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

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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 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


  • 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 (Frederik, Frederic, Marijke).
  • The workshop is fully interactive and you’ll be fully immersed in Liberating Structures.
  • We also organise a 1 day Liberating Structures Design & Practice Workshop, 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 group. To participate in this workshop you should have experience with Liberating Structures (or you just participated in the workshop right before).


  • Immersion workshop: 2 days: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th of June, 2019
  • Design & practice workshop: 1 day: Wednesday 5th of June, 2019
  • Each day from 9 pm till 5 pm.
  • Lunch & drinks, deck of LS cards included, great people also!
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium. Factory Forty.
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“Refreshing!” — “Open up your mind and heart the 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 … Continue reading Quotes of previous participants

Quotes of previous participants

If you wish to participate in this course and the fee is beyond your means or the value you place on it, please contact us. We wish to ensure that cost is no barrier to attending the course. We also offer special pricing for NGO, non-profit organisations and private persons.

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Location & Contact


Factory Forty, Oude Vijversstraat 40, 1190 Brussel / Rue des Anciens Etangs 40, 1190 Bruxelles

+32 478 56 27 46