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Starts October 24th!

The Prosocial Experience

Building Trust and Collaboration in the Groups and Networks we Love

Join us for our Experience Prosocial course! This will be a practical, fun and transformational learning journey.

Together we will explore the question “How can we build more trust and collaboration in the groups and networks we care about?”. Join us on our 8 week learning journey beginning October 24th!

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The Course

October 24th - December 15th 2022

How can we build more trust and collaboration in the groups and networks we care about?

Over 8 weeks, we will experientially introduce the Prosocial ARC process - an approach to enhancing collaboration that makes use of ideas drawn from cultural evolutionary theory, Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel prize-winning design principles for groups, and the science of behavior change. You will learn how to help groups align around a stronger shared sense of identity, understanding, and purpose, as well as discover the key factors affecting trust and collaborative success in groups and networks.

Each week we will meet for 1 hour seminars as a whole group to introduce key content; then you will have the option of attending one or more 90 minute smaller group conversations, which are more like workshops.  

Prosocial is designed to mimic the naturally self-organising
processes of life, this course will evolve in response
to your passions and needs.

The course will unfold organically in response to the needs and interests of students, but always holding in mind our core question. We will introduce the basics in the first weeks, then respond to the themes that emerge from the community conversations.

There will be opportunities for sub-groups to form around particular sectors or questions, and pursue their own interests. There will also be an opportunity for you to complete a hands-on project to enhance a group or network that you are passionate about.

At the end of the course, you will have a broad understanding of an emerging tool for working with complexity in human systems, and you will have joined a global community of people using Prosocial to make a difference. If you want to learn what Prosocial is and how it can aid you in your work in an applied and meaningful way, this is your next step.

Learning Objectives

Because we practice both systemic and emergent approaches through Prosocial, this is a responsive course that we will build with you. Each journey is unique to the people coming together for it, however, wherever our journeying takes us, at the end of the 8 weeks you will:

Help Groups

Have learned and practiced the basics of a new, evidence-based and very practical method for enhancing trust and collaboration in the groups.

Create a Support Network

Have joined a cohort of peers tackling similar challenges and willing to serve as an ongoing support network.

Collaborate

Have had a real and enjoyable experience of deep collaboration in a safe and trusting environment.

Introductory Webinars

To learn more about Prosocial Experience, you are warmly invited to attend one of two optional webinars:

Monday October 10, 2022

5pm EST | 10pm GMT | 8AM AEST
Register Here

Tuesday October 11, 2022

3am EST | 8am GMT | 6pm AEST
Register Here

Time Requirement and Outline

The total time commitment is 3.5 hours per week.

This consists of a one hour ‘content’ call outlining key ideas and engaging in Q&A, a 1.5 hour ‘community call’ to collectively reflect upon and discuss the materials, and approximately 1 hour per week in reading or preparatory materials.  (You are welcome to attend more than one community call if you wish.)

This is an emergent experience that is designed to give you a feel for a prosocial group in action.

Although we will be starting with the broad outline of the Prosocial model, the direction of the 8 weeks will unfold in direct response to the needs and interests of the group. Our focal question that will guide us throughout the journey is "How can we build more trust and collaboration in the groups and networks we care about?"

And while we are confident that the Prosocial model will help us to respond to that question, the primary point of the experience is:

  • To make practical use of all our insights and ideas
  • To form a thriving prosocial community of practice for the 8 weeks we are together
  • To empower us all to improve our own groups and communities

Course Timeline

Please attend the community calls/workshops and then watch the webinar recording or attend live (as desired).

Session Webinars

Please aim to attend one webinar each week.

Week 1

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 24th Oct
Tuesday 25th Oct
Tuesday 25th Oct
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Week 2

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 31st Oct
Tuesday 1st Nov
Tuesday 1st Nov
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Week 3

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 7th Nov
Tuesday 8th Nov
Tuesday 8th Nov
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Week 4

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 15th Nov
Tuesday 15th Nov
Tuesday 15th Nov
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Week 5

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 21st Nov
Tuesday 22nd Nov
Tuesday 22nd Nov
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Week 6

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 28th Nov
Tuesday 29th Nov
Tuesday 29th Nov
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Week 7

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 5th Dec
Tuesday 6th Dec
Tuesday 6th Dec
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Week 8

New York
London
Australasia
Monday 12th Dec
Tuesday 13th Dec
Tuesday 12th Dec
5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Community Workshops

Please aim to attend one webinar each week.

