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Liberating Structures Are Skills To Be Learned By Users, Not Facilitators

May 22, 2020 The Liberators Season 1 Episode 41
The Liberators Network
Liberating Structures Are Skills To Be Learned By Users, Not Facilitators
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Liberating Structures Are Skills To Be Learned By Users, Not Facilitators
May 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 41
The Liberators

"By indulging in their own desire to 'try new structures' or dazzle the group with amazing riffs and mashups of Liberating Structures, facilitators may actually be preventing users from becoming skilled at them themselves.

This episode is a reflection on Liberating Structures, and in particular, an insight that we developed during the Liberating Structures Learning Gathering in 2019 in Hamburg.

Instead of facilitation methods, Liberating Structures are more like communication skills. And just like learning how to give feedback, ask questions and actively listen, it takes time for groups to become comfortable with Liberating Structures. So instead of falling into the trap of making it more about the facilitator, start simple, practice, and repeat.

This episode is based on this blogpost:
http://bit.ly/36x1kSf

Donate to support our work
https://bit.ly/supportheliberators

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Show Notes

"By indulging in their own desire to 'try new structures' or dazzle the group with amazing riffs and mashups of Liberating Structures, facilitators may actually be preventing users from becoming skilled at them themselves.

This episode is a reflection on Liberating Structures, and in particular, an insight that we developed during the Liberating Structures Learning Gathering in 2019 in Hamburg.

Instead of facilitation methods, Liberating Structures are more like communication skills. And just like learning how to give feedback, ask questions and actively listen, it takes time for groups to become comfortable with Liberating Structures. So instead of falling into the trap of making it more about the facilitator, start simple, practice, and repeat.

This episode is based on this blogpost:
http://bit.ly/36x1kSf

Donate to support our work
https://bit.ly/supportheliberators

Follow us on Medium:
https://medium.com/the-liberators

Support the show (https://bit.ly/supportheliberators)