Frequently asked questions
Who are these courses for?
At The Hum we work with an extraordinary mix of people, from many walks of life: from political activism, to business people, government agencies, the community sector and social entrepreneurs.
This course is ideally suited for people in a team that is already trying to work in a more decentralised way (you might call it collaborative, non-hierarchical, cooperative, flat, horizontal, self-managing, agile, teal, sociocratic, self-organising).
It is also very useful if your team is just getting started on the self-managing journey.
If you are a founder or leader seeking to create a decentralised team or organisation, you will learn what to look out for, and what structures and cultural practices to incorporate early on.
If you are a coach, consultant, or trainer, this course will get you up to speed with the leading edge of the future of work.
If you’re not sure of what's right for you, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any prerequisites?
You do not need to complete any previous training to benefit from this course. All you need is a good understanding of the English language, and a reliable Internet connection
What is the time commitment & format?
The course starts when your team is ready, and you can complete it at the pace that works for you. Here’s a common schedule for a 6-week program:
Each week: 30-60 minutes solo work: watching videos, reading articles, and completing journaling questions
Weeks 1 & 3 & 5: 60 minute meeting with your team to discuss how the course content applies to your context
Many teams complete the course over 6 weeks, though if you are very busy you can move more slowly. There is a lot of material in the program so there are plenty of opportunities for useful conversations and practices in your team.
You can choose how much of our time to include in the program. So contact us to discuss your options and work out what is right for your team.
Weeks 2 & 4 & 6: 60 minute team meeting hosted by Nati & Rich from The Hum, for Q&A, specific advice, and facilitated group processes