Introduction to Deep Democracy
with Myrna Lewis, Deep Democracy in partnership with Collaboration for Impact
Deep Democracy is a powerful yet easy to learn methodology used globally in organisations and collaborations to develop inclusive processes that resolve tension and conflict. Embedded in CFI’s collaborative processes, the principles and practice of Deep Democracy provide confidence and skills to know how to work with challenging dynamics in collaborations.
The course, led by Myrna Lewis, will help you develop further insights into what is going on in your collaboration with yourself, your colleagues, the communities you serve and about broader world issues. You will feel better equipped to deal with the resistance when it arises; provide you with methods, tools and processes to make the collaboration more inclusive. Equip you with skills and techniques to work productively with conflict when it arises.
At the end of the course, participants will have:
Who is it for?
Senior/Middle managers in organisations and collaborations e.g. Collaboration backbones, community, government and organisational leaders, facilitators, convenors, consultants, practitioners in collaboration and systems change.
This online workshop series will comprise of 3 x full-day (6hr) sessions and self-directed learning. To manage Zoom fatigue, each day will have a 2-hour break between 12 and 2 pm.
9:30am – 12.00pm & 2.00 – 4.30pm AEDT on
Tuesday 8 November
Thursday 10 November
Tuesday 15 November
Participants will be required to set aside approximately 2 hours for pre-work and between sessions for self-directed learning.
Each day will have a combination of theory and practice with reflection time to apply daily learnings to your own collaboration and the challenges you face. You will work in large and small learning cohorts.
Each live session will have a key focus. They are as follows:
Day 1 – Leadership/ facilitation tools to lessen resistance and gain buy-in
Day 2 – Understanding of group dynamics, role fluidity and role rigidity in relation to tension and conflict
Day 3 – Development of Metaskills – linked to practice, role theory and self-awareness
Accessibility and technology
Participants will be given access to the Deep Democracy online Learning Management Systems. Participants will also be given access to CFIs Learning Management Systems where workshop materials and resources will be made available.
Participants will be required to download Zoom and Chrome in order to be able to participate. Internet access is required to participate.
We recommend participants use a desktop whilst participating (rather than a mobile phone). We also encourage all participants to use their video throughout the course.
After completing this offering participants will have the opportunity to undertake the “I know me” assessment.
“I know me” is a leadership development tool. It surfaces your key patterns and responses and helps you to identify the way to embrace growth areas in your personal & professional life and your community. The assessment is accompanied by a coaching session with Myrna Lewis. This is an additional cost of $350 (not included in this course).
For those interested in developing more advanced Deep Democracy facilitation skills, there will be the opportunity to continue the accredited learning journey with Deep Democracy.
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, 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.
Our calendar for the 2021-2022 Learning Program is evolving so keep checking for more details.