Co-Resolve Leadership Training in Deep Democracy

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 09:00 AM

New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation | Sydney, NS · Canada · Google map and directions

Nicole Cammaert · · 902-539-8729 Ext 226

CoResolve is a two-day course for managers and leaders who find themselves working with interpersonal, team and client dynamics. Based on the underpinnings of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy, this specialized course covers the theory and practice of managing up, managing down and managing across within complex organizations. It is a highly experiential course, applicable to both experienced and emerging leaders.

Excel in your leadership 

In today’s complex organizations, the skillful handling of interpersonal and team dynamics has become a vital quality among leaders. The CoResolve Program increases leaders’ capacity to succeed in turbulent times by offering practical tools for working with the diversity of perspectives and people, including tools for resolving tension, collaborative decision making, understanding group dynamics, running effective team meetings, and interfacing with stakeholders.

Does this sound familiar? 

• Are you or your team members having a difficult time with timely decision-making? 
• Is your organization experiencing resistance to change? 
• Does it feel like your team members are working against each other instead of with each other? 
• Are some of your stakeholders disengaged or disinclined to work with you? 
• Are you struggling to build a relaxed environment of innovation to birth the next big idea? 

The Basis of the Training

CoResolve is based on the Lewis method of Deep Democracy developed in post-apartheid South Africa and practiced in over 20 countries around the world. Deep Democracy is a facilitation methodology particularly useful for resolving relationship and group dynamics that are emotionally charged or marked by diversity and difference. In CoResolve we have honed these tools specifically for manager and leaders. CoResolve gives you the theoretical background, instructions, experiential learning opportunities, and long term support that you need to begin using the most powerful and essential tools of Deep Democracy in your leadership. 


Sera Thompson is a social innovator and master facilitator whose work is focused on building capacity for participatory leadership and creating movement around complex issues. Her work creatively engages a diversity of players and stakeholders in finding shared clarity and timely actions. She began her career in the complex field of Environmental Consulting, juggling the needs of diverse stakeholders balancing economic, ecological and social sustainability. Since that time she has successful led change with dozens of organizations on four continents in the Public Sector, Academia, Non-profit and Corporate sectors.

Registration Details:

This program has capacity for 12 participants and is based on first-come, first-served registration. The intention of the New Dawn People's School is to help build local community capacity for scaled systems change, and as such, New Dawn is subsidizing this program to make this exciting training more accessible to individuals and organizations. The normal registration fee for this program is $1000. As such, registration is open to residents of Cape Breton Island.

$395 includes program, access to Deep Democracy materials and support, two nutritional breaks per day, and a New Dawn People's School certificate. (lunch not provided). 

Please call Nicole Cammaert at (902) 539-8729 ext. 226 to register or by email at [email protected]

Will you come?