Autonomy at Work Week

Book yourself onto all three webinars in our Autonomy at Work and get £10 off!

The webinars during this week include An Introduction to Sociocracy & Better Decision Making 2pm - 4.30pm on 17 March, How to thrive in a Self-Managed Team 10.30am - 1pm on 20 March, and Just Don’t Call it Conflict Resolution 2pm - 4.30pm on 24 March.

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Sociocracy & Better Decision Making 

  • An introduction to Sociocracy 
  • One or two rounds of proposals to get realistic experience of how to apply it
  • Practical guidance on how you can use it in your organisation or team

How to thrive in a Self-Managed Team

  • Short lectures
  • Participatory exercises in small breakout rooms
  • Facilitated group discussions
  • An advance short written exercise for participants to share in our small group discussions
  • The main challenges an individual faces in a self-managed team
  • Importance of self-awareness, emotional regulation, empathy, and communication skills (listening, communicating clearly, giving and receiving feedback) 
  • The ideas of individual and collective growth mindset, and how we can develop our empathy through understanding the work styles and needs of others

Just Don’t Call it Conflict Resolution

  • An introduction: Thinking about conflict along a continuum from “Run away!” to Confrontation
  • An exploration: What is more important to you: your relationship with the other party or achieving your goals?
  • A review: ‘Getting to Yes’ on negotiation techniques based on principle, not power
  • A practice: Have a go at running a ‘Retrospective’

Sociocracy & Better Decision Making 

  • An understanding of what Sociocracy is
  • First hand experience of a Sociocratic proposal
  • A tool that you could use to facilitate genuine change in your organisation

How to thrive in a Self-Managed Team

  • A better understanding of the personal challenges we all face in a self-managed environment; your work style and that of others in your team; and how to foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Tips for developing your self-awareness, growth mindset, and for giving and receiving feedback
  • Practices you can use and share with your team

Just Don’t Call it Conflict Resolution

  • Increased awareness of a range of different responses to conflict situations
  • Some knowledge of the pros and cons of different conflict resolution styles
  • A brief review of ‘Getting to Yes’ by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury on Techniques of Principled Negotiation
  • Experience of the different steps involved in using a Retrospective technique to resolve team conflicts

Sociocracy & Better Decision Making 

  • People that like to get things done, rather than talk about it
  • Organisations who are committed to spreading power across the organisation

How to thrive in a Self-Managed Team

  • Anyone interested or already working in a self-managed/horizontal/decentralised work environment

Just Don’t Call it Conflict Resolution

  • This workshop will be useful for anyone working in a team and/or collectively who wishes to improve their understanding of why conflicts erupt and what to do about it.

Sociocracy & Better Decision Making 

Kayleigh Walsh is a member of Outlandish, a worker co-op using technology to make the world a better place. She’s been using Sociocracy for over four years and can speak honestly about why it works, how to use it, and what to watch out for if you’re willing to give it a try.

How to Thrive in a Self-Managed Team

Nati Lombardo & Rich Bartlett have been immersed in Decentralised Organisations for a decade, as they co-founded Loomio, a co-operative social enterprise building tools for collective decision-making. They are also members of Enspiral a network of self-organising companies. And they support self-organising teams to thrive through training, coaching and consulting with TheHum.

Just Don’t Call it Conflict Resolution

Kate has been working in and with co-ops of all kinds for over 30 years, both here and overseas. She is the author of ‘from conflict to co-operation’ a series of illustrated booklets addressing how to deal with those inevitable conflicts and how to avoid unnecessary ones. Kate has worked with some of the UK’s largest worker co-ops, including Infinity, Delta-T, Essential Trading, and Unicorn Co-operative Grocery. She is also a member of The Bristol Cable and Bristol Credit Union.


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