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Workshop: Unleashing Creative Action

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November 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Ever notice that the best ideas often come from unexpected sources? And that when you feel included and engaged, you do a better job? Do you think teams in which people work well together produce much better results? Do you want to work at the top of your intelligence in a group of people and give the same opportunity to others? If you answered yes to these questions, then Liberating Structures are for you.

Liberating Structures are a series of simple facilitation techniques that allow teams to quickly move past tricky problems or long-standing issues by inviting everyone to think creatively and focus on opportunities for innovation. Whether you are front-line staff or a senior leader, these techniques can help spark new ideas in your teams.

Liberating Structures are:

  1. Expert-less: requires only a few minutes to introduce; novices can succeed after a first experience
  2. Results-focused: likely to generate better-than-expected purposeful results
  3. Rapid cycling: fast iterative rounds are very productive
  4. Seriously fun: boosts joy, freedom & responsibility
  5. Inclusive: together, everyone is invited to shape next steps
  6. Multi-scale: works for everyday solutions, projects, strategy, movements
  7. Self-spreading: simple to copy without formal training
  8. Modular: the parts can be combined & recombined endlessly

Learning objectives for this one-day workshop include:

  • Experience nine aids to facilitate change and improvement in complex environments
  • Use liberating structures to engage your team in solving challenging problems
  • Identify opportunities these aids could be utilized in your own community or work environment
  • Co-create a “learn by doing” atmosphere

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Fatima Al-Roubaiai, Leader, Capability Development
Anthony Gagné, Engagement Leader


$100 per person. Space is limited.

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November 30, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
750 Pender St W #201
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T7 Canada
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Ovey Yeung

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Ovey Yeung

Being involved in the Patient Voices Network has broadened my understanding of the system and helped me empathize with health care challenges and limitations. What matters to me is to walk away feeling that my experience matters, that I matter!