About the Community


CollabDesign is a network of people connected for the purpose ofdisseminate social technologies in a playful and accessible wayfor personal and organizational development, community strengthening and planetary regeneration.

We produce content for collaboration enthusiasts in all its forms as well as events and courses that are aimed at students, consultants, facilitators, psychologists and anyone working with personal and organizational development.

The Network is managed by a group of people who are calledpartnersCollabDesign and operate through self-managed processes inspired by sociocratic models and especially in the proposed methodologyO2: Organic Organizationsthat was developed by Target Teal.

Our affectionate nickname for CollabDesign is justCollab. From here we will use the term Collab and CollabDesign to refer to the network and the community.

CollabDesign is not an institution with a legal body in any country. It is an organization that basically works based on the agreements established between its members and partners.

CollabDesign does not accumulate financial resources. The entire resource is used to maintain the network's operating costs and everyone can access our resource entry and exit worksheet.on here. When the accumulated resources go beyond the maintenance needs of the platform, we call on the community to redirect these resources to projects that are aligned with our pillars.

CollabDesign Organizational Structure

Within our organizational structure, we work on our agreements through the concepts ofRoles, Circles and Policies.

apaperit is an agreement to make expectations about how work should be done explicit.

acircleit is a paper that breaks into smaller ones.

Policiesthey are agreements that establish specific procedures that must be followed within the CollabDesign organization and network.

We have a set ofmeta-agreementsthat are derived from the methodologyO2to establish the procedures that are used to manage the entire network.

 Below is a dynamic view of the roles of our organizational structure.

Do you want to know more about our organizational structure?Click here to see a detailed description of the roles.

Collab assets

Everything CollabDegin produces is manifested throughtangible and intangible assets.

Our intangible assets are our brand, the concepts, our teaching, communication and governance strategies and the exchange of knowledge that is fostered by the community.

Tangible assets are our guides, courses, servers and resources that are collected through donations from members and partners.

Community assets are those that are available to all members.

The network assets are those that are available to partners and partners in the network.

Community assets

At CollabDesign we have several guides, manuals and reference materials related to the world of facilitation and collaborative design. Any material produced by a Collab partner becomes the property of the network and can be used by members and partners.

Only Collab partners can produce methods, articles and content that are integrated as intellectual property of the network. Members can publish their own work on the platform and on the forum but this does not make the material the property of CollabDesign.

Anyone can use the guides, methods and teaching materials made by CollabDesign that are registered under the Creative Commons license without asking for any permission.

Network members are not allowed to speak on behalf of CollabDesign and we are not responsible for the actions of members who are not partners.

Network Assets

The following CollabDesign assets are restricted to partners:

  • Money: Collabdesign resources.
  • Explorations: Create Explorations and courses on the CollabDesign platform.
  • Brand:Only partners can use the CollabDesign brand to offer lectures, courses and consultancies.
  • Customers: Possible clients who come looking for advice on their projects are also restricted to Collab partners.
  • Pedagogical Resources: Some pedagogical resources of CollabDesign are restricted to partners and partners of the network.

Financial Policy

CollabDesign is not an institution with a bank account. The partners of the network work independently or with their own companies. There is no social contract behind CollabDesign.

Therefore, in CollabDesign it is not possible to accumulate financial capital. Donations go to a person who energizes the role ofUncle patinhaswho is responsible for managing financial resources and making them available when requested.

Everything that CollabDesign collects through donations remains in CollabDesign and cannot be used to benefit a partner in a unique way. CollabDesign resources can only be used for activities that nourish the purpose of the Network or in non-profit organizations that are aligned with our three pillars of personal and organizational development, community strengthening and planetary regeneration.

Partners can, however, use the resources to remunerate people for possible services.

If a partner wants to activate a Collab feature, it is necessary to send a proposal to the circle and obtain the consent of the partners. If the request is not answered within 48 hours, it is considered approved.


Interaction between members

Anyone who has a registration on the CollabDesign platform or participates in our communication channels is considered amemberfrom the Web. The interaction between members usually happens in our workshops, events, whatsapp channels, slack and through the platformcollabdesign.org


CollabDesign events can be held bypartnersormembers.

Any member can organize an event and invite other participants in the network.

We have proposals from communities of practice, virtual events and workshops that are carried out directly by partners who are sent by the newsletter and our communication channels.

Every second Saturday of the month we hold an event to welcome new members of the community and explain how our approach works.

We also do a call for practitioners on the last Sunday of each month where we try out different methodologies and approaches calledCollabBlitz.

Communication channels

We offer two different channels for communication on the CollabDesign network: Slack and Telegram.


Our Slack is dedicated to people who want to be close and get deeper into the Collab world through a community experience.

Click here to enter our Slack


The telegram is where our community maintains continuous contact and receives updates about our events, courses and other things.


The newsletter is the main channel of communications with members to disseminate our new content, events and more.


On the conduct of members in the community

CollabDesign is a community open to people of all colors, classes and places in the world. Like any community, we need to establish some basic agreements on how we use the community.
It is important to understand that Collab partners work to maintain this community without any expectation of receiving anything in return. It is a service we provide to the world by disseminating social technologies that can strengthen communities.
However, as we have had past experiences with users who sometimes do not respect the privacy of partners and demonstrate behavior that affects public channels in the community, we decided to propose some good practices that can be taken into consideration to strengthen a win-win scenario. 
1. It is important that community members use the appropriate channels of communication to interact with the community. Theoretical contents and subjects related to specific methodologies must be presented in the forum of the CollabDesign platform.
2. Members must not speak to network partners on their private communication channels (whatsapp, facebook, phone), especially outside of hours. The official channels for communication are Slack, Telegram and Email.
3. CollabDesign Partners are under no obligation to respond to messages instantly and have the right not to respond to requests if they so wish.
4. Event organizers at CollabDesign can refuse to host anyone at their events without offering any explanation. This is important for organizers to have the freedom to build the facilitation environment as they see fit.
5. Members who for some reason do not align themselves with the community's purpose and approach may be asked to leave.
6. We do not offer any kind of privilege to people who use the services of CollabDesign partner organizations unless it has been explicitly agreed.