Liberating Structures

Driver 3 Staff Engagement

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Liberating Structures

Are you curious about new ways to inspire and encourage creativity or innovation in your teams?  If so you’ll be interested in liberating structures.  These are simple facilitation techniques designed to energise and inspire!

Liberating structures will especially appeal to those interested in quality improvement, disruptive innovation, behaviour change, collaboration, staff engagement, diffusion of innovation or positive deviance. 

Sessions are interactive session and are a positive opportunity to network and meet with and learn from others with similar interests. 

Useful Resources

  • For a full range of Liberating Structures see Liberating Structures
  • Download the Liberating Structures app on google play

Please note that these are resources we found helpful, however, we have no responsibilities in relation to your personal use of same.

Join the Liberating Structure User Group

In 2017 we established a liberating structures user group in collaboration between the HSE and RCSI Institute of Leadership.  It’s open to all and gives you an opportunity to learn and practice in a safe environment.  To find out when the next user group is meeting follow us on twitter at @LSusers or e-mail

You can also set up your own user group we’d be happy to help you! 

Upcoming dates

14th May 2018, Time: 16:00 - 17:30, Venue: Orange Room, Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8; Liberating Structures User Group Poster(click)

2nd of July, Time: 10.00 - 16:00, Venue: Boardroom,Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8, Liberating Structures Beginners Workshop  (click) 

Places on a first come first served basis.  Please register here to reserve a place.


QITalktime on Liberating Structures      

Date:  5th December 2017, Time:  13.00 - 14.00

You might enjoy our introductory QITalktime on Liberating structures!  Click here


Comments from staff using Liberating Structures

“We adapted TRIZ approach for tackling some issues and to improve quality of few services. The topics discussed were respite services, modified diets, laundry and communication.  It was huge success.  The staff participated in this with enthusiasm. It was fun and a new way of learning. Most importantly every one participated.  And we were able to find areas that we could improve on"   Acting ADON.


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