USING THE SCIENCE OF COOPERATION TO IMPROVE THE GROUPS YOU CARE ABOUT

Learn Prosocial

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.

prosocial-book

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

CHLOE SPOERRY

CEO Hivisasa

 

"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

COO/Co-founder, Nearsoft, Inc.

"The most valuable thing about this course is to know that I am not alone, there are others out there, at the edge, moving in the same direction. The course material was very helpful, beyond what the PROSOCIAL book offered. Paul did a great job of bringing the material alive and he made it all look easy."

 

KIRSTEN PETERSON

Head, Australian Institute of Sport Performance Psychology

 

"I have found both the process and the products of this course to be so very useful. Paul embodies being prosocial in how he shares his knowledge, showing participants how Prosocial feels on the way to understanding how it works.” 

 

KERRY PAXTON

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."

The Mondragon Cooperative CDP8 in action

Jul 22, 2020

Prosocial and conflict - The Coming Down to Earth event

Jul 18, 2020

Using the ACT Matrix to help prepare for, and facilitate conflict

Jul 09, 2020

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.