About this course

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

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

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course introduction

  • 2

    Decision Making

    • Decide how to decide

    • Four decision methods

    • Cheatsheet: 4 decision methods for decentralised teams

    • Make your own decision protocol

    • Team Exercise: Make your own decision protocol

    • Case studies

    • Getting unstuck

    • Distinguish preference from tolerance

    • Extra Resources

  • 3

    A Culture of Growth

    • The self in self-management

    • Exercise: Simple mindful breathing

    • Personal growth mindset

    • Journaling questions

    • Develop a team growth culture

    • Exercise: different working styles

    • Case studies

    • Extra Resources

  • 4

    Digital Communication Tools

    • A shared map of your communications tools

    • Cheatsheet: The trinity of digital comms tools

    • Exercise: Map your communication tools

    • Introducing new tools with care

    • Case study

    • Asynchronous decision-making on Loomio

    • Loomio Workflows

    • Tips for remote teams

    • Extra Resources

  • 5

    Rhythm & Retrospectives

    • Align your priorities with work rhythms

    • Exercise: Rhythm Mapping

    • Retrospectives: stop, reflect, and learn

    • Journaling questions

    • Rhythms in remote teams

    • Tips for online meetings

    • Extra Resources

  • 6

    Relationships of Trust & Care

    • Psychological safety

    • Cheatsheet: Building psychological safety

    • Practices for a new culture

    • Journaling questions

    • Accounting for care

    • Internal support systems

    • Journaling questions

    • Case studies

    • Get unstuck with an external peer

    • Tips for remote teams

    • Extra Resources

  • 7

    Ownership & Roles

    • Roles: Who is working on what

    • Journaling

    • Holding each other accountable

    • Exercise: Accountability mapping

    • Case studies

    • Ownership is not a feeling

    • Extra Resources

  • 8

    Conflict & Feedback

    • Dealing with conflict in your team

    • Journaling questions

    • Case studies

    • Personal approaches to conflict

    • Exercise: Trigger log

    • Giving & receiving feedback

    • Exercise: Clarify your story

    • Tips for remote work

    • Extra Resources

  • 9

    Money & Power Dynamics

    • Including people in money decisions

    • Unpacking money stories

    • Exercise: Unpack your money story

    • Case studies

    • Power dynamics at work

    • Extra Resources

  • 10

    Course conclusion

    • Where to from here?

    • Journaling questions

    • Action Plan

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