Enspiral Org Academy
September 5-8th 2019, BELGIUM
You are invited to a 4-day residential training to dive deep into decentralised organisation.
An immersive practical training in decentralised organising, self-managing teams and distributed governance.
Expand your thinking
with fresh ideas for a different kind of workplace.
Grow your capacity to lead
and innovate with new practices to adopt.
Learn useful processes
and tools you can bring back to your team.
Who is EOA 2019 for?
The Enspiral Org Academy is for people who are already working in non-hierarchical environments, or just starting their journey into self-management. You might be a founder, coach, manager, organisational designer, or community builder.
How can we build organisations that are full
of inspired, engaged people ready to lead?
How do we create radically collaborative,
caring workplaces where people thrive?
If you are asking these questions and ready to take the step into practice,
these are your people.
What you can expect
An intimate space where you will be supported to pause & reflect, but also encouraged to stretch yourself to your learning edge.
Lived, practical experience of non-hierarchical ways of working alongside experienced practitioners who can help you tweak and troubleshoot challenges.
A toolkit of methodologies and practices to take back into your working context with an understanding of underlying patterns and how to shift them.
Knowledge from research and case studies of other organisations experimenting with radical forms of management and work culture.
A unique opportunity to hear from the many organisational experiments we’ve implemented at Enspiral; we’ll share the highs as well as the lows.
Deep new connections with brilliant inspiring people aligned in work and purpose.
What will we cover?
We’ve prepared a selection of facilitated training sessions to share what we’ve learned about some of the most difficult challenges of collaborative organisation:
Decision-making: protocols and practices for making quick, inclusive decisions
growing trust & psychological safety; developing relational skills
new paradigm mindsets; designing orgs for wellbeing and development
identifying group power dynamics to move beyond hidden hierarchies
distributing work; accountability practices; balancing alignment & autonomy
co-budgeting; and the psychology
of financial collaboration
... and more
When and where is it?
You’ll arrive in time for a 4.30pm start on Thursday September 5th, and finish after lunch on Sunday 8th.
We will be staying together at Drongen Abbey. People have been gathering at this peaceful spot for more than 1100 years. It's an ancient site of reflection and shared learning, surrounded by 10 hectares of park and river.
Hosted by Enspiral members
Bringing years of lived experience in new ways of working.
Distributed governance nerd and organisational designer. Coordinator at DGOV Foundation.
She straddles the worlds of technology, organisations and people to design systems that self-organise. She enjoys turning the theoretical into practice. She loves helping teams be bigger than the sum of their parts.
She helps groups to cultivate a collaborative culture through values-driven behavioural change. Her focus is the self in self-organising, how to thrive as individuals in the collaborative future of work.
Part of the Greater Than team. A creative producer, writer and business owner who has helped many Enspiral initiatives start and grow since 2012.
He serves as a director and advisor to several startups, and loves to get new ideas off the ground - including driving the creation of the Better Work Together book.
Richard D. Bartlett
He's passionate about co-ownership, self-management, collaborative governance, and other ways of sneaking anarchism into respectable places.