SWARM Boston April 2016

"Self-organization is not a startling new feature of the world. It is the way the world has created itself for billions of years. In all of human activity, self-organization is how we begin. It is what we do until we interfere with the process and try to control one another."

-- Margaret J. Wheatley & Myron Kellner-Rogers

SWARM harvests lessons from a diverse range of contexts and disciplines, including biology, complex systems, network theory, and open-source software. The training teaches how to structure a social movement so that it maximizes the autonomy and creativity of its members while preparing for the challenges that come with decentralized leadership. We work with participants to identify who to pull into their movements, how to create self-replicating team structures, and how to frontload principles to guide the culture and action of the movement.

The training covers: 

* Introduction to theories of decentralized organization 
* Creating your own decentralized structure
* Dynamics of self-organizing
* Anticipating challenges & creating principles to guide the "swarm"
* Roles and functions in a decentralized organization 
* Advanced mass training

Join us April 15-17 in Boston for only the 3rd SWARM training ever. 


Please take a few moments to register and make your tuition payment for the training. You can apply for extra support through a scholarship within the registration form. 


Participants from outside of Boston are more than welcome to come and will be responsible for arranging their own travel and housing, though our Logistics Coordinator will be able to help people find appropriate housing if need be. Participants should make arrangements to be in Boston the night before the training, and to stay through Sunday April 17 at 4 PM.

April 15, 2016 at 9am - April 17, 2016
Helen Bennett ·

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