Designing meaningful processes for people and organisations to come together and evolve.
We believe in co-designing, together with the people involved, processes that are participant-driven, that enable diverse voices to be heard and address power imbalances.
People before process
it’s about the group, participants are always at the center, we know where we want to get, but if something emerges in the group that needs to be addressed or when people bring needs, we make time and space for it.
Create spaces intentionally
Designing and setting up sessions and virtual / physical spaces that are deeply aligned with the goal for each moment. We try to answer questions like: why are these people together in this moment, in this space…? And, how do we design in the best possible way having that as our guidance?
Inclusion, accessibility, space for everyone to contribute in their own way and pace including when it means some people need to slow down / occupy less space, but only if they want to as everything is an invitation
Addressing inequities, elephants in the room, not being afraid of uncomfortable conversations or comfortable silence
Approaching even serious topics with unexpected and joyful moments that help foster connection
Here’s what some
of our clients say:
“We had a great experience with Instituto NOW in developing and executing our online team retreat. Elis as facilitator worked to create a bespoke agenda that worked for our team's needs. She was able to get across our team dynamics and offer useful reflections to move hard conversations forward and to build trust across our team.”
Executive Director at Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative