Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop Amsterdam

December 10th & 11th, 2018

Ever seen people tuning out during a boring presentation or status update? Experienced a brainstorm where only a handful of people were actively involved, while the rest was busy checking their phone? Been part of a group where only one or two people decide course and strategy? Lets face it; the way we communicate, collaborate, make decisions and analyze information in groups is fundamentally broken.

That’s why the Liberators are proud to present the second Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop in the Netherlands.

Liberating Structures (LS) pioneers Fisher Qua and Anna Jackson will demonstrate these structures with the full participation of all attendees. Full participation means that participants will experience first hand how LS make it easy to include and engage everybody no matter what the nature of the work or challenge is, and no matter how many people need to be included. Attendees will repeatedly see how LS give everybody the opportunity to work at the top of their intelligence and creativity.

Each workshop participant will have many opportunities to discover how he/she can immediately make use of LS. Many lively examples will be shared to provide concrete inspiration. Every attendee will leave with at least one concrete application he/she can implement right away.

Immersion Workshops are designed to introduce participants to a large number of Liberating Structures very rapidly – it’s a fast “do one, do another one” method of learning. The purpose is to create awareness of the wide range of possibilities that Liberating Structures open up. Also, experiencing a large variety of structures demonstrates that there are many ways to address any particular challenge with one or a combination of LS.

Learning to use Liberating Structures is like learning a new language. First you learn individual words. Then you put them together into simple sentences and, pretty soon, you are stringing LS together and transforming the way you and your co-workers are working together and solving problems.

Why join?

This workshop is intended for professional facilitators, coaches, trainers and people that seek novel ways to involve people and teams (like Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, innovators, founders, etc).

Your catalysts

Fisher Qua


With a background in history, modern dance, health improvement, learning & development, and higher education management Fisher brings eclectic skills to his consulting work. He is primarily focused on organizing and structuring interactions that unflatten people’s imaginations while inviting them to contribute more of their intelligence. He uses Liberating Structures and other generative interaction patterns to help groups shape the future together. He holds a BA from Bates College, an MEd in College Sports Management from the University of Washington, and (almost) and MA from the University of Michigan in Higher Education Administration.

Anna Jackson

Anna first adopted the LS repertoire in 2011 and now teaches clients how to integrate LS into their everyday and strategic practices, using the repertoire to help individuals and groups imagine new possibilities for their work and move toward the future together. Ms. Jackson incorporates a social justice framework in her practice, and has worked in youth engagement, leadership development, experiential education, healthcare services and systems change, and international domestic violence and human trafficking prevention and intervention.

Get your tickets


The Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop is going to take place at:

Wibautstraat 150
1091 GR Amsterdam

Local organizers

Design Team

The local Design Team for this workshop consists of Barry OvereemChristiaan VerwijsRuben KlerkxRasheed RayaMax Brouwer and Jordann Gross.

The workshop is made possible by The Liberators: Unleashing Organisational Superpowers:

Barry Overeem

Barry liberates individuals, teams, and organisations from outdated modes of working. Bringing in fresh energy and creativity, he creates space for everyone to be involved in shaping the future.

He lives in Amersfoort with his family. As a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), he frequently speaks at conferences and events worldwide.

Christiaan Verwijs


Christiaan enjoys igniting positive change in teams and organisations. He is an energetic force for change, pragmatic in his approach and easy to work with.

He lives in Utrecht with Lisanne. He loves writing, painting and reading. As a Professional Scrum Master (PSM-III) and Course Steward for, he has trained and worked with over 50 teams


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the organizers via the form on the Liberating Structures NL website!