Training: Patterns for
Decentralised Organising

April 26th.  9.30AM-5PM.  Kinning Park Complex GLASGOW

This 1 day training is ideal for people working with less hierarchy and more collaboration: cooperatives, self-managing teams, Teal organisations, flat NGOs, Agile teams, innovation units, startups…

If you’re growing shared leadership, participatory decision-making and mutual accountability, we can help.

Patterns for Decentralised Organising


We believe that your organisational structure must be custom-fit to the specific needs and objectives of the people you work with. We don’t have a blueprint or recipe that you can cut-and-paste onto your organisation. Instead, we offer patterns.


These are lenses that reveal new insights into your organisational challenges. We share practical solutions that we’ve tried on ourselves, and collaborative practices we’ve curated from other decentralised teams.

We prioritise culture and relationships ahead of tools and processes.

About this Training

We introduce the 10 Patterns for Decentralised Organising, considering all the components that support a thriving collaborative workplace. We'll take a deeper dive into some of the crucial issues that can make or break your team: decision-making, interpersonal skills and power dynamics.

We will bring insightful training material and engaging exercises, hosting team dialogues to understand how the patterns apply in your context.


We will get into the real work of co-designing your next experiment in organisational improvement.



  • Learn about all 10 Patterns for Decentralised Organising

  • Practice different methods for decision making, like the advice process and consent protocol.

  • Unpack the power dynamics of decentralised organising.

  • Get into the real work of co-designing your next experiment in organisational improvement.

  • When multiple team members participate together, you'll develop shared language and understanding of your organising challenges.

Our training method


We combine four elements:


  • Our knowledge is rooted in our lived experience in our own organisations at the forefront of collaborative work practice.


  • We bring examples from different groups around the world, as well as research from academic studies.


  • We host participatory learning exercises for participants to reflect on how these lessons apply in their group context.


  • We don’t arrive with predetermined solutions, instead we facilitate conversations for people to co-design solutions that are right for them.

In our experience, this is the most effective way for engaging people in organisational change and committing together to improve the group culture and structure.


This training is designed for individuals, but it will be even more valuable if you can bring multiple team members to participate together. If you want to bring 3 or more people from your team, contact us for a team discount.

We offer a sliding scale for ticket prices to increase accessibility - please choose according to your circumstances.

Coffee & snacks provided: BYO lunch. Wheelchair accessible venue. Contact us with any questions, we’re happy to help :)

Kinning Park Complex,
43 Cornwall Street