How to Unleash the Power of Positive Participation

3rd Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mediterrano Restaurant

This session is for anyone who leads and facilitates meetings (or wants to lead meetings!) Advance your toolkit for facilitating and structuring micro-processes.

Liberating structures are intentional processes that surface the knowledge of the room through active engagement in a safe and dynamic manner. Participants will practice a series of liberating structures that are purpose filled with substance and fun. At the end of this event, participants will leave with a valuable toolkit to facilitate a wide range of meetings that include strategic planning, change management, team building, on boarding, leadership development, and much more.

Participants will be able to:

  • Practice different techniques for facilitating positive participation in meetings;
  • Select and build a string of micro-processes to facilitate different types of meetings;
  • Design “riffs” to different liberating structures that are customized for specific contexts and needs of the participants;
  • Network in a dynamic fashion to build positive relationships in a structured organic manner;
  • Enjoy lots of fun in learning a powerful facilitation toolkit.

Join us Thursday, February 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and let your leadership potential shine!


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Check in, casual mingling, delicious lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.       Interactive Workshop
1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Wrap-up and close


$25.00 per adult if you register by February 11th
$30.00 per adult if you register after February 11th
(includes delicious lunch!)


Mediterrano Restaurant
2900 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Meet your Facilitator: Diana J. Wong, Phd, CPLP

Diana believes that with the willingness to learn, people can fulfill their dreams. For over five decades, she collected many lessons from stories in her global life journey that started in Vancouver and then Papua New Guinea, Norway, Massachusetts, China, and many other parts of the world in between. One of her 3-minute stories took 3 days to develop and captured 5 generations of women in her family. Currently, she is the Futrell Fellow of the Center for Professional Development and Associate Professor in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Organization Development at Eastern Michigan University.

As the founder of Sensei Change Associates, LLC, she leads a team to support clients in creating strategic plans, designing organization development processes to implement strategic change, developing leadership competencies for organizational change, and expanding leadership competencies with executive coaching. Her journey includes raising four children in Ann Arbor with her life partner and straddling both coasts to stay connected with family. You can learn more by visiting Diana’s website –