Learning Lab: Exploring Liberating Structures to Flatten Leadership Hierarchy

Learning Lab:

Exploring Liberating Structures to Flatten Leadership Hierarchy

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Learning Lab Description:

How can we effectively get deeper, broader engagement in our coalitions? Liberating Structures (LS) can be referred to as a menu, repertoire, or curated collection of facilitation methods that are designed to flatten the leadership hierarchy. All of the methods share a set of core principles, purposes, and organizing elements meant to more widely distribute participation - engaging a fuller range of people's intelligence while tapping into the creative promise of difference. Join us for this interactive Learning Lab, using virtual breakout rooms, and discover how LS can help team members, collaborators, and coalition members build trust and a shared commitment to prevent substance misuse. Learning Lab presenters will facilitate a deeper-dive into LS during the 2024 Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy in September.


Learning Lab Objectives:

By the end of this Learning Lab, participants will be able to:

  • Name LS principles
  • Share background on how LS emerged
  • Identify one use for LS in strengthening teams, collaborations, and coalitions
  • Discuss how LS can be useful in both in-person and online settings


Date & Time:

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Alaska
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain
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Those registered for the 2024 Leadership Academy must attend.
This session is also open to Prevention practitioners, allied health partners, and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).



Anna JacksonAnna Jackson is a consultant specializing in designing and facilitating collaborative learning experiences, strategy development and implementation, capacity building, program design and evaluation, and adventurous leadership development. Liberating Structures (LS) are participatory methods central to her work. Anna first adopted the LS repertoire in 2011 and now works with others as they integrate LS into their everyday and strategic practices, using the repertoire to help individuals and groups imagine new possibilities for their work and move toward the future together. She has a particular focus on supporting social services systems change and promoting community-based mental health support.


S Fisher QuaS Fisher Qua I am based in northern New Mexico. My primary areas of focus and involvement professionally have been in education (postsecondary, though with an increasing familiarity in K-12), community health & wellbeing, and supporting scientific research organizations. I am very committed to developing participatory approaches to working with complex problems that tap into more of each person’s intelligence, imagination, and creativity.




Click here to register for this Learning Lab: Exploring Liberating Structures to Flatten Leadership Hierarchy




Certificates of Attendance:

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1.5 hours for attending this live event.



Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).

Starts: Jul. 24, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Jul. 24, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
July 24, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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