We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region, where we will hold this training. We recognise yours as among the oldest continuing cultures in human history, and are grateful for your deep care for country. We hope to walk alongside you on the path towards voice, treaty and truth.
A training to help courageous leaders and teams working in complexity to breakthrough to the next level of collaboration, innovation and care.
Legacy systems, structures and cultures can make it challenging to work together with our ideals of shared power, participation and autonomy.
Effective collaborators today know how to bring generative and inclusive ways of working together with flow and productivity.
In this training, you’ll learn to combine pragmatic practices of shared leadership with collective intelligence theory and worldview awareness to bring greater alignment to your work in teams, across teams and with multi-stakeholder partners and projects.
Explore key collaborative practices and tools that are both efficient and enlivening. You’ll surface insights about challenges and opportunities that you can focus on to breakthrough into shared leadership.
Join a diverse international team of experienced Horizontal Leadership practitioners at the National Museum of Australia for this three day experience.
Based on the best selling book by Samantha Slade Going Horizontal: Creating non-hierarchical organisations one practice at a time, and more than 15 years of combined applied research and experimentation.
"Going Horizontal encourages a most radical, compassionate and timely flip in our thinking, inviting us to challenge conventional top-down approaches to teamwork that we've all known for a long time don't serve us but have perhaps never felt confident enough to challenge!
"Things can be done differently. We can find peace and equanimity at work (and in other relationships), while actually becoming more efficient... so let's get started!"
Cat Leach, Catfish Creative
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Leaders and team members:
wanting to bring meaningful collaboration into existing structures and teams, in government, NFPs or the private sector
working in innovation, HR, Diversity and Inclusion, Psychosocial health & wellbeing or ESG
of collectives, coops, social enterprise, B Corps etc
leading regenerative or climate action initiatives
Working remotely, in office or hybrid
interested in or already engaged in co-management, participatory leadership, healthy collaboration
Join as a team to jump start your culture and shared leadership practice.
Gain insights and tools to clarify shared purpose, and strengthen engagement, autonomy, accountability and collective decision making
Deepen your understanding of the interplay between personal leadership, worldviews and system change
Discover how practice can be a pathway for creating new guidelines and procedures
Embed justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into everyday practice
Strengthen and energise your learning culture
Grow your team or workplace collaboration culture based on the Inner Development Goals
Skills and capacities you will develop:
Courage, optimism and energy
Confidence and ease with collaborative practices
Taking ownership and strengthening accountability
Healthy practices to strengthen relationships and address tensions
You will also receive a copy of Going Horizontal as the key resource for this work, additional practical resources and reading, and an online follow up session.
7 domains of practice
The practices and tools in this training have been integrated into start-ups, government, non-profits, community organisations, social enterprises, co-ops, arts and cultural organisations, private sector organisations and cross sector initiatives in Canada, Australia and across the world.
“We work hard to employ people so they can develop into leaders. But we don’t always have the tools to help people achieve their potential. Going Horizontal provides the tools to create opportunities for everyone to participate in decision making and leadership.”
Anne Hodge, Head of Community Services Campbell Page
"Going Horizontal is an idea whose time has come. I think it’s very important for today’s world because it is about social justice and treating everyone equally. Letting go of hierarchy, changing paradigms.
We went really deep. I really enjoyed the practices and the tools, but also the pioneer spirit that’s behind this and this capacity to break new ground.
Lina Mbirkou, Head of Master Facilitators Australia Post
What I appreciate about Going Horizontal training is….
How true to who we are the Going Horizontal practices and processes are
That it is about real practice and not just activities. Real ways that I can take and continue to apply in work and life
The style, energy, the people, the transparency. The welcome to show up as yourself, the encouragement to ask questions, the invitation to explore how working differently can change your life
Practice Practice Practice. I appreciated the synchronicities in the processes, the ease & flow, more clarity, a toolbox to practice
People with passion, humanity, openness and humour
Participants: Going Horizontal Sydney February 2023
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NSW South Coast
Meanjin / Brisbane
Trang Nguyen Hanoi, Vietnam
"Rarely is it in a conversation that I have an entire paradigm, my entire understanding of the topic and worldview upended by a guest, and this is what happens on this episode" - Zoë Routh
Samantha Slade TedX Geneva
The future is in business as commons
Part of the shift to more equitable ways is how we handle the economy for the training, so we are offering an experience of one way of practising shared economy. You can choose between traditional pricing or shared economy.
Traditional pricing - pay the set fees
Shared Economy - You will make a first payment which covers the very basic costs of hosting the training when you register. You make a commitment to a second payment that you decide on during the training, based on transparent budget information, and your own context. This is a chance to experience a different way of working with / sharing economy.
All fees include training fees and resources, and food and refreshments during the day. It also includes a copy of Going Horizontal: the source book for this framework and practices.
The impact of this training is very powerful when you join as a group. We are preferencing groups of 3 or more from the same group or organisation by offering discounts on fees. All fees include GST
Traditional pricing $1320pp
- payment 1 $660pp
GROUPS of 3+
Traditional pricing $1100pp
- payment 1 $550pp
If these fees are a barrier, please get in touch, or indicate this when you register, and we'll contact you. Our aim is to support everyone who wants to attend to be there, regardless of your capacity to pay.