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Digital Village by Starling

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A 6-week leadership journey into virtual connection, collaboration, and innovation.  

This global program is designed for leaders across all sectors who want to learn and practice virtual collaboration, commit themselves to courageous leadership and create a culture of connection and innovation within their teams.

Format: Virtual Course

Time: 2hrs LIVE per week. On-demand resources (optional) 2hrs++

Dates: April 28th - June 2nd


  • Create a connected, playful, people-centric online environment that can achieve more in less time.
  • Guide your team using 33+ Liberating Structures customised for a virtual world. 
  • Unlock your team’s ability to generate ideas and solutions to the challenges we're facing.
  • Build a culture of connection to combat burnout, isolation and anxiety.
  • Design rituals to guide your culture and to help your team work better together.
  • Run interactive meetings and engaging workshops using advanced facilitation techniques.
  • Train the trainer format so you can amplify learning & teach others throughout your team.

But really Digital village is about about...

The magic of Liberating Structures

We will be exploring 33+ Liberating Structures methods throughout the 6-week journey. LS are easy-to-learn but incredibly powerful microstructures that enhance connection, collaboration, trust and innovation. They are a disruptive innovation tool that can replace conventional, disorganised and poorly designed ways of collaborating, creating and meeting.

It's also all about... 

Experiential learning

Our program is designed to enjoy, practice & use right away. Our experiential learning sessions designed to be engaging, playfully creative (especially important in a world of zoom meetings) and deeply reflective. They will hit that sweet spot right at the base of the learning pyramid to drive deeper and sustainable learning. 

The best leaders are also great learners committed to applying their experiences and amplifying them in their teams. 

"Timely, informative, and insightful exploring a new mental attitude towards work."

"Highly engaging, practical and informative. Smooth, confident facilitation, while deeply approachable and personable"

​"The hands-on experience gave me the confidence to jump right in and use the tools in my team meetings the very next day!"

What's inside Digital Village?

Digital Village is a 6-week program made up of weekly learning blocks. Each learning block includes:

  • 2hr LIVE experiential learning workshop
  • Weekly design challenge to help you practice and apply your skills immediately
  • Curated on-demand resources including readings, videos and podcasts
  • Access to a private online community for connection and support

Our Learning Journey

Week 1: Foundations

Week 2: Behaviours, Habits & Ritual

Week 3: Ecocyles, Systems & Emergence

Week 4: Creative Confidence

Week 5: Action & Evaluation

Week 6: Integration 

    Throughout our 6 week program, we will be exploring: Facilitation | Collaboration | Virtual Tools | Culture | Connection | Wellbeing | Design | Leadership | Innovation | Habits & Structure | Storytelling | 

    Dates & Times

    Digital Village will run for 6-weeks from Monday April 27th until Tuesday, June 2nd. This is a global program and we will be offering two available times for participants around the world. Please click this link to view the available options for your timezone: Digital Village session time converter

    Option 1: 8-10am Tuesdays - Sydney AUSTRALIA (AEST) = 3-5pm Mondays Los Angeles USA (PDT)

    Option 2: 6-8pm Tuesdays - Sydney AUSTRALIA (AEST) = 9am London UK (BST)

    Please select the corresponding time on purchase of your registration. You will be able to change your selected session time if needed after you register. 


      We offer sliding scale pricing to ensure we can continue to invest in our speakers and collaborators as well as give more people the opportunity to join. All prices are per person. 

      • Large organisations (Paid for by the company) | $1700 AUD ($1500 earlybird)
      • Individual consultants & small business | $850 AUD  ($750 earlybird)
      • Social impact (nonprofit & social enterprise) | $490 AUD ($350 earlybird)
      • 3 x executive coaching 1hr sessions during program | $900 AUD

      No person or team will be turned away for lack of funds. During these difficult times for all, please reach out. We are more than happy to find ways to support your learning and participation.

      Scholarships available on request. 

      Amplifying Impact

      We use Humanitix - the not-for-profit ticketing platform that gives events more impact. 100% of ticketing fees on registration will go to supporting girls' education. Read more here. 

      50% of any profits from Digital Village will be directed towards a social impact program of community choosing at the conclusion of our program together.

      About Starling

      Starling is a social impact agency - powered by collaboration. 

      We bring together leading thinkers, creators, strategists, designers, agencies and coaches (Starling collaborators) to form the best possible team of consultants to tackle your project or challenge alongside you. 

      Our collaborators are great at what they do, with proven experience and diverse skill sets. When brought together in a unique and collaborative team, their creative superpowers are amplified and they create solutions not otherwise possible. 

      Digital Village is Starling's brand new virtual learning program and is brought to you by diverse thinkers and creative collaborators part of our Starling flock. 

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