and Nati Lombardo from the Loomio team in New Zealand are on a rare US
tour, and are stopping here in Eugene (yea!) to offer a workshop on
collaborative culture and non-hierarchical
Whether you're from a start-up or an established operation, a business
or nonprofit or activist group, whether you're an artists' co-op or a
consultancy, if you want to learn more about how to work with less
hierarchy and more collaboration while getting things done, this
offering is for you.
It's also an opportunity to find out who else in town wants to connect
around this way of operating—whether it's called "teal"
or fluid decision making
or whatever other label, and in a variety of contexts.
use this opportunity to nurture a network for mutual support.
Nati & Rich combine storytelling and participation to learn
together about democratic, bottom-up organizing at different scales.
They create a space for reflection, supporting people to take a step
back from their day-to-day work and focus on how they are working
together. They identify common challenges that groups face when they
try to collaborate, and offer tools and processes that have been proven
to overcome these common failure points. Most importantly, they don’t
just tell people about participatory organizing, the group practices it
together, co-creating the workshop and learning by experience.
Rich and Nati have been engaged in the craft of participatory
organizing for more than five years, starting with Occupy in 2011,
for online decision-making built by a worker co-op, used by thousands
of people around the world) and Enspiral
(a network of 250 tech activists experimenting with radical
organizational forms, including making their governance documents
After the workshop, you are invited to stay for a potluck dinner for
further connection. Bring a dish with ingredients labeled, and
your own place setting (dish/silverware); the RAIN
building where we are meeting has a sink and a microwave
but not a full kitchen.
* * *
, so register
via Eventbrite to reserve your spot.
Full support--thank you!
$35 Standard ticket
$20 Discount ticket for limited means
Talk to us. Email Nati
subject line "Eugene event," preferably with a CC to Tree