The faculty consists of experts from the fields of psychology and commons, providing the course with both an academic as well as with a practice-oriented perspective.
Every team was supported by teachers, mentors and tutors. The teachers provided new thought-provoking perspectives and lead discussions in the forum. The mentors supplied additional teaching materials and evaluated each team's submissions while assisting the teams throughout the entire course. Additionally, the tutors supported the participants in all problems that may have been occured during the course.
Prof. Dr. Roman Trötschel is a professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. His research focuses on psychological processes in negotiations (e.g. group processes, cognitive frames, self-regulation) as well as the impact of the social context on negotiations (e.g. negotiations on commons, collective bargaining with group representatives). An additional focus of his work is the area of conflict intervention. »Find out more
Silke Helfrich is an author and independent activist of commons. She is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group and was the regional representative of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Mexico/ Central America, and was the editor of Wem gehört die Welt, and translator and editor of Elinor Ostrom Was mehr wird, wenn wir teilen. Find out more about her latest book The Wealth of the Commons here.
David Bollier is an American author, activist, blogger and independent scholar whose work focuses on the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture. He is cofounder of the Commons Strategies Group and an author or editor of six books on different aspects of the commons, including Think Like a Commoner, Green Governance, The Wealth of the Commons and Viral Spiral.