Design and running of collaborative and deliberative processes

We design and run tailor-made processes that generate greater collective intelligence and collective creativity

From the first-ever EU-wide citizens assembly in 2007, to collaborative processes between public bodies, to innovative consultation methods with interest groups, we combine the most recent research in Collective Intelligence and creativity with the best know-how in running such processes.


Advocacy Unusual

We’re here to help if you are an advocate of important change, but your ideas are being crowded out. You may even suffer from being seen as one of “the usual suspects” with “the “usual arguments”. Then let us empower you with new creative skills specifically designed for lobbyists. We can train and assist you with our bespoke creativity workshops for lobbyists. Running from half a day to a full week, we have run them for over a dozen interest groups so far. You will learn new approaches and develop exciting new advocacy strategies.

Learn more about our Advocacy Unusual workshops here.

Appreciative Inquiry

Let’s turn our backs to management approaches that focus on what needs to be fixed and the problems within your organisation or community. [Together with specialised firm Integral Togetherness], we help you implement the powerful Appreciative Inquiry approach to define a new vision, identify your resources and define a positive roadmap to foster sustainable and rapid change. Over one day or several months.

Pimp My Official

Thanks to our core team’s expertise in branding, political communications, and creativity, we have helped a number of political parties and elected officials (re)find their mojo and unique selling point. This typically requires 6 sessions over 2-3 months.

Creativity and Conflict Resolution

Thanks to our experience in mediation and the Creative Problem Solving approach, and with the help of Belgian artist [Olivier Goka] and consulting philosopher Martin Georges, we help you reframe your challenges and identify new solutions. This can be formatted as a one-off 3-day workshop or a longer process. We have implemented this approach with diplomats from various parts of the world, notably Palestine, Mali, Congo, Ivory Coast, successfully identifying new options to overcome complex conflicts.

Future Casting

Tired of hearing that “business as usual” rules and that “there is no alternative”? This visioning and forecasting approach allows you to develop a new vision and pathway for the future, internally and/or with relevant audiences, complete with scenarios and policy recommendations. This can be adapted as an intense set of one-day workshops, or, preferably, as a process over several weeks involving a range of stakeholders.

Ministry For The Future

Combining the best methodologies in class – Transformative Scenario Planning, Deliberative Polling and Policy Labs – this is our game-changing approach to help industry or policy-makers tackle complex policy challenges.

Who we work for

We are strictly non-partisan, have no political affiliation, and have already worked for elected officials of different hues, as well as public administration and civil society groups with varying goals. We are in fact ready to work for any individual or group that is genuinely committed to fostering novel solutions to advance society’s interest and that respects our values and methodologies, in particular: 
  • Collective intelligence done well – Collective intelligence and public action are hard to mix sometimes, and we understand the need for political communication and marketing to get things done. However, we strive not to work for groups that treat collective intelligence as a gimmick and do not commit to treating the input of others meaningfully.
  • Fostering humanity’s progress – It goes without saying, but it’s better said than not: we strive for what the constitution of all modern democracies aim for, i.e. the pursuit of justice, equality, peace, general welfare, and freedom, as well as the well-accepted goals encapsulated in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal declaration of human rights. We will not work for any group that openly promotes intolerance, disparages democracy, pits one community against another, or conducts what we see as any activity that contradicts such standards.
Dreamocracy is a consultancy that fosters collective intelligence and creativity for the common good.

Through our methods and processes, we help diverse groups form stronger communities by better understanding their shared interests and by finding novel solutions to maximize those shared interests. 

Our mission is ultimately to put the dream back into democracy and contribute to democracy’s reinvention.

We deploy our know-how and knowledge in three ways: Advisory Time, Governance as a Service, and Research and Innovation.

You are a public entity, foundation, NGO, media, university, think tank, political party, politician, startup, or brand with a purpose? We can do research, write for you, build podcast series or make films. All for good and at a fair price.