Date

Jul 12 2022

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

About this event

A practical workshop giving you an introduction to consent-based decision-making and a chance to try it out for yourself.

This workshop is based on your facilitators’ real-life experience of implementing the approach over many years in a business setting. The session will give you a practical, hands-on taster, and enough knowledge to start exploring using consent-based decision-making in your own organisation.

We have priced the workshop to be accessible for individuals and SMEs, but if it is still beyond your reach please get in touch and we’ll see how else we can help you.

We can also arrange a bespoke workshop for your team. Please contact hello@outlandish.com if you’d like to discuss this option.

Consent-based decision-making is one of the core principles of Sociocracy.

Using consent to make decisions helps any kind of organisation achieve buy-in from team members at every level, so people really understand why they are working towards a goal.

Some of the main benefits of consent include:

  • Promoting forward motion and experimentation – finding common ground through consenting to proposals that are ‘good enough for now’
  • Balancing groups and individuals – preventing a majority having power over a minority
  • Including diverse voices – ensuring nobody can be ignored through proposals that are ‘safe enough to try’

At Outlandish, we have used consent as part of our organisational DNA for more than seven years. For us, this approach to gaining buy-in has been invaluable to our success and we want to share our experience and knowledge with others.

Need more convincing? You can read about the benefits of consent and Sociocracy for your organisation and how, when used effectively, it has the power to make radical change safely and quickly.

Outcomes

In this workshop, you will:

  • Gain a good grounding in using the consent process;
  • Explore the difference between voicing a preference and a ‘critical concern’;
  • Interrogate your own needs and those of others in a collaborative way;
  • Meet others exploring new approaches to organising;
  • Clarify personal and organisational next steps.

But don’t take our word for it, this is what one participant said:

Thought-stimulating and uplifting on a personal, practical and strategic level. I’m looking forward to finding out more and implementing.

Who this workshop is designed for

This workshop is aimed at people who are interested in more effective ways of organising and making decisions, and who want to experience the consent process for themselves.

You may be currently working in one of the following positions:

  • Managers and leaders looking to improve their organisation’s ways of working
  • Team leaders wanting to make decisions faster, and with more stakeholder involvement
  • Members of agile teams seeking more inclusive ways of working to help improve their team’s culture
  • Part of a team that wishes to work autonomously and distribute decision making in a safe and supportive way, but you’re not quite there yet.

The workshop is also suitable for consultants who are helping others with organisational development, design, or cultural change, as well as anyone with an interest in Sociocracy.