FULL! VGH: Liberating Structures: Tools for Innovative Conversations and Engagement

Presented by: 
Jessica Earle-Meadows
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
Paetzold Multipurpose Room, Jim Pattison Pavilion
Focus Area: Leadership and Teamwork

Program Summary

Do you run meetings, conversations, consultations, or make presentations and want to engage participants differently? While you might not be familiar with the term “Liberating Structures” you’ve likely encountered them over the course of your career. They are facilitation tools, practices, and some are even “games” that can help groups work better together. They can be used to shift established group norms and patterns for better results, or can provide different methods for new groups to come together easily and generate ideas. They can help each group member make a contribution to a solution or planning process. They are easy to learn and can be lots of fun to use. Why not join AAPS this holiday season and see how Liberating Structures may benefit your team.

We will be conducting a pre-session survey to determine which Liberating Structures in introduce in the session.

What You Will Learn

  • Specific Liberating Structures
  • How to introduce Liberating Structures to your team
  • Particular Liberating Structures best suited for different kinds of scenarios and context
  • How to manage challengers and naysayers

How You Will Learn

  • Hands-on practise
  • Group discussion
  • Theory Bursts

About Your Facilitator

Jessica Earle-Meadows specializes in organizational change, leadership development, and coaching. Over the past decade, she has created and led: several multi-year culture change initiatives in higher education, a national conference for entrepreneurs and leaders in social change, leadership development programs in two Canadian universities and a national social change network, as well as cross-national empowerment programming for girls and women. She believes in shining a light on what needs to change, and believes in results-based consulting, coaching, and programming.

Jessica frequently offer "train the trainers" and program design for: organizational change, team/group dynamics, leadership development, learning design and facilitation and has offered these in a variety of higher education, not-for-profit, and social change contexts. She creates and facilitates customized team development processes to lead groups through change and conflict toward constructive appreciation of difference. She also has extensive experience facilitating personal development workshops and retreats.

Jessica most recently managed a small team at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), where she led the bi-annual Course Design Intensive as well as a Process Design and Facilitation workshop series, while she built a coaching and consulting practice in Vancouver. Prior to that, she ran coaching and organizational development consultancy practice in Montreal, and was the director of a yoga-for-youth start-up in Ottawa. Jessica holds an MA in Human Systems Intervention.

Event Details

Liberating Structures: Tools for Innovative Conversations and Engagement
Facilitated By Jessica Earle-Meadows
Thursday, December 7 2017
Vancouver General Hospital
Building: Jim Pattison Pavilion
Address: 899 West 12th Avenue (Vancouver General Hospital)
Room: Paetzold Multipurpose Room (JPPN 1888 MPR)
Focus Area: Leadership and Teamwork


This session is currently full. Please click here to register for the waitlist.

We are also hosting session on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Point Grey Campus.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email. You are also invited to complete a short pre-session survey . The AAPS PD Program is exclusively for members of AAPS and offered to members at no cost.

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