Liberating Structures: Creative approaches to facilitate trust, inclusion, and engagement
facilitated by Kevin Thomas, Learning & Development Manager and and Melissa Breger, Associate Director of Talent Development, Colby College
Thursday, May 2, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration required, register below.
Successful meetings include, engage, and bring out the best ideas in everyone who participates. Yet often, conventional approaches to meetings leave people feeling bored, left out, and unable to generate new ideas. In this 2.5-hour experiential workshop, we’ll explore and experience microstructures called “Liberating Structures” that:
- Facilitate trust
- Encourage lively participation
- Create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute and collaborate
- Can be adapted for use in fostering discussion, brainstorming, decision-meeting, and many other purposes
About the Facilitator
Melissa Breger, Associate Director for Talent Development, Colby College
Melissa describes herself as outgoing, creative and thoughtful. With over 10 years of experience in training and development, Melissa’s passion for developing and delivering learning opportunities stays at the center of her work. She has a depth of experience in providing learning solutions with many industries covering education, healthcare, and national non-profits. Born in Massachusetts, Melissa holds a Master of Science in Organization Development and Strategic HR from Johns Hopkins University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Additionally, she holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional, and Executive Coaching certification from Case Western University.