Bruxelles Environnement – Training 150 officials in Collective Intelligence

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Better collaboration internally and externally thanks to collective intelligence methods, inspired from sociocracy.


Stephen Boucher has been teaching Brussels Environment staff in Collective Intelligence and Collective Creativity principles and techniques since early 2020. He has now worked with over 150 staff. Over some 20+ days of training, some online, some offline, Brussels Environment’s experts, at all levels of the organization, have been learning and practising skills to tackle dozens of topics, such as for instance:

  • How could the level of noise produced by emergency vehicle sirens be reduced in the city?
  • How to launch a new strategy for the renovation of buildings so that it gets the support of the community of people delivering renovation certificates?
  • How to foster greater collaboration and mutual support in the context of Covid and teleworking among the agency’s staff?
  • How to foster collaboration and more efficient sharing of information across departments?

By the end of the training period, end 2021, some 200 staff will have followed the programme.

Subcontracted by Particitiz, Dreamocracy was also previously responsible in 2018-2019 for designing and leading an internal collaborative forecasting approach to produce a low carbon strategy by 2050 for Brussels’ environment agency. Involving the agency’s core leadership and the 800 staff members, this involved designing the overall process over several months; designing individual ideation sessions taking into account the administration’s numerous political and logistical constraints; and running small and large meetings to collect thoughts, as well as foster hope.


Brussels Environment (Public administration)


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