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Leading by Including and Unleashing Everyone
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When: 10/18/2012
Where: Downtown Seattle

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An event from Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowicz

Leading by Including and Unleashing Everyone
With Liberating Structures
October 18th, Downtown Seattle (location TBA)
(+ October 17th 1/2 day "Routine Interactions" workshop # 1 redux)

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To lead is to engage others in shaping action, making decisions, and generating results together. The big five conventional approaches that change leaders use all the time are presentations, managed discussions, status reports, brainstorms and open discussions. However, these approaches to working together are not well designed to engage people.

Thirty-three adaptable Liberating Structures (LS) make it quick and simple for groups of people of any size to radically change how they interact and work together. In contrast to the big five, LS are designed to include and unleash everyone in shaping their future. LS can replace or complement conventional patterns with small shifts in microstructures. LS boost freedom AND responsibility. More information here

Workshop #1 featured microstructures that liberate everyday meetings and routine interactions. Workshop # 2 will introduce microstructures that liberate big projects and initiatives involving many people in widely distributed locations (e.g., action research, innovation prototyping, and launches of new products/services).

We will build on the learning in workshop #1 as we dive into work involving more people and broader goals in session #2. If you have an interest in a ½ day introduction or refresher for routine interactions, sign up for the afternoon of October 17th.

Please invite your friends and colleagues. Working groups can make very fast progress applying LS to the challenges at hand. We are able to run a workshop with up to 150 participants.

Examples of LS innovations in business, NGOs, healthcare, and schools will be shared. The workshop is designed for change leaders of all stripes from the front line to the C-suite.

In this roll-up-your-sleeves immersion workshop, you will learn and immediately practice 10-12 Liberating Structures. A practical understanding of most individual LS methods can be developed in less than one hour each. This is enough to go out and try them in operational settings with little risk. LS users act their way into new thinking rather than thinking their way into new acting.

Presenters: Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowicz, co-developers of Liberating Structures

LS practitioners with experience in manufacturing, lean consulting, schools, business, NGOs, philanthropy, justice, and healthcare will participate in the workshop.

Liberate yourself from boring meetings, someone else's best practices, group process that seems like drudgery, and separating the deciders from the doers.

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