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Episode 213

April 19th, 2023

Unleashing Autonomy: Facilitating Self Organising Systems with Bob Dick

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    What happens to a group when there is no leader, no subordinates, and no sense of hierarchy at all? Bob Dick believes this is the optimal approach to group structures — to be self-organised, not instructed or commanded.

    Quite how we can consistently achieve this is another question; one that Bob has been experimenting with for as long as he can remember.

    Bob has rich experience in creating self-organising groups, facilitating their development, and knowing what not to do.

    Find out about

    • Why control — in all directions — is uncomfortable for Bob
    • What happens when we remove the hierarchy from group settings
    • How to initially facilitate a group to then adopt a self-organising system
    • How Bob separates facilitators along a spectrum from sceptic to mystics
    • What a self-organising group — the Australasian Facilitator Network — looks like in real life and how it operates
    • Why the path to self-organising starts with honesty, empathy, and storytelling

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    Learn more about the AFN, the Australian Facilitators Network.

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