Online Course:
Patterns for
Decentralised Organising

If you are trying to organise in a collaborative team, you may be asking yourself:

  • “How do we include people in decisions without spending so much time in meetings?”

  • “How do we set priorities, distribute tasks and stay aligned on shared goals?”

  • “If we don’t have managers, how do we get feedback, resolve conflict and stay accountable?”

Your Guides

Together, we’ve established our own self-governing workplaces, and we’ve shared our knowledge with thousands of people in training workshops in 20+ countries around the world.

The lessons we share come from our direct lived experience working in teams that have been pioneering new ways of organising since 2011.

Nati - She helps groups to cultivate a nourishing collaborative culture through values-driven behavioral change and relationships of peer-to-peer support. She is a co-owner of the Loomio Cooperative, member of Enspiral, and founder of the Newtown Tool Library.

Rich -  is passionate about co-ownership, self-management, collaborative governance, and other ways of sneaking anarchism into respectable places. He is a cofounder of tech co-op Loomio, and a member & director of the Enspiral network of self-organising companies.

In this online course we’ll show you how to create self-governing teams that are highly effective, non-hierarchical and nourishing to work in.

This is a practical in-depth guide to new ways of working, from people who have been immersed in decentralised organisations for a decade.

What you'll get

You will find practical guidance on how your team can share leadership, distribute decision-making, stay aligned on priorities, deal with conflict, and create a thriving culture that cares for everyone.

You will immediately get a much clearer understanding of your team challenges, and you will benefit from team practices that have been tested and proven in other workplaces.

When you join a cohort you will be connected with a network of peers who are learning together and supporting each other. And you can connect with The Hum team to get our personal feedback on your situation.

Most importantly, you will leave the course with an implementation plan to try some immediate changes in your team, and to get into a habit of continuous improvement in your organisation.

Course curriculum

Choose your learning path

If you want to learn with your team in a Self-study or Guided way, contact us for team discounts and options.


Access the content at any time and follow it at your own pace. You get:

  • A Decentralised Team Assessment 

  • 30 video lessons explaining how to respond to the most pressing challenges of decentralised organising

  • 9 Exercises to integrate the lessons into your own experience

  • 18 Practices you can use in your organisation

  • 15 Case studies from other teams

  • 45 links to curated resources for you to dive deep into all the topics

  • 1 year of unlimited access to all videos, exercises and resources so you can review the lessons any time

Price €180

tax included

Guided program

Connect with trainers from The Hum and with other learners in a 7-week program. Together we’ll work through one module per week.

You get everything in the Self Study course, plus:

  • Weekly videocalls with The Hum team for Q&A and group discussions

  • Option to join a small learning group of peers for support and accountability

  • Access the members-only discussion forum to share with others and get feedback on your specific situation

We have not finalised the dates for the next Guided Program. Subscribe for updates if you want to be notified when we open the next cohort.

Price €720

tax included

When you buy a course you are contributing to our scholarship fund.

We provide scholarships for low income people working on social impact projects, who wouldn't otherwise have access. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, fill in this form.

What course participants say

"I stopped feeling like my team was the only one that was struggling with power dynamics. The training gave us the courage to start talking about how these issues turn up in our team and what to do about them.“

Anja Adler, Open State

"Nati & Rich talk about decentralised patterns with such passion and deep insight - not only is it a pleasure and inspiration to listen to them but also very useful and applicable advice."


Ulrich Schur, Enspiral

"As a co-op governance geek, who has been around the block a few times; who thought I'd seen it all... I was excited, challenged and inspired by the work of The Hum."

Mark Simmonds, Platform 6 Development Cooperative

"The most dramatic impact has been on my personal life: by "hacking"
daily stand-up and retrospective into a "daily emotional review" [me and my partner] have really got to another level of connection in our relationship".

Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Pixelache

If you have any questions or want more information about this online course contact us at: or fill out our contact form.