Who said reflection was all about sitting in a circle and talking about feelings?

This 4-hour immersive workshop invites you to experience first-hand the power of simple structures to make reflection highly purposeful, participatory, and engaging. We will draw from Amizade’s 25-year experience facilitating reflection on GSL programming as well as incorporate new frontiers we are exploring integrating Liberating Structures design principles into our reflective practice model. Together, we will notice and disrupt conventional ways of facilitating reflection and rapidly learn and practice 4-6 new ways to structure group interaction. This will include processes to help groups improve understanding, strengthen relationships, engage in collaborative problem-solving, and make thoughtful effective decisions.


Date: Friday, September 20th
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Location: KST’s The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206Cost per person: $100
Registration Closed

Participants receive a discount code of  $15 for Amizade 25 upon the completion of the application process

Workshop Objectives:

  • Develop awareness of the underlying, essential microstructures that are present in every reflective session.
  • Practice techniques to stop facilitating reflection in ways that stifle, exclude, and over-control.
  • Experience 4-6 new structures and explore ways that they are useful for a wide variety of contexts, challenges, and topics.
  • Connect with Amizade Site Directors, partners, and community members to share challenges, successes, and advice around facilitating experiential and GSL programming.