Week 1

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 26th Oct
Thursday 27th Oct
Wednesday 26th Oct
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Week 2

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 2nd Nov
Thursday 3rd Nov
Wednesday 2nd Nov
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Week 3

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 9th Nov
Thursday 10th Nov
Wednesday 9th Nov
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Week 4

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 16th Nov
Thursday 17th Nov
Wednesday 16th Nov
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Week 5

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 23rd Nov
Thursday 24th Nov
Wednesday 23rd Nov
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Week 6

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 30th Nov
Thursday 1st Dec
Wednesday 30th Nov
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Week 7

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 7th Dec
Thursday 8th Dec
Wednesday 7th Dec
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Week 8

New York
London
Australasia
Wednesday 14th Dec
Thursday 15th Dec
Wednesday 14th Dec
3:00 PM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
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Week 1:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Oct 24
10 - 11pm
New York:
Mon, Oct 24
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 25
8 - 9am
Session B
London:
Tue, Oct 25
8 - 9am
New York:
Tue, Oct 25
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 25
6 - 7pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Oct 27
8 - 9:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Oct 27
6 - 7:30pm
Americas / EMEA Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
2:30 -4pm
New York:
Wed, Oct 26
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Oct 26
6 - 7:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Oct 27
9 - 10:30am

Week 2:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Oct 31
9 - 10pm
New York:
Mon, Oct 31
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 1
8 - 9am
Session B
London:
Tue, Nov 1
7 - 8am
New York:
Tue, Nov 1
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 1
6 - 7pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Nov 3
7 - 8:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 3
6 - 7:30pm
Americas / EMEA Cohort
London:
Wed, Nov 2
1:30 -3pm
New York:
Wed, Nov 2
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Nov 2
6 - 7:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 3
9 - 10:30am

Week 3:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Nov 7
10 - 11pm
New York:
Mon, Nov 7
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 8
9 - 10am
Session B
London:
Tue, Nov 8
8 - 9am
New York:
Tue, Nov 8
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 8
7 - 8pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Nov 10
8 - 9:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 10
7 - 8:30pm
Americas / Europe Cohort
London:
Wed, Nov 9
2:30 -4pm
New York:
Wed, Nov 9
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Nov 9
6 - 7:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 10
10 - 11:30am

Week 4:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Nov14
10 - 11pm
New York:
Mon, Nov 14
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 15
9 - 10am
Session B
London:
Tue, Nov 15
8 - 9am
New York:
Tue, Nov 15
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 15
7 - 8pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Nov 17
8 - 9:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 17
7 - 8:30pm
Americas / EMEA Cohort
London:
Wed, Nov 16
2:30 -4pm
New York:
Wed, Nov 16
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Nov 16
6 - 7:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 17
10 - 11:30am

Week 5:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Nov 21
10 - 11pm
New York:
Mon, Nov 21
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 22
9 - 10am
Session B
London:
Tue, Nov 22
8 - 9am
New York:
Tue, Nov 22
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 22
7 - 8pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Nov 24
8 - 9:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 24
7 - 8:30pm
Americas / EMEA Cohort
London:
Wed, Nov 23
2:30 -4pm
New York:
Wed, Nov 23
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Nov 23
6 - 7:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Nov 24
10 - 11:30am

Week 6:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Nov 28
10 - 11pm
New York:
Mon, Nov 28
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 29
9 - 10am
Session B
London:
Tue, Nov 29
8 - 9am
New York:
Tue, Nov 29
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Nov 29
7 - 8pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Dec 1
8 - 9:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Dec 1
7 - 8:30pm
Americas / EMEA Cohort
London:
Wed, Nov 30
2:30 -4pm
New York:
Wed, Nov 30
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Nov 30
6 - 7:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Dec 1
10 - 11:30am

