Reinventing Organisations Experiential Workshop

Nov 08 2019 09:00 - 17:00

Creative Space, To be cofirmed, London

On Friday 8th November, The Kairos Project is offering an experiential workshop on the principles outlined in Frederick Laloux’s book Re-Inventing Organisations. The workshop will be in London, at Twyford Abbey, Ealing NW10. The idea is to bring alive the main tenet of the book – that organisations change as human consciousness evolves. This concept is not new. It is part of a body of work known as Spiral Dynamics. What is new is the documentation and understanding of a whole new group of organisations that defy the normal hierarchy paradigm and live three common principles. These organisations are:

  • Self Organising,
  • Striving for Wholeness with respect and
  • Understanding their Evolutionary Purpose

In Spiral Dynamics, these are known as Teal Organisations.

Purpose & Desire

Many people have read Laloux’s book and we are hearing that many of you would like to continue your learning and re-immerse yourselves in his work and theories; the book was inspirational but what next? Our desire is that you:

  1. get clear on how these new ways of thinking about organisations apply to your work
  2. get out of the academics of the work and into an experiential workshop that has you feel, not think, deeply about what “evolutionary purpose”, “self organising” and “wholeness” actually mean.
  3. get a vivid understanding of where you and your organisation sit in the Spiral Dynamics model
  4. come away with new ideas and next steps for your organisation.
  5. have fun

The Reinventing Workshop

This is a dynamic workshop that allows us to experience the evolutionary stages in organisations, complemented by a powerful and entertaining self-diagnosis of people and your organisation. The workshop integrates the knowledge in Laloux’s book, body activities, live music, self-observation and co-learning.

Tools included:

  • Spiral Dynamic’s distinctions
  • Dynamics to replicate in different contexts
  • Storytelling
  • Summary of the model and exploration questions at different levels of intervention (people/organisations)

This workshop is for:

People who are interested and inspired by the current evolution in working practices; people who want a space to further their thinking on what it means to be a teal organisation, and what it means to embrace self management , wholeness and evolutionary purpose as norm; people who understand the thinking, have read the books, get the theories but would like an experience to embolden them to take action and start making changes.


‘Powerful and thought provoking. A great day with a fantastic unit of people.

Very well facilitated.’

It was thought-provoking and a visceral experience! It was really impressive to see the collective energy of the people in the room ’

Jamie Cooke

Chief Of Staff EMEA, Discovery

“Fantastic, the steps and physical / feeling process you go through is special

Charlotte Williams

VP People and Culture , Discovery

A fun supportive space to explore what it feels like to really embody the different organisation types and to consider how to bring them to our own life in a practical way’

“Once in a while, you owe it to yourself to stop, breathe, reflect on what you’re doing and recharge yourself and your organisation spiritually. This course offers precisely that. And a lot of fun! If you like the book, you will love the training because it helps you properly digest it and figure outs what’s next.

Laura S

We Move Europe.

Life-affirming, thought-provoking and challenging. If you work in or with an organisation: do it.’

Philippa Knott

Policy Manager, Blagrave Trust