Centre for Teaching Excellence

Program and Events
Liberating Structures Practice Group for Faculty

Come practice and experience the power of Liberating Structures in a safe and welcoming peer environment. The practice group meets monthly and all faculty are welcome to drop in!

Liberating Structures are a collection of interactive, engaging and easy to use methods/facilitation strategies that can be used in the classroom. Each meet-up is an opportunity to experience and/or practice facilitating 2-3 liberating structures, as well as reflect on their value and usefulness in the classroom.

Fall 2021 Meeting Times:

  • Thursday, Aug. 26, 1:00pm – 2:20pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 30, 1:00pm – 2:20pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 1:00pm – 2:20pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 25, 1:00pm – 2:20pm

Drop-ins welcome, but please sign-up to receive login/location details.

For more information contact Bettina

The Liberating Structures Website

Liberating Structures (LS) are a growing collection of group processes and methods that make it easy and quick for members of any group to radically change how they interact and work together. Their purpose is to liberate energy, tap into collective intelligence, stimulate creativity, and get surprisingly better results by engaging people and unleashing the power of self-organization.”
(Kimball, Lisa. (2009). Liberating Structures: A New Pattern language for Engagement)

Please contact us at cte@capilanou.ca for any questions or concerns.



Registration link will be available shortly!


Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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