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

 

 

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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
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.

Events

Liberating Structures Meetup at the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

We are pleased to offer a Liberating Structures mini-workshop and practice session at the BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre on June 4th. Everyone is welcome! Here are the details:

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Facilitators: Jocelyn Srigley, Medical Microbiologist, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre; Barish Golland, Training Lead, Organizational Change Management, Integrated Renewal Program, UBC; Leva Lee, Manager Learning + Teaching, BCcampus

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 am-10:00 am
Location: Shaughnessy Auditorium, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, B wing, 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC

Use Entrance 77 as indicated on this map:
http://www.bcchildrens.ca/About-Site/Documents/CW_Campus_Wayfinding_Map.pdf

Purpose

For Newcomers: Learn about and experience Liberating Structures as a way of engaging colleagues, employees and team members and students in productive, purposeful, inclusive ways.

For All: Meet local Liberating Structures practitioners and discover Liberating Structures resources, including the Vancouver LS user group members that meets regularly.

What are Liberating Structures?

Liberating Structures (LS) are a growing collection of group processes and methods that make it easy and quick for members of any group to radically change how they interact and work together. Their purpose is to liberate energy, tap into collective intelligence, stimulate creativity, and get surprisingly better results by engaging people and unleashing the power of self-organization.” – Quoted from: Kimball, Lisa. (2009). Liberating Structures: A New Pattern language for Engagement. Available at: https://thesystemsthinker.com/liberating-structures-a-new-pattern-language-for-engagement

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Events

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.

Facilitator:

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

Zsuzsi Fodor, Engagement Strategist, UBC Community Engagement

Events, Virtual LS

Vancouver and Victoria Liberating Structures Meetup – Let’s Try it Online!

We are partnering with the Victoria Liberating Structures User Group to try some LS Online!  This is happening tomorrow April 9th from 12 noon – 1:30 pm Pacific DST.  Come with an open mind and readiness to play as we are in full experimentation mode. All are welcome.

The space we will be meeting in is a Collaborate Ultra Room provided by Royal Roads University. Thank you to them for the support.  Here’s the Link: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/851b4f6d4e144970bc6d35cf9ea8d2e5.

For more information on the online meetup check out the Victoria User Group Facebook page.

See you tomorrow!

Events, Updates

Workshop and Meetup at the JIBC

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Liberating Structures: Patterns of Engagement to Include Everyone

We are pleased to offer a Liberating Structures mini-workshop and practice session at the Justice Institute of British Columbia on January 31st 2019.

Everyone is welcome!

For newcomers: Learn about experience Liberating Structures as a way of engaging your students, colleagues, employees and team members in productive, purposeful, inclusive ways.

For experienced Liberating Structures facilitators: Explore ways to enhance your repertoire by learning new LS techniques and consider joining the Vancouver LS user group that meets frequently.

FACILITATORS

Barish Golland, Co-Chair, Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group
Leva Lee, BCcampus and Co-Chair, Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group

JIBC CO-FACILITATORS

Dave Smulders
Janine Aussem
Florence Daddey
Helen Lee

DATE & TIME
Thursday January 31, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LOCATION
JIBC-New Westminster Campus, 715 McBride Boulevard, Room CL325

To participate, please RSVP by Friday January 25th by emailing Telt@jibc.ca. Contact Florence Daddy fdaddey@jibc.ca for any questions regarding this event.

Events, Updates

Liberating Structures Meetup at Simon Fraser, Surrey Campus

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The following is a post from SFU who will be hosting this meetup.

We are pleased to offer a Liberating Structures mini-workshop and practice session at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus this month. Everyone is welcome! Here are the details:

MeetingLiberating Structures: Patterns of Engagement to Include Everyone

Facilitators: Julia Lane, Writing Services Associate at SFU; Leva Lee, Manager, Learning & Teaching at BCcampus; Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian at SFU; Ruth Silverman, Learning Services Coordinator at SFU

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Location: Room 3200, Simon Fraser University – Surrey Campus
250 – 13450 – 102nd Avenue
Surrey, B.C. Canada V3T 0A3

Please RSVP by Monday, December 10 by completing this brief form: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/332157905

Purpose

For newcomers: Learn about and experience Liberating Structures as a way of engaging your students, colleagues, employees and team members in productive, purposeful, inclusive ways.

For experienced Liberating Structures facilitators: Explore ways to enhance your repertoire by learning new LS techniques and consider joining the Vancouver LS user group that meets frequently.

What are Liberating Structures?

Liberating Structures (LS) are a growing collection of group processes and methods that make it easy and quick for members of any group to radically change how they interact and work together. Their purpose is to liberate energy, tap into collective intelligence, stimulate creativity, and get surprisingly better results by engaging people and unleashing the power of self-organization.” – Quoted from: Kimball, Lisa. (2009). Liberating Structures: A New Pattern language for Engagement. Available at: https://thesystemsthinker.com/liberating-structures-a-new-pattern-language-for-engagement