Join us for our Experience Prosocial course! This will be a practical, fun and transformational learning journey. Together we will explore the question “How can we build more trust and collaboration in the groups and networks we care about?”
Over 8 weeks, we will experientially introduce the Prosocial ARC process - an approach to enhancing collaboration that makes use of ideas drawn from cultural evolutionary theory, Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel prize-winning design principles for groups, and the science of behaviour change. You will learn how to help groups align around a stronger shared sense of identity, understanding, and purpose, as well as discover the key factors affecting trust and collaborative success in groups and networks.
Each week we will meet for 1 hour as a whole group to introduce key content; then you will have the option of attending one or more 90-minute smaller group conversations, which are more like workshops.
The course will unfold organically in response to the needs and interests of students, but always holding in mind our core question. We will introduce the basics in the first weeks, then respond to the themes that emerge from the community conversations.
Just as Prosocial is designed to mimic the naturally self-organising processes of life, this course will evolve in response to your passions and needs. There will be opportunities for sub-groups to form around particular sectors or questions, and pursue their own interests. There will also be an opportunity for you to complete a hands-on project to enhance a group or network that you are passionate about.
At the end of the course, you will have a broad understanding of an emerging tool for working with complexity in human systems, and you will have joined a global community of people using Prosocial to make a difference. If you want to learn what Prosocial is and how it can aid you in your work in an applied and meaningful way, this is your next step.
The total time commitment is 3.5 hours per week.
This consists of a one hour ‘content’ call outlining key ideas and engaging in Q&A, a 1.5 hour ‘community call’ to collectively reflect upon and discuss the materials, and approximately 1 hour per week in reading or preparatory materials. (You are welcome to attend more than one community call if you wish.)
|Session||Americas/Aust Weekly Webinar (1hr) and Community Call (75 mins) 6pm-8.30pm New York/ 10am-12.30pm (next day - Sydney)||Europe/Aust Weekly Webinar (1hr) and Community Call (75 mins) 8:30am-11am London/7:30pm-10pm (Sydney)|
|Week 1||Tues 24th Jan New York/Wed 25th Jan Sydney||Thurs 26th Jan London/Sydney|
|Week 2||Tues 31st Jan New York/Wed 1st Feb Sydney||Thurs 2nd Feb London/Sydney|
|Week 3||Tues 7th Feb New York/Wed 8th Feb Sydney||Thurs 9th Feb London/Sydney|
|Week 4||Tues 14th Feb New York/Wed 15th Feb Sydney||Thurs 16th Feb London/Sydney|
|Week 5||Tues 21st Feb New York/Wed 22nd Feb Sydney||Thurs 23rd Feb London/Sydney|
|Week 6||Tues 28th Feb New York/Wed 1st Mar Sydney||Thurs 2nd Mar London/Sydney|
|Week 7||Tues 7th Mar New York/Wed 8th Mar Sydney||Thurs 9th Mar London/Sydney|
|Week 8||Tues 14th Mar New York/Wed 15th Mar Sydney||Thurs 16th Mar London/Sydney|
Because we practice both systemic and emergent approaches through Prosocial, this is a responsive course that we will build with you. Each journey is unique to the people coming together for it, however, wherever our journeying takes us, at the end of the 8 weeks you will:
Group discounts available (10% for 2, 15% for 3-4, 20% for 5 or more). Please contact email@example.com to arrange.