Getting Agreement to Get Things Done – Decision-Making in Action

Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce that Pete Burden, with help from Outlandish, Agile Collective, and the Transition Network, is hosting a Teach Me session “Getting Agreement to Get Things Done – Decision-Making in Action”.

Teach Me sessions are day-long events across the country focussing on sharing specific skills and insights from hosts who have actually applied these before and know what they’re talking about. Cutting edge technology, co-budgeting, facilitation skills, communications, movement building, power dynamics, group dynamics, culture and more!

There are only 30 spaces available on a first come first serve basis so get your tickets now!

When: Monday September 23, 2019, 10:15 – 4:00

Where: Oxford. Arts at The Old Fire Station. 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ.  (in the main theatre)

Teach Me Session Description: To collaborate means taking action. But how do we make decisions on what to do, decisions that everyone can really get behind and support? Pete will introduce the method of ‘consent’ – as used in Sociocracy and Holacracy amongst others. Participants will practice the steps, and also explore the emotional conditions for making this work in real-life situations.

Meet your host: Pete Burden

Pete is an organisational strategist, coach and facilitator with over 30 years’ experience working with purpose-driven businesses and organisations. He has worked in a variety of sectors including media, campaigning, publishing, education and digital technology.

Through his work as a strategist, he has introduced non-hierarchical methods of organising, consent-based decision-making (such as Sociocracy) and action learning programmes, a reflective practice which allows leaders and groups to make decisions in a supportive, non-judgemental and positive manner.

At this session, Pete will be supported by people using these methods every day in their organisations, such as worker coops Outlandish, Agile Collective, and the Transition Network.

There are three different ticket options* and tickets are first come first serve.

Tickets include post-event summary with some tools. Tickets do not include lunch**


* Why are there three different ticket prices? Being an inclusive network is one of the core Losing Control principles and what that means is we are committed to include people from different backgrounds, sectors, and experiences as well as to make sure that ticket costs do not exclude Losing Control network members from participating. With that being said, the ticket sales for this event are just enough to cover the cost of running the Teach Me session. There are three different options so that those who can afford a standard ticket or can pay it forward will be supporting other people to come along on a discounted ticket and travel bursary.

**Lunch: In the spirit of Losing Control and sharing resources, we will be having a big family style potluck! If you can bring along a dish to share that would be much appreciated. 

Accessibility: Please visit for accessibility requirements, if you have any particular concerns about accessibility please get in touch with to discuss more.

Can’t make this date? Email to register your interest as we are looking to run more “Getting Agreement to Get Things Done – Decision-Making in Action” in the near future.