Liberating Structures Immersion Workshops

Liberating Structures (LS) introduces tiny shifts in the way we meet, plan, decide, and relate to one another. They put the innovative power once reserved for experts only in the hands of everyone.

Unwittingly, the conventional structures used to organize how people routinely work together stifle inclusion, engagement, and risk-taking while boosting resistance to change. Conventional structures are either too inhibiting (presentations, status reports and managed discussions) or too loose and disorganized (open discussions and brainstorms) to creatively engage people in authoring their own future. They frequently generate feelings of frustration and/or exclusion and fail to provide space for risk- taking or good ideas to emerge and germinate. This means that huge amounts of time and money are spent working the wrong way. More time and money are then spent trying to fix the unintended consequences.

We provide private and public Liberating Structures immersion workshops where participants are exposed to and play with 33+ Liberating Structures – simple methods that change the way results are generated. By design, Liberating Structures distributes control so that participants can shape direction as the action unfolds. Inspired by complexity science and developed by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, LS helps you address some of the most challenging aspects of working together while supporting human development.

Kaospilot Masterclass: The Art & Craft of Designing and Facilitating Learning Spaces

The KAOSPILOT, the alternative leadership & business school’s 3-day Masterclass for educators and trainers explores experiential ways of learning in order to inspire and facilitate creativity, innovation and risk in learning spaces and education.

The course is aimed towards program designers, educators, trainers, edu-preneurs and professionals who are impacting the learning of others. The Art and Craft of Designing & Facilitating Learning Spaces Masterclass will introduce, explore and train participants in experiential learning and teaching and the art of facilitation and curating the pursuit of knowledge through learning processes, strategies, increased engagement and safe learning spaces.

BusinessWeek has recognized The Kaospilots as “one of the best design schools in the world”, and Fast Company has named it in its Startup League’s Big 10, “preparing you for the fast moving startup economy”.