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Liberating Structures at Melbourne KMLF


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A few background slides on Liberating Structures ( shared at the Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum on November 10, 2015

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Liberating Structures at Melbourne KMLF

  1. 1. What if? Liberating Structures KMLF November 10, 2015 Nancy hosted by International Specialised Skills Institute and Chisholm Institute
  2. 2. Slide: Keith McCandless
  3. 3. What ideas do you have? 1 minute alone 2 minutes in a pair 4 minutes in a foursome 5 minutes in the whole group 1-2-4-All Engage everyone simultaneously in generating questions/ideas/sug gestions 1-2-4-All in motion. Multiple short cycles are more productive than one longer session. Slide: Keith McCandless
  4. 4. Simple Rules to Unleash Learning Liberating Structures introduce tiny shifts in the protocols of how we meet, plan, decide, learn and relate to each other. They put the innovative power once reserved for experts only in the hands of everyone. A voice, a stake, mutually shaping next steps.
  5. 5. Slide: Keith McCandless
  6. 6. Liberating with Micro Structures Slide: Keith McCandless
  7. 7. Attributes of Liberating Structures 1. Expert-less: requires only a few minutes to introduce; novices can succeed after a first experience 2. Results-focused: likely to generate better-than-expected purposeful results 3. Rapid cycling: fast iterative rounds are very productive 4. Seriously fun: boosts joy, freedom & responsibility 5. Inclusive: together, everyone is invited to shape next steps 6. Multi-scale: works for everyday solutions, projects, strategy, movements 7. Self-spreading: simple to copy without formal training 8. Modular: the parts can be combined & recombined endlessly
  8. 8. What³ Debrief Together, look back on progress and decide what adjustments are needed • WHAT? [5 minutes] Looking back, what facts, data, & observations stand out? • SO WHAT? [5 minutes] How do you explain those facts? Assumptions? Patterns? What is important? • NOW WHAT? [5 minutes] What action may help you move forward? Who else should be here?
  9. 9. 15% Solutions Discover and focus on what each person has the freedom and resources to do now What can YOU do now? Where do you have freedom and discretion to act?
  10. 10. More information that we did NOT talk about…
  11. 11. What Serves Your Purpose? Take a few minutes to think about a chronic challenge you face. Then circle 3-4 objectives from this list that may help you move forward toward your purpose. Your selections will help us design strings. Slide: Keith McCandless
  12. 12. Liberating Structures + Timing Requirements Slide: Keith McCandless