Welcome to the Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop London
October 29th & 30th 2019
Happy and Liberating Structures London are proud to offer another Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop in London, England. Liberating Structures (LS) maestros Fisher Qua, Anna Jackson, Henry Stewart and David Heath 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.
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 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.
Henry Stewart is founder and Chief Happiness Officer of London-based training business Happy Ltd. Happy was rated one of the top 20 workplaces in the UK for 5 successive years and now helps other organisations create happy workplaces. In 2011 Henry was listed in the Guru Radar of the Thinkers 50 list of the most influential business thinkers in the world. “He is one of the thinkers who we believe will shape the future of business”, explained list compiler Stuart Crainer. His book, The Happy Manifesto, was published by Kogan Page in January 2013.
LiLi Kathleen Bright
LiLi Kathleen practises creating environments that help people thrive, as a Scrum Master at digital agency Novoda. Their day job includes looking out for people and team health, and they’re keen to share techniques and create a space for people to learn from each other.
As one of the organisers of the Liberating Structures London user group, Kathleen regularly designs and delivers workshops to include & engage everyone. Kathleen enjoys using these tools to improve relationships at work and in their personal life, for example, strengthening friendships & solo journalling.
David is a technologist interested in the human side of software development. He uses Liberating Structures in his role as Lead Developer at the Government Digital Service, helping to nurture and support the technology community through their monthly community events. In January 2018, David co-founded the monthly London Liberating Structures User Group. Over the past year he has helped to grow the network of LS practitioners in the UK, with new groups starting in Glasgow, Leeds and Cardiff. He has co-designed several LS immersion workshops and continues to spread his passion for unleashing and including everyone through workshops at conferences such as Lean Agile Scotland, Agile in the City and Agile on the Beach.
Get your tickets!
Please get your tickets directly from Happy!
The Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop is going to take place at:
9 Alie St
London E1 8DE
Originally set up as Happy Computers by founder Henry Stewart, it was established to make learning about IT an enjoyable experience and to discover how to create a truly great place to work. Happy Computers developed quite a reputation – rated one of the UK’s top five workplaces for five successive years. Happy offers:
- IT training
- Leadership and Management programmes
- Personal Development training
- eLearning solutions
- Apprenticeship schemes
Liberating Structures London
Liberating Structures London is monthly meetup where participants can learn, experience and play with liberating structures in a safe-to-fail environment. Participants come from a wide range of sectors including healthcare, central and local government, agile software development, consultancies, and large corporates. Find out more at Twitter.com/LibStructLDN
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Happy via their website!