We are a User Group-- practicing, exploring, and learning how we can use the open-source (and free) 37 group communication/facilitation methods called Liberating Structures (http://www.liberatingstructures.com/). We use a theme each month as the container to support our practicing and playing with the structures, which can be combined and used in infinite ways to radically improve how people interact and work together. And you don't need to have any prior experience to join us here!
Is this the right group for you?
Are you a coach, facilitator, manager, team member, on a board, or working with two or more people?
Are you constantly annoyed with long, frustrating meetings that end without a concrete result?
Are you frustrated by presentations or brainstorming that allows for only the loudest voices to be heard?
Want to get the most out of your time together with other colleagues and employees?
Do you think that teams produce significantly better results when people can work together well?
If you can answer “Yes!” to any of these questions then you might like our User Group!
***You do NOT have to have any prior experience to join us here!***
What are the details? What do we do in the meet-up?
It involves a toolbox with 37 simple methods that revolutionize your meetings and can lead to amazing discoveries. And even make them fun ;-)
Each meet is a 90-minute session that includes three activities:
• networking and sharing among members
• getting & giving help
• learning something new together (action planning!)
We have rotating facilitators (that help design this meet-up in another gathering) so we get to learn AND practice by teaching and sharing with each other. We are in Berlin and the second User Group for Liberating Structures in Germany (Hamburg was the first!). We want to inspire as many people as possible with this new approach. We are convinced that it is possible to create a completely new culture of cooperation and collaboration working with Liberating Structures.
Join us to learn, and practice fun, easy, and immediately useful micro-tools that will have any group of people you work with engaging on a whole new level!
A lot of you have become familiar with the Liberating Structures through our community. But how many of you know the principles that underlie them?
Tonight is all about the principles that lie behind these tools for greater inclusion and engagement.
We invite you to explore the principles with us (using a string of LS, of course).
Shift and Share
We want to see how using these can help us build principle-driven workplaces.
If you don’t know the principles, you will have the chance to learn about them at the meetup. For the curious amongst you, you can find them here http://www.liberatingstructures.com/principles/
Looking forward to seeing you all in person!
Your Design Team & Host: Sylvia, Tas, Otto & Gerrit
We start promptly at 19:00, but doors open at 18:30 so you can get yourself settled and ready to play. We end at 21:00 with some informal networking until 21:30.
There will be light snacks & drinks, so please make sure to update your RSVP so we can get a good count.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
This is a place where we experiment and play. We make mistakes, and we learn. It's not about teaching others how to do Liberating Structures, but a place for us to all to practice and learn.
*You do not have to know what Liberating Structures are all about*, only have curiosity and be open to learning these tools.
Check out the link to browse and read more about the structures:http://www.liberatingstructures.com/