Liberating Structures Are Skills To Be Learned By Users, Not Facilitators


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"By indulging in their own desire to 'try new structures' or dazzle the group with amazing riffs and mashups of Liberating Structures, facilitators may actually be preventing users from becoming skilled at them themselves.
This episode is a reflection on Liberating Structures, and in particular, an insight that we developed during the Liberating Structures Learning Gathering in 2019 in Hamburg.

Instead of facilitation methods, Liberating Structures are more like communication skills. And just like learning how to give feedback, ask questions and actively listen, it takes time for groups to become comfortable with Liberating Structures. So instead of falling into the trap of making it more about the facilitator, start simple, practice, and repeat.
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