Revolutionize Your Meetings: How to Use Liberating Structures to Improve Group Engagement

Get ready to break out of the monotony of traditional meetings and events and unleash your creativity and collaboration skills! Join us for an interactive full-day workshop filled with seriously fun techniques from Liberating Structures.

You'll get to experience a variety of dynamic and engaging methods, including Impromptu Networking, 25/10 Crowdsourcing, and TRIZ. These techniques will have you up and moving around the room, fully immersed in the collaborative process.

With Liberating Structures, everyone gets to contribute, regardless of their level of expertise or authority. You'll learn how to involve every participant, generate fresh ideas, and promote active engagement within your group.

After experiencing each technique, we'll put on our "facilitator hats" and debrief together, discussing design and facilitation considerations across different contexts. So join us for a day of serious fun and liberation!

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe what Liberating Structures are and how they can engage participants in your meetings and learning events

  • Connect with the principles that guide Liberating Structures

  • Extrapolate knowledge and skills to apply these facilitation methods to your own work context

  • Access additional resources and supports for future work with Liberating Structures


If you are called on to facilitate meetings, workshops, courses, groups, processes and change, this is for you. It’s also for anyone interested in learning new ways of engaging with people – in person or online – that can involve everyone and unleash innovation. Participants will experience Liberating Structures to use them to create more dynamic and effective meetings or events, generate creative ideas, and foster a collaborative and inclusive environment.

PLEASE NOTE: Lunch is not included in the registration fee. We will take a short break for lunch so please bring your own, or there are many options downtown. 


Are you a nonprofit member organization with an operating budget of under $100,000? You may be able to save an additional 50% off the registration fee. 
Learn if you are eligible for the NONPROFIT MEMBER DISCOUNT RATE.


Beth Cougler Blom is a facilitator and learning designer who works with clients across all sectors to help them design and facilitate great learning experiences, both in person and online. She is one of the co-stewards of the Vancouver Island Liberating Structures User Group and is the author of a facilitation book called Design to Engage. Beth is also the host of the Facilitating on Purpose podcast.

Learn more about Beth at

Thank you to our 2023 Learning & Development Sponsors:

Western Continuing Studies and Fanshawe Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services/Corporate Training Solutions




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