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CoResolve Deep Democracy Training

An Introduction for Leaders 

Sera Thompson, CEO of New Leaf Innovation and a Master level Deep Democracy facilitator, has teamed up with Springtide Collective to offer CoResolve training in the Fall of 2016. 

In today’s complex organizations, the skillful handling of interpersonal and team dynamics has become a vital quality among leaders. CoResolve training increases leaders’ capacity to succeed in turbulent times by offering practical tools for working with differences in a group and turning destructive conflict into creative tension.

CoResolve offers tools to help citizens more readily engage with, and navigate conflict resolution and consensus-based decision making in their workplaces, community organizations, political associations, and personal lives.

Some of those who might find the most value in CoResolve training include:

  • community activists and organizers 
  • board and committee chairs, executive directors
  • current and aspiring elected representatives 
  • anyone with an interest in better working through the conflict they encounter in their lives and work

What some people are saying about Deep Democracy:

"Deep democracy may be the most hopeful process that I have seen for universally getting to the heart of what separates us in our big social, cultural challenges.”  

- Danny Graham, Chief Engagement Officer at Engage Nova Scotia, former Liberal Party Leader


“Conflict is a normal, yet often upsetting, part of all relationships. Dealing well with conflict and differing points of views is essential to creating space where what needs to be said can be said. CoResolve provides tools and helps develop skills to lead honest, frank conversations with a focus on mutual understanding and resolution.” 

- Jocelyn Yerxa, Nova Scotia Department of Seniors 


“Sera’s excellent coaching has provided me with powerful learning and helped me grow my leadership. In one instance our coaching session helped me step into my leadership role at a critical juncture. I knew what I needed to do as a leader, but in my heart I wanted to take a different path. Sera’s process really transformed how I addressed this situation and I’m really proud of the results.”  

- Maggy Burns, Managing Director, Ecology Action Centre  


“I went into the core solve training hoping for a set of tools to address conflict in my work environment, which consists of mainly multi-disciplinary teamwork. I definitely came away with those tools, but what really surprised me is how useful they are in all aspects of my life, especially within my family.”

- Beth Lewis, Business Analyst, First Nation and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada 

CoResolve is based on the Lewis method of Deep Democracy developed in post-apartheid South Africa and practiced in over 20 countries around the world. Deep Democracy is a psychologically based facilitation methodology particularly useful for working with relationship and group dynamics that are emotionally charged or marked by difference. CoResolve gives you the theoretical background, instructions, experiential learning opportunities, and long-term support that you need to begin using the most powerful and essential tools of Deep Democracy in your leadership. The course will take place from 9AM-5PM on November 3rd & 4th, 2016. 

If you'd like to attend but find the cost of the program prohibitive, you can submit a short application for a limited number of Scholarships available for this course. 


Instructor - Sera Thompson 








 Sera has over 12 years of experience locally and internationally supporting diverse stakeholders coming together to launch, sustain and grow innovative projects and initiatives. Her work is rooted in the belief that if we create the right conditions people will organize together and solve their own challenges with surprising ease and effectiveness. She has extensive experience working with a variety of clients including major international businesses, government agencies and local communities. She is the owner & director at New Leaf Innovation.



Date: November 3rd & 4th, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: 5553 Bloomfield Street, Halifax NS, B3K 1S7





November 03, 2016 at 9am - November 04, 2016
The Bridge on Bloomfield Street
5553 Bloomfield St
Conference Room
Halifax, NS B3K 1S7
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Delaine Tiniakos-Doran · · 902.989.3668
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