Introduction to Deep Democracy

with Myrna Lewis, Deep Democracy in partnership with Collaboration for Impact


This course will equip those leading collaborations to be more effective and efficient.

It will cover:

  • The theoretical foundation of LDD, the Resistance Line, Role Theory, the Soft Shoe Shuffle, and the necessary steps and skills to deal with diversity.
  • The Metaskill of neutrality, recognizing the need for neutrality, developing neutrality, and regaining neutrality when lost.

Designed and delivered by Myrna Lewis, Deep Democracy in partnership with Collaboration for Impact.

Who is it for?

Leaders, participants, or facilitators of collaborations.


This online workshop series will comprise of 4 x half-day (3hr) sessions in October 2022.

Tuesday, 18 October | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, 20 October | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Tuesday, 25 October | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, 27 October | 9:30am – 12:30pm

After the program, there will be an option for participants to become Accredited Facilitators. As part of this accreditation, you will receive ongoing online support and supervision.



Price per person (+ GST):

Standard $ 900
Not-for-profit $ 810
Group discount (bookings of 3+) $ 720

A 10% discount is available when you purchase 3 or more events (as one purchase) in CFI’s Systems Change Learning Program 2021-22. Get in touch for package offers, large group discounts and tailored sessions for your organisation.

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Myrna Lewis - CEO, Deep Democracy

Myrna Lewis, a recipient of a Distinguished Talent Visa to Australia in 2017, is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of transformation and systems change. She skillfully helps leaders, teams, organisations, and individuals uncover their potential and make effective decisions.

Myrna co-founded Lewis Deep Democracy together with her late husband, Greg Lewis. It was born out of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy in 1993 and has subsequently spread to over 30 countries. Today she is the CEO and Head of Professional Services of Deep Democracy Pty Ltd. She is responsible for quality control, innovation and development of Lewis Deep Democracy.

Alongside this role, Myrna consults to organisations providing leadership and organisational development and facilitating strategic change. Her strength lies in understanding complex organisational dynamics and the more profound individual and systemic issues influencing individual and group behaviour. She has an MA in Clinical Psychology and continues her private practice.

Myrna is the recipient of a 2001 Ashoka Fellowship award from the Washington DC-based Ashoka Foundation, which supported her empowerment work with South African teachers and HIV/Aids counsellors. In 2006, the United Nations recognised Deep Democracy as one of eighty leading African innovations. In 2008 Myrna was a Finalist in the South African Business Women of the Year award and author of Inside the NO published in 2008.

Myrna was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the mother of two and grandmother of four and lives in Sydney, Australia.

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