Organizers of a two-day workshop at Cornell, Liberating Structures, aim to introduce ways to productively and playfully disrupt conventional patterns in how we learn, lead and work together.
The workshop is Feb. 25-26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 401 Warren Hall. Members of the Cornell and Ithaca communities are encouraged to attend. The group’s website offers more information and a place to register.
Participants will practice various methods of engaged learning. The first day will focus on individual and collective well-being, exploring topics and themes to reveal more about what contributes to our vitality, as well as methods to increase the liveliness of interactions.
The second day shifts attention to leading and learning in a community. Potential topics and themes include thriving communities, the relationship between complexity and social movements, and drawing on ecological concepts to advance important ideas. Both days will feature basic information and background fundamentals that can help practitioners’ understanding while developing their own language when using the methodology.
Liberating Structures was developed by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless as a framework for innovation and better collaborations.
The workshop is cosponsored by Engaged Cornell and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
– Dan Aloi