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 include and unleash everyone truly. Liberating structures are disruptive innovations 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 quickly start experimenting with these without explaining them too much!

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Key attributes


requires only a few minutes to introduce


beginners can succeed after a first experience


likely to generate better-than-expected, innovative results


fast iterative rounds are very productive


sparks creative relationships with clients or customers


together, everyone is invited to shape the next steps


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


boosts freedom & responsibility


easy to copy without formal training


spreads with fidelity and adapts to local conditions via Min Specs

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Practical info


  • We offer in-person and online (virtual) events. All workshops are interactive, and you’ll be fully immersed in Liberating Structures.
  • We also organize a 1-day Liberating Structures Open Space, where you can design your own string of Liberating Structures with a specific purpose in mind and/or come and practice facilitating Liberating Structures in a group. To participate in this workshop, you don’t need to have experience with Liberating Structures (you can learn from others), or you can come and practice any structure you like! We also invite people to volunteer as facilitators.


  • In-person (Belgium) or virtual (World-Wide)
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Quotes of previous participants.

  • “Refreshing!”
  • “Open up your mind and heart to make ideas emerge from people and teams.”
  • “My mid-morning on the first day, I felt like the course had already earned its fee.”
  • “Great workshop that requires full engagement.”
  • “I really loved the experience of being with people of 10 nationalities, making sense of important topics, and sharing ideas. And building something together. It was seriously playful.”
  • “Insightful, energizing, liberating, and exhausting, in the best way possible.”
  • “I didn’t leave this training with a groundbreaking and complex new insight. Instead, I left with a mass of new ideas that are simple enough to use immediately!”
  • “This was a great experience, organized around participant’s needs. Great!”
  • “Great experience!”
  • “You walk out of this workshop with new tools you can use tomorrow!”
  • “A unique experience of immersion in deep conversations”
  • “Make your meetings more efficient and more fun.”
  • “So much fun, so many learnings!”
  • “Unleash groups”
  • “You live it – you love it”
  • “Free your mind through Liberating Structures”
  • “Super interactive and fun way of learning about liberating structures and getting an introduction into the LS community.”
  • “Fruitful”
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Workshops and training

Contact me for custom facilitation workshops and training using Liberating Structures.

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