Seedling Series: Lewis Deep Democracy

Develop your ability to effectively deal with tension and polarities and build trusting relationships across your systems change work through the Lewis Deep Democracy approach.

3 weeks



Working with diverse opinions in systems change

Learn and become confident in using the Lewis Deep Democracy Debate.

Often in systems change, there are tensions and conflicts brewing; different opinions are in the room - and out of it. The Lewis Deep Democracy (LDD) approach helps us as changemakers to work with these differing opinions and come to deeper wisdoms that help us move forward.

Join this course to develop your ability to effectively deal with tension and polarities in such a way as to build trusting relationships across your systems change work.

This short course is offered in collaboration between Lewis Deep Democracy (LDD) and School of System Change as part of the Seedling Series: short courses supporting changemakers to embrace complexity through discovering the diversity of systemic approaches and practitioners.


Belamie Peddle

Partner, facilitator, supervisor and instructor at Lewis Deep Democracy

Belamie specialises in giving people the skills and tools to manage the messy realities...

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Belamie Peddle is a Lewis Deep Democracy instructor and practitioner with over ten years of experience helping individuals and teams grow. She thrives on assisting people in discovering how to incorporate and integrate Lewis Deep Democracy into their day-to-day lives, enabling contexts that foster connection, clarity and innovation.


Is this course for me?

Seedling Series courses are for changemakers who want to learn to embrace complexity through discovering the diversity of systemic approaches and pracitioners that exist in the field.

This short course is for you if you want to learn to:

  • Recognise and manage resistant behaviour
  • Enable collaborative decisions
  • Improve communication
  • Understand interrelationship dynamics
  • Deal with tension and conflict
  • Harness diversity

To maximise your learning, spaces on this cohort are limited to 10 people. We encourage you to enrol as soon as you can to secure your place.

Date & Time

Course dates

This course will run on Wednesdays 16, 23 & 30 August 2023.


All online sessions will be held within:

09:00-10:30 BST

10:00-11:30 CEST

16:00-17:30 SGT

18:00-19:30 AET

You can join from anywhere in the world, so long as you can attend the times listed above.

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Course Fees

The fee for this course is £250.

For School alumni, we are delighted to offer a 20% discount (reducing the course fee to £200). This discount is available for changemakers who have completed one of our School courses (including Basecamp, Delta, Spark and Investors in Change series).

VAT does not apply.

Equity & Diversity

We seek to create safe and brave spaces for participants from different backgrounds and lived experience to engage in learning together. We acknowledge the power and responsibility we hold in our role as a convenor and learning provider, placing multiple ways of knowing and awareness of difference as fundamental design principles in our programmes.

Read more about our commitment and journey around equity and difference.


If you will need additional support for your wellbeing or access needs, then please let us know as soon as possible, so we can factor this into our session design. You can let us know when you enrol or email us at [email protected] - we are happy to arrange a call to discuss how we can support your learning. A member of the School team will be on hand throughout the course if you have any questions or concerns to raise. 

Express interest

This course has reached its capacity. You are welcome to express interest and join the waiting list for future editions of the course. Our team will be in touch with you via the email you provide to let you know course dates and invite you to join.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about this short course or the Seedling Series, please get in touch with the School team at [email protected].