What are Liberating Structures?

Liberating Structures are refreshing, easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and trust between people. Usually interactions are organized (meetings, workshops, etc.) either too inhibiting (presentations, status reports, and managed discussions), or too loose and disorganized (open discussions and brainstorms).

Liberating Structures instantly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. Liberating Structures are a disruptive innovation that can replace more controlling or constraining approaches.

Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn effective facilitation techniques for interaction and conversation in small and large groups. You can easily start experimenting with these, without the need of explaining them too much!

Liberating Structures: Key attributes

Simple rules to unleash a culture of innovation.


requires only a few minutes to introduce


beginners can succeed after a first experience


likely to generate better-than-expected, innovative results

Rapid cycling

fast iterative rounds are very productive


sparks creative relationships with clients or customers


together, everyone is invited to shape next steps


works for everyday solutions, big projects, strategy, and transforming movements

Seriously fun

boosts freedom & responsibility


easy to copy without formal training


spreads with fidelity and adapts to local conditions via Min Specs

Practical information

Training? Workshop?

The session concerns a 2-day immersion workshop. The goal of an immersion workshop is to learn and experience Liberating Structures with a real goal. The immersion workshop will be designed by a local design team from Belgium, including Liberating Structures expert practitioners (Fisher Qua and Anna Jackson).

The workshop is fully interactive and you'll be fully immersed in Liberating Structures.

Time & location

2 days: Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th of December

Each day from 9 pm till 5 pm.

Lunch & drinks are included, great people also!

Location: Brussels. Factory Forty.

Who? Your catalysts

Fisher Qua


With a background in history, modern dance, health improvement, learning & development, and higher education management Fisher brings eclectic skills to his consulting work. He is primarily focused on organizing and structuring interactions that unflatten people’s imaginations while inviting them to contribute more of their intelligence. He uses Liberating Structures and other generative interaction patterns to help groups shape the future together. He holds a BA from Bates College, an MEd in College Sports Management from the University of Washington, and (almost) and MA from the University of Michigan in Higher Education Administration.

Anna Jackson


Anna first adopted the LS repertoire in 2011 and now teaches clients how to integrate Liberating Structures into their everyday and strategic practices, using the repertoire to help individuals and groups imagine new possibilities for their work and move toward the future together. Ms. Jackson incorporates a social justice framework in her practice, and has worked in youth engagement, leadership development, experiential education, healthcare services and systems change, and international domestic violence and human trafficking prevention and intervention.

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