Workshops

DAO Leadership provides hands-on workshops that have your team actually implementing new techniques for problem-solving, planning and collaboration. Unlike other management consultants, we take a hands-on approach to applying the techniques we teach. Transformation of your organization doesn’t just come from the top: it comes when your team creates a common language and a common process for approaching new opportunities and challenges.

Our workshops are done in a 2-4 day format, addressing specific issues that your company is facing. We don’t teach theory. Rather, we interview you to set up a curriculum that will result in a specific outcome, while teaching the skills. Sample workshops include:

  • Annual or quarterly planning.
  • Establishing company values.
  • Choosing a target market or go-to-market strategy.
  • Creating company communications procedures, including technology implementation.
  • Resolving specific interpersonal communications issues.
  • Implementing collaborative decision-making (delegation structure).
  • Eliminating corruption.
  • Resolving disputes within the team or between management and workers.
  • Transitioning from hierarchy to DAO.

At the end of our workshop, the team has practiced and applied skills in the areas of communications, collaboration, decision-making, alignment, and focus. Every participant experiences a newfound ease in communication and a better understanding of their own mindset and the mindset of their coworkers.

Download a sample agenda for one of our workshops. We customize the workshops on a per-client basis. Following are samples of our workshops:

Annual Planning Collaborative Workshop

DAO Leaders Executive Retreat

Responsibility and Accountability (making everyone a leader)

 

DAO Governance Consulting

Fascinated by creating a decentralized organization but not sure where to start? We can help.

You’ll need to answer questions like:

  • What aspects of the organization should be governed by the token holders?
  • Who should be part of the DAO decision-making?
  • What is our proposal-making process? Should anyone be able to submit a proposal? Will we charge for proposal submission?
  • One-person-one-vote or one-token-one-vote?
  • Should we use reputation measures or tokens? How do we assign reputation?
  • Do we develop in-house technology? What technology should we adopt?
  • Does the discussion need to be preserved as part of the history of the decision-making?
  • Do we auto-execute smartcontracts following a vote?
  • What kind of appeals process should there be?

Our team has done extensive research on DAO technology, including Aragon, DAOstack, GovBlocks, Loomio, and other collaboration tools.

We’ve led workshops within these organizations and heard their “real life” problems. Our experience in guiding leaders in the decision-making around proposal-making, decision-making and voting tools puts us in a unique position to provide you sound advice.

We are not affiliated with any of the vendors, so we can provide you objective advice on the shortcomings and advantages of each.

Together, we’ll help you design a form of governance that makes sense for your DAO, and help you figure out what tools to use for implementation.

Executive Coaching

For leaders looking for one-on-one coaching for themselves or their executive team, we can create a custom package that fits your needs. Whether it’s a one-time issue, or ongoing leadership training, we are here to help.

Speaking Engagements

We can speak on a variety of topics including:

Please contact us directly at grace@daoleadership.com

Proposal Making for DAOs

Applying for funding from Aragon, GenesisDAO, DASH Community Fund, Decred, MollochDAO, or any other community fund in the blockchain area. We can help. With experience in receiving funding ourselves, good connections to others in the industry, and more than 30 years of helping startups write business plans, whitepapers, presentations, and proposals, we can provide a custom package for your needs. Whether you just need feedback on your ideas, consulting on what funding channels are right for you, or writing help with your proposal, we will work together with you to get your application funded. Work can be on a success fee or fixed price, depending on your needs

Leadership is changing: are you ready?

Leading teams and organizations in the 21st century requires a new mindset and a new skillset. Today’s leaders and managers need to address:

  • Rapidly changing environment that requires fast decision-making and execution.
  • Distributed teams, remote employees, and people working from home.
  • Multiple cultures within the organization.
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence replacing employees.
  • Creative workers who can’t be told “what to do”.
  • Demands for more fairness and fulfillment in the workplace.
  • Global competition.
  • Higher need for collaboration within organizations.

DAO Leadership provides hands-on workshops that have your team actually implementing new techniques for problem-solving, planning and collaboration. Unlike other management consultants, we take a hands-on approach to applying the techniques we teach. Transformation of your organization doesn’t just come from the top: it comes when your team creates a common language and a common process for approaching new opportunities and challenges.