Your toolkit for finding shared purpose and building thriving groups
What makes the Prosocial Institute different?
The Prosocial Institute is unique in the way we take the basic sciences of cooperation and turn them into actionable tools that you can use to improve the groups that you care about - whether you are a school leader, a facilitator or just trying to help your team be more effective. We work at three levels to help make improvements from the ground up.
Build Individual Awareness
Clarify what matters most, build awareness around you, and help others commit to action.
Create Cooperation Within Teams
Use the Nobel prize-winning principles of Elinor Ostrom to find shared purpose, make better decisions, and resolve conflicts.
Create Cooperation Between Teams
Work more effectively as a system, move past the unhelpful 'us' and 'them' dynamics and create cooperation at scale.
Paul has over 25 years of experience as a behavioral science researcher, consultant, coach and facilitator with hundreds of schools and organisations all over the globe. He has published widely on topics including mindfulness in organisations, leadership, school effectiveness, identity, conflict management, and communication.
His latest book, Prosocial has been described as a groundbreaking, comprehensive program for designing effective and socially equitable groups of all sizes- from businesses and social justice groups to global organizations.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING
"Prosocial tools have allowed me to manage a very difficult conflict inside our company. Instead of the conflict damaging or ruining our company, it made us stronger and built better foundations."
MATT M PEREZ
Head, Australian Institute of Sport Performance Psychology
Director of Wellbeing K-12, Catholic Learning Community
"This training provided us with a toolbox of effective strategies for enhancing interpersonal relationships and collaboration within and between groups at school. The matrix has the potential to transform not only thinking but communication, with the Core Design Principles providing a framework by which classes and staff teams can develop effective norms and processes."
GET THE CORE DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Get a short summary of the Prosocial Core Design Principles and a useful spoke diagram that you can use with groups you care about.