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Online Course:
Patterns for
Self-organising Teams

Learn at Your Own Pace

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 benefit from team practices that have been tested and proven in other workplaces.

Course Details

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

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

  • 30 Exercises & practices you can use to integrate the lessons in your organisation.

  • 45 links to curated resources & case studies for you to dive deep into the topics.

  • Unlimited access so you can review the lessons any time.

Price €280

incl. tax

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.

Course Content

Our full course material includes video lessons + case studies + exercises to integrate the lessons + team practices & links to curated resources for your team to go deeper on each topic.

Price €280

incl. tax

If you have any unanswered questions, fill in our contact form or email

If you want to learn with your team, check out the group options and get in touch.

If you prefer learning with others in live and interactive sessions, we have guided programs.

Rich 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 source of Microsolidarity, co-founder of The Hum and Loomio. And Director of the Enspiral Foundation. 
Nati 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.

Your Guides

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

Power Dynamics

Understand how to navigate the complex status dynamics that emerge in all groups

Continuous Improvement

Get the habit of consistent & intentional learning in individuals and teams

Rhythms & Priorities

Stay aligned on priorities and distribute tasks between team members

Mutual Care & Growth

Create a psychologically safe culture where everyone feels cared for

Conflict & Feedback

Develop interpersonal skills to be more confident to hold difficult conversations

Decision Making

Access collective intelligence with efficient methods for inclusive decision-making

Learning Outcomes

What people say about us

Irem Tumer


"The training was the perfect way to equip our team with tools to overcome challenges of organizing in a decentralised and value-driven way. Rich and Nati guided the journey with commitment and positivity at every step and we supported us with their vast experience and knowledge. The atmosphere of safety and trust they created was inspiring and set the tone for our follow-up plans."

Sean Andrew

Forum for the Future

Nicola Round

Adfree Cities

“Participating in The Hum's course brought home and demystified questions of what new forms of governance and organising for change can look and feel like. Their way of grounding theory into practice through simple and clear language, applied learning opportunities and sharing examples from the field encouraged me to try new things out in my own organisational context." 


"I have come away from the course understanding that deciding to have a flat structure was just the first step for us. There is a lot of work to be done to build the structures and processes that we need to thrive. The Hum has given us the tools and the inspiration to help us on this journey. I feel much more confident about trying new ways of organising."

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