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Full - Waiting list available. Running Effective Meetings Deep Democracy Style (Level 2)

  • Wulagi Primary School Brolga Street Wulagi, NT, 0812 Australia (map)

Lewis Deep Democracy Level 2 Program

Thursday 15 - Friday 16 November 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm Wulagi Primary School, Darwin

Who is it for? Facilitators, leaders, teachers, campaigners & others who would like additional techniques to support constructive & meaningful meetings who:

a) Have done a Deep Democracy Level 1 program

b) Attend a short session (1-2hrs) with Karen Cieri prior to the Level 2 to get an orientation on theory and tools covered in the Level 1 so that you are ready for the program. Date, time and location TBC soon (check back here for details).


What will you experience & walk away with & how will the program run?

You'll get a refresher on the tools & theory you became familiar with in Level 1 as you dive into being introduced to additional core tools:

- Light refresher on Role Theory

- Role Mapping

- 5 Steps from a leader’s (person who is expected to have an opinion) perspective: Etiquette for running meetings so that everyone feels heard & supports buy-in & follow through on decisions made 

- Debate (Step 5): Can be used to resolve tension in an engaging & energising way and can be used for coaching and feedback, especially for difficult conversations

- Neutrality Exercise (technique to recover the critical metaskill of neutrality) 

- Let’s Talk (decision-making and conflict transformation tool for use between two people)

Tools will be experienced by the cohort before unpacking them to get greater understanding of how & why you use them.


Where does Deep Democracy come from?

Born out of South Africa's transformation from apartheid to democracy the Deep Democracy Method provides a transformative toolkit & roadmapfor people who lead & facilitate group processes. It is used in the business, community, social movement, public, start-up & education sectors in over 20 countries.


The approach is based on Process Orientated Psychology & provides a mindset shift on how to read group dynamics. It allows people to see the behaviours, norms & patterns in the system that could be creating challenges rather than seeing the source of problems as just being ‘difficult people’.


So what does it cost?

So that Lewis Deep Democracy programs, and the tools within, are accessible to a wide range of people the program fees are based on a sliding scale depending on the sector that people are from. If you are a consultant go to the fee where most of your clients are from. The fees are: $890pp for Not-For-Profit and education and $1090 for public sector & business. 

Scholarships are available for First Nations Peoples/Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples & people who are working at a grassroots level on climate change. Please be in touch to discuss.

Please note that no refunds are available but you can transfer the place to another person or hold onto your place but attend at program at a later date. 

How to pay and register?

Email Pru Gell, let her know what sector you are from, you’ll receive an invoice that day and once it’s paid you’re registered.

More about Deep Democracy

The methodology is deep in that it supports the exchange of ideas by surfacing the range of values, beliefs, & attitudes that inform & enrich individual & group processes. It’s democratic in that it emphasises that every voice matters & that organisations, groups and individuals thrive when majority & minority voices are valued & included.


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