Vancouver Liberating Structures Users Group!
New Purpose, Format and Group-stewardship arrangement
This year we are excited to share an updated purpose, new format and new group-stewardship arrangement.
Purpose: to support each other introducing and incorporating liberating structures into our workplaces, organizations and community settings.
Format: As in previous years, we will host 8 meetings. This year, we will alternate between informal and formal meetings.
Informal Meetings: an opportunity to network and to give and get help sharing questions, experience and ideas. Informally use liberating structures ‘on the fly’ we will adjust to suit attendance and interest – in an “open space”-type approach. These sessions will be online and / or possibly in-person.
Formal Meetings: focusing on specific Liberating Structures we create space for members to practice running liberating structures. These sessions will be online and / or possibly in-person. We will host these in new and varying time-slots.
If you would like to practice running a Liberating structure, sign up here.
Stewardship: Beginning as a group of 5, we work collaboratively to set the focus and agenda of upcoming meetings. This stewardship group is open and dynamic. The intention is to build a shared body of practice and understanding and to develop our support network for sharing Liberating Structures with the workplaces, organizations and communities we believe will benefit from using Liberating Structures. Join us in planning for one or more sessions through this 2022-23 season.
Save the Dates (and note the new times)!
Thursday October 13th: 12 noon-1pm
- Informal Meet and Greet (online on Zoom – register here)
Thursday Nov 10th Workshop: 8am-10am (online on Zoom – register here)
- “Powering Down PowerPoint: Shifting the Dial to More Engaging Meetings – Liberating Structures Workshop” (Working Title)
Friday Dec 9th: (TBD)
- Informal Meet and Greet – in-person!
We look forward to seeing you on Oct 13th. Invite someone you think might be interested in learning more about experiencing Liberating Structures online!
Barish, Lindsay, Toby, Heather and Tiffany
LS User Group Planning Team 2022-2023