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Facilitating Online with Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are facilitated activities that can be used with groups of any kind. They are “serious fun” processes to support engagement, collaboration, and innovation. While Liberating Structures can absolutely be used with groups in person, this four-week online course is about facilitating Liberating Structures online.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Whether you occasionally run meetings or lead teams through complex cycles of organizational change, you will find useful tools in the Liberating Structures collection to boost your online facilitation practice and effectiveness.

In this four session course, you will experience many Liberating Structures throughout four virtual sessions and discover how you can bring creativity and engagement to your online meetings and learning events using Liberating Structures.

 By the end of the course you will be able to:  

  • Describe what Liberating Structures are and how they can engage participants in your online meetings and learning events
  • Recognize major considerations in designing  LS activities for the virtual mode
  • Access additional resources and supports for future work with Liberating Structures
  • Adapt Liberating Structure activities to your online facilitation needs.

Learner Effort:
Required attendance during weekly 2-hour virtual sessions (to be held on Zoom).

Virtual sessions will be held on April 20 & 27, May 4 & 11, 1 - 3pm Pacific Time.

In between virtual sessions, participants will have access to further readings and resources in a Moodle course and can participate in forum discussions as desired. Participants can expect to spend 2 - 4 hours a week reviewing additional readings and forums.

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link:

This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Professional Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Practices.

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