Liberating Structures 📚

Liberating Structures are a growing set of tools for better communication across organisations, in teams and individually. I use them in my professional and personal life extensively.

Here’s a collection of resources so you can get more from them too. Short link to this page:


Recent events

Global Gathering, March 2019

300 Liberating Structures practitioners met at the Global Gathering in Seattle, 13-15 March 2019. I led 3 sessions and live streamed some elements of the event. Check out my impressions and experience 🙌🏿


Join the Liberating Structures Slack (LS Slack)

  • #wisecrowds channel for support with, and feedback on, ideas you share
  • #virtual channel for what’s going on remotely, include events you can join

Attend local user groups around the world: International & Europe

Check out the events calendar, includes virtual and in person (or see #events channel on Slack)

🔗 Liberating Structures website; Getting started with Liberating Structures

📕 The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules to Unleash A Culture of Innovation by Henri Lipmanowicz & Keith McCandless

📝 LS Selection Matchmaker for guidance with choosing which Liberating Structures to use in your interactions

🚧 LS in development for newer Liberating Structures (things not on the LS website or in the LS book)

Liberating Structures app on Google Play and Apple App Store

Commonly referenced Liberating Structures

Some Liberating Structures have become staples of my practice:

  • Spiral Journal
  • 10×10 Writing
  • 15% Solutions
  • Tiny Demons (and Superheroes)
  • What, So what, Now what (W3)

If you’re interested in the invitations I commonly use with these Liberating Structures, let me know on Twitter and I’ll prioritise sharing them.