Warm Data Lab Training

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22-198 Warm Data Lab
Sun 15May
Fri 20May

A professional training course

Facilitator: Nora Bateson

It’s time for new thinking with an inter-systemic approach. This fresh, exciting in-person training course is offered for the first time outside London, in the beautiful Cotswolds.  Covering systems & complexity theory, iterative multi-modal learning, the ecology of communication, improvisation and more, this course promises to be challenging, stimulating and enlightening both professionally and personally.


Event time: Sun 15th May 2022 at 6:00pm - Fri 20th May 2022 at 2:00pm

It's time for new thinking with an inter-systemic approach

At a Glance

  • Learn the details of structure, timing and form of the Warm Data Lab process
  • Discover how to set up the context and how to support the group process
  • Participate in a special session on groups that are in pain or transformation or both

What You Will Gain

  • In-depth knowledge of the origins and practice of the Warm Data Lab process, including writings of Bertrand Russell and Gregory Bateson
  • Opportunity to fulfil your potential in your professional and community life
  • Membership in an international community of Warm Data Lab hosts

Join us to be trained and certified as a Warm Data Lab host by Nora Bateson

"The most important task of this moment is to generate a base of people who are eager to practice perceiving the complexity and interdependency in every aspect of our lives."

– Nora Bateson

nora-bateson Hawkwood College Warm Data Lab

Warm Data Lab hosting is a critical qualification for leaders, business professionals, educators, healers, social and environmental activists and anyone who longs to live in a more harmonious and joyful world. As a Warm Data Lab host you will see and feel differently. You will understand more deeply and model better behaviour. You will have a skill set to lead others in ways that are radically different from traditional ways of intervening to effect change.

Whatever your occupation, whatever you do in life, seeing complexity and trans-contextuality, looking for ‘symmathesy’ and warm data, embracing ambiguity and paradox, will stand you and those you touch in good stead to tackle the ‘wicked problems’ we now face as a society. Because of our conditioning, we are too often unwittingly part of the problem, despite our best intentions. Diving deeply into the Warm Data Lab experience, we are more likely to become part of the solution.

During the course, you’ll learn about:

The structure, timing and form of the Warm Data Lab and PNP process, including troubleshooting, guidelines of what not to do, etc.

  • Setting up, hosting and facilitating the group through the process
  • How to set up the questions and contexts, the online pods and the technology to run them
  • How to support the group during the Lab, with a special session on holding groups that are in pain or transformation, or both
  • The post session process, including how to facilitate the discussion of practical application and provide follow-up support
  • The theoretical underpinnings of the Warm Data Lab & PNP process will be discussed and explored

The training is challenging. It is a rich blend of theory and practice, both of which are essential to a deep grounding and upskilling to run Warm Data Labs

As a certified Warm Data Lab host, you can:

  • Facilitate Warm Data Labs & join PNP host pods anywhere in the world
  • Join an international community of Warm Data Lab & PNP hosts
  • Gain access to an online Warm Data Lab & PNP platform to share insights
  • Meet online monthly with other Warm Data Lab & PNP hosts from around the world for practice session, organizing projects, contributing to the Warm Data podcast and participation in monthly reading salons on Bateson and other materials
  • Participate in occasional online refresher courses on the theory

Read more about what Warm Data Lab host certification entails


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

  • Mindful walking through our woodland trails
  • Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
  • Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
  • Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£2,030 Residential Single
£1,935 Residential Shared
£1,815 Non-Residential


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Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, Founder and President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden, and has run over one hundred Warm Data Labs around the world. Building on the legacy of her renowned father, Gregory Bateson, her work integrates the sciences, the arts and professional knowledge. Nora’s purpose is neither to promote an ideology nor to offer a solution to personal and world problems. Instead, she helps us look at our world anew, so that we discover fresh patterns of connection and information, previously invisible to us. She calls this information ‘warm data’. In 2019 Nora was the recipient of the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.
To read more about Nora Bateson and what Warm Data Lab host certification entails, please visit the International Bateson Institute or Nora’s blog.

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"The most important task of this moment is to generate a base of people who are eager to practice perceiving the complexity and interdependency in every aspect of our lives."
— Nora Bateson

"Nora was excellent and kept the energy flowing. Exceeded already high expectations! More Nora Bateson please!"

"Nora is very clear and works really hard. She's passionate about change."