BETTER TEAMS: Decision Making in the New Era of Work

Next cohort: from 10 October - 31 October 2018

4-week immersive online course
Practical knowledge and tools to make better decisions
Powered by enspiral Accredited by Loomio

How are you making
decisions in your organisation?

Do you want your team to start making decisions without you, yet they lack confidence, tools and frameworks?

Is your team becoming paralyzed trying to reach consensus through never-ending discussions and ineffective meetings?

Do you feel like your management is making all decisions and telling your team how to implement them without an in depth understanding of the context?

Do you have a surface level ‘collaborative process’ which takes time and energy only for completely different decisions to filter back down from management?

We all have faced these kind of problems around making fast and efficient decisions.

In this immersive online course, you will:
  • 1

    Know what type of decision making tool to use for which decisions

  • 2

    Decide how to decide

  • 3

    Learn from the world’s leading experts

  • 4

    Master five decision making processes

  • 5

    Become adept at using cutting edge decision making software Loomio


MJ Kaplan - partner at The Ready, owner at Loomio and formerly associate Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and adjunct professor at Brown University talks about how important better decision making is for organisations.

You and your team will save time for the things that matter - both at work and in your personal lives

Next cohort:

10 October - 31 October 2018

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If you keep the status quo, you will continue to:

Spend hours in ineffective meetings

Witness people unaccountable and not responsible

Operate in uncertainty and indecisiveness

Limit your growth

Be afraid of making decisions and therefore minimize learning

Witness a drop in engagement and productivity

We assume you don’t want any of this.

Here's how we will show you a better way to work in 4 weeks...

A new topic every week

Why is it important to change the way we make decisions?

Collective intelligence and diverse voices. Decision making frameworks.

Decisions Fast and Slow?

Frameworks in action. Intersecting new ways of working with better decision making.

Amazing collaborative decisions

Consent and consensus. Building approaches into your team and organization. We show you how to take decisions to a new level on Loomio.

Who decides what, when & how can people get the confidence to decide?

Participatory leadership and facilitation for quality. Roles, accountability, rhythm and cadence.

At the end of 4 weeks, you will have mastered the most crucial aspect of operating in the New Era of Work! And, you will be able to facilitate your team's progress towards greater agility and fantastic results with your decision making process.

Weekly flow

Tuesday content live sessions
  • Two and a half hour content live sessions every Tuesday
  • Practical exercises
  • Work in small groups
  • Interview with a world leading expert on decision making
  • Discuss the theme of the week
Small working groups
  • Teams of up to 3 or 4 people
  • Work together on the week’s assignment
  • Self-organized

How it Works

Online and synchronous

You’ll have set meeting times with your cohort over video chat.

Small groups

You’ll work and form connections with your fellow participants through small rotating groups each week.

Guest lectures by industry experts

We’ll invite world leadings experts to share their insights with you.

Strong commitment needed

In order to master decision making for the new era of work, you’ll have to commit to attending the online weekly meetings and doing the work.

International team

You’ll work with people from all over the world in multiple time zones. Make sure to be punctual.

Accredited by Loomio

On completion of the training you will be an accredited Loomio consultant. This means you will be certified to offer services around Loomio to your client.

Make decisions without meetings.

Loomio is an app that helps people make decisions together. Using Loomio saves time, gives clear outcomes, and keeps everything in one place.

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Highly collaborative

All you need is a good internet connection, a camera, and the will to participate.

Truly digital experience

We use several tools, such as Slack, Zoom, Loomio and Google Apps to connect with the community and deliver the assignments..

Meet the Coaches

Susan Basterfield

Susan Basterfield's purpose is to end suffering in the workplace. She is a catalyst and convener, helping individuals and organizations worldwide experiment with new ways of working and being to actualize the workplace of the future. She brings over 25 years of work experience leading IT organizations - from startups to multinationals - and works across many sectors, industries, and countries.

Susan is based in New Zealand where she is Foundation Catalyst and Ambassador for Enspiral, a network at the forefront of new ways of working.

Kate Beecroft

Kate Beecroft is a member of Enspiral, a founder of the Golden Pandas livelihood pod and a founding partner of which develops software for participatory financial governance including

Kate is a facilitator and coach and has recently been working in Berlin, London and Barcelona, running workshops and trainings that draw together practitioners and theorists interested in self management and cooperative entrepreneurship.

She believes the principles of self management can help strengthen an emerging new economy where people create structures that serve them Talk to her about collectives, communities and cooperatives, literature and cooking.

Ian Borges

Ian Borges is Co-founder at LeadWise, Partner at Semco Style Institute and Lifestyle Strategist. Before that, Ian was Head of Digital and Communications for L’Oréal in Brazil, leading digital strategy, media investments and content marketing. In the past years, he left the corporate world to help individuals to live more meaningful lives with freedom and purpose. He believes we need to make work life awesome. Today, he travels the world as a Digital Nomad, transforming organizations and peoples realities through consulting, training, coaching, mentoring and life hacking.


Decision Making Webinar

Webinar with Mary O’Keefe, Agile coach, Cynefin expert, and Decision-making Guru hosted by Kate Beecroft and Susan Basterfield.

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Decision Making in the New Era of Work $ 799 USD EARLY BIRD $ 399 USD Apply now

Program admission is by application only.


The course

What is LeadWise Academy?

LeadWise Academy is a new type of learning experience. You’ll work with a small group of like-minded, motivated individuals through live sessions, group and personal work. It couples the best of in-person education (live interaction, accountability, strong connections), with the best of online education (the ability to connect with like-minded leaders from all over the world). We are inspired by the learning experiences created by u.Lab and altMBA.

Who is it for?

LeadWise Academy is for you if you want to up your leadership game and you want to change how work works. Maybe you’re a leader at a large company, an individual contributor at a startup, a freelancer, an entrepreneur, a consultant, a corporate escapee. Perhaps you work in tech, retail, finance, education, manufacturing or another industry. You might have five years of experience or 50. All levels of experience are welcome.

When does the program take place?

We are taking applications for the next cohort, which will take place 10 - 31 October, 2018. We will organize another session by the end of the year. If you need more information, drop us a message here.

What is the time commitment?

You should expect to spend 10 hours a week for a total of 4 weeks on this program.

What will I get for my $ and time investment?

You’ll expand and deepen your understanding of self-management. You’ll learn to use the tools that provide the technological backbone to make self-management possible across different locations. You’ll create and deliver real world processes based on the tenets of self-organization. In addition, you’ll create relationships with like-minded leaders from around the world.

What is Loomio?

Loomio is an app that helps people make decisions together. Using Loomio saves time, gives clear outcomes, and keeps everything in one place.

What is Enspiral?

Enspiral is a global network of entrepreneurs who utilize the principles of self-management to create systemic change via social impact entrepreneurialism. Based in New Zealand, its members have been practising open and participatory decision making, collaborative funding, and non-hierarchical ways of working for over six years.


What happens when I click "apply now"?

You will be taken to our application form, which should take you 10-20 minutes to complete.

What are the minimum requirements to apply?

There are no standard minimum requirements. Everyone’s experience is unique, and candidates are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

When is the application deadline?

We analyze application on a rolling basis, prioritizing early applications. The earlier you apply, the better your chance.


What is the price of the program?

LeadWise Academy's Decision Making In The New Era Of Work is priced at USD 799. But if you're an early bird, you could snag the program at USD 399!

What is your refund policy?

We’re not able to offer any refunds for course withdrawals.

My company wants to pay for this course. How should I proceed?

Great! We accept credit card payments, and will forward you an invoice after your purchase.

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