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Collaboration Rhythms: 4 beats for effective teamwork
Collaboration Rhythms: 4 beats for effective teamwork

Collaboration Rhythms: 4 beats for effective teamwork

2 Weeks Course - Oct 10 -Oct 19 Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7pm CET

Time & Location

10 Oct 2023, 17:30 CEST – 19 Oct 2023, 19:00 CEST


About the event

Picture a band. The drummer, guitarist, and vocalist—everyone brings their unique skill to the table. But for the magic to happen, they need to sync their rhythms. Self-led teams are no different. They're full of talent, but when everyone marches to a different drumbeat, you get chaos—not music.

If your team is out of sync you may be experiencing:

  • Slow decision-making processes that crush your initiative.
  • Tedious meetings that you would rather avoid.
  • Constant change without an overarching sense of direction.
  • Misunderstandings about who is responsible for what.
  • Making mistakes without learning the lessons.
  • Information overload, swamped with emails & notifications on all channels.
  • Mistrust, gossip, arguments and office politics.

Guess what? collaboration is not about working harder, it’s about tuning your meeting rhythms to be more effective.

In this course, we'll guide you through the 4 essential Collaboration Rhythms:

  1. Connect 🤝: proactively build and maintain trust.
  2. Plan 🗓️: separate tactics from strategy. Align on the direction, and delegate the details.
  3. Work  🛠️: use Agile cycles and processes to distribute tasks, visualise work-in-progress, and create accountability.
  4. Reflect 🤔: regular retrospectives for continuous learning and improvement.

What You'll Get:

🎯 Four Interactive Calls: over 2 weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7pm CET. Each call will delve into one of the rhythms. We'll blend theory with hands-on activities, making sure you leave with some practical ideas you can apply right away.

📘 Comprehensive Worksheets: You'll receive downloadable templates and worksheets that you can use to keep the rhythms going long after the course.

💡 Expert Tips and Tricks: Learn from our expertise and experience of successfully implementing the rhythm in our own teams.

👩‍🚀 Peer Support: Meet a community of like-minded folks who are all about innovative ways of team collaboration.

Ready to turn dissonance into harmony? We can't wait to groove with you! Take the leap today and invite your team into a future where everyone dances to the same beat 🥁

Your Guides: 

Richard Bartlett

He's enthusiastic about co-ownership, self-governance and building relationships of partnership instead of domination to create collaborative workplaces.

He has a unique way of seeing patterns and speaking about complexity in simple words.

He’s the author of Microsolidarity, co-founder of The Hum and Loomio. And Director of the Enspiral Foundation.

Natalia Lombardo 

Born in Argentina, now based in Europe. Her background is in community development, permaculture and creative activism. She has more than a decade of experience working in self-organising teams. As a facilitator, coach and consultant, she helps groups to cultivate a collaborative culture through behavioral change and peer-to-peer support. She is a co-founder of The Hum, and member of the Enspiral network.

What people say about our course:

“The training was the perfect way to equip our team with tools to overcome challenges of organising in a decentralised and value-driven way. “ Irem Tumer, Youth Leadership and Participation UNFPA

“These two really know what they are talking about. They learned their lessons through experience and it shows - they are able to communicate them in a concise, useful and easy-to-understand way to others.” Ulrich Schur

“As a result of the course we've embarked upon an exciting 6-month-long process of organisational improvement.  It's been amazing to be given some of the structures we need to address the issues we're facing as we grow.  Thanks a lot!” Anna Sidwell, software engineer, Carbon Co-op


We will meet for 4x 90min calls on ZOOM, at 5:30-7pm CET on:

- Tuesday Oct 10th

- Thursday  Oct 12th

- Tuesday Oct 17th

- Thursday  Oct 19th

The calls will be recorded and shared with all participants the day after.


To make this workshop more accessible we have a tiered ticket price €180/ €220/ €260. We have limited availability, please choose the ticket price according to your financial circumstances.

We provide part and full scholarships for people working on social impact projects. If you would like to apply please fill in this form, and we will be in touch.


  • Higher income/Org funded

    This ticket is intended for you if your organisation is paying and/or if you earn more more than a living wage in Europe (€23,000/yr)

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    This ticket is intended for people who earn the equivalent a living wage in Europe (approx €23,000/yr)

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  • Lower income

    This ticket is intended for people who earn less than the equivalent of a living wage in Europe (less than €23,000/yr)

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