Our new offering, Leading ProSocial, can help you with all of that. And more.
Imagine having the tools to powerfully lead a prosocial group with ease and grace. Building an effective team is no easy task, but with the right ingredients, it is possible.
Starting on February 21st 2023, this 6-month course is designed to be practical, fun, and transformational.
Together, we will experientially learn how groups can be more creative, empowered, and effective.
Prosocial behavior is any action that benefits another person or group of people. It is behavior that promotes the welfare of all.
A prosocial group member acts in ways that are beneficial to society. Building a successful group or team starts by building a culture of prosocial behavior.
The ProSocial World team has been helping groups achieve their potential using evidence-based sciences.
Hundreds of groups worldwide have benefited from our workshops and global programs. We have what it takes to help you create the conditions for success.
The Leading ProSocial course will give you the capacity to build highly effective and cohesive groups.
We guide you through processes and tools that work together seamlessly focussing on:
Prioritizing the well-being of each other over ourselves
Working with shared meaning and purpose
Communicating openly by valuing opinions and inputs
Collaborating to complete tasks efficiently
Increasing productivity due to higher quality of work
This course is designed for groups and individuals who are ready to take a deep dive into becoming more prosocial. Whether you’re seeking to enhance your leadership and facilitation skills or looking to foster healthy collaboration in your groups, this course is an intensive practice tailored to your specific identity and needs.
We will work together over the course of six months to identify your strengths and learn how we can use them to enhance healthy collaboration. We will cover topics such as: psychological flexibility, conflict management, and group governance.
In this 6-month course, you will learn the art and science of leading and facilitating real-world change, in service to the well-being of all.
You will learn how to:
Inspire conscious and engaged listening
Foster collaboration toward a common goal
Build trust and discover alignment in groups of any size, in any context
Work through discomfort and conflict constructively
Create groups that are flexible and adaptable
Develop action plans for sustainable change
Fortnightly consultation sessions where you will learn techniques to enhance your facilitation skills
Online discussion forum where you can share resources and ask questions with experienced facilitators and colleagues
Small group practice to share your teams’ experiences and challenges while expanding your network
Practical and engaging assignments to anchor your learnings
Access to videos, readings, and exercises
Fortnightly consultation sessions where you’ll learn new ideas and practice techniques to enhance your facilitation.
Meetings with others in your cohort where you can share your challenges, broaden your exposure to different group scenarios and expand your professional network
An online discussion forum where you can share resources, ask questions and explore the Prosocial framework in more depth with your facilitator and colleagues on the course, many of whom have deep experience in bringing about change in groups and organizations
Access to videos, readings, exercises and a sequence of practical and engaging assignments to support you in your learning
At the end of this 6 month course, you will be able to:
"In a time of divisiveness, coupled with hurried lifestyles, it was refreshing to learn about a process committed to building common purpose and authentic communication."
Civic Engagement Coordinator, SUNY Broome Community College, USA
"ProSocial tools have allowed me to manage a very difficult conflict inside our company. Instead of the conflict damaging or ruining our company, it made us stronger and built better foundations."
CEO Hivisasa, Kenya and Europe
"ProSocial provides practical and well-developed tools to bring out pro-social values and behaviors in teams. I highly recommend it to organizations wanting to put their values into practice every day."
Co-Founder and Director, Common Cause, Australia
"I am an experienced executive coach and group development facilitator, and prosocial was a tremendous source of novel, highly applicable insights for fostering strong group dynamics that really enhanced my existing repertoire in this area. "
Executive Coach and Doctoral Candidate, Weatherhead School of Management, USA
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.
My "niche" finally clarified itself, and it is (drumroll, please): fearless world —and game— changers. Not world savers, btw (!).
And it changes the inner world as much as, if not more than, the outer one.
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 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.
I am a contextual behavior analyst, educator, and researcher with PhD., BCBA-D certification.
I am 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.
I believe psychological and behavioral flexibility at the levels of the individual, group, culture, and society can be nurtured through these theories, models, and sciences.
I am a senior consultant with a wealth of commercial acumen and expertise in diverse industries, sectors and cultures.
I navigate 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.
I initially trained in music then, in a later chapter of my life went on to become an academic doing applied research in the field of Contextual Behavioral Science through the Australian National University.
Over the last couple of decades, this stream of activity allowed me to work with communities, organizations, and governments across Australia, the Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
I have learned to apply a change method based on behavioral and evolutionary science that has demonstrably enhanced cooperation and collaborations for groups of all types and sizes, in some instances at a global scale. This has meant co-designing behavioral and evolutionary approaches to realizing environmental and socio-cultural resilience, and well-being for those I have worked with. Lessons I look forward to sharing with you.
I have worked as a Manager of a large not for profit and as an executive coach in for profit organizations.
I am currently using prosocial approaches with cooperatives and not-for-profits. I have facilitated prosocial training courses for the last 3 years and am always learning.
Leading ProSocial is only offered once per year, and spaces will be limited to 20 people per cohort. This allows our coach facilitators to give more individual attention and tailor your assignments to suit you and the groups you serve.
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Leading ProSocial is for you if you are involved in or forming new groups, looking to bring new ideas into an organization, or you are simply wanting to develop prosocial skills. You do not have to have any other training. All experience levels with facilitating are welcome. There will be many many opportunities to learn from the course leaders and your peers in the course.
The course is open to anyone. As long as you can read, write and speak English, you are welcome to participate. In the future we aim to offer the program in other languages or with a translator. If you know of a group of people who want to participate in the course in another language, please email our Learning & Engagement Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course materials will be available for at least a year.
Seminars are run virtually over Zoom. You can access Zoom via computer or phone, but we recommend that you use a computer with a large screen wherever possible We will also make use of Google drive folders and our online social media platform,Hylo. We will give you all the instructions for accessing the community group on Hylo prior to the start of the course.
We partner closely with the Terran Collective, the developers of Hylo. Hylo is a free, open-source, regenerative social platform where we can discuss all things related to Prosocial World. Hylo can be used to access training materials and assignments, socialize with your fellow participants, and receive updates about other programs of interest and much more!
Of course! We encourage anyone to develop their prosocial skills and work towards enhancing trust and collaboration in the world!
We recommend setting an average of two hours per week to prepare, review and practice, in addition to attending one seminar every fortnight and being available to attend ALL full day workshops. These are essential and will not be recorded.
That’s OK! We know that life gets busy sometimes, which is why we record our seminars and make them available to you through our community platform, Hylo. That said, please do try to make it to as many meetings as possible as a lot of the work will be done in collaboration with your peers on the course and breakout rooms will not be recorded.
Our next program commences on Feb 21 2023.
If you are unsatisfied with the course within one month of the course commencing, we will happily offer you a full refund minus any payment processing fees (usually around 1.5 - 3%). Please discuss your concerns or situation with our Learning & Engagement Administrator, email@example.com. We are very flexible and responsive to different needs.
You are able to make payments online or request an invoice to be sent directly. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.