Friday 27.9. 15:00-18:15
CULTURAL CENTRE CAISA – AUDITORIUM
The conference will open with a fast paced symposium featuring 7 speakers. They will attempt in short presentations to highlight some relevant ideas around POWER, MONEY & CONFLICT within decentralised organisations. They expand on some of the patterns introduced during Social Tools 2018. The presentations are buidling furthermore a common framework for the more hands-on workshops on the following days.
Speakers include Sophie Bustamante, Stacco Troncoso/Ann Marie Utratel (Guerillia Translation / P2P Foundation), Minna Henriksson & Karolina Kucia (Kiila / Nightschoolers.org), Owen Kelly (Pixelache/Cultural Democracy), Cindy Kohtala (Aalto University / OSCE), Outi Kuittinen (Demos Helsinki), and Markus Linnalampi of the Sociocracy 3.0 based company Codento.
The conference will continue in an informal way at a bar located near the conference venue. Speakers will be available for questions and discussions.
The Symposium is free of charge but requires a sign-up.
TOWARDS DISCO –
THE DISTRIBUTED COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION
SATURDAY 29.9. 11:00-18:00
This workshop will focus on the DisCO – the distributed Cooperative Organization.Taking Guerillia Translation as a case study, Ann Marie and Stacco will talk about their ideas of an Open Cooperative model. The workshop will discuss different models of contribution tracking and compensation within such decentralised organisations. How to deal with paid, pro bono and volunteer work that usually occur in parallel in decentralised organisation? What about the “invisible” or care labour within such groups and organisations?
INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFLICT RESOLUTION PATTERN LANGUAGE
SUNDAY 28.9. 11:00-18:00
This workshop expands on the Social Tools 2018 workshop “12 Patterns of Decentralised Organising” by Nat & Rich from Loomio / Enspiral. It will put special focus on pattern 5 and 6: Keep Talking about Power and Conflict is Inevitable – Learn How to Deal with it.
The workshop will introduce the Conflict Resolution Pattern Language. Participants will be shown how to apply these patterns to their own contexts at multiple levels in an ecosystem.
The workshop host is conflict researcher and facilitator Sofia Bustamante.
She will introduce an approach based on living systems, peacework, martial arts, neuroscience and therapeutic fields. Sofia will show:
– How to proactively respond to greater and greater levels of conflict in groups
– Introduce means for a collective to design their own conflict response protocols
– Bust myths around conflict resolution preventing groups from engaging early in conflict
– Show participants how to apply these principles at different scales for distributed teams.
Participants will come away with:
– More confidence in the ability to address difficult conversations
– Less fear of conflict
– A better understanding of how to shift from blame oriented to a more generative culture
– An understanding of how to address stuck situations
– Tools and practices to embed this in teams
SOCIAL TOOLS TRAINING CIRCLE NO. 6
MONDAY 11.11. 17:30-20:30
Knowledge obtained in a symposium or a workshop hardly becomes practice when it is not rehearsed, repeated and trained. We therefore introduced after the Social Tools 2018 conference a training circle that took up specific patterns of decentralised organising and practiced it – in a friendly peer to peer learning atmosphere.
We want to continue the training circle in 2019/2020 in which we will follow up on some topics or patterns that are addressed during Social Tools 2019.