UBC Workshop on Liberating Structures – May 24 1pm at UBC IKB

On Friday May 24th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm UBC is hosting a introductory workshop on Liberating Structures as part its CTLT Institute.

The workshop will be facilitated by Barish Golland, Training Lead for UBC Integrated Renewal Program, and Zsuzsi Fodor, Engagement Strategist for UBC Community Engagement. UBC staff and faculty are welcome to sign up at the link below. If you do not have a UBC CWL, there are instructions on the link below to set up a Basic CWL to register:

Using Liberating Structures to Engage and Unleash Everyone

 Event Date & Time

  • May 24, 2019
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Event Description

Pillar: Transformative Learning

Conventional structures such as presentations, lectures, status reports and managed discussions tend to be over-controlling and stifle inclusion and engagement.

Liberating Structures are a series of group processes designed to engage and include everyone in productively moving forward in a variety of contexts, whether it’s the meeting room or the classroom. In this workshop, you will get an introduction to what Liberating Structures are and experience a variety of these facilitation techniques specifically relevant to the Higher Education context. Activities in the classroom context will include quick and easy ways to engage students throughout a lecture, as well as longer student group work activities for facilitating more critical thinking and deeper discussion.


Barish Golland, Training Lead, Organizational Change Management, UBC Integrated Renewal Program

Zsuzsi Fodor, Engagement Strategist, UBC Community Engagement

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