Liberating Structures... yet more facilitation techniques!

The communication tools of Liberating Structures will teach you how to facilitate the discussions your org needs. I am going to demonstrate how to use these techniques in the workshop. And all the attendees are going to be fully immersed and ready to wield their new knowledge the very next day at work.

If you are a recent convert to LS, come learn a new set of techniques to continue the journey. If you are new to LS, this will start you on your path of facilitation mastery.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

This session has been designed to be 99% practical application and 1% presentation slide deck.

Overview of the Liberating Structure, TRIZ, also includes instructions. This exercise is divided into 3 micro-timeboxes totaling 25 minutes or less.

Overview of the Liberating Structure, 25/10 Crowd Sourcing, also includes instructions. This exercise is divided into 3 micro-timeboxes totaling 25 minutes or less.

Overview of the Liberating Structure, Min Specs, also includes instructions. This exercise is divided into 3 micro-timeboxes totaling 25 minutes or less.

Concluded with summarization of Liberating Structures and pointers to references, including user groups, training, web sites, and the definitive book. The session is intended for a 90 minute timeframe but can be expanded or contracted as needed by adding or removing Liberating Structures.

Remainder of timebox – Q&A

Presentation history of LS workshops:

  • Agile Tour Sydney 2016 - Facilitator
  • Global Scrum Gathering Singapore 2017 – Speaker (Rating = 4.5/5)
  • Scrum Gathering India 2017 – Speaker, Facilitator, Coaches’ Clinic
  • Lean Agile Systems Thinking Melbourne 2017 – Speaker (Rating = 5/5), Facilitator (Rating = 4.4/5)
  • Scrum Gathering Melbourne 2017 – Speaker (Rating = 2nd highest session at conference), Coaches’ Clinic
  • AgileNZ 2017- Speaker
  • Scrum Gathering South Africa 2017 – Speaker
  • Business and Enterprise Agility Conference India 2017 - Speaker

Alex’s conference and presentation history:

  • Agile Open Northwest 2012 - Session Leader
  • Übermind ÜnConference 2012 - Session Leader
  • MobileUXCamp Seattle 2012 - Session Leader
  • Seattle Kaizen Camp 2012 - Session Leader
  • MAQCon 2012 - Cofounder
  • MobileUXCamp Seattle 2013 - Session Leader
  • Seattle Kaizen Camp 2013 - Session Leader
  • MobileUXCamp Seattle 2014 - Session Leader
  • Seattle Kaizen Camp 2014 - Session Leader
  • Construx Software Executive Summit 2014 - Facilitator
  • Shell Developers Summit 2015 - Keynote Speaker
  • Scrum Coaching Retreat Seattle 2015 - Volunteer Team
  • Un:Conference Canberra 2016 - Session Leader
  • Agile2016 - Volunteer Team
  • UX Australia 2016 - Speaker, Reviewer
  • Agile Coach Camp Sydney 2016 - Session Leader
  • StartCon 2016 - Pitch Competitor
  • Global Scrum Gathering San Diego 2017 – Reviewer
  • Agile Coach Camp Sydney 2017 - Session Leader
  • Lean Agile Systems Thinking Canberra 2017 – Organizer, Speaker (Rating = 5/5)
  • Lean Agile Systems Thinking Sydney 2017 – Speaker
  • Business Agility Conference NYC 2018 - Facilitator
  • 1st Conference Melbourne 2018 - Facilitator
  • XP 2018 Portugal - Facilitator, Speaker
  • Scrum Gathering Rio 2018 - Speaker
  • Agile2018 San Diego - Speaker

SPEAKING REFERENCES

Learning Outcome

Attendees will be introduced to Liberating Structures as a set of protocols for communication and collaboration. The purpose and intent of the protocols will be discussed and described. Attendees will actually participate in a variety of Liberating Structure exercises, enabling the techniques to be applied immediately. To summarize the session a set of online resources will be provided to the attendees so they can research further at their leisure.

Target Audience

Facilitators, Trainers, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

None

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