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October 29, 2020, 11:00-12:30 PDT – online
Liberating Structures Online: Introduction
Liberating Structures are a set of 33+ “seriously fun” activities which are also powerful enough to bring groups effectively together in inclusive and collaborative ways. In this session, you’ll learn what Liberating Structures are, why and when you could use them, and how they can enhance interactivity in your online meetings and learning events. You’ll experience several basic Liberating Structures that you’ll be able to turn around and use right away in your own group collaborations.
Nov 2 – 29, 2020 – online
Designing Online with Liberating Structures
Liberating Structures are facilitated activities that can be used with groups of any kind. They are “serious fun” processes to support engagement, collaboration, and innovation. While Liberating Structures can absolutely be used with groups in person, this four-week online course is about facilitating Liberating Structures online.
Whether you occasionally run meetings or lead teams through complex cycles of organizational change, you will find useful tools in the Liberating Structures collection to boost your online facilitation practice and effectiveness.
In this course you’ll experience many Liberating Structures, in both synchronous and asynchronous online modes, and discover how you can bring creativity and engagement to your online meetings and learning events using Liberating Structures.
November 30, 2020, 10:00-12:00 PST – online
The Business of Breakout Rooms
In this session, we’ll explore everything there is to discover about facilitating breakout room activities in Zoom. You’ll not only experience going into breakout rooms as a participant, you’ll get a chance to facilitate them and press all the buttons. Since you can’t practice breakout rooms alone, come to this session to practice them together with a supportive group. Let’s engage in useful conversation about best practices with breakout rooms that will support you in your online facilitation.
May 3 – June 6, 2021 – online
Creating Effective Group Learning Experiences
This 5-week online course is designed as a practical introduction to adult learning design: just enough theory to guide practice and a variety of practical learning design skills and tools. All activities will be applicable to learning in organizations and will enable participants to translate what they learn into their workplace context. Participants can expect approximately 6 hours of work each week, including reading, online discussion posts and activities.