Rich and Nati have been supporting non-hierarchical organisations for more than five years, co-founding Loomio (a worker co-op building software for collective decision-making) and Enspiral (a network of self-organising companies).
They're currently touring Korea, USA, Europe, and South America, meeting with all kinds of entrepreneurs, activists, coaches and organizers who are trying to work with less hierarchy and more collaboration: people in democratic workplaces, intentional communities, startups, collectives, and NGOs.
In their journey they've discovered that every group faces common challenges when they try to work non-hierarchically. In this workshop we'll share 8 collaboration patterns that have been proven to help groups overcome these common failure points, from group culture, to technology, decision-making and flattening power imbalances.
Most importantly, they don’t just tell people about participatory organizing, they practice it together, co-creating the workshop and learning by experience. You can bring your real challenges that you are facing in your team, organisation, or collective and we'll work together to design solutions you can try immediately.
“Through these patterns I could see how my past adventures with non-hierarchical groups had fallen apart. It gave me new ideas to bring back to my own fledgling cooperative. I imagine that everyone in the room was experiencing a similar revelation; the uncovering of something known but also unnamed, the implicit patterns that are present in every group of humans, which so often are never identified, seemed here to be explicit, finally.” Drew Hornbein, Good Good Work
Read more about the training Find more information about Loomio and their workshop on their website.
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To maximise accessibility, there is a sliding scale of ticket prices. If you can't afford a discounted ticket, but you really want to be there, send an email to [email protected]. Scholarships are available. Spaces are limited.