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Liberating Structures 2016

There are 33 Liberating Structures designed to unleash &  include everyone in your class, meeting, session, workshop, presentation, etc.

Liberating Structures are a collection of powerful facilitation strategies that can be used in our classrooms, everyday meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations, etc.  They are seriously fun methods to engage  and work together.

Liberating Structures are small design shifts that move us gently away from more constraining  “conventional structures” (e.g., lectures, open discussions, round robin updates, brainstorms) and toward sessions that quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to unleash and include everyone

In the workshop, you will learn how to choose, facilitate, and sequence Liberating Structures for your individual facilitation challenges and contexts.

Here are some examples of applying liberating structures to challenges in higher education:

Who should attend?

Faculty, Instructors, Teachers,  Learning Designers, Leaders –  all of us who are called to facilitate learning, meetings, sessions, groups, presentations, workshops, processes, communication and change.

We intend to focus on higher education contexts, but colleagues from other sectors (e.g., government, health care, private) are welcome and will benefit!

Keith McCandless
Keith McCandless


Keith McCandless is the Co-Founder of Liberating Structures and will be leading the facilitation at this workshop.

Born in Cincinnati Ohio, he holds a Masters in Management of Human Services from Brandeis University in Boston and a BA from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Keith lives in Seattle with his wife Annie and Deacon the whippet with talent to amuse.

You can find out more about Keith and his extensive experience  leading learning and change in Health, Education, Business, Government and more in his bio and by reviewing his client list.


Liberating Structures Workshop 

Feb 17 – 19, 2016 (2.5 days – Wed, Thu &  Fri morning – see schedule)

Location: UBC Vancouver – Robert H. Lee  Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall (map)


  • $600 CAD per person (after Dec. 1)
  • Includes 2.5 days of active learning, meals, refreshments, a copy of the Liberating Structures book and design cards to keep.

Registration: We are currently SOLD OUT, the wait list is currently quite long and not moving


Please contact leva.lee@bccampus.ca or tracy@bccampus.ca

BCcampus & CTLT at UBC Vancouver are thrilled to be partnering to offer this very special learning opportunity for our colleagues in BC Higher Education and beyond.