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Agile and effective decision making

Learn how to effectively make wise, supported group decisions with consent decision making.

2-3 December 2021

 1285 excl. VAT


(This is an early bird price - available until 02/11/21)


Spoor 18

Stationsstraat 55
Mechelen, 2880 Belgium
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02/12/2021 @ 08:30 03/12/2021 @ 17:30


How are decisions made in your team or organisation? Slowly or quickly? Top-down or from the bottom up? And above all: are you making the best possible decisions and are they actively supported by everyone?

In this two-day course we dive deep into agile & effective decision making, so that you can pull it into practice immediately and successfully. It will hugely benefit you both in your team and organisation, as well as at home and in the hobby club. Because getting to good agreements together is an essential part of every collaboration.

Why agile & effective decision-making?

The traditional way where the manager decides without involving the team no longer works for many organisations. Decisions are not sufficiently attuned to the reality because they are taken too high up in the organisation.

Therefore, many organisations are becoming more agile and are distributing leadership across the organisation. They are looking for ways to actively involve employees, to make decisions as ‘low’ as possible in the organisation and/or to work with small, self-managing teams. This means that decisions are no longer taken by one person – the manager – but by teams. These teams maximally use the collective intelligence and come to agreements that are actively supported by everyone.

A typical pitfall here is ending up in a consensus culture, where teams endlessly discuss things or don’t even reach agreement. The positive intention behind this is hearing everyone’s opinion and seeking everyone’s approval, but the consensus strategy leads to poor decisions and even demotivation sometimes.

Teams therefore need an effective and efficient way of making decisions together. An approach in which you arrive at the smartest possible decision as a group – without wasting time – and where everyone actively supports that decision. That’s where agile & effective decision making comes in.

What is agile & effective decision-making?

Agile & effective decision-making combines two powerful techniques:

  • working from universal, shared needs rather than opinions or strategies (based on non-violent communication)
  • consent decision-making that seeks for objections revealing missing wisdom, rather than consensus and erveyon’s opinion (based on Sociocracy 3.0)

This combination ensures that the various needs (of employees, customers and the organisation) are met by the final decision, without the team losing itself in personal preferences, opinions and possible strategies. The consent decision-making process guides the group so that they make wise decisions in a limited time, which are understood and supported by all members of the group.


In this training you will understand, learn to apply and learn to facilitate the consent decision-making process and related techniques:

  • constructively name and respond to tensions, needs, wishes, opportunities and goals into a group
  • clarify the needs behind a decision (the ‘why’) and create a common, supported starting point using ‘drivers’
  • co-create proposals or strategies efficiently and effectively
  • discovering, qualifying and integrating ‘objections’ in order to arrive at the wisest and most supported decision
  • make agreements living, evolving parts of your organisation, so that they always remain in tune with what the organisation and its people need.

In addition to decision making, you will learn the principles and basic techniques of Non-Violent Communication and of Sociocracy 3.0. And a number of other skills that are of great benefit when collaborating in general:

  • developing (self-)empathy, which makes you more aware of the deeper needs of yourself and others
  • become more flexible in your thinking, acting and choice of strategies (without neglecting your own needs)
  • working together consciously and effectively with others
  • facilitating group processes (through the many facilitation tips and exercises)

Target audience

This training is designed for:

Anyone who wants to learn to make better group decisions. Team members, executives, project leaders and all kinds of facilitators will easily and successfully apply the techniques taught.No previous knowledge is required for this training.

KMO portefeuille

You can use the Belgian ‘KMO-portefeuille’ system for this training. If you would like to use the ‘KMO portefeuille’, please mention this in the ‘Comments’ field when registering.


If you would like to participate in this training, but the price is out of your range or too high for the value you attach to it, please contact us to explore the options. We want to make sure that cost is not a barrier for anyone to participate in such a valuable course as this one.

€1285 – €1585 Price

+32 3 443 12 03

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Stationsstraat 55
Mechelen, 2880 Belgium
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Agile and effective decision making – early bird ticket – 02/12/2021
20 available


Bart Oste

Let’s activate the collective intelligence in your organisation and create a space where people can thrive.

  • Organisational and Leadership Coach
  • Trainer
  • Facilitator


Deep Democracy - Leadership - Mediation - Non-violent communication - Personal growth - Sociocracy 3.0

Jef Cumps

Let’s together unleash the full potential of people and the organisation!

  • Inspiring keynote speaker
  • Seasoned trainer and facilitator
  • Leadership coach
  • Author of ‘Sociocracy 3.0 – The novel’
  • Co-founder of ILean


Agile leadership - Holacracy - Non-violent communication - Organisational change - Personal growth - Self-management - Sociocracy 3.0 - Teal


Can I use ‘KMO portefeuille’ for this training?

Yes, you can.
If you want to use ‘KMO-portefeuille’, you can indicate this during your registration. We will give you further instructions afterwards.
The invoice will be sent by our colleague Kristine from Learnia, a sister-company of iLean which takes care of ‘KMO-portefeuille’.  On your part, it is important to also register this training on the ‘KMO Portefeuille’ platform using the following number: DV.O211905.

I already learned about consent decision-making in an introduction or training course to Sociocracy 3.0. Is this training still useful for me?

It certainly is. Although we do not require any prior knowledge, this is a more in-depth training and we enrich consent decision-making with working from needs. People who have previously learned about consent decision-making often indicate that they need extra depth and practice, for which this training is ideal.

I have never heard of agile and effective decision-making or Sociocracy 3.0. Is that a problem?

No, it is not. We don’t expect any prior knowledge, and we teach the material step by step. The focus is on decision-making, but after this programme you will also have a broader understanding of Sociocracy 3.0 and Non-violent communication.

Is this form of consent decision-making different from Sociocracy, Holacracy or S3?

Yes and no. Not as far as the principles are concerned, namely discovering and qualifying objections in order to arrive at an agreement that is ‘good enough for now and safe enough to try’. The form in this training is strongly based on Sociocracy 3.0. Compared to Holacracy, there are some differences in the details of the process (how to qualify an objection, for example). Understanding these differences will make you a better facilitator, whatever variant of the process you use.

What if this training is too expensive for me?

If you would like to participate in this training, but the price is out of your range or too high for the value you attach to it, please contact us to explore what is possible. We want to make sure that cost is not a barrier for anyone to participate in this valuable training.

2-3 December 2021

 1285 excl. VAT


(This is an early bird price - available until 02/11/21)


Spoor 18

Stationsstraat 55
Mechelen, 2880 Belgium
+ Google Map

This training in-house in your company?

Contact us and we'll be glad to discuss the options.