Going Horizontal  [28-29-30 May 2019]

Creating a non-hierarchical organization, one practice at a time

Do you want to:
° reflect on your organizational culture
° reflect on its way to (more consciously) self-organise?
° discover new, easy to use daily micro-practices to build this culture?

You are open to:
° share your own practices
° see where they benefit from some upgrade or improvement?

Join us in this super practical and highly participatory training with Samantha Slade! Samantha is co-founder of Percolab, a self-governing company, since 10 years dedicated to live and impact the future of work. Percolab does this through learning, experimenting and prototyping in their own team and working with government, companies, organizations and start-ups. Samantha’s book Going Horizontal. Creating a non-hierarchical organization, one practice at a time has been released Nov. 27th.

Who is this training for?

° People who read inspirational books like Re-inventing Organisations and who want to know where to start.°
° People who have been trying things out, and want to strengthen and deepen their experiments.
° People who are interested in bringing new ways of working in organizations – all types, all sectors.
° People from all organisational levels because we want to enhance the diversity in the room. Each person brings their specific and      unique organizational context into the activities of the training.

Purpose of this workshop series:

° Becoming more aware of our unconscious mainstream ways of organizing
° Develop new habits and practices from a non-hierarchical paradigm
° Re-connect with our natural way of working

Day-to-day self-organisation

From new meeting practices to distribution of roles

In moving from central power to self-organisation and self-management meetings and conversations are – and stay – the backbone of organizational culture. Our mainstream meeting culture is hierarchical, but it is actually possible to have meetings while also building trust and engagement. We will share and teach 6 specific techniques – easy but critical – for sharing responsibilities and accountabilities and for strengthening autonomy.
Starting with self-organisation is an ongoing journey until all the work is released into roles and responsibilities and all take care of the whole – away from limited job descriptions.

Governance in self-organisation

Transparency – openness – decision making

Moving away from hierarchy (all decisions taken up high), self-organisation doesn’t mean that we now need to sit with everybody until everyone agrees (consensus) nor that we let it all happen in chaos.
The workshop will speak about different areas in organizations where you can open up the working culture: eg. micro-practices for communication and sharing, good enough to try methods, financial transparency… Ultimately, governance is about conscious decision-making, on both the individual and collective level. You will experience, among others, the  advice process and Generative Decision Making.

Learning & development and conflict in self-organisation

Personal leadership – relational culture – conflict resolution

Engaging on the journey from a dis-engaged to an engaged culture means also growing the relational culture. To make this happen several skill sets are needed:
Personal skills: building self awareness and self-acceptance – stepping up, having the courage to initiate new ways of working – recognizing our personal habits
Interpersonal skills: building more and better relationships – supporting each other – having the difficult conversations – and more
Team – organizational skills: the practice of collective sense-making

The workshop is in English, but small practice groups can be in Dutch or French or… Together, we will take care of translations where needed – that’s collective intelligence in practice!

– All days from 9.30 (welcome at 9.00) till 17.00
– Each day:

  • sharing our context, questions and challenges
  • discovering different patterns, models and practices
  • practicing, peer coaching
  • reflecting together, individual and collective sense-making in relation to your own workplace

Location: Herenthoutsesteenweg 196, 2560 Nijlen, Belgium

Prices and Payment:
Included in the price: coffee, tea and healthy snacks in the breaks, organic lunch, workshop fee, documents, links and overview document afterwards.

For this training you can choose between two payment approaches:

  1. You engage with the shared economy and you make an initial, basic payment of € 95,- excl. VAT per day when registering. During the workshop you decide on the additional amount, based on the overall budget that we will transparently present and on your personal financial possibilities.You will pay this additional amount the next day after the workshop.
  2. Fixed standard prices for business or social-profit; including early bird prices when registered and paid before April 30.
3 days Before 30/04/2019
Shared econonomy 285
Fixed prices 750 -15%
all prices in euros, excl.VAT of 21%

Payment before 30/04/2019 gives a discount off 15% on the fixed prices.