I loved the challenge in your post.
In my experience most people can self organise effectively when there are strong systems that support it in place. But when the systems are removed or faulty many people tend to disengage, complain or just put up with them.
There are many other people who will try to build or fix systems that aim to get things done while disempowering the people they work with. Many of us are highly conditioned to get things done with command and control mechanisms that we copy from our previous experiences.
I find that it is quite rare for people to naturally create systems, cultures and processes which support true network based organising but that is what we most need to organise in a distributed way.
Instead of seeking learning outcomes that are defined by people hosting the course you might want to think about what learning outcomes you want to set for yourself. Or what learning outcomes are important to your colleagues.
Blindly completing a task you don’t believe is one response to complexity, another would be to engage in discussion and compromise with your peers about how you can meet your needs while they meet theirs.
I look forward to reading your next reflections :)