Week 7:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Dec 5
10 - 11pm
New York:
Mon, Dec 5
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Dec 6
9 - 10am
Session B
London:
Tue, Dec 6
8 - 9am
New York:
Tue, Dec 6
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Dec 6
7 - 8pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Dec 8
8 - 9:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Dec 8
7 - 8:30pm
Americas / EMEA Cohort
London:
Wed, Dec 7
2:30 -4pm
New York:
Wed, Dec 7
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Dec 7
6 - 7:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Dec 8
10 - 11:30am

Week 8:

Weekly seminar Sessions:

Attend one of the two sessions
Session A
London:
Mon, Dec 12
10 - 11pm
New York:
Mon, Dec 12
5 - 6pm
Sydney:
Tue, Dec 13
9 - 10am
Session B
London:
Tue, Dec 13
8 - 9am
New York:
Tue, Dec 13
3 - 4am
Sydney:
Tue, Dec 13
7 - 8pm

Community Workshop Calls:

Attend at least one Workshop
EMEA / Australia Cohort
London:
Thu, Dec 15
8 - 9:30am
New York:
Thu, Oct 27
3 - 4:30am
Sydney:
Thu, Dec 15
7 - 8:30pm
Americas / EMEA Cohort
London:
Wed, Dec 14
2:30 -4pm
New York:
Wed, Dec 14
9:30 - 11am
Sydney:
Tue, Oct 27
1 - 12am
Americas / Australia Cohort
London:
Wed, Oct 26
11 - 12:30am
New York:
Wed, Dec 14
5 - 6:30pm
Sydney:
Thu, Dec 15
10 - 11:30am

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Participant Testimonials

"Prosocial provides practical and well-developed tools to bring out pro-social values and behaviours in teams. I highly recommend it to organisations wanting to put their values into practice every day."

Mark Chenery

Co-Founder and Director, Common Cause Australia

"Take this course if you want to befriend your fears, doubts, and vulnerabilities. Trust me, Prosocial is the great adaptation our society has been waiting for."

Elizabeth Rosario

Human

"The most valuable thing about this course is to know that I am not alone, there are others out there, at the edge, moving in the same direction."

Matt M Perez

COO/Co-founder, Nearsoft, Lnc.

Cohort Facilitators

Host

Paul Atkins

I am a social psychologist, facilitator, researcher and author.  My passion in life is creating more harmonious, cooperative, meaningful relationships. I co-founded Prosocial World with David Sloan Wilson and was lead author of the book articulating the Prosocial method. The last 10 years have been the greatest privilege of my life to get to meet and be influenced by the wonderful Prosocial World community. These days I am noticing I spend more time asking myself 'what does the system need here and how can I help?'. This is profoundly satisfying for me. We, humans, were designed to ask that question much more than our individualistic societies invite us too!  I look forward to meeting you properly.

Mila Aliana

Mila is a senior consultant with a wealth of commercial acumen and expertise in diverse industries, sectors and cultures. She navigates within diverse ecosystems of multiple actors, co-experimenting social innovations and transformational experiential initiatives, essentially to co-experiment together on remembering ‘We as Nature’ and our original instructions as Guardians of Life.

US/Australia cohort facilitators:

Pip Atkins

Pip has worked as a Manager of a large not for profit and as an executive coach in for profit organisations. She currently uses Prosocial approaches with Cooperatives and not for profits. She has facilitated Prosocial training courses for the last 3 years and is always learning. 

Yukie Kurumiya

Yukie Kurumiya, PhD., BCBA-D, is a contextual behavior analyst, educator, and researcher who is passionate about promoting and disseminating relational frame theory (RFT), contextual behavior science (CBS), Prosocial work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cultural diversity and sensitivity through the lens of CBS, evolutionary science. and behavior analysis. She believes psychological and behavioral flexibility at the levels of the individual, group, culture, and society can be nurtured through these theories, models, and sciences.

Dounia Saeme  

Dounia strives to embody the more beautiful meaning of her name -in oh so many languages (Arabic, Hindi, Swahili, Farci, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar…) dounia means world. A renegade economist, citizen of the world, she is constantly reflecting and playing with what it means to love. Dounia trained as a Prosocial facilitator in early 2021 and just joined the Prosocial World team as community catalyst. Dounia currently breathes and dreams on the unceded Mi'kmaq territories of Southern Nova Scotia where she lives with her family. 

US/Europe cohort facilitators:

Dounia Saeme  

Dounia strives to embody the more beautiful meaning of her name -in oh so many languages (Arabic, Hindi, Swahili, Farci, Indonesian, Turkish, Tatar…) dounia means world. A renegade economist, citizen of the world, she is constantly reflecting and playing with what it means to love. Dounia trained as a Prosocial facilitator in early 2021 and just joined the Prosocial World team as community catalyst. Dounia currently breathes and dreams on the unceded Mi'kmaq territories of Southern Nova Scotia where she lives with her family. 

Peter Bullock

As core steward/director of Prosocial Schools and Prosocial Youth, Peter draws on his experience as head, curriculum specialist, and science teacher at several schools in Vermont and New York. For 13 years he developed and taught school and summer youth programs at Shelburne Farms, a National Historic Landmark and leader in education for sustainability, where he also served as an organizational development fellow. Recently Peter served as the Founding Director of the Eileen Rockefeller House ("Rock-E") where he met David Sloan Wilson and became trained as a Prosocial facilitator under Paul Atkins. Throughout his career Peter has practiced dynamic governance with students and faculty. Learn more about Peter at Linkedin

Joel Krieger 

With one foot in the commercial design world (Sr. Design Director at Magic Leap and former Chief Creative Officer of Second Story), the other is firmly rooted in regenerative design and cultural change. Joel is a certified Prosocial facilitator, a fellow at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and contributor to organizations such as Earth Regenerators and Local Futures. Joel is co-founder and executive producer of Outside In, a podcast about the inner and outer work of transformative design. He also serves on the advisory board of Our Hidden Worlds, an immersive entertainment venue for ocean conservation. 

Europe/Australia cohort facilitators:

Jim Lemon

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have been working in the National Health Service in the UK for over 25 years. About 12 years or so ago we started using Contextual Behavioural Science approaches, such as ACT, DNA-V & CFT in our Medical Paediatric Psychology Service. We started experimenting with PROSOCIAL to see if it could help us support a couple of children and it was a transformative experience for us. We have now been applying and adapting PROSOCIAL to many health and social care services across the country, all the while enjoying the journey and being a part of the PROSOCIAL World community.  

Karin Brawn

Karin is an Independent HR Consultant, having worked in HR within a myriad of industries for over 30 years, including large corporates, SMEs, not-for-profits, and healthcare environments, as well as manufacturing and local services. Most recently, she achieved a Master’s in human resource management. Her research focussed on the analysis and efficacy measurement of well-being interventions available to over 500 staff working within a mental healthcare residential facility. The conclusions of the research led her directly to PROSOCIAL in her search for paradigm-shift solutions to address barriers to effective resource management, sustainability, and team culture shift. She has been using Prosocial principles and facilitating change through her practice since 2020. She has seen the efficacy of using these to bring about sustained collaborative problem-solving and solution-finding within varied and complex environments. LinkedIn

Ian Burbidge

Ian describes himself as a curious generalist, exploring different ways of understanding the world and making a difference in it. His fascination with how people and places shape each other drew him to study Geography and then take a role in UK local government. Here Ian led efforts to improve collaboration between public sector organizations, departments and communities. He went on to complete a Masters in Behavioral Science before joining the RSA, where Ian led consultancy work helping others with their innovation and change projects. Now in the humanitarian sector with the Start Network, Ian is continuing his inquiry into how we can collaborate across systems to create the conditions for change. 
LinkedIn 
Ian’s writing

Ella Firebrace

Ella supports communities, organisations and individuals grapple with their long term challenges and progress their change efforts using innovation and change processes. She’s worked on lifelong learning, health, future of work and regenerative futures programmes as former Innovation and Change Manager at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts). Her interests have centred on how global challenges play out in local contexts and at an individual level. She has an MSc in Global Migration and BSc in Psycology. She joined the Prosocial community and became a Prosocial Facilitator in 2020, greatly enabling her to realise the power of collaboration, working with others towards common social agendas. LinkedIn 

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