Liberating Structures- rejuvenate your meetings

schedule Nov 5th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM place 206 A people 33 Interested

Do you want people to feel part of a group/team or part of an activity? Then ensure that they are included and engaged. Do you find facilitating a large group of people unmanageable, people disengage? Try Liberating Structures with your teams and organization.

Liberating Structures, created by Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowicz, covers a set of easy to learn, yet powerful ways to collaborate as a team. It makes it possible to build the kind of meeting that everybody looks forward to attending and participating. Liberating Structures encompass microstructures that promotes collaboration and trust. It is known to foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone.

Participants learn how to use these microstructures to simplify scrum meeting outcomes, help teams collaborate and become more productive.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

The session is designed to work as a series of mini-workshops.

Introduction (5mins)

Introduction, what Liberating Structures is and how I have used Liberating Structures to facilitate large groups and scrum meetings. Share some of the Microstructures how a scrum master can use it to improve facilitation.


Activity 1- Opening-What I Need From You” (WINFY) (24mins)

1. Invite participants to ask for what they need from others to be successful in learning the LS (2mins)

2 Explain the process by describing the steps (3mins)

3. One by one, participants state their two needs to each of the other participants around the circle (5mins)

4. Addressing one participant in the group at a time, every participant in the circle repeats the requests made by him or her, then shares his or her responses (yes, no, I will try, or whatever). No discussion! No elaboration! (7 mins).

5. Debrief with What, So What, Now What? (7mins)


Activity 2- Ecocycle Planning is about exploring what it is that you’re keeping (but shouldn’t), and what it is that you aren’t (but should). 30 Mins

1. Introduce Ecocycle Planning (2 min);
2. Invite people to individually, and in silence, generate a numbered list of activities that occupy their time (2 min);
3. Ask people to work in pairs to share and plot the activities on the Ecocycle (3 min);
4. Invite the pairs to pair up to form small groups and have them share and finalize the placement of activities and write them on stickies (7 min);
5. Invite the small groups to put their stickies on the larger Ecocycle that they share with all the other groups (5 min);
6. Introduce 1–2–4-ALL to have the small groups to focus on activities for which there is a consensus among the groups and to reflect on the patterns that emerge out of the distribution of all the stickies. Ask: “What do we need to creatively destroy or stop to move forward? What do we need to invest in?”(5 min);
7. Invite the small groups to identify first-action steps or 15% Solutions that can help stop activities in the Rigidity Trap (5 min). Repeat for items in the Poverty Trap if there is time (5 min);
8. If there is time, invite the small groups to explore activities for which there is no consensus. When possible, identify first-action steps (5 min);


Activity 4-Closing Min Spec (18mins)

1. Explain what Min Spec is (2mins)

2. Participants, at the table, come up with a purpose statement (5mins)

3. Use 1,2 All to generate all must-do and must-not-do activities (6mins)

4. Invite the participants to reduce it to the absolute minimum needed to achieve their purpose (5mins)


Session Debrief (10min)

Ask them for group debrief- Takeaways (3mins)

Q and A session (7mins)

Learning Outcome

1. Experience how to engage meeting participants to achieve the desired outcome.

2.Learn how to string the microstructures to facilitate a productive meeting

3. Learn about the microstructures to use for scrum meetings

Target Audience

Anyone interested in improving facilitation

Prerequisites for Attendees

None. But you can familiarise yourself with the 33 Microstructures

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