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PHPAmersfoort July 2018
We're on a roll! Another awesome meetup planned and this time we are visiting the awesome folks over at LEVIY again. We welcome back a former co-organizer of PHPAmersfoort: Jelrik van Hal! He will be giving a very small introductory workshop to Liberating Structures. Schedule 19:00 Welcome and Drinks 19:30 Jelrik van Hal & Max Brouwer - Unleash the Wisdom of Everyone with Liberating Structures 21:15 Closing and raffle 21:30 Social & Drinks When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Do you think teams in which people work well together produce much better results? Have you noticed the best ideas often come from unexpected sources? Do you want to work at the top of your intelligence and give the same opportunity to others? This all starts with conversation. We talk a lot. We “communicate”, or so we say. It takes up large parts of our day. However, did you ever stop and think about our conventional structures of communication? They are either too inhibiting (group presentations, managed discussions) or too disorganised (open discussions, brainstorms). They generate frustration and feelings of exclusion. Our existing structures of conversation fail to help us find the emergent ideas we need to solve our problems. Liberating Structures help us solve this problem. By actively shaping the form we use to converse with others, by structuring it, we liberate the ideas that otherwise get lost or aren’t even born. This alternative approach is both practical and feasible because Liberating Structures are quite simple and easy to learn. They can be used by everyone at every level, from the executive suite to the grassroots. No lengthy training courses or special talents are required. Mastery is simply a matter of practice. Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and trust. They quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. Liberating Structures are a disruptive innovation that can replace more controlling or constraining approaches. During this very, very small introduction workshop, we’ll live and experience a few Liberating Structures by simply doing them. As we already learned, “Mastery is simply a matter of practice”. Come and take your first step with us. Jelrik van Hal Jelrik was a developer for over 10 years. He now liberates organisations and people from time-wasting and frustrating ways of working, by unleashing the wisdom that is already present in the group. He sometimes goes by the title of “Scrum Master” or “Agile Coach” and strongly believes in the power of both Agile and Scrum for product and software development. Max Brouwer I help teams that struggle to change, create and collaborate effectively. I help them with an interactive and energetic approach to change whilst making space for everyone to be involved in crafting solutions. This empowers teams to unleash creativity and drive their own change effectively.


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