Liberating Structures

Microstructures to enable equitable, engaged, creative, constructive dialogue

Equity Unbound Activity
15% solutions
Discover and focus on what each person has the freedom and resources to do now.
Maha Bali, Jasmina Najjar
Equity Unbound Activity
9 Whys of Liberating Structures
Rapidly clarify for individuals and a group what is essentially important in their work.
Michael Weinraub
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Appreciative Interviews
To invite students to use their bodies to represent, collaboratively, an image of something that is worth discussing.
Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, Mia Zamora
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Conversation Cafe
Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.
Maha Bali
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Critical Uncertainties
Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.
Autumm Caines, Maha Bali
Equity Unbound Activity
Purpose to Practice
Use the Purpose to Practice structure with students to co-develop “community guidelines” for the class.
Maha Bali
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Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures
Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.
Maha Bali
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Tiny Demons/Drawing Monsters
Help people express and face their fears in a way that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Lyse Edwards
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TRIZ
TRIZ can “Stop Counterproductive Activities and Behaviors to Make Space for Innovation”. Try it out!
Maha Bali
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Troika Consulting – Adaptation for Class Community Building
Get students used to supporting each other without always turning to an “expert” for solutions.
Maha Bali
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Wild Tea / Mad Tea
This activity promotes small group intimacy and collaboration, making a large group session feel interactive.
Maha Bali

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Liberating Structures